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Articles by Garry Kranz

Organizations Need Coaching on How to Coach: Report

December 12, 2011
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Business results were 21 percent higher among organizations whose senior leaders ‘very frequently' make an effort to coach others, according to the Bersin & Associates study.
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SHRM Survey Reveals Help Wanted Sign is Out—Sort Of

November 27, 2011
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Companies this past year began hiring replacements for laid-off workers, but the percentage hiring for new jobs took a nosedive.
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Survey: U.S. Workers Feeling Overwrought and Unproductive

November 27, 2011
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Thirty percent of employees say they were ineffective for at least one week due to job-related stress, while two-thirds of U.S. workers reported extremely high stress levels, including fatigue and feeling a ‘loss of control.'
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Hewlett-Packard's Sales Job

October 24, 2011
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In 2010, Hewlett-Packard Co. launched HP Sales University on its campus in Plano, Texas, far from its Silicon Valley headquarters. The purpose: develop core business skills and collaboration among its top salespeople.
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Companies Draw Up Coaching Play for Managers, but Many Can't Coach

August 2, 2011
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The influx of younger workers from the millennial generation is driving interest in coaching because they tend to crave frequent feedback and one-on-one interaction with managers and mentors.
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Newell Rubbermaid Aspires to Grow Leaders

July 24, 2011
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Evolving from holding company to product innovator, the 108-year-old consumer products firm ramps up leadership for an exclusive group of senior managers.
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Special Report on Employee Engagement Losing Lifeblood

July 21, 2011
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Cash-strapped companies haven't paid much attention to employee engagement since the recession dawned. Some are now starting to feel the results of that neglect, experts say.
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Software to Follow Rules and Boost Results

July 11, 2011
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In an era of stepped-up government enforcement, companies have no choice but to tackle compliance head-on. And they are tapping software tools to help them stay on the right side of the law as well as boost the bottom line.
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Engaged Workers Boost Customer Service for State Pension Plan Members

July 3, 2011
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Award application through an independent source helped analyze the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund’s operations and workforce to pinpoint areas that need improvement.
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Online Caf&eacute Serves Up a Heaping Helping of Training for Staff

June 20, 2011
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Studies suggest companies are getting comfortable using social software to drive employee learning. Cheesecake Factory, Kelly Services and Amway are among the early adopters.
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