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Misery May Love Company, but Your Company Should Not Love Misery

Valerie Alexander | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

All it takes is a little thought, effort and commitment, and any workplace can reduce costs, increase productivity and maximize profits by making happiness a priority

An Employee-Referral Program on Steroids

Phil Simon | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

If you look back over the history of business, you'll see tremendous improvements in just about every area.

Millennials Want Jobs That Produce A Positive Impact, And That Starts With H.R.

The Atlantic | CHRISTINE BADER | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact

HR-bashing has been one of the professional world’s most popular pastimes since well before the viral 2005 Fast Company article, “Why We Hate HR,...

#TheFuturein5 Episode 37: HR and IT Are the Two Sexiest Job Functions

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

These two departments are typically seen as being the most frustrating, legacy, not evolving, not modern, and not being cool -- the exact opposite of sexy.

Confession: I Loved My Onboarding Experience

HopeLab | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
HopeLab

It's been over a year and a half since I joined HopeLab, and I'm still wistfully thinking about my onboarding experience. Who does that? Well, apparently I do. It's one of my idiosyncrasies, but we'll get to those in a moment.

Forbes Reinventing America: The Entrepreneurial Workforce Summit in Detroit

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

Paul Noglows, the executive producer of the Forbes Reinventing America Project, brought together all the ideas, personalities, innovations, corporate cultures, and solutions in an opinion-packed summit to a city that is convinced it is a new frontier.

'Inclusion Is Bad for Business'

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Inclusion has never expanded my opportunities, or tapped into my creative excellence to solve organizational problems. But engagement has. This is because inclusion is about the company choosing which aspects of me to embrace. When I'm engaged, not only do I excel, the company wins.

Dan Price, Don Quixote and the Surprising Intelligence of a $70,000 Minimum Wage

Marcy Syms | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Marcy Syms

We share Rush Limbaugh's fantasy that one day Dan Price's decision to drastically cut his own pay will be written up as a case study for MBA students. The difference is that we hope that it will be taught as an example of visionary leadership in the face of seemingly impossible odds.

Onboarding Employees: Waste of Time or Strategic Process?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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.

Digital Fluency, Social Enterprise and Why They are Important for HR

Pam Ross | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Pam Ross

Technology, especially social media, has dramatically changed the way people communicate in recent years, and what I call "digital fluency" has become the business literacy of the 21st century. Digital fluency is the ability to use social and mobile technology to communicate, collaborate and connect with people.

The Secret to Successful Wellness Programs

Krista Yoder Latortue | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Krista Yoder Latortue

While studies continue to emerge regarding best practices for employee engagement, one thing is clear; Prevention is effective and has become the nucleus of wellness programs. But how do we ensure the prevention programs we are putting into place will work?

12 Amazing Tips that Will Change Your Life!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In each blog I have shared a nugget of knowledge, a piece of advice or an amazing tip for success. In the list below, you'll find 12 amazing tips that will change your life and help you to become the person that you want to be.

5 Rules for Recruiting Great Talent

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

But recruiting and holding on to talent is not easy. Good employees are scarce in number but high in demand, which makes it necessary for companies to structure their business around talent and provide an environment that enables those employees to thrive. Here are five ways in which businesses can accomplish this.

Is This the End of Human Resources?

David Hassell | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
David Hassell

Treating employees as assets instead of people dehumanizes them and strips them of any motivation to contribute their unique strengths to the company.

How Small Businesses Can Reinvest Their Tax Refunds to Drive Results

Andre Bourque | Posted 04.18.2015 | Small Business
Andre Bourque

For some that are struggling just to get by, it can be the only way the business manages to pay employees and keep the lights on. For others with a little more of a safety net, a big tax refund is a major opportunity.

Would You Rather Be a 'Valued' or 'Valuable' Employee?

John Friedman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
John Friedman

One of the best ways to value employees is to allow them to use their unique expertise in making the contribution. Allowing employees to use their skills also helps demonstrate the value that the company brings to the community.

How to Ace a Developer Phone Screen With a Non-Technical Screener

Debbie Madden | Posted 04.07.2015 | Huffpost Code
Debbie Madden

Maybe you've made the decision to leave your job and are on an active search for your next gig. Or maybe you're passively looking to see what's out there. Either way, it's very likely that your first interaction with your next potential company is going to be with a non-technical person.

Hiring A+ Candidates for Your Start-Up: How to Spot a Learner

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 04.02.2015 | Small Business
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

I am convinced that you can spot a learner at an interview with very savvy questioning skills. Here's how I do it.

Bullies Like to HIT and Use Their PIC

S. L. Young | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Bullies will attempt to leverage any power, influence, and control to get their way, along with the use of harassment, intimidation, and threats to achieve their objectives.

7 Signals of Turnover in Silicon Valley

Richard Moran | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Richard Moran

Great employees fuel the Silicon Valley engine. But keeping them can be a challenge. Like a card player who broadcasts the next move, maybe we can read the turnover signals in advance.

Creating Talent Agility

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

The world of business is changing faster and faster. Yesterday's performance is no longer good enough. In today's competitive environment, what organizations used to do is no longer good enough.

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.

7 Tips For A Happier Work Life

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

No one likes his job every single minute. You are always going to have good days and bad days. Don't complain constantly - especially at work, but also in restaurants, on Facebook, at the gym... you could be overheard. And when someone asks you about your job: If overall you like it well enough, you say, "It's pretty good." And if it is terrible, say, "I'm learning a lot."

Asking Job Candidates the $50m Question

Alexander Saint-Amand | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Alexander Saint-Amand

Conversations about values and goals are important at every organization. At my company, they're essential. As a global professional learning platform, our success depends on each of our 1,000 employees exercising curiosity, courage, and a love of learning.

The Value-Driving Employee: The MVP in the New Workplace

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Smart employers today aren't just hiring people with impressive job skills -- they're hiring people with the capacity to continuously learn new skills and adapt to the needs of an ever-evolving workplace.