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engaged employees

For Best Workplace Results, Manage for Engagement

We know that managers need to make sure that employees are meeting their numbers or deadlines and keep track of their team’s performance.  But if managers spent more time engaging their employees, they’d get much better results. According to Wikipedia, “An ‘engaged employee’ is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about […]

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Will the Solar Eclipse Disrupt Your Workplace?

On Monday August 21, 2017, in the middle of the workday, millions of people will abandon their jobs to gaze up at the skies and experience what might well be a once-in-a-lifetime event: a total eclipse of the sun. For those on the ground along an approximately 70-mile-wide path from Oregon to North Carolina, the […]

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The Critical Importance of Succession Planning

The current labor force in America is polarizing – there are lots of older workers (aging quickly), lots of younger ones, and fewer people in the middle. That’s a legitimate managerial challenge. There are fast-paced changes in work that lead to skill shortages and complaints from managers that they have no one ready to fill […]

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Handling the Termination of a Long-Time Employee

A few weeks ago, like many readers, I came across the Lucinda Chambers interview that was first published in fashion journal Vestoj. Chambers, former fashion director at British Vogue, announced that she had been fired in May by the magazine’s new editor-in-chief.  She said: “It took them three minutes to do it. No one in […]

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Job Ads: You Catch More Flies with Honey than You Do with Vinegar

Attracting talent is a huge undertaking, and if your job ads aren’t worded properly, you could be missing out on great candidates. But when you post a condescending job ad geared toward Millennials, basically blaming them for being lazy, you’re probably going to attract a lot of criticism, not talent.

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76% of U.S. Workers Aren’t Afraid of Losing Jobs to Automation

Randstad US has recently released new research findings that contradict many reports that American workers fear losing their job due to automation. The 2017 Randstad Employer Brand Research found that only 14% of U.S. employees worry that automation will take their job away, and nearly one-third (30%) say they think automation will make their job […]

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Sales Compensation Strategy 101

Setting the compensation strategy for the entire organization is no small task, especially when certain groups may warrant their own separate compensation strategy, as they have differing goals and objectives.

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How Your Job Descriptions Can Drive Company Culture

The troubling dysfunction of San Francisco based Uber Technologies, Inc.’s corporate culture is a testimony to the workplace mantra that “culture is set from the top.” Did Uber’s management really think that a hotline for anonymously reporting illegal behaviors or the nomination of a prominent woman to its board of directors would be enough to […]

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The Benefits of Training Customers and Partners

The role of HR and learning leaders has been in an ongoing state of evolution for the past few decades. One of the most significant parts of this evolution has been for HR and learning leaders to move from the role of administrator to a business partner, one that is actively involved in business planning […]

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