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4 Social Media Rules To Help Reinvent Your Career

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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...

Can You Be a Hands-On Manager in a Hands-Off Culture?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Sometimes managers tell me, "This organization is very conservative. We don't believe in confrontation. We don't like to rock the boat... So the cultu...

Five Tips to Transform Talent in the Workplace

Anne Loehr | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

If you look at all these questions, the underlying issue is talent. How to attract, recruit, hire, onboard, mentor, develop, coach and lead a team of people who fit the organizational culture and produce results for your organization.

Leadership Guide for Handling Conflict

Anne Loehr | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

However, when you boil it down, conflict is just when one person's desires are different from the other person. Yet the emotions that conflict evokes can often make situations seem explosive.

The HR Decision That Could Sink Your Business

Adam Levin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

If the Heartbleed fiasco taught us anything, it's that there are myriad ways your company can be affected by security issues. Your HR department is vulnerable, too, and the most dangerous fallout comes increasingly from tax-related identity theft.

Enough of the Cloud Already, What Is Next for Enterprise Technology?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 05.31.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

Business leaders interested in the future of enterprise technology should stop thinking of "the cloud" as a noun and start thinking about "clouding" as a verb.

WATCH: After Hearing This, You May Want To Quit Your Job And Work For Netflix

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Netflix is a great way to kill a few hours with a binge-watching marathon, but it turns out the company is also a wonderful example for how to treat e...

Don't Leave Your Humanity at the Door; Take it Into Work With You!

Ann Fry | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Ann Fry

As you know, I'm passionate (and concerned) about how people with major illness, like cancer, are treated at work. Along with that, of course, is how ...

HR Should Own Organizational Effectiveness

Ed Lawler | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

What should the role of HR be in a corporation? It many respects, the answer is obvious and simple. It should take primary responsibility for providing input, advice, direction, and execution with respect to organization effectiveness.

Workplace Trends to Watch in 2014

Amanda Schneider | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Amanda Schneider

While younger generations entering the workforce are pushing the envelope even further on work life balance, they are often sacrificing pay for said balance. This is causing a shift.