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How to Manage Unmanageable Employees

Anne Loehr | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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.

7 Top Career Missteps to Avoid in 2014

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

The new year celebrations are over and it is time to come to the real world. Here are 7 career missteps to avoid in 2014 1. Being Ignorant About ...

Performance Reviews And Keeping Your Self Worth

Sarina Tomel | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Self-limiting beliefs have a way of coming up everywhere, even in the workplace; however, they don't have to get the best of us.

Best Business Partner? Your Dog.

Christine Deakers | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Christine Deakers

While Gen-Xers expect their careers to be more flexible with mobile and virtual teams, some in-office "disruptions" heighten and optimize creativity and workflow. One of the best additions to add to your company's HR program, science suggests, is to bring your dog to work.

Why Most Mentoring Programs Are a Waste of Time -- And How to Build the Next Generation of Beta Sponsorship

Dana Ardi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Dana Ardi

Merely identifying and hiring people with the best skills isn't what will set the next generation of great companies apart from the competition. Rather the future will belong to the Betas, to those organizations that rely on collaboration and teamwork.

Culture Is Key to Innovation

Joseph Parker | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Joseph Parker

In today's workplace, the need to invest in culture is paramount.

Being Human vs. Getting Sued Is a False Choice in HR

Robert Hatta | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Robert Hatta

The candidates you want have options, including the job they already hold. It's hard enough to convince them to leave that job and join your company. Treating them like a number doesn't help the situation. Dragging them through a long, bureaucratic hiring process is like putting a customer on hold for 45 minutes.

Congratulations! You're Virtually Hired!

Corinne Mills | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Corinne Mills

If you thought that the recruitment process couldn't get any more "techy," one of my career coaching clients related their experience this week of a "virtual interview."

Make Performance Appraisals Change Friendly

Ed Lawler | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

In addition to having the right structure and technology, a change friendly performance management system requires managers who are skilled in managing performance.

Don't Let Digital Communications Replace Middle Management

Gavin Megaw | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Gavin Megaw

Industry is hurting, and has been since 2008. With the resulting small uplifts in pay and cuts in benefits, many employees have become increasingly disengaged with their respective management teams.

Global Company Car Benefits -- An Essential Component of Key Talent Reward Programs

VisualNews.com | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
VisualNews.com

After analyzing data from 89 markets worldwide, a new report by Mercer lists company car benefits as a key component in key talent retention programs, with brands such as Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota and Honda topping the list of cars offered to the most valued employees.

Stronger Together

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

We are standing together, shaken but resolute, and I for one feel buoyed by an even stronger sense of community.

State Senate Could Vote On Bill With HUGE Privacy Implications

Kyle Hillman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

While you should always separate work from personal, for efficiency sake and to sometimes just be a better employee you use a personal email or a social media profile to quickly respond to a work inquiry.

The Singapore Diaries... Part I

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Tarun Sakhrani

My earliest memories of Singapore date back to the early '90s when I took my first trip there with my parents. I still have the (scary) memory of the cab driver warning us about littering or jaywalking.