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Corporate Antibodies: Don't Let Them Kill Your Growth Strategies

Laura Berger | Posted 12.17.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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.

How to Effectively Use Management Consultants

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

As a management consultant, I am often called on to help an organization in trouble, but it is easier to know when a person is ill and needs a doctor than when an organization is sick and needs a consultant. What are some of the problems that may require these services?

Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

Laura Berger | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.

Leadership in Asia. It's Different.

Josh Bersin | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Josh Bersin

I recently completed a tour of Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo) and met with dozens of Human Resources and business leaders. It was a fascinating ...

How to Get Away with Workplace Bullying

S. L. Young | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

Workplace bullying isn't a new issue; however, it wasn't until recent years that this topic became a newsworthy event after several high profile school and workplace bullying incidents. This additional coverage made it more permissive to discuss this dirty secret.

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.

Is Your Head of HR Thinking About Supply Chain Management?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

Amidst what seems like 1,000 panel discussions in 1,000 Washington, DC conference rooms every month, a truly revolutionary idea for unlocking business growth emerged from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation just before Thanksgiving.

Predatory Listening: Are You Guilty, Too?

S. L. Young | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

Predatory listening is a tool that is used too often between friends, with loved-ones, and in business. It's a damaging tool to effective communication, understanding or any attempt(s) to consider another's perspective.

5 Ways Your HR Department Can Ruin Your Finances

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.16.2014 | Money
GOBankingRates

While most HR departments have proper practices and procedures in place to reduce their liability, that doesn't stop them from making mistakes. The consequences of these mistakes can be far-reaching and can impact employees' finances greatly.

The Top 5 Reasons Employees Quit

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 11.13.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Employees leave when they perceive their work environment as an unhealthy one. Managers and employees must learn how their words and actions can set the tone for an unhealthy workplace, how to determine whether their department is on the verge of toxicity and how to implement techniques to boost morale and foster a healthy workplace.

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.

The Hard Truth About the Current State of Soft Skills in the U.S.

Laura Berger | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

The tradeoff between hard and soft skills appear to be most at play in professional capacities such as accounting, finance and law, where people are trained and hired for their extreme analytical capabilities.

3 Misconceptions About Your Company's HR Professionals

Erin Daruszka | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 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?