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Employee Engagement: The Best Time To Do It Was 20 Years Ago

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Jan 8, 2018 11:40:34 AM

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now."

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Workforce, Company Culture, results

Deep Truths About Culture

Posted by Richard Fagerlin on Jan 8, 2018 11:32:19 AM

The following four quotes are deep truths about culture. A proper understanding of each statement will help drive you, your team, and your organization to success. They also are very tweetable.

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Topics: Company Culture, truth, quotes, Workplace, Workforce

National Origin Discrimination

Posted by HRisEasy.com on Dec 8, 2017 4:20:46 PM

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Topics: Race, Discrimination, Nation, Interviews, Workforce

Inclusivity in Today's Workplace

Posted by Valerie Grubb on Nov 3, 2017 3:13:43 PM

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Topics: Diversity, Workforce, Workplace, inclusive, attitude, Leadership

Keeping Workers Safe When Working in the Summer Heat

Posted by Valerie Butera on Jun 1, 2017 6:56:00 AM

As it gets hotter outside, employers should consider how best to protect their employees from work-related heat illness.  Thousands of workers fall victim to heat illness each year, and, tragically, many die from heat exposure at work.

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Topics: Workforce

The Gig Economy and Your Internal Workforce

Posted by Michael Haberman on May 8, 2017 9:25:26 AM

 

Today many websites (such as TaskRabbit, UpWork, and Fiverr) enable businesses to connect directly with freelancers. Business post descriptions of their jobs (or “gigs”), and freelancers bid on them. Although more and more work is being done this way, not all employers are comfortable in hiring freelance labor, especially if the work involved is the basic work of the company. (In fact the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S.Department of Labor have rules that specifically prohibit companies from using contractors to perform that type of work.) But what if there was a way to apply the gig model to a company’s current workforce?

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Topics: Workforce, Gig Economy

Building The Business Case for Talent Management

Posted by Michelle M. Smith on Mar 30, 2017 7:47:00 AM

Corporate value is increasingly dependent on employees, and talent optimization is becoming a serious business issue.

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Topics: Performance, Workforce, Human Resources Insights

Remember, Managers Are Employees Too

Posted by Katie Wacek on Mar 28, 2017 6:14:00 AM

Disengaged managers have disengaged employees.

According to Gallup’s State of the American Manager report, managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores across business units. Sadly, the percentage of engaged managers is only slightly higher than the percentage of engaged employees. Pretty scary when you consider that only 30% of today’s U.S. workforce is engaged.

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Topics: Workforce, Retention, Labor & Industrial Insights

A Year Looking on the Bright Side

Posted by Sarah Payne on Mar 27, 2017 7:26:00 AM

We all have the best intentions on January 1st–making resolutions to eat healthier or workout more or get more sleep. What if you made a resolution to live more gratefully? That’s the goal Janice Kaplan set for herself in her New York Times bestselling book, “The Gratitude Diaries.”

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Topics: Workforce, Company Culture, Human Resources Insights

The Art and Science of Coaching

Posted by Sarah Payne on Mar 22, 2017 7:10:00 AM

People at Google love data. They measure everything. A few years back, they launched a research initiative called Project Oxygen in order to measure and improve key management behaviors at Google. This initiative is highlighted in a 2013 Harvard Business Review piece by David A. Garvin, professor at Harvard Business School.

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Topics: Training, Workforce, Human Resources Insights

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