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6 Ways to Kill Your Employee's Productivity

Jill Keto | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Jill Keto

Wondering how to improve your team's employee engagement and productivity at work? An engaged, productive workforce is the lifeblood of company success. But sometimes leaders take the wrong approach and end up harming their workforce culture instead of nurturing it.

An NFL Guide to Employee Management

Ian Sephton | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Ian Sephton

Assessing and managing talent is difficult. If it were easy there would be fewer managers, classes on management, and self-help books! Why is it so hard?

How to Hire the Wrong People and Fail, Sometimes, Repeatedly!

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Why is it that some truly amazing social entrepreneurship ventures never get off the ground? Or why do some concepts and programs with every reason to succeed and thrive only achieve a modicum of success, and then die?

48 Hours After a Job Rejection

Melissa Llarena | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

he 48 hours after a job rejection are critical. They sting even when you really did not want the job. You spent a great deal of time convincing yourself that you were the best candidate but apparently the interviewer disagreed.f

Workplace Guru Can Tell You How to Land a Job from What You Take in Your Coffee

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Do you think you knew all the basic human resources questions hiring companies like to ask? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? HR 101, I call them. Familiar?

Why Your Business Needs a Tennis Player

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We've all been part of a group or team where everything clicked. Everyone knows things a great team needs -- leadership, ownership of solving problems, camaraderie and integrity.

Why Communication Fails and How to Fix It: The Perception Gap

Anne Loehr | Posted 07.29.2014 | 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 Know if You've Been Blindsided by Data

David Hassell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
David Hassell

To paraphrase the Scottish poet Andrew Lang, don't use data as a drunken man uses a lamp post -- for support rather than illumination.

Scheduling Fireworks: Five Ways to Prepare for Summer Vacation Season

Joyce Maroney | Posted 07.24.2014 | Small Business
Joyce Maroney

Finding the right formula for managing employee time off during the warmer months -- especially in northern cities -- is like a favorite summertime cocktail: one part planned vacation, one part ad hoc request, with a dash of playing hooky.

Why You Need HR

Erin Daruszka | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

A good HR professional is here to help you, not hinder you. We do not want to make your life difficult, but we want to see the business succeed and help you avoid the landmines that are out there by virtue of being an employer.

The Challenge of Coming From the Outside to Take Over an Existing Team

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

As the outsider, you've got to figure out who's who on the team. You have a lot of new relationships to build.

Trying to improve morale in government

Tom Fox | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Reginald Wells is the deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Office of Human Resources and also serves as the agency's chie...

EEOC: Parity for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

The EEOC issued its new guidance on parental leave today. In it, they lay the basis for parity between company-offered maternity and paternity leave. ...

What Type of Tech Job Applicants Offer the Best Performance

Jason Grill | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

As the tech job sector continues to grow in the United States there is a constant competition going on between employers to get the best talent available. However, there is a true disconnect between many businesses looking to hire talent and what the high tech worker really wants from a job.

How to Win by Throwing out the Traditional Hiring Playbook

Sean McNamara | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Sean McNamara

How can the next generation of industry leaders apply this misfit math to a unique business model, structure, and culture?

The Magnification Effect: Minimizing Your Hidden Cost as an Executive or Manager

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This amusing (or depressing) anecdote is more than just a reminder to proofread your emails. It's a case study in the magnification effect of senior leadership.

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 2) -- To Understand Where You Want to Be, You Need to Know Where You Are Now

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

No amount of bagels could make up for the incredible lack of leadership and engagement that existed at this company. I found it an odd contrast that one of the items touted was "Bagel Wednesdays" when not much attention was paid to anything else meaningful.

3 (Free) Motivators That Work

Gina DeLapa | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

As a kid, you were probably offered all sorts of motivators that didn't work: money, candy and gold stars, for example. How did those incentives feel to you? How did they drive, or not drive, the desired behaviors?

What Job Candidates Can Learn From Interview Questions

Gina DeLapa | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

As a career counselor who I have had extensive conversations not only with job candidates on how to succeed in and interview, but also with the interviewers seeking to hire them.

50 Years Later, the Challenge Continues...

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Joyce S. Dubensky

We have made progress but there is more to do. We ask you and your colleagues to continue to work toward creating the kinds of equal and inclusive workplaces envisioned with the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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.

Pay Up or Lose Out

Erin Daruszka | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Fair compensation and gender salary gaps are much-talked-about topics. For employers, paying employees fairly is a tough topic to handle. How do employers treat employees fairly, while still creating a culture of pay for performance?

Taking the Hate Out of Work

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

The need for employees to be more efficient and do more in less time and with fewer resources will not go away any time soon. How do we deal with this in a way that not only gets the job done well, but also provides value and fulfillment to employees?

Simplicity: The Next Big Thing

Josh Bersin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Josh Bersin

How do we help manage our lives? How can businesses make our work life better?

Voice of the Millennial: Workplace Culture Analysis of the Retail/Customer Service Sector

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

Burnout in the sales industry is always an issue, regardless of generation. But as 15 executives shared this week regarding their first jobs, you've gotta start somewhere.