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Getting Rid of HR Is a Poor Substitute for Doing HR Right

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

If you are a manager nowadays, it is too easy to drop the ball on the "fundamentals" as a manager and then blame HR for a lot of your troubles.

The Real Cure for Employee Engagement May Surprise You

Val Matta | Posted 03.28.2014 | Small Business
Val Matta

Employee engagement may seem like a huge mystery, but the cure actually lies in the little things you do that accumulate to larger results. There's a huge red flag employers are overlooking -- they simply don't understand what employee engagement is.

Corporate Training? Too Many Businesses Just Hope to Hire It in

Joanna Riley Weidenmiller | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Joanna Riley Weidenmiller

Every corporation is divided between the need of skilled employees and the fear of training workers that can possibly leave and take their skills -- and investment -- to another company. So what do we do?

Want a Job? Then Do Not Do This

Erin Daruszka | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

While I think of them as common sense, my experience showed me that many people are unaware of these hints.

Engage Employees And Increase Productivity With An Employee Wellness Program

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 03.21.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

A wellness program is needed to address the mental, emotional, physical, personal and professional health of an employee, thereby increasing employee engagement, productivity and retention.

Don't Let Your Workplace Be an Oldsmobile

Mary Donohue | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Mary Donohue

Failing companies typically feature a "sick" culture. Staff are unhappy and going through the motions -- either waiting things out, or actively looking to jump ship.

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...

Caddy Conundrum: What if This Guy Was Your Boss?

Kenneth Matos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Kenneth Matos

No one minds if you want to work 24/7, but they do care if the only way to validate that experience is to announce to everyone else that they are losers in a game they are not playing and use your authority and resources to stop them from playing the games they enjoy.

Once and For All: Settling the Debate on Gen Y and Job Longevity

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

If we can understand what kind of work we will truly be doing and how it will play into our career, maybe we can avoid having to put our faith, our destiny, in companies that don't care.

The Singularity of Organization Is Influence

Stephanie Michele | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Generating, moderating and channeling influence has become the most important thing that any company can invest in, so why aren't more doing it?

Can't Afford a Severance Package? 5 Alternatives to Consider

Val Matta | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Val Matta

One of the hardest parts about being a manager or decision maker is having to let an employee go. While benefits like severance packages can sometimes ease a firing, what happens when you can't afford them?

Why Compressed Work Weeks Can Be Great for Employees and Employers

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

A compressed work week is a useful flexible work arrangement that can help free up valuable time for family and life demands while minimizing workplace disruptions.

Why Your HR Strategy is Failing

Dan Henry | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Dan Henry

Like selling products and services, successful HR initiatives require a game plan. Done right, it's a strategic part of your business with measurable returns. Done wrong and it's just another line item written off on an expense report.

Who Are You Putting In Charge of Your Career?

Erin Daruszka | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

It's paramount for you to have a realistic sense for your strengths, your weaknesses and where you want your career to go. But sometimes, you may need to make a decision to take your experience where it will be more appreciated (which I did).

Every Worker Is a Knowledge Worker, Yes, But They Are Mostly Bored. What's Next?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

Visionary workers will be paid to think, and innovation will grow more exponentially, enabling evolution at supersonic speed to become just the tact of existence.

Timeless Leadership

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

The HR in me came out and I began to question how the emperors were able to lead, not only because of the insulated city but of the vastness of this great country?

Hiring People You Won't Have to Fire

Bill McBean | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Here are some lessons I learned that can help you and your company hire and retain those kinds of people and keep you out of the "firing line."

Customer Service: 4 Creative Ways to Improve the Client Experience

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

Studies prove customers who are treated fairly are likely to pay more for better service and stay loyal for years. Now look at your business. Could your customer service department benefit from a re-boot?

Hiring: Get it Right the First Time

Erin Daruszka | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Not planning carefully and unwittingly hiring the wrong person can be more detrimental than not having a person in the position at all -- it makes you "worse than one person short."

Cognitive Analytics: Kevin Greaney With Innovation Assessment Saves Great Minds From Bad Testing

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Have you recently completed a pre-employment assessment? One of the typical Myers Briggs or DiSC tests where you were identified as an 'extrovert' or 'ISTJ' or 'achiever?' If so, you are part of the 33 million people who endured workforce evaluations last year.

The Qualities of an Effective Mindfulness Coach

Daniel Goleman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

The central question right now for both long-time mindfulness practitioners and individuals and organizations looking for mindfulness training is: Wha...

What Should HR Leaders Focus On in 2014?

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

The most important thing that HR should focus on in talent management is assessing the skills the organization needs to implement its strategy, and the plan for recruiting and managing that critical talent.

Enterprise Software: Simplicity Drives Customer Benefit

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently spoke with Stan Swete, chief technology officer at Workday, about simplification of enterprise software to drive increased adoption and cus...

Your Competitors Don't Matter

John Friedman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
John Friedman

When it comes to corporate responsibility, you are competing with everyone.

Help! I Have No Idea How Benefits Work!

Erin Daruszka | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

As our healthcare system continues to become more complex, here are some handy tips based on the most common issues HR professionals encounter.