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3 Misconceptions About Your Company's HR Professionals

Erin Daruszka | Posted 10.30.2014 | 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.

Are You a Social CEO?

Meghan M. Biro | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Meghan M. Biro

Hasn't social media rewritten the rules of leadership? It's arguably lowered barriers to communication, connected us near-real time, revolutionized hiring and altered the company-to-customer relationship.

Get Out of My Office!

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

You need to be very specific about what your "availability" means. If you don't, you will foster a situation where familiarity breeds contempt or, at the very least, lack of respect.

It's Not IQ Versus Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

The CEO of one of the world's largest financial companies told me, "I hire the best and brightest -- but I still get a bell curve for performance." Why aren't the smartest MBAs from top schools all highly successful on the job?

Building an Army of Village Visionaries

Zubin Sharma | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Zubin Sharma

"I stopped eating or drinking for 3 days." Razia went on a 3 day hunger strike when her parents said she couldn't join Project Potential in rural ...

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 4): Nine Tips to Keep in Mind When Developing Employee Engagement Programs

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

Every company is on a quest to attract, retain, and motivate a high performing team. How we each achieve this may take different paths respecting what makes each of our companies unique.

How Social Media Can Make or Break Your Job Search

Monica Zent | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Monica Zent

Is what you're posting on Facebook the reason you didn't get that job? As recruiters increasingly turn to social media during the hiring process, the answer could very well be "yes."

Is Your Workplace Turning You Into a Zombie?

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

It is clear today that there is not one ideal environment for work. The optimum work environment changes across the day and across the week to support changing needs and give people control and choice of how and where they work.

Are You Learning Too Much at Exit Interviews?

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 10.09.2014 | Small Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

I would frequently do exit interviews with professional staff who resigned to take jobs elsewhere and was often astounded by some of the things I heard. "Did you ever mention this to anyone?" I would ask. Almost always the answer was no.

Chief Culture Officer Business Case

Val Jon Farris | Posted 09.25.2014 | 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?

A Solution To The Massively Disengaged Workforce [Slide Deck]

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

A Solution to the Disengaged Workforce from Vala Afshar Several disturbing statistics are plaguing the work force. Worldwide, 200 million peo...

Is Workplace Bullying the New Discrimination?

S. L. Young | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

It's time to ensure that workplaces, individuals, and societies are guarded against any actions, behaviors, policies, procedures, or laws that prevent anyone from having a fair and unrestricted opportunity for success.

15 Effective Ways to Motivate Your Team

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Anush Kostanyan

People are the main and the most important resource of each company. For achieving great results each leader needs to have a motivation strategy to create and maintain the spirit of enthusiasm among employees

3 Leadership Mistakes Roger Goodell Made That You Shouldn't

Jeff Fermin | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Jeff Fermin

What is the company culture around Roger Goodell's NFL? It's profiting out of glamorizing lawbreakers.

CAABS Drive Workplace Bullying

S. L. Young | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

Everyone has a responsibility to collectively work together to prevent workplace bullying to ensure that bullies don't win and targets don't unnecessarily have to deal with abuse or suffer alone.

Why HR, PR, and IT Are Worthy Startup Investments

Julia Neumer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Small Business
Julia Neumer

Money is tight, especially as you continue to build your startup. We know as well as the next entrepreneur that the bottom line is always top of mind. However, there are a few particular areas in which you should focus on early to secure future success.

Are Those Responsible for Employee Health Appropriately Trained to Make the Right Decisions?

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Dr. Derek Yach

The cost of health insurance in the U.S. is clearly a concern for employers. In 2010, American employers spent a total of $560.9 billion for group health insurance, an increase of approximately 67 percent over the past 10 years.

You Can Be Invisible, Even in a Visible Role

Great Work Cultures | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Have you or someone you know been personally impacted by disengagement? Do you manage someone (or more than one) who isn't engaged? Is a loved one struggling to reconnect and reengage in all facets of their life?

How Do You Deal With an Unethical, Productive Employee

Russ Warner | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Russ Warner

Firing a productive employee with the intention to find and rehire someone else isn't a decision to take lightly. That decision impacts the company's bottom line. But without productive employees, an organization cannot excel, and that affects the bottom line as well.

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Since the dawn of business there has been a certain style of how and when work should be done. It flows from the top down: beginning with the organiza...

5 Human Resource Management Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

It is imperative that you make sure your company avoids these common, costly mistakes.

What If Your Boss Really Is a Jerk?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

There's no question that the yelling, screaming, abusive jerks are the worst, and they can be very painful and difficult to deal with. Before we look at them more closely, let's consider the six more subtle types of jerk boss behavior and how to apply to each type the withering medicine of rationality, orderliness and professionalism.

The Bottom Line Impact of Wellbeing in the Workplace

Alex Pirouz | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Work practices, culture, well-being programs and relationships within workplaces are key determinants, not only of whether people feel valued and supported in their work roles, but also of individual health.

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.

Keep CALM and Manage On

Erin Daruszka | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Recently after a difficult customer interaction a co-worker asked me, "How do you remain so calm?" I was hard pressed to answer that question. But when I thought about it, my response was twofold.