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

Anne Loehr | Posted 03.23.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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?

Link Between Awareness and Getting Stuck in the Rain Finally Found

Ilya Zeldin | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilya Zeldin

If you agree that by and large people are pretty lousy self-evaluators, then my argument is simple: The best way to increase self-awareness is through feedback from peers whose opinion you trust.

Autism Without Fear: Is Corporate Use of 'Emotional Intelligence' Grounds for Discrimination Under the ADA?

Michael John Carley | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Michael John Carley

The business world loves metrics. And in an era where data has never been more valuable, many executives believe there is a direct correlation between employee productivity and a high Emotional Intelligence score.

Why Communication Fails and How to Fix It: The Perception Gap

Anne Loehr | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

A perception gap occurs when the intention you set forth and communicate is misunderstood by your audience -- bosses, peers, subordinates, clients, partners, and even friends. Unfortunately, it happens all the time.

How to Manage Unmanageable Employees

Anne Loehr | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

As a manager, you have to work with diverse personae on an even closer level. And let's face it, some of those characters are difficult to deal with. Some may even seem, ahem, unmanageable.

Dating At Work Is A Dangerous Sport

Penny Herscher | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

Most people I have worked with in my career are very rational, responsible people. And yet, I have found the discussion, and the training, more necessary than I would have expected because of unintentional harassment rather than deliberate unpleasant behavior.

The litany of woes for government HR

Tom Fox | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

The federal HR community faces a litany of woes: limits placed on new hiring, inflexible hiring procedures that often discourage or rule out high-qual...