Tag: leadership

Develop these 5 skills to foster innovation

by Dan Oswald At our company, one of our core values is innovation. We believe creativity and progressive thinking are critical to our success. I happen to share the opinion of former Ford CEO Mark Fields, who said, “Without innovation, I strongly believe companies die over time.” In 2017, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) conducted its 20th CEO […]

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social media

60% of Workers Say Social Media Makes Their Company More Transparent

The Northern California Human Resource Association (NCHRA), and Waggl, the most human way for organizations to crowdsource feedback, has released new data from its joint “Voice of the Workplace” pulse on the subject of social media and transparency in the workplace.

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Want True ‘Employee’ Engagement? Engage the Whole Person

Despite substantial investments made by companies over the past decade or so to address employee engagement, overall levels of engagement are disappointingly low, explains Bob Kelleher, a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and consultant who travels the globe sharing his insights on employee engagement, leadership, and workforce trends.  For example, he notes that a 2016 Gallup […]

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financial wellness

Report Identifies 3 Key Factors for Success with Financial Education Programs

The bad news is that 96% of employers in a recent survey reported that personal financial issues affect their employees’ overall job performance. The good news is that workplace financial education programs can help minimize the negative effects of financial distress, according to the report.

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Diversity and inclusion: America’s CEOs are showing the path forward

by David S. Fortney and H. Juanita M. Beecher We should honor—not attack—those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values. —Intel CEO Brian Krzanich upon his resignation from the American Manufacturing Council The summer of 2017 has shown that American business is committed to, and prepared to defend, broad-based EEO and […]

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training

What is Participant-Driven Learning, and How is it Changing the Training Landscape?

“Participant-led/participant-driven learning is having the ability to take control of what, and how, you learn,” says Chris Douglas, Vice President of training for Fierce, Inc., a leadership development and training company. “When it comes to leadership training, participant-led learning allows personal preferences to influence how these skills are learned and applied. For example, an individual […]

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Training Mistakes to Avoid—Part 1

As HR faces a crisis of finding enough qualified applicants to fill vacancies, more and more employers are realizing that employee development programs are crucial to getting and keeping talent. Training programs not only help with attraction and retention but also can help the organization grow by helping employees learn new skills. Training can also […]

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succession

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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