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DreamWorks Animation Etches Out a Creative Culture Through Connectivity

July 25, 2012
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To connect with its employees and improve engagement, DreamWorks introduced initiatives that range from paying for the personalization of workspaces to sending daily updates from the CEO.
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Joplin, Missouri, One Year Later: Lessons Learned after a Tornado

July 25, 2012
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The journey from ruin to rebirth involves lessons in taking care of employees, operating a store amid chaos and excelling at customer service despite having no nice building to work in.
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SHRM Developing Metrics to Gauge Human Capital Assets

July 20, 2012
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Under SHRM's draft human capital metrics standard, companies would report on topics including spending on training and development, ability to retain talent, leadership quality and employee engagement.
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New Push for Employee Recognition May Have Broader Implications

July 10, 2012
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Two new surveys point toward executives realizing that the random gift card, or company watch and pin for years of service, do little to motivate behavior.
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Dan Pink Interview: 'Free Agent Nation' Evolves

July 6, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce Management contributor Samuel Greengard talks with Daniel Pink, author of the 2002 book Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself on the 'free agent' marketplace—then and now.
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How to Build a Performance Management Program

June 29, 2012
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Begin by defining role-based competencies and behaviors for every employee so they know exactly what is expected of them. These competencies should include the five or six qualities that define success for every member of the organization.
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Know When to Fish and When to Cut Bait

June 11, 2012
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Much like fishing, in dealing with marginally performing workers, employers must know when to fish and when to call it a day. And, much like our ship's captain, you usually don't quit at the first sign of failure.
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