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Top 4 Areas Where Leaders Can Increase Employee Engagement

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I believe that leaders are responsible for creating the work environment that brings out the very best in people. The most effective leaders I work with (and have worked for in the past) strive to constantly inspire higher levels of performance from their teams.

It’s Time to Engage Employees With Actions, Not Strategies

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It’s a well-known truth that engaged employees perform better than those who are not. But employee engagement isn’t the result of some inspirational decals on the walls, a product, or even a strategy—it’s an ultimate goal.

Why Your Toxic Employee Could Be Costing You Millions

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Have you heard of the 80:20 rule? Eighty percent of your energy is spent on 20 percent of your relationships. Most often this energy is wasted in drama.

Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Hold Managers Accountable

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The best organizations know that engaged, high-performing employees drive business success. Engaged employees are more productive, more profitable, more customer-focused, and more likely to stay. And highly engaged workplaces grow faster, adapt quicker, and innovate more.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Coaching Works. Here’s Why.

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The coaching industry is booming. In the last 10 years, membership of the International Coach Federation (ICF) has more than tripled. Estimates put the number of professional coach practitioners worldwide at more than 50,000 and growing.

The 11 Habits of Highly Effective Teams

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In my book, The Collaborator: Discover Soccer as a Metaphor for Global Business Leadership , I describe the game of soccer as the best example of a sport with teams charged to perform their work under changing conditions. Why soccer?

7 Reasons Talent Development and HR Leaders Should Adopt Open Badges

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According to a recent Aberdeen Group report , four out of five businesses say they are facing a critical shortage of talent. And t here are signals that the emerging workforce will look very different than it does today. Trends Shaping the Workforce.

What Can Leaders do About Employee Engagement?

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It’s Monday morning and John and Sally are getting ready for work. John is excited and can’t wait to get to work.

Top 5 Soft Skills Gaps and How to Overcome Them

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Soft skills are one of the hottest topics in the human resource and business community, and rightly so. Mastery of these skills increases the chance for professional success. If you want to grow professionally, improving your soft skills is the place to start.

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Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

6 Ways Mindfulness Can Enhance Performance

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Thirteen years ago, in my former career as a physical therapist, I landed my dream job. I was hired at a highly regarded clinic, with the opportunity for mentorship from a highly respected professional in the field.

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From a Training Culture to a Learning Culture

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Companies have long thought of employee learning as something that happens in a classroom, delivered by a trainer away from the worksite, with content and activities selected by an instructional designer.

A Working Learner Is a Modern Learner

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A recent study by the ACT Foundation uncovered a rise in the number of working learners: “Individuals who work for pay and learn toward a credentialing at the same time.” ” This education can take the form of formal training or personal skill development.

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Extreme Work Hours: An American Crisis

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Something must be done about the amount of time Americans work. According to a 2014 Gallup poll , the average full-time employee in the United States works 47 hours per week. Almost 40 percent of employees work more than 50 hours each week and 18 percent work more than 60 hours.

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Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

5 Tips to Make Any Change a Success

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If you are a leader rolling out change after change in your organization, you don’t need us to let you know that many things can go wrong.

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The Reinvented Performance Appraisal Coaching

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You have heard the buzz about reinventing—or completely doing away with—performance appraisals. But what does that really mean?

5 Tips for a Creative Workplace

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Creativity can be a scary thing for many workplaces because it pits tried-and-true methods against something new. But creativity is needed to solve the increasingly complex problems facing businesses. There are three main reasons people get creative: a need for something new. a need to communicate.

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The Missing Leadership Competency

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I am not a fan of long lists of leadership competencies and their use in everything from leadership training to executive recruiting. When I look at a list of competencies that supposedly make a good leader, I feel totally overwhelmed. Could any one person have all these? Are they all relevant?

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Leveraging the “Beautiful Game” in the Age of Collaboration

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Soccer—often referred to as the “beautiful game”—represents the best example of a sport with teams charged to perform their work under changing conditions.

The Merging of Gen X and Millennial Cultures in the Workplace

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There actually four generations represented in today’s workplace: Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, who have taken over many senior leadership roles, Millennials, whose younger members will be the next generation of managers, and Gen Z, who is just entering.

How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Organization

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Mindfulness in the workplace is gaining staying power and credence, backed by a growing body of research and data demonstrating the positive results of practicing mindfulness. Companies such as Intel, PWC, McKinsey, and AstraZeneca, as well as other organizations like the U.S. Marine Corp.,

Getting and Giving Feedback Is Required, Not Optional

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One of the key areas of focus for every human resource executive today is retention of talent in a highly competitive marketplace. Keeping employees motivated and engaged requires a culture that truly supports investing in the development of all staff members.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

5 Ways to Help Employees Build a Career Path They'll Want to Pursue

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The days of a career trajectory being described as “climbing the ladder” are gone. Instead, employees are now on a career path.

The Balance of Meeting Business Needs with Employee Expectations

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As we move into the last quarter of 2017, it continues to be an exciting—yet challenging—time for human capital leaders. By now, it should be clear that the old way of working just doesn’t cut it for your employees.

Why Most Employee Recognition Doesn’t Work

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As we have traveled across the country, working with various businesses and organizations, we’ve had the privilege to interact with HR professionals and corporate trainers.

Technology Created Virtual Employees—Now Use It to Engage Them!

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A work from home arrangement makes sense for both employees and their organizations. Remote employees find working from home convenient, and they save time and money when they don't have to go to the office every day.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.

Top 4 Ways to Engage Employees in Your Mentoring Program

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A mentoring program can help you build stronger relationships with your employees, giving them the career skills and knowledge they need to grow with your organization.

Get Ready for Generation Z

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Talent executives have spent a lot of resources in recent years studying the best ways to develop and engage Millennials. This focus is not without cause.

4 Ideas to Promote a Learning Culture

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Many companies look at employee development as a way to increase employee engagement. Engagement is good, but the real purpose of development is to improve employee performance. And better performance is only possible with a culture that supports and acknowledges employees for their development.

Conservatives Necessary for Change: A Paradox? Part 2

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In my earlier blog post , I shared my views about how conservatives are not a hindrance to change but are actually vital for successful change management initiatives. The innovators and visionaries can facilitate the first part—initiation of change.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

Positive Change Management Starts With Yourself

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How easy is it for you to maintain a positive attitude in a stressful situation? Do you naturally look for ways such circumstances will benefit your learning and development ? Cultivating this positivity can help us manage the emotions that come along with change.