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Why Recruiters Fail and What Leaders Can Do About It

Ian Sephton | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Ian Sephton

Have you ever met an amazing recruiter? Perhaps you met one during an employment search or one who works for your organization and brings you top-flight talent. If it's the latter, hold on to him or her tightly because these people are hard to find.

3 Important Secrets HR Won't Tell You

Lisa B. Marshall | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Lisa B. Marshall

I'm sure you've heard of the Miranda Warning. Television crime dramas like Law and Order have told us: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law."

Caitlyn Jenner in the Breakroom: A Question of Organizational Leadership

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

What if, instead of conversation about Caitlyn Jenner in your company's breakroom, there she sat, drinking her coffee and munching on a bagel? What then? How would your company handle it? Would people praise her bravery, or, at the very least, adopt a live-and-let-live attitude? Would they welcome her, ostracize her or vote with their feet by leaving the company?

Performance Management: The Three Important Features You're Forgetting

Ed Lawler | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

More and more organizations are changing their performance management systems. There are a number of reasons for this, including the difficulty of doing performance management effectively.

Why Writers Make Great Employees

Jim Sollisch | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Jim Sollisch

When I finished my MA in English in 1982, I was completely unqualified to do anything but teach composition or Intro to Lit as an adjunct instructor at universities. The business world was another country. I had no passport. I didn't know the language. And I was afraid the inhabitants were barbarians.

Onboarding Employees: Waste of Time or Strategic Process?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.27.2015 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

Hiring and training a new employee is often just as stressful for managers as it is for the new hire. Preparing the necessary paperwork, outlining job responsibilities, and making sure the employee knows the ins and outs of your company are all important aspects that can quickly become overwhelming.

Big Data for HR: Can Predictive Analytics Help Decrease Discrimination in the Workplace?

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

After four months of rejection by employers, a man named Kim did one simple thing that changed his luck. He added "Mr." to the front of his name on his resume. And then he got a job. Discrimination and bias are still alive and well in the United States' workplace.

Are Competencies Still Alive?

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

Although we live in a knowledge economy, organizations no longer pay a premium for what employees already know, but rather, for what they are capable of knowing.

Big Data for HR: Does Big Data Take the Human Out of Human Resources?

Anne Loehr | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

I admit I went to this conference expecting the day to be about number crunching. However, Human Capital Analytics is much more than that. What I saw was the great potential in marrying data and humanity to reach talent and organization performance goals.

5 Channels to Find Reliable Millennial Employees

Anjali Varma | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Finding reliable, talented, hard-working employees is a continual challenge for most small business owners. Many will argue that finding reliable, talented, hard-working millennial employees is even more of a challenge.

A Level, Mobile Playing Field: How Mobile Job Searches Can Give Small Businesses An Advantage

Jason Whitman | Posted 04.05.2015 | Small Business
Jason Whitman

Small businesses are poised to harness the power of mobile technology to compete for the best talent. Here's why the odds are in their favor.

Workplace Stress? Check Your Inbox

Glenn Riseley | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, the average employee today will spend close to 30% of their time just slogging through email.

3 Key Business Lessons I Learned in 2014

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

The start of a year affords us all the opportunity to reflect back on the good and bad times of the previous 365 days. What were your highs and lows? What lessons did you learn professionally? For me, 2014 was a year of re-evaluating how all of us at Nextiva communicate with one another.

11 Incredible Coworking Statistics That Will Make You Leave Your Cubicle (Infographic)

Jeff Fermin | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Jeff Fermin

Coworking spaces will become even more popular, and companies with remote employees can take advantage of this. If you have an employee that wants to work from home, setting them up in a coworking space can be a better arrangement.

The 15 New Books to Read in 2015

Adam Grant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Books
Adam Grant

There are few better ways to start a new year than picking up some fresh perspectives to put into action. Here's a sneak preview of 15 exciting books on business and behavior that will hit the shelves in the first half of the year.

4 Social Media Rules To Help Reinvent Your Career

John Tarnoff | Posted 02.15.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Many of us in the boomer generation are emerging from decades in corporate jobs where the new world of social media may have only been tangential to our work. We are looking at reinventing ourselves with encore careers, and we will need social media skills to get those jobs.

Feelings and Emotions Affect Workplace Performance

Glenn Riseley | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

Productivity measures across national economies have captivated the attention of policy makers and business leaders alike, and in today's knowledge economy, productivity is determined purely by the energy and creativity of the people who get things done every day.

8 Soft Skills That Make for a Great Assistant

Sharon Tsao | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Sharon Tsao

Not everyone can be an administrative assistant. It takes a very specific set of skills to assist an executive or manager. The following soft skills make for a great assistant: time management, project management, strong communication, and active listening skills, as well as common sense.

Pay Fairness Requires Pay Openness

Ed Lawler | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

When corporations are left to decide on pay amounts without any public accountability, all too often they make decisions that are simply not defensible, ethical, nor fair. This happens because secrecy takes accountability out of play.

Moving: A Business and Biological Essential

Glenn Riseley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

If you've spent the last hour working through your emails before reading this, then your large muscle groups are already deflating, your metabolism has slowed, and your biological switch has flicked to the 'standby' position.

13 Disturbing Facts About Employee Engagement [Infographic]

Jeff Fermin | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Jeff Fermin

In the past year, not much has changed, but we have managed to do is reinvent employee surveys in order to help provide high-level management with statistics to boost employee morale. So I'm proud to say that we're making strides in the right direction to better offices across the world.

Why You Can't Leave People to Their Own (Wearable) Devices

Glenn Riseley | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

The hard truth is that leading a healthy lifestyle isn't about buying something, or wearing something, or consuming something. It's about doing something.

What You Need to Know About Employee Engagement Surveys

Jeff Fermin | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Jeff Fermin

Employee engagement surveys, when done right, can be great.They can really help you understand what's going on in your organization. I like to think of employee engagement surveys like giant feedback sessions for your entire company.

When You Tell an Employee 'Family Comes First,' Do You Mean It?

Dean Debnam | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Dean Debnam

This phrase is used so commonly by companies recruiting employees that its weight and meaning have almost disappeared. Don't get me wrong. The words carry the most noble of intentions. But this is one of those claims that's often uttered and rarely embraced.

Chief Culture Officer Business Case

Val Jon Farris | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Val Jon Farris

While our technology is advancing rapidly into the stratosphere of "automated clouds," none of us likes the vaporous experience of being jerked around by a litany of automated phone options that never lead to what we really need. And what is that?