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How 'HR' Scares Away Talent

Roger Wright | Posted 03.04.2015 | Business
Roger Wright

It's a different job market now. Joining the long-term unemployed and those left lost and given up in the wake of the Great Recession are now people who have found work. Valuable Talent now looking for what's next. Talent that could mean the difference between the success and failure of your company.

5 Types of Toxic Employees and How to Overcome Them

Reuben Yonatan | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Reuben Yonatan

While employees are hired so the boss can better spend his/her resources doing high-level decision making, bad employees can keep the boss busy all day putting out fires.

Workplace Bullying: Its Impact Goes Beyond Hurt Feelings

S. L. Young | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Bullying is bad, unacceptable, and isn't caused by a target --- regardless of the time, place, circumstance or other considerations.

What Kind of Resources Are Your Humans?

Nesrin Everett | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Do you invest in the organization you join, by bringing your best efforts to the table and having the right attitude for a long-term commitment, or are you simply doing the bare minimum and collecting a pay check?

Getting Real about 'Unconscious Bias' at IAB 2015

Shelley Zalis | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Shelley Zalis

Change won't happen if we just talk about it, it will only happen if we do something about it. Here are some key takeaways to bring to your workplace:

Contractors Can Be Unprotected Resources

S. L. Young | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

If employers do not have documented, communicated, and enforced operating standards to protect contractors, then these individuals can be at the mercy of an employee's decency and professionalism without any realistic remedies to address workplace misconduct and sometimes abuse.

5 Ways to Shake Up Leadership Development (and Why You Shouldn't Wait to Try Them)

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

You can't be a great company without great leaders, and even the best leaders aren't immortal. Sooner or later (and probably sooner) you'll need to replace them. Is your company ready?

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

Anne Loehr | Posted 02.12.2015 | 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.

Words That Need to be Deleted From Your Resume ASAP

Quora | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Quora

What are the most useless, meaningless and/or ridiculous "resume words"?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a questio...

Sound of Intellect: The Psychology of the Elevator Pitch

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.05.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists Nick Epley and Juliana Schroeder believe there is something about speech that conveys not just the content of a person's mind but the capacity for reasoning, thoughtfulness and intellect. If they are right, job seekers should appear more thoughtful and intelligent when given the opportunity to speak, rather than write, about themselves. That's what they set out to test.

Product-Based Businesses Expect Increase in Revenue in 2015

Andre Bourque | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

This report highlights the optimism many small businesses have as 2015 begins. With the economy gradually improving, SMBs have a prime opportunity to reach out to new consumers and convert them into return customers who will continue to buy from them for many years.

My Career Journey: Genesis of Connecting Human Relationships with Analytics

Karthik Rajan | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Overall, in life, there are some conversations that are turning point in terms of reorienting our thinking. That conversation with my well-wisher friend, is one of those defining moments.

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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.15.2015 | 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 02.14.2015 | 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 02.10.2015 | 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 02.08.2015 | 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.