Tag: career development

The 3 Leadership Imperatives: Leadership as a Craft

This is the second in a series of three articles dedicated to the wonderful men and women who likely have not read the latest bestseller on leadership but still get up every morning committed to making a real difference in the work, careers, and lives of others. This series will explore the universal, timeless principles […]

motivation

Beating the Spring Slump: 3 Programs to Keep Employees Motivated

With summer around the corner and performance reviews out of the way, many employees are starting to feel that “spring slump”—that slowdown period where job motivation is on the decline. A study by Adobe even found that one out of three employees seek other jobs after performance reviews. So, what can companies do to keep […]

Technology

Today’s Generation is Changing Employee Benefit Packages of the Future

I try not to use the “Millennial” label. It feels wrong to generalize about groups that include millions of people and I can’t help but detect some age discrimination, even if subtle or unintentional, in pronouncements about behavioral differences in various age groups. Evolution took hundreds of thousands of years; I don’t think we’ve drastically […]

succession

New Case Studies Highlight Importance of Succession Planning

Succession Planning, a recent report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) in partnership with Kronos and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), describes how state and local governments use succession planning as an integral part of their strategy to attract, engage, and retain employees. 

3 Ways to Make 1:1 Meetings Amazing for Everyone

It’s time to give the 1:1 meeting a long overdue makeover. With many organizations shifting to ongoing performance management, there’s a growing awareness that regular check-ins between managers and employees are good for everyone. Unfortunately, very few organizations offer guidance to improve how they discuss challenges and give feedback. Here are three tips to help […]

Millennials

4 Tips for Understanding and Attracting an Evolving Workforce

Companies have always been tasked with attracting and retaining talent, but recruiters today are facing an entirely new set of challenges. There’s a different workforce evolving – driven by a new set of values than the candidates who came before them – and their approach to job hunting is different from anything we’ve seen in […]

Happy workers

Workers Willing to Compromise on Salary for the Right Benefits, Culture, and Growth Opportunities

Base salary isn’t the sole driving force for most workers when considering a job offer, according to a new report from Hays, the world’s largest specialist recruitment agency. While salary remains the biggest consideration, it is outweighed by the combination of benefits, company culture, and career growth when deciding whether to accept a job offer […]

Communication

How to Give Feedback that Doesn’t Kill Motivation

It’s now widely agreed that the more autonomy and ownership employees have the more motivated they’ll be. At the same time, there has been little talk about how exactly managers can implement this in practice.

Are You Ready for Parent Outreach in the Workplace?

Yesterday’s Leadership Daily Advisor explored the much-debated trend of including prospective employees’ parents in engagement, recruitment, and retention strategies—paying special attention to the growth of LinkedIn® Corporation’s “Bring In Your Parents Day” initiative. Today we describe examples of how some companies choose to implement the practice—plus offer up some tips to consider before adding the […]