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Don't Procrastinate, Evaluate! Timely Tips to Effectively Implement the Right Talent Management Strategy for the New Year

Dana Smith | Posted 01.23.2015 | Small Business
Dana Smith

While you may cringe at the amount of time it takes to develop the right words to say that both inspires staff, while at the same time, provides constrictive criticism for areas of deficiency, don't discount the importance and power of evaluating employee performance.

I Don't Want a Promotion to Management

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

In my previous post with Steve Snyder, CIO/CTO of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, we discussed delegation and dealing with failure. Ana...

Can Nonprofit Organizations Compete in the War for Talent?

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

As the leader of a nonprofit organization that is experiencing rapid growth, I have strived to create a culture of accountability in order to improve our performance to achieve the organization's mission.

With Global Volatility It's Time to Review Your Policies

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

As someone who travels fairly often for business, I was at first shaken by what occurred in Paris and have to say thought twice about traveling anytime soon, but thankfully that passed.

Workplace Bullying Targets Don't Always Report It

S. L. Young | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Anyone who was ever bullied will most likely convey that the bullying incident wasn't welcomed, wanted, or willingly experienced.

The ABCs of Recruiting: Always Be Considerate

Erin Daruszka | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Erin Daruszka

A considerate attitude is also important because the persons doing the hiring are the face of your organization and often provide the candidate's first impression of the company. Put yourself in the candidate's place and provide a good experience. Here are some tips...

Why What You Read About Millennials Seems Contradictory

Haydn Shaw | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Haydn Shaw

In the movies of my youth, the good guys wore white hats and the bad guys wore black hats. One thing you knew, the good guys and the bad guys were not going to work together. They weren't human beings; they were good guys and bad guys.

Managing the Four Challenges of the Dispersed Workforce

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.07.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Employees are demanding faster, uninterrupted access to data; and the freedom to work anywhere, anytime, at the device of their choosing. While it is ...

Ability, Skill or Will?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Some employee performance issues stubbornly persist even when the manager has been diligent in addressing them with regular high structure, high substance communication. At that point it is important to take a step back and ask yourself if you are missing something.

Corporate Antibodies: Don't Let Them Kill Your Growth Strategies

Laura Berger | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

You, as corporate leaders, have been given an unprecedented advantage to show growth and results. Interest rates are historically low and corporate cash positions strong. The masses know it, and they are expecting fireworks.

CEOs: Can We Talk?

Bonnie Low-Kramen | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Bonnie Low-Kramen

To empower your staff by putting policies in place to end workplace bullying will improve your company on every level, including profits. Don't waste one more minute.

Pacific Islands Face Shortage Of Experts Needed To Fight Climate Change

Reuters | Catherine Wilson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Green

SYDNEY, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many small Pacific Island states on the frontline of sea level rise and disaster threats are facing a ...

Mindfully Making It Work: Strategic Implementation of Workplace Mindfulness

Suzanne Bigelow | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Bigelow

Successfully bringing mindfulness to work requires strategic consideration of both formal and informal practices. Before rolling out the first pilot with key stakeholders, consider attendance policies and informal practice resources.

How to Effectively Use Management Consultants

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

As a management consultant, I am often called on to help an organization in trouble, but it is easier to know when a person is ill and needs a doctor than when an organization is sick and needs a consultant. What are some of the problems that may require these services?

Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

Laura Berger | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.

Leadership in Asia. It's Different.

Josh Bersin | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Josh Bersin

I recently completed a tour of Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo) and met with dozens of Human Resources and business leaders. It was a fascinating ...

How to Get Away with Workplace Bullying

S. L. Young | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Workplace bullying isn't a new issue; however, it wasn't until recent years that this topic became a newsworthy event after several high profile school and workplace bullying incidents. This additional coverage made it more permissive to discuss this dirty secret.

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.

Is Your Head of HR Thinking About Supply Chain Management?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

Amidst what seems like 1,000 panel discussions in 1,000 Washington, DC conference rooms every month, a truly revolutionary idea for unlocking business growth emerged from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation just before Thanksgiving.

Predatory Listening: Are You Guilty, Too?

S. L. Young | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Predatory listening is a tool that is used too often between friends, with loved-ones, and in business. It's a damaging tool to effective communication, understanding or any attempt(s) to consider another's perspective.

5 Ways Your HR Department Can Ruin Your Finances

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.13.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

While most HR departments have proper practices and procedures in place to reduce their liability, that doesn't stop them from making mistakes. The consequences of these mistakes can be far-reaching and can impact employees' finances greatly.

The Top 5 Reasons Employees Quit

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 01.13.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Employees leave when they perceive their work environment as an unhealthy one. Managers and employees must learn how their words and actions can set the tone for an unhealthy workplace, how to determine whether their department is on the verge of toxicity and how to implement techniques to boost morale and foster a healthy workplace.

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.

The Hard Truth About the Current State of Soft Skills in the U.S.

Laura Berger | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

The tradeoff between hard and soft skills appear to be most at play in professional capacities such as accounting, finance and law, where people are trained and hired for their extreme analytical capabilities.

3 Misconceptions About Your Company's HR Professionals

Erin Daruszka | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

There are numerous misconceptions about the human resources function. I know this firsthand, because throughout my career, I have been in situations where I had to make unpopular choices for the greater good.