May 22, 2018
Succession Planning 17 May 2018
How to Use Succession Planning to Benefit Your Employees
Sarah Landrum
A business is never stagnant — employees constantly shift into new roles, take leave or find new jobs elsewhere. With any change, it’s up to the remaining staffers to fill the gaps or find someone else who can. A succession plan can help you keep a talented workforce on hand always — all it requires is a bit of foresight on your part.
Company Culture 15 May 2018
How to Grow Employees with a High Demand/Support Culture
Chad Conley
It has been ten years since we started Complete Roofing. We stepped into an industry riddled with unprofessionalism and highly underserved customers. These circumstances provided us a massive opportunity for growth and innovation. To capitalize on this opportunity, we would have to find and keep good people. There was one problem; very few aspire to work for a roofing company. This problem brought several questions to mind. How would we attract good people? How could we get them excited about this industry, especially considering its reputation? More importantly, how would we inspire their growth?
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Company Culture 10 May 2018
7 Tips for Creating a Workplace That Boosts Creativity and Productivity
Emma Lewis
Creativity and productivity go hand and hand. Without an appropriate balance of the two, you might find that your workplace happenings come to an impasse. Part of advancing creativity and productivity comes from conversation, but an equally important part is the environment.
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Company Culture 08 May 2018
What to Talk About When You Talk About Diversity?
Ankita Poddar
A while ago, I talked about the importance of transparency when it comes to diversity initiatives and focusing disproportionately on communication. Easier said than done, I know. After spending an entire lifetime avoiding difficult conversations around differences, it is only natural that discussions around diversity make us uncomfortable.
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Performance Management 03 May 2018
Four Metrics to Replace the Annual Employee Review Forever
Technology Advice
Most employees and managers agree: pretty much no one looks forward to annual employee performance reviews! And while performance management best practices are continually evolving, the way we manage our teams has not quite caught up. In fact, many business leaders today still depend on antiquated management practices that are no longer effective (or enjoyable).
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Succession Planning 01 May 2018
How to Improve Employee Commitment: Be a Career Architect
Neetuabala Raina
While you expect your employees to stay committed, are you doing enough to build your credibility as well? A few points to ponder over, which may help to build and architect careers in the true sense:
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Hiring 26 April 2018
What You Need to Know to Evaluate Sales Rep Hires
Kaya Johnson
The sales rep recruiting process is essential for a strong future sales and marketing team. The two important aspects of this process are closely linked. On one hand, you have the candidate skills to fulfill the given role and on the other, the experience and ability of the recruiter.
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Succession Planning 24 April 2018
How to Have the Best Employees: Increasing Quality Through Growth
Joan Elmore
Increase the quality and retention rate rates for your employees. Don’t let your employees get bored. Don’t let this job seem to limit their potential. Don’t let them feel like there’s a ceiling above their desks. Give them growth. Give them challenges. Give them the feeling that this job makes them better.
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Performance Management 17 April 2018
3 Ways to Enhance Your Knowledge Management Strategy
Mary Walton
As a business, your knowledge management strategy is one of the most important aspects you need to be thinking about. With an optimal knowledge management system, you’ll be able to host all your blog posts, articles, terms and conditions and FAQ pages and your customers will be able to access them all freely and easily.
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Hiring 17 April 2018
Finding and Attracting Talent in Niche Industries
Sarah Landrum
In an incredibly competitive market, finding and attracting talent in niche industries presents tough challenges. When talent appears absent, how do you go about finding the right fit? On the rare occasion that you find the right candidate, they might accept an offer elsewhere.
Performance Management 12 April 2018
How to Have Effective Evaluations: Just Talk to Your Employees
Wendy Dailey
There’s been a lot of talk lately about evaluations and what can be done about them. I believe the evaluation is the 3rd step in the process – that until you know what job your employee is doing and you know you have found the right person, you can’t do a good job on giving your employee feedback. And that’s really all an evaluation is: giving your employee feedback on what they do well and what they need to work on.
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Company Culture 10 April 2018
How to Be Transparent About Diversity
Ankita Poddar
The unfortunate fact is that diversity initiatives are a black box to most employees. Every employee knows that diversity is a key focus area and almost nobody knows what his or her organization is doing about it. This is why there exists a need for continuous, open, and honest conversation on how an organization is approaching diversity.
Training and Development 06 April 2018
4 Ways to Welcome Aboard Your New Employees
Alice Berg
Human Resource managers must address issues surrounding turnover and retention for sustainable growth to be realized. One of the best strategies for achieving employee engagement and retention is by employing effective onboarding of new employees. Facilitating the quick and smooth performance and social adjustment of new employees in the workplace is a key element of managing talent.
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Succession Planning 02 April 2018
10 Steps to Creating Your Own Personal Succession Plan
Mark Delarika
Upon deciding to take a step back and retire, it’s very important to write out every step of this transition process. It needs to be planned, it needs to have goals, and it needs to be objective. For extra objectivity and a professional planning of this process, it’s best to outsource it. Here are 10 tricks you should consider when writing your succession plan.
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Company Culture 30 March 2018
5 Ways Bilingual Employees Can Improve Your Business
Massiel Ramirez
If it seems you’re meeting more bilingual speakers in the workplace lately, you’re right! Employers know the value of having people with multilingual skills on staff and have changed the way companies hire new individuals. A 2017 report from New American Economy (NAE) evaluated data from more than 40,000 online job boards and found a steadily increasing demand for workers who speak more than one language.
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Hiring 26 March 2018
The 4 Best Ways to Get Through Talent Shortages
Sarah Landrum
Drastic changes in various industries signal a need for rapid adjustments for both companies and candidates, who must both keep up with the necessary skill requirements. For employers and hiring managers, locating candidates with suitable backgrounds grows ever challenging
Company Culture 19 March 2018
8 Unique Ways to Make Your Workplace Millennial Friendly
Ashira Prossack
Millennials are entering the workforce by the thousands every day. By 2020, Millennials will make up over 50% of the workforce, and by 2025 that figure rises to 75%. As workplace demographics shift, workplace practices have to shift as well. It’s important to be prepared and start the process of transformation sooner rather than later. Let’s explore some of the ways you can make your workplace more Millennial-friendly.
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Performance Management 16 March 2018
The Best Ways to Deal with "Bad" Employees
Dillon Chen
Every company should run like a smoothly oiled machine with every employee fulfilling their roles in order for the company to grow and succeed. However, if one of your employees is a “bad” employee and not pulling their weight, or actively working against the company, it can throw a wrench into your machine and disrupt all of the operations.
Performance Management 14 March 2018
What Makes People Love Their Jobs?
Tiffany Rowe
Nothing should make an employer happier than to have happy employees. For one, it makes life a lot easier when you don’t have to deal with a bunch of malcontent grumps who do their work grudgingly and race each other to the door when the day is over. For another, happy employees are good employees who are invested in the company’s success and contribute meaningfully to the bottom line.
Training and Development 09 March 2018
7 Tips on How to Build Effective Teams
Brandon Stanley
One of the greatest responsibilities of a leader is to push the team towards better performance. The relationships within the team are essential in that aspect. An effective team will definitely outperform a disconnected collective, where people work individually. The process of team building is nothing abstract. It demands a great deal of effort on the part of the leader.
Training and Development 07 March 2018
What You Need to Know About Manager Credibility
Dory Wilson
In my role as a talent development professional, I have been helping managers become better leaders for longer than I like to admit (think decades, not years). When I facilitate leadership sessions, participants are often surprised to learn that I believe credibility is the most essential trait of a leader. I am not surprised to learn that they often don’t agree with me, or that our perception of credibility and the day-to-day interpretation of it, are vastly different.
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Succession Planning 06 March 2018
How to Drive Growth with Pathways
Crystal Huang
Your business is a living, breathing organism, made up of unique employees, processes and strategies. Gone are the days of a one-size fits all approach. Instead the most successful companies are custom tailoring their strategies and growth pathways for employees. This not only benefits the company but helps the employee feel valued, be rewarded for efforts and helps maintain a healthy company culture.
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Training and Development 02 March 2018
Implementing an Effective Training Program
Hannah Son
Training is the backbone of an organization’s success. Installing a concrete employee training program will provide any company with heightened standards as well as improved productivity, efficiency, and profitability.
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Training and Development 28 February 2018
How to Work with Employees on Career Development
Tom Jager
Each company is interested in investing in the career development of their employees. Providing the employees with training programs doesn’t only improve their knowledge and make it more specific, it also positively influences the productivity of the whole company.
Hiring 26 February 2018
4 Attitudes You Must Focus on While Assessing Potential Candidates
Sreeram Sreenivasan
We all know from our own experience that employee performance is a matter of attitude than hard skills. Although it’s possible for employees to learn new skills over time, it can be very difficult to change their attitude. Attitude determines the way employees behave in the workplace, how they interact with their bosses, colleagues and even customers.

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