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Don’t Ignore Low-Performers

July 18, 2014
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Poor performers may be the result of mismatched skills, not a lack of talent. Better management can fix the issue.
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Sleep Derailed

June 29, 2014
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Tired workers are nothing new, but you’re in dreamland if you think having a sleepy staff isn’t a big problem for your business.
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By the Numbers, June 2014

June 4, 2014
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Ready for the workforce?; diversions at work
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How Do We Set Improvement Priorities?

May 30, 2014
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In our recent employee opinion survey, staff in the finance department identified rewards, recognition and career advancement as their top three concerns. Which area should we focus on improving first?

— Priority Setter, Utilities, South Carolina


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A Quick Thought on Being Replaced By Machines

May 6, 2014
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While technology has been replacing humans in the workforce for hundreds of years, the fear of being replaced by machines still hangs heavy on society’s collective consciousness.
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Friends Will Benefit Your Company

May 5, 2014
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Perhaps you should implement and promote programs that are more social in nature. Your employees — and your company — can get by with a little help from their friends.
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Missouri’s Football Coach Called a Great Audible

April 9, 2014
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The answer to the University of Missouri's success in 2013 can be found in leadership from its coach, Gary Pinkel. That’s leadership with a small “l,” not a capital “L.”
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How Do We Prevent Turnover and Burnout?

March 28, 2014
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I am an HR generalist at a nonprofit social services agency that deals with domestic violence. Due to the nature of the work, we have always experienced a turnover rate between 30 and 40 percent. Is our turnover rate at or near average benchmarks for this line of work? And knowing we can’t change the stressful nature of the work, how do we keep our best people from burning out?

— Stress is Killing Us, HR/facilities manager, nonprofit, Phoenix, Arizona


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How Can Managers Be More Influential?

March 10, 2014
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How could we get managers to influence employees?

— Not Influential Enough, director of human resources, manufacturing, Kerala, India


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Liz Wahl Is Not Alone When It Comes to High-Profile Goodbyes

March 6, 2014
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In the wake of some high-profile exits in the past few days, we take a look at some of the more interesting employee exits.


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