Category: Strategic HR

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If You Have ‘Actively Disengaged’ Employees, It’s Costing You Dearly

When it comes to employee engagement, there’s no shortage of information online about how to measure and improve engagement levels. But perhaps less talked about is the fact that an employee who is not a fully engaged employee may not simply be indifferent. There are different types of disengagement, ranging from mere indifference to active […]

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HRCI to Expand Exam Locations, Accessibility

HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) exams will soon be made available to more locations worldwide. The HR certification organization announced a partnership with computer-based testing provide Pearson VUE, in which HRCI will utilize Pearson VUE’s network of 5,000 test centers to deliver exams for its suite of certification exams.

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Ways to Help Employees with Anxiety or Depression

When employees are struggling, there are a lot of ways the employer can impact the situation both positively and negatively. We all know that mental health is a critical component of overall health, and mental health concerns among employees can quickly become problematic. It is in everyone’s best interests for employers to be supportive and […]

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Culture is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year—For Good Reason

Largely due to its tracking of which words were looked up the most, 2 years ago Merriam-Webster announced “Culture” as its Word of the Year.  Chosen at the end of each year, the word serves as a snapshot of what people have been thinking about and talking about for the past 12 months, and what […]

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Why Intellectually-Stimulating Work Is More Powerful Than Wages and How to Provide It

In a survey of hundreds of professionals, the most important criteria respondents selected for being satisfied with their jobs was the chance to do intellectually-stimulating work—which is no surprise to me. In my experience, when people are very engaged with their work, they don’t tend to leave the organization even if the wages are not […]

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Preparing a New Generation for Safe and Productive Business Travel

Millennials are taking the corporate world by storm. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, they will constitute one third of the labor force by 2024, meaning that more and more younger employees will be travelling for business.

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3 Attributes Leaders Should Embody to Inspire Employee Growth

By the pure nature of how they conduct themselves with every touchpoint, executives are influencing – for better or worse – the next generation of leaders. That’s why integrity and understanding the power of influence are so important when it comes to professional development. Much of the success of people programs rest on the example leaders set […]

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Why Companies That Focus on Perks Can Still Have a Toxic Culture

Many companies consider perks to be a term synonymous with company culture. They measure how strong their culture is based on how many foosball tables they have in the break room, or how many free meals they give their employees a week. However, research suggests that employees want more from their workplace.  For example, in […]

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