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Preventing bad hires

Recruitment: 3 Ways To Eliminate Bad Hires In The Fake News Era

By | Posted Mar 22, 2017

As the terms “fake news” and “alternative facts” have entered our lexicon, it should not surprise business executives looking to […]

Constructive feedback

6 Ways That A Manager’s Constructive Feedback Can Go Bad

By | Posted Mar 15, 2017

When managers attempt to give constructive feedback—but do so ineffectively—employees end up feeling misunderstood, unfairly judged, resentful, and ultimately more […]

Performance evaluations

Getting More Value From Performance Evaluations

By | Posted Mar 3, 2017

Like many aspects of business today, performance evaluations seem ripe for the use of data. Human capital is a company’s […]

Performance evaluations

Build Your Performance Evaluations Like The Layers Of A Cake

By | Posted Feb 10, 2017

Performance evaluations. Who doesn’t remember moments when these didn’t go so well? Many people view them as a waste of […]

Building employee engagement

Note To Team Leaders: Engage Them!

By | Posted Jan 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

As a team leader, you can’t afford to overlook the connection between employee engagement and business results. Consider the findings […]

uncivil workplace behavior

To Cure Uncivil Workplace Behavior, Try A Feedback Loop

By | Posted Dec 28, 2016

Don’t underestimate feedback. As Marshall Goldsmith said, “People will do something—including changing their behavior—only if it can be demonstrated that doing so is in their own best interests as defined by their own values.”

unexpected employee turnover

4 Ways To Avoid Unexpected Employee Turnover

By | Posted Dec 19, 2016

The typical person changes jobs over 11 times in their career. With average tenures in the low single digits, turnover has become part of life. But you have the choice to be proactive. Keep surprises to a minimum, and you won’t be blindsided by unexpected employee turnover.

retaining top talent

Retaining Top Talent: 5 Things Employees Value More Than Money

By | Posted Nov 18, 2016

Even if you have plenty of room in your budget to pay everyone on your team over and above market rates, money isn’t the only thing that keeps people happy and engaged at work.

difficult conversations

Awareness And Intention: Critical Skills For Difficult Conversations

By | Posted Nov 14, 2016

Leaders often avoid difficult conversations because they either don’t have the skills, or they fear all the emotions that may arise. The key is setting a conscious intention to guide the dialogue.

hire veterans

Field Tested: Why Your Company Should Hire Veterans

By | Posted Nov 11, 2016

The military heavily invests time and money in training servicemembers. Consequently, many have received extensive (and expensive!) technical training and certifications. This represents a tremendous cost savings to civilian organizations that hire veterans.

talent rotation

Mix It Up: The Benefits Of Talent Rotation For Leadership Development

By | Posted Nov 7, 2016

As part of your leadership development toolbox, rotational assignments can go a long way in strengthening your frontline leadership muscle and succession planning strategies, says HR expert and author Paul Falcone.

new overtime rules

Get Ready! The New Overtime Rules For Salaried Employees

By | Posted Nov 3, 2016

New overtime rules are about to go into effect. Some of your salaried employees will become hourly, like it or not. So how should you go about explaining it to them?

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