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Can Employee Retention Have a Downside?

Everyone talks about how to improve employee retention rates and reduce turnover, especially in this low unemployment environment. After all, we all know how time-consuming and expensive it is to replace employees when they leave. We know how much more efficient it is to keep good employees in place rather than having to constantly be […]

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The Ins and Outs of Challenge-Based Learning

Many organizations like Boeing and Apple already rely on challenge-based learning to train and develop their workforces. And with the steady pace of advanced technological innovation and automation in the workplace, other organizations are also beginning to implement this type of learning for their employees.

Desperate Housewife Felicity Huffman’s Off to Prison—What to Do if Your Employee Is Thrown in the Slammer for Off-Duty Activity?

Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is currently serving a 14-day sentence in federal prison for her involvement in a college admissions cheating scandal. In addition to her brief prison stay, Huffman was sentenced to 1 year of supervised release and 250 hours of community service. Of course, Huffman is a famous and wealthy celebrity, […]

Uncomfortable Conversations: Sexual Harassment

When it comes to sexual harassment training, whether you succeed has a lot to do with how you look at it. If you are just trying to be compliant with employment laws, then it might seem simple. If you are actually trying to create a culture that prevents sexual harassment from happening in the first […]

‘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 […]