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The Future of Workforce Planning: How Not to Be Left Behind

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 3.2 million Americans quit their jobs in January 2018. This stat doesn’t reflect layoffs—just people who voluntarily left their employment, many for other opportunities. When broken down by industry, leisure/hospitality and professional services were 1-2, respectively, in the number of quits. And these numbers are consistent over the past year ……

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5 Reasons You Are Failing at Employee Engagement

“What we all want from work is to be valued members of a winning team on an inspiring mission.” Graham Weston, a co-founder of Rackspace, said those words during a 2010 TEDx talk. This popular quote speaks volumes about how employee engagement can drive organizational success—and how a lack of it can impede progress. Most companies, and their human resources…

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Who Are These People? Overcoming the Distance in Remote Employee Management

A 2017 Gallup report discovered that 43 percent of American employees work remotely at least occasionally, of which about 3 in 10 do so more than 80 percent of the time. These numbers increased from 2012, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s the other side of this remote workplace surge: You get an email from a…

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How The Most Successful Companies Plan and Implement A Reorg

Why The Reorg? I stumbled upon an older study from 2010 that caught my eye. It was authored by McKinsey & Company to determine the benefits, if any, of a corporate reorganization. Corporate reorgs are common these days. With so many start-ups, particularly in technology software and applications, more established companies can find it challenging to keep up. Additionally, many…

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How The Most Successful Companies Plan and Implement A Reorg

6 Concepts That Help Create A Culture of Collaboration

Are Teamwork and Collaboration Attainable? Teamwork. It’s easy to say, harder to do. When you bring different people with different backgrounds, intentions, responsibilities and personalities, teamwork isn’t always natural. It doesn’t always work. People don’t suddenly gel. It’s up to the organization involved to make it happen. Companies often struggle to foster a culture of collaboration but it’s not always…

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6 Concepts That Help Create A Culture of Collaboration

Succession Planning Isn’t Just for CEOs

A Succession Plan Matters For The Entire Organization If you asked your CEO what would happen if he or she left the company, you would likely be told of the succession plan in place. As critical as the CEO is to the company, there are plenty below whose absence would have ripple effects throughout the organization. Is there a plan…

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Succession Planning Isn’t Just for CEOs

6 Tips for Managing Employees through A Reorg

  Company reorgs aren’t any fun. Sure, there’s hope that the light at the end of the tunnel will be worth it, but the process of continuing business during the reorg can be painful. Employees are generally uptight, management is stressed, resources are strained and everything seems up in the air. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Reorgs…

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6 Tips for Managing Employees through A Reorg

Redefining the Corporate Ladder – Moving Across vs Moving Up

The Old Rickety Ladder When we began our careers, we likely envisioned a ladder. We knew it was a right of passage to begin on the bottom rung but there was always the intention of working our way up. With each climb, there would be an increase in salary and benefits, of course. All we had to do was kick…

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Redefining the Corporate Ladder

Learn to remember names and faces with Who’s Who game

“A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” – Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie was onto something. The National Center for Biotechnology Information published an interesting report. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), brain activation patterns were examined to see if there were any noticeable brain responses when one hears his or…

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Employee Flashcard Game

What Are You Doing to Ease New Employee Onboarding?

No Sugar-Coating It – Being A New Hire Can Suck At some point or another, you’ve been a new hire. If you can recall, there’s nothing fun about it. It’s lonely and you feel like everyone knows each other and what they’re doing except for you. While landing the new job is exciting, the first few days and weeks are…

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What Are You Doing to Ease New Employee Onboarding?