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Employee Engagement: It's actually all about your leaders

Only 29% of North American employees are emotionally engaged: they’re prepared, produce greater revenue, and deliver better customer service. That leaves 71% of employees who are not engaged or actively disengaged. What does this have to do with leadership? While development is critical to engagement, performance, and succession, its overall effectiveness is determined by the quality of an organization’s leaders. Download this white paper to learn the 3 things to keep in mind when building your leadership development strategy.


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5 Best Practices for Driving Employee Engagement

Engagement is a red-hot topic: Your benefits programs’ success (or lack thereof) hinges on employee participation. Are your communications reaching your employees and driving them to make informed decisions about their benefits?


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90th Anniversary

A look at workforce history going back to 1922.

Featured Article

In depth industry news from industry professionals.

Their Say on the ACA

On the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Workforce talked to people who implement, work with and are affected by the ACA. These are their stories.


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Game Changers

The annual Game Changers competition honors top workforce-related talent under the age of 40. Winners are chosen by Workforce's editorial staff. We will consider not only professional accomplishments but also community service and other achievements.

Live Chat

Spend time with Workforce staffers and industry experts in real-time discussions about HR trends and topics.

Live Chat: Repairing Retirement

Join Workforce Management Senior Writer Rita Pyrillis for a one-hour live chat on today's retirement strategies. Are defined benefits dead? Is the 401(k) fatally flawed? Is a new era of greater retirement stability on the horizon? How are you coping with your employees' retirement concerns? Join in the conversation Thursday, March 22, at 1 p.m. ET.
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Chat Transcript: Is the Work-More Economy Working?

Read the transcript from a live conversation with Senior Editor Ed Frauenheim about today's "Work-More Economy," in which job demands have risen. Are firms going too far, hurting themselves and workers? The live chat took place on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET.
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Human resource industry news for HR professionals.

Optimas

What do you get when you pay close attention to Workforce magazine issues? Amazing business results for your organization. You've done it, and you should be recognized for your successes. The annual Optimas Awards celebrates your accomplishments in a broad range of workforce categories and shares them with your peers.

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Performance Management Orientation Guide

This orientation guide provides you with a high-level overview of performance management – what it is, what it can do for your organization and what you should consider in developing or modifying a performance management program.
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Training & Development

Read about the latest trends, including e-learning, organizational development and teaching management skills.

Jocks, Profs and Docs

You might wonder what players in the NFL, surgeons masked in the operating room, professors in the halls of academia have in common. The answer is a lot.
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A New Beginning

On Jan. 7, 2013, MediaTec Publishing Inc. bought Workforce from Crain Communications Inc. MediaTec's president, Norm Kamikow, provides his thoughts on the purchase.
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Whitepapers

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Return on Information: Improving your ROI with Google Enterprise Search

As organizations consider the benefits of bringing high-quality search to the workplace, it's critical to assess the various factors influencing the ROI they seek. In this whitepaper, you'll learn numerous business benefits, including how to heighten employee productivity by making the right knowledge available and useful when and where it's needed, and how to add to your ROI and boost your bottom line when searching intranets, content systems and applications.
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Dear Workforce

Networking with your colleagues is a good resource to help solve your HR dilemmas -- networking with the experts is a GREAT resource. Learn from the input of the experts on issues and topics in this complete archive of questions and answers. Do you have an HR question? Just ask by emailing editors@workforce.com.

How Do We Solve a Managerial Behavior Issue?

I am a human resources consultant trying to gingerly solve a managerial behavior issue. A certain leader seems to try and determine who might be saying things about him and often seems to make life difficult until he finds out. How do we intervene to intercept this behavior?

Personality Clash, executive trainer, HR services, Mercer Island, Washington


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How Do Benefits Factor Into Retention?

In addition to salary and compensation, shouldn't this beg the question: How do nonsalary/compensation benefits factor into the retention equation? Many companies derive value from enhancing their culture through workplace chaplains, health care clinics, life coaches, etc. Salary and compensation rightfully dominate the attention, but ought we also address the noncompensation and cultural aspects of retention as well?

—Big Picture, HR services, Illinois


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Current Issue

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Benefits

Read up-to-date benefits coverage, including communications, wellness initiatives and health care reform.

Missed Steps

When Iowa State professor Gregory Welk tested the accuracy of wearables, he found they could be inaccurate by up to 40 percent, which should be an eye-opener for any company’s wellness director.


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HR Administration

Read current articles covering policies and procedures and outsourcing your workforce.

People Moves: April 2015

Yvonne Massenburg to Association of American Medical Colleges; Darlene Slaughter to United Way Worldwide; and Lupe Mujica to FirstService Residential.
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Recruitment

Read about the latest recruitment trends, including video interviewing, employee screening and candidate sourcing.

Staffing Management

Follow recent trends, including contingent staffing, telecommuting and termination issues.

Is Managing Grumpiness the Key to Managing Risk?

If you really want to know what your employees think of trust and values in your organization, try counting how many times they bring concerns to your attention rather than counting the number of 'harrumphs' or cocktails after work.
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Training

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The Hot List

The Hot List features listings of top HR providers, products and services. Workforce Management is for and about the leaders who are using HR to create a measurable competitive advantage and since July 2003, every month we produce The Hot List featuring a ranking of top HR providers, products and services that help keep businesses up to date, on track and focused on what matters most—its people. For Hot Lists after September 2013, please visit the Special Report section.

Roadmaps

Roadmaps is designed to help readers navigate key areas of people management. Each Roadmap includes an Orientation Guide that gives a high-level overview of the subject as well as articles and other resources that provide more detailed directions on how to find your way to success. We’ve also organized our online Roadmap into three phases—Plan, Do and Review—to help you implement the planning and execution of your program.

Latest News

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Data Bank

Data Bank is a snapshot of a specific sector of human resources. From benefits to technology to learning and development, HR practitioners turn to Data Bank for in-depth updates.

Special Reports

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