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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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Intuition and Decisions

February 11, 2014
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In business, as in life, relying on intuition alone is not healthy. Yet, neither is a work culture or work process devoid of intuitive recognition.
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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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How I Spent My Summer: High School Internships Boost Job Prospects, Survey Finds

February 3, 2014
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Roughly 70 percent of companies said that high school students who complete their internship programs are likely to land a college internship as well.
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‘Friday Night Tykes’: Here’s Some Tough Talk on the Show’s Tough Talk

January 23, 2014
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I’ve seen the same mentality in the workplace, too, where intimidation and berating prevail over human kindness and educating.
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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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Is Management Style Crucial to Leadership?

January 7, 2014
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How does management style affect someone’s ability to lead? We’re wondering if we should promote people with certain styles of leadership (autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire).

 —Always in Style, office coordinator, government, Washington, D.C.


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Delivering Holiday Bonuses? Remember These Rules

December 10, 2013
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As the year draws to a close and the holiday spirit abounds, employers can anticipate reviewing year-end figures to determine who goes on the naughty or nice list.
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Leadership Gets a Checkup at Kaiser

December 5, 2013
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‘It’s not what we say that matters, but how we behave,’ said new CEO Bernard Tyson.


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