Tag: Strategy

‘We Need to Talk’—How to Embrace These Four Words and Not Fear Them

It happens all the time; people avoid the most difficult conversations because they simply aren’t good at them (having never learned how to approach them effectively). They prefer to pretend that these kinds of conversations are not bubbling under the surface and sapping energy. Andrea J. Lee, founder of Thought Partners International and author of […]

How Enterprise Social Networks Help Build Company Culture

By Tim Eisenhauer, president of Axero Company culture is all-too-often equated with perks, like in-house single origin coffee or weekly themed happy hours. However, even the most generous perks in the world fall short when employees are disengaged and dissatisfied. Cultivating a culture that motivates and engages employees goes deeper than that, and problem areas […]

Strategic Planning: Opportunities for Leadership and Organizational Success

By David I. Buckman An effective strategic planning process can be a transformative moment in the life of a company. If not conducted carefully and intelligently, the results may send the organization down the wrong path, wasting resources and imperiling its future. However, when successful, an effective strategic plan can be a positive force that […]


The High Cost of Low Employee Engagement

By Daniel Kurber The impact of unengaged employees in your organization can be costly. According to Gallup’s most recent study of the American workplace, 52% of United States workers are unengaged and 18% are actively disengaged. What is the cost of a 70% unengaged workforce?

Control Vs. Connection: How to Build a Connective Culture at Work

By Dalton Kehoe Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup, summed up that employees are miserable at work because they have managers who can’t clearly communicate two things: (1) what the employee’s job is (reduce their uncertainty), and (2) that they care about them (reduce any threat to their self-esteem). “Thirty years of neuroscientific research has demonstrated […]

Millennial Workforce Is Driving Corporate IT Strategies, Says Randstad Technologies

According to a new study by Randstad Technologies and IDG Research Services, two-thirds of IT leaders say they have or are formulating a plan to address Millennials’ technology needs. IT executives across the country report the surge of Millennials in the workforce is reshaping business environments and driving IT departments to adapt their infrastructures with […]

Hire the Right Employee with Job Candidate Assessments

Companies have been using self-assessments and personality tests for years. But the rate of hiring failures is still as high as ever. In this 90-second video, you’ll learn about a candidate assessment tool that can help guarantee that a job candidate is the best fit for your organization.

The Toughest Leadership Transition

Tacy M. Byham, Ph.D., and Richard S. Wellins, Ph.D. When individual contributors become leaders for the first time, the challenges that accompany the transition can be overwhelming. The severity of those challenges is something those of us in HR shouldn’t ever lose sight of, especially given all that we can—and should—do to help new leaders […]

3 Expert Tips for Managing Workforce Complexity

David R. Childers, CEO, Complí Laws change, technology advances, and companies face new risks. Internally, organizations must cope with staffing issues, an aging workforce, and compliance standards. To help HR professionals cope with this complexity, we asked the leading human resources and employment law experts to weigh in.