Tag: Dan Oswald

Last Chance to Participate in the High Potential Employee Survey!

Time is running out for you to let us know how your company handles high potential employees (HiPos). Who are these employees? How do you identify them? What do you do once you know who they are? We want to know, and if you tell us, you can find out what your competitors said! Help […]

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What’s the Scoop on Employee File Management?

Is your HR team currently spending way too much time managing documents? Are you struggling to comply with changing laws? What’s happening with document management in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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Take the HR Policies Survey—What’s Really Happening?

Policy—you deal with it in human resources every single day. Are you keeping your practices up to date? Are they being consistently and fairly applied within the organization? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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Training and Development Survey—What’s New?

Training—it’s how you mold promising new hires and start creating your company’s future leaders. What’s happening with training and development in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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Do You Know the ‘Secret of Motivation’?

Dear Readers, The article’s authors—Amy Wrzesniewski, a professor of organizational behavior, and Barry Schwartz, a professor of psychology—had conducted a study about motivation. According to them, there are two types of motivation: internal and instrumental. Internal motivation, as you would guess, comes from within. People are motivated to do something based on the feeling of […]

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The 14 Qualities of Great Leaders

In today’s Advisor, business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald offers his thoughts on qualities of great leaders. (Oswald, CEO of BLR® offers these thoughts weekly in The Oswald Letter.) Marvin Bower joined McKinsey & Company in 1933 and served as the management consulting firm’s managing partner from 1950 to 1967. In 1997, he published a […]

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Training Programs—What’s Happening in the Real World?

Please participate in our brief survey and see how what you are doing for training stacks up against what other successful companies are doing. We’ll get answers to these questions and more: How often do your employees receive training? What kind of training is conducted? What specific topics is training offered on? What are the […]

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