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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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How Much Love Should We Show for Our Temporary Workers?

February 25, 2014
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We’re hearing more people talk about engagement for contractors and temporary staff, or contingency labor. While this sounds great in theory, how plausible is it? And does it carry the same weight as engaging our direct hires?

 — Enough Worries, project manager, architectural manufacturing, Memphis


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Action Tips for Values-Based Leaders

February 11, 2014
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Leaders' their vision begins with the organization’s overall mission and the values that will drive how team members work, treat one another and serve their markets or consumers year after year.


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The Last Word: HR's Road to GM's C-suite

February 10, 2014
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As I write this, Mary Barra has made few remarks regarding people plans for the world’s seventh-largest company.
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Stand by Your Employees: An Ode to Norah and the Troopers

January 21, 2014
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Stick with your employees, especially in times of difficulty and adversity. They might just surprise you, and may even do something amazing.
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What's a Succession Plan for an Aging Workforce?

January 7, 2014
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The average age of our workforce is 48 years. We'd like to develop a strategy to prepare for the aging of our workforce, but what's really the most effective thing we should do? Who should be involved or giving input? We know we need to do something, but we aren't sure what's going to be effective. And we don't think we can “hire” our way out of it.
—Not Getting Any Younger, manager human resources, financial services, Amsterdam, New York


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