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How Do We Determine Employees Who Exceed Expectations? (Revised January 15, 2013)

December 3, 2012
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What are ways that we can determine who our company's top performers are? —Taking Stock, wholesale trade, Seattle
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The 'Naked Organization' Gets Nakeder

November 20, 2012
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Leaders at Big Blue and elsewhere could blush a deep pink if Tom Vines is correct about where performance management, crowdsourcing and social media are heading.
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Veterans Affairs Learning University: Optimas Award Winner for Service

November 1, 2012
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For empowering employees to shape their own careers and identify opportunities for development, Veterans Affairs Learning University is the 2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Service.
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Etisalat Misr: Optimas Award Winner for Financial Impact

November 1, 2012
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For the company's business success, Etisalat Misr is the 2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Financial Impact.
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Top Performers vs. Critical Performers: Semantics or Meaningful Distinction?

October 31, 2012
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What is the difference between top performers and critical performers, if any? —Taking Stock, wholesale trade, Seattle
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Kinder and Gentler: The New Path to Reducing Employee Turnover

October 24, 2012
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Auto dealers are moving toward a more flexible, more enjoyable, less rule-restricted workplace—in hopes of keeping staffs content and motivated enough to stay on the job.
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Report Confirms: Bottom Line for Firms Aiming to Prosper Is to Be the Tops at People Management

October 15, 2012
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A technology firm and a supermarket chain are among companies that validate a recent report that found that proper management techniques push companies from good to great.
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Happy Holiday: More Executives Are Taking Vacation

October 9, 2012
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Completely unplugging from the office is still a challenge, although about 50 percent of CFOs in a recent survey said they didn't check in while checked out.
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We Will Not Go Quietly

September 28, 2012
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A riot in China and new feedback software show dignity is on the march. And it is shaping workplaces around the globe.
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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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