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It’s been said that leadership is defined by results. We think a better version reads: “Leadership is defining 'key results.' ”Read More
Poor performers may be the result of mismatched skills, not a lack of talent. Better management can fix the issue.Read More
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.Read More
Ready for the workforce?; diversions at workRead More
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
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
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