Jeff Waldman

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7 Compensation Strategies for Cash-Strapped Startups

As a startup founder, I’m constantly struggling to recruit top talent without breaking the bank. We can’t always match market salaries, but we need exceptional (read: expensive) talent in order to build from scratch. How do you recruit a developer making well into six figures, or an experienced …

harvardbusinessreview

Want Employees Who Are Really Proud of Where They Work? (If So, Here's What to Do Next)

As a leader, you can empower your organization to be a place where even the most basic tasks are not just met, but consistently exceeded.<p>When you have employees who do their jobs well, it goes without saying that it reflects well on them, on you as their leader, and the company as a whole. It is …

Employee Engagement

Is your culture killing your workers?

At some point, we’ve all uttered a variation of the phrase: “This job is killing me.”Unfortunately, a BBC story confirms that it’s probably not a …

A.I. in the workplace is the new diversity

Artificial intelligence continues to tackle jobs traditionally performed by humans. However, our cognitive biases will challenge our ability to …

Are You a Toxic Boss? Google's Management Study Will Tell You

Could you be a toxic boss and not even realize it?<p>Google recently conducted one of the most thorough studies of management behavior ever completed by a large corporation. Started in 2009, a team in Google's People Innovation Lab spent one year data mining performance appraisals, employee surveys, …

The Workplace

Are You Listening? Top 10 Things Employees Wish They Could Tell Their Boss

Looking for commitment over compliance? Here is what your employees want from you the most.<p>How do you get from a mission statement or a good set of principles to a productive and loyal organization? The answer lies in your willingness and ability to be supportive. To show that you are there to get …

Top 10

Brands That Get Political Are Taking a Risk. Those that Do Nothing are Risking More.

Brands that get political are taking a huge risk. But are those that do nothing risking more?<p>Visitors to Patagonia's website in December found something unusual. Rather than panoramic vistas of mountain ranges or close-ups of fleece jackets, there was a stark message written in white against a …

CEOs

How You Promote People Can Make or Break Company Culture

Managing promotions effectively is one of the most powerful ways leaders can drive their company’s success. We surveyed over 400,000 U.S. workers in the past year and found that when people believe promotions are managed effectively, they’re more than twice as likely to give extra effort at work …

Management

Why Company Communication May Be 2018's Tech Sector to Watch | Inc.com

Technology is changing company communications in a major way. Just like how marketing technologies transformed marketing over the last few years, new technologies are dramatically impacting company communications.<p>Consider the following from a 2016 survey by Willis Tower Watson on the global …

Innovation

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

What Research Tells Us About How Women Are Treated at Work

We publish a lot of articles based on new research (you may have noticed). This year, some of our most viewed and shared stories were based on studies about women — and, more specifically, stories looking at differences in how men and women are treated, and behave, at work. I’ve summarized six …

University of Chicago

Lots of Men Are Gender-Equality Allies in Private. Why Not in Public?

In the last week, film producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual harassment — which many have described as an open secret in Hollywood — have exploded onto the pages of the New York Times. The New Yorker documents even more disturbing accusations of rape and assault. It’s now clear that many …

Gender Equality

As Your Company Evolves, What Happens to Employees Who Don’t?

When my company was young, we worked with two contractors who played key roles in client services. As we grew and defined our core values — singling out accountability as our top priority — it became clear that these contractors did not meet our newly defined standards. They were often difficult to …

Human Resources

Email and Calendar Data Are Helping Firms Understand How Employees Work

Using data science to predict how people in companies are changing may sound futuristic. As we wrote recently, change management remains one of the few areas largely untouched by the data-driven revolution. But while we may never convert change management into a “hard science,” some firms are …

Big Data

The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”

It’s time to retire the saying “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Even though advocates of this approach believe it reduces whining, increases empowerment, helps employees manage up, and boosts careers, it’s fraught with challenges.<p>Not every problem has an easy solution. Tackling the …

Leadership

3 Reasons You Should Let Your Employees Telecommute, According to Research

If you think having your employees work from home would result in lost productivity, research would tell you you're wrong.<p>Work life balance has been a topic on the tip of everyone's tongues for the last few years. With that conversation, came another conversation about the ability to telecommute …

The Workplace

This Is How To Use Slack To Find A Job

A recruiter shares how your workplace messaging tool can help you land your next job.<p>Chances are if Slack is part of your office, it has become the main way that you communicate with coworkers. Now it might also be the way you find your next job.<p>Just like meetups, Slack has over 400 public …

How to Get Your Team to Use Their Vacation Time

Evidence is piling up that vacations are good for business. Not only does taking vacation contribute to enhanced productivity but it also immunizes our teams against the toxic negative attitudes that can be contagious in the workplace. So if vacation has such a good ROI, why are people taking less …

The Workplace

What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

Two decades before Daniel Goleman first wrote about emotional intelligence in the pages of HBR, he met his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Amherst …

Why Startups Like Uber Stumble Over Problems They Could Have Avoided

News this week that Uber’s CEO was stepping down likely was not a surprise to those who have been following the company in the headlines.<p>In our work over many years, we have learned enough to know that you have to be on the inside of any company to have the full picture of what went wrong and how. …

Management

50+ Ideas for Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace That You Can Start Today | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Nobody’s ever said that diversity and inclusion work is easy. But having grown a team that recently hit a 50:50 gender ratio (an uncommon feat, …

The Workplace

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work from Home

More and more people are working remotely, and many say it improves their productivity and satisfaction — while also saving them time and money. If you’re commuting to an office every day but would like to work elsewhere on a weekly basis, how can you convince your boss to let you do so? What …

The Workplace

15 Signs That You Are Emotionally Intelligent

Unlike your IQ, your EQ is highly malleable.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: People with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly …

6 Red Flags That Say Your Boss Is Going To Be A Nightmare

Here’s how to spot a bad boss before you take the job.<p>The old adage is often true: We don’t quit jobs, we quit bosses. Besides hurting your mental well-being and productivity, working for a bad boss can severely impact your health. Researchers from Harvard Business School and Stanford University …

Robots Replaced 75 Percent of Jobs at This Warehouse but Not One Employee Was Cut

Boxed, the bulk grocery superstore in a mobile app, decided to commit to its employees displaced by robots after automating a fulfillment center.<p>Robots replaced three-quarters of the warehouse jobs at Boxed's fulfillment center in Union, N.J., the company announced Thursday. But instead of firing …

Employment

The Secret to Finding Your Next Great Business Idea: Listen to People

You Can Learn So Much More From Listening to Those Around You<p>Entrepreneurs, do yourselves a huge favor: stop talking.<p>Some of the biggest breakthroughs I've had in my professional life have come not when I opened my mouth, but used my ears.<p>In a world drowning with so-called thought leaders, gurus …

Entrepreneurship

Stop Trying to Retain Millennials With Expensive Coffee. Do This Instead | Inc.com

Guess what? Millennials are not as finicky as you think. In fact, there's something you can do to retain them, and it does not involve roasting coffee beans.<p>Many workers fresh out of college and up to their late 20s and 30s know a gambit from a mile away. They know when a carrot is dangling. Sure, …

How to Build a Passionate Company

Executives have begun to understand that to build a great business, companies need a larger goal, one that transcends the traditional bottom line. The best and brightest talent are attracted to organizations that offer a broader purpose. But simply defining a purpose is not enough. It’s just a …

Employee Engagement

The Mindset Shift That Will Improve Your Performance at Everything

What sets those who accomplish great things apart from those who fail to realize their ambitions? You might guess intelligence, appetite for risk, or …