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‘Alexa, Find That Purple Squirrel’

Artificial intelligence (AI) is great for getting tedious, mundane tasks off your plate, but could voice-activated AI platforms—like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant—help you find that purple squirrel?

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What is People Science?

From an employer and HR standpoint, people science refers to the process of using data about the workforce to make better decisions about the people in it. Basically, it uses both data and analytics about the people in the organization to gain valuable insights and understand better why employees make the choices they do. These […]

The ‘Connector Manager’ Performance Advantage

A manager’s role in coaching and developing people has increasingly become a high priority for organizations today. In a fast-paced and complex environment, managers serve as the key conduit between an organization and its staff, helping employees continuously align to changing performance standards, learn new skills, grow in their careers, and much more.

Should You Make a Counteroffer When an Employee Leaves?

When an employee comes to you with the news that he or she has gotten a competing job offer and is about to give his or her notice and take the new job, what is your reaction? Do you always let the employee walk away without further conversation? Does the answer change depending on whether […]

The Power of Positive Actions

There is a well-known phrase that says people don’t leave companies—they leave managers. Let’s take that notion a step further: People don’t leave companies—they leave environments where energy absorbers thrive under poor managers. Or even worse, they leave energy-absorbing managers.

Have You Cried at Work?

Today’s topic is a tearjerker … potentially. So grab your tissues, and let’s dive into the results of Monster’s recent Crying at Work Poll. Let me ask you a question: Have you ever cried at work? If so, you are part of the overwhelming majority.