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3 Positive Ways to Effectively Address Employee Mistakes

Even in the best-run organizations, things go wrong and employees mishandle their assigned tasks. Sometimes those mistakes are significant and costly, infuriating managers who come down hard and with perhaps a bit of righteous fury on the hapless offender. But as most HR professionals know, such managerial venting just makes matters worse in the long […]

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Survey Reveals Upside and Hurdles of Allowing Remote Work

A new survey report analyzes remote work’s impact on employee success, retention and relationships with their managers. “The State of Remote Work” survey, conducted among 1,097 U.S. workers by OwlLabs and TINYPulse, provides some encouraging news for employers who currently allow or who are considering allowing employees to work remotely.  Among them:

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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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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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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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The Most Outrageous Lies Caught on Résumés

Recently, HRSBT reported that almost half (46%) of workers have claimed they know of someone who has provided false information on a résumé. However, a new survey—released by CareerBuilder—shows that 75% of HR professionals have actually caught a lie on a job applicant’s résumé. The survey also shows that 12% of HR pros are more […]

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Survey Underscores Correlation Between Communication and Engagement

A new survey report on workplace conversations illustrates the correlation between communication and employee engagement, finding that employees who report that they have “great” or “excellent” work-related conversations with their immediate managers and coworkers are much more likely to be highly engaged at work. 

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10 Ways HR Can Help First-Time Managers Succeed

In industries like manufacturing, engineering and construction, the skills gap has meant that those in nonsupervisory positions have had to move into supervisory roles. Promoting internally is a great way to build up your company, but what happens when an employee without any management experience moves into a supervisory position?

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Bed, Bath & Beyond Learns Wage and Hour Compliance Is No Bed of Roses

Exempt vs. nonexempt is a question that continues to trip up even the most sophisticated employers. Recently, Bed, Bath & Beyond was sued in Illinois federal court by assistant store managers who claim the company incorrectly classified them as exempt and improperly denied them overtime pay. With overtime claims on the rise, employers can’t afford […]

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