Category: Strategic HR

How to Avoid a Toxic Workplace: 9 Tips for Bosses and Team Members

I’ve had the opportunity to work in hundreds of dental offices over the course of my career. I have been full time, part time, temporary and everything in between. Working in a wide range of office cultures has provided me perspective in my role as a hiring consultant. I have seen the best of the […]

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Research Identifies Factors that Create a ‘Positive Employee Experience’

New global research from Globoforce and IBM discusses the ineffectiveness of workplace bureaucracy in a time of growing complexity, change, and competition—and provides insights on how organizations can “effectively get out of the way by providing the right environment and context” by dismantling bureaucracy and energizing their employees to make their workforce more adaptable and […]

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Performance Management: Who’s in the Driver’s Seat at Your Organization?

Few institutional practices are as old, or have been hated as long, as the performance review. Job ratings were used (and criticized) in China as early as the third century; in the early 1800s, an owner of cotton mills in Scotland hung color-coded wooden blocks over employees’ workstations to indicate their merit. The bureaucratic corporate […]

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Is the 9-to-5 Job Done? U.S. Workers Look to Innovative Ways of Working

New research, released by ManpowerGroup, reveals a new era of work in which flexibility and balance are in and the traditional “9-to-5 job for life” is out.  Findings from the report “#GigResponsibly: The Rise of NextGen Work”—a global survey of 9,500 people in 12 countries—identifies a shift towards new ways of getting work done, that works for […]

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5 Tips for Hiring and Managing ‘Twenty-Somethings’

Let’s get this out of the way first:  “Millennials” have been such a frequent topic in hiring discussions recently that managers are admitting to being positively fatigued by the word.  If you’re in that camp it may come as good news that soon it won’t even be the correct term when we’re talking about younger, […]

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back injury

New High-Value Approaches to Musculoskeletal Disorders Can Pay Off for Employers

Employers can better manage the health and cost burdens of musculoskeletal disorders by implementing prevention strategies such as ergonomics training and movement-friendly workplace design, providing onsite physical therapy for those with acute or chronic pain, and paying for surgery with bundled pricing, says a new report from Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH).

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Could Robots Replace HR?

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are rapidly changing the world we live in, and many are concerned the robots are coming for our jobs. For instance, a 2013 study by researchers at the University of Oxford estimated that almost half of all jobs in the US were at risk of being fully automated in the […]

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coaching

What Do Millennial Leaders and First-time Managers Need to Succeed?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) and Human Capital Institute (HCI) have released findings from their latest research collaboration, Building a Coaching Culture with Millennial Leaders. The study explores how first-time people managers and emerging leaders—many of whom are Millennials—can benefit from partnering with a coach and receiving training on how to use coaching skills with […]

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