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Half of All Companies Admit Their Employee Development Programs Are Outdated. Is Yours?

There's nothing wrong with acknowledging to that job candidate that you know he (or she) is going to leave eventually.<p>5 min read<p>Everyone can agree that the phrase “climbing the corporate ladder” no longer holds meaning. Nowadays, employees don’t train for the next role in the company’s hierarchy. …

Master This One Skill For Competitive Advantage

Research proves the rapidly-rising importance of the global mindset<p>Having a competitive advantage.<p>It's critical for success in business and success as a leader. But, did you know there's one skill you must master for competitive advantage today? One skill that applies across every industry and …

Work-Life Balance Is the Only Thing

I work for Replicon -- a Bay-Area-based company in the HR Software space. We sell HR Software to thousands of companies, which puts us in the unique position of being able to evaluate how thousands of companies manage employees - contract/full-time, or otherwise. There are obvious trends we see …

Transportation

10 Simple Things the CEO Can Do to Create a Happy Workplace

Happiness at work starts from the top. This is one of the fundamental truths of happy workplaces.<p>In any organization where people consistently love to work, you will find a CEO and executive leadership team that places employee happiness among their top strategic priorities and act accordingly.<p>One …

A Simple Brain Hack That Boosts Workplace Engagement

Knowing how your brain works under stress can help you manage those unproductive responses that add up to a lack of engagement on the job.<p>No matter which survey you consult, many U.S. workers aren’t engaged at their jobs. According to Gallup’s 2014 “State of the Global Workplace” survey only 34% of …

6 Inventions That Are Changing the World Right Now | Inc.com

X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging have allowed doctors to glimpse beneath our skin for sometime, but imagine having a real-time view in unprecedented detail to check soft tissues for cancer or look for clogged arteries. It's just one of over a dozen inventions and inventors nominated for the …

Inventions

In The Digital Age, Employees Must Be More Agile Than Ever

It’s not enough to just “do your job.” It simply doesn’t work that way anymore. If you learn a programming language, a year or two later, that language will cease to exist or be in a rapid decline. As soon as you embrace a new digital platform or app, you can count on it changing, or an even better …

Is The 'Employee Engagement Survey' Really Confidential?

Dear Liz,<p>My company has an annual Employee Engagement Survey and it’s in my in-box right now. I don’t know if it would do any good if I filled out the survey truthfully. Our department is really messed up. We have a new supervisor who came over from another department and tells us every day how …

FAST Approach to Employee Engagement

<b>With employee engagement currently running at around 32% in the US, costing the US Economy between $450b to $550b each year in lost productivity, it's time that we do something to improve the situation, and do it FAST.</b><p>FAST is an approach where we look to ensure that we have the right Focus, …

How Dominic Barton Cultivated Community Change At McKinsey

“I <i>hate</i> to be managed. When someone tells me what to do, the hair on my neck bristles!”<p>This voice on my phone was not a frustrated millennial, blaming some boss who “doesn’t get it.” It was 53-year old Dominic Barton, Managing Director of McKinsey & Company since 2009, talking about organizational …

The Resume Section That Matters More Than You'd Think

What section headings do you have on your resume? Let me guess: “Experience,” “Education,” “Additional Information,” and maybe a “Summary” section. …

7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

Think You're Management Material? Answer These 10 Questions Honestly To Find Out

Everyone thinks they have what it takes to be in charge (just look at the 2016 presidential race!), but that’s far from the truth (again, look at the 2016 presidential race). Not every employee who aspires to become a manager is cut out for the role. If you’ve decided being a boss is the next …

Work-life Balance

Consumerization Of HR: 10 Trends Companies Will Follow In 2016

In 2015, organizations used social technologies for recruitment, development, and engagement practices, all which can be read about in my Forbes columns on Social HR for 2014 and 2015.<p>In 2016, we will see companies bring even more transformation to human resources in what I call the …

Human Resources

Can You Manage What You Can't Measure?

We are stepping out of one era and into a new one in the working world. It is crystal clear that the Machine Age structure and rhythm of work has hung on far past the point of usefulness.<p>In the new-millennium marketplace, our businesses and institutions will fail if we try to hire and lead people …

Leadership

Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There

Genius, as Thomas A. Edison famously declared, may be 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. But building a company employees truly love reverses the equation: it’s almost all inspiration, and sweat has only a little to do with it. This is the unexpected conclusion of new research from Bain & …

How to Manage: What Really Sets Leaders Apart | Inc.com

Coach and consultant Bill Treasurer has been teaching leadership development and studying leadership models for 20 years. But he says he learned a valuable lesson when his five-year-old son came home from school and announced he'd been chosen class leader for the day.<p>"What did you get to do as …

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …

4 TED Talks Every Marketer Should Watch in 2017

As someone with a product to market, these skills are definitely worth cultivating in 2017. Check out these examples of TED talks worth watching.

The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

How did you feel about coming to work this morning?<p>I’m sure many factors influenced whether you felt like digging right in, but one of the most significant was almost surely your boss.<p>It seems obvious: Direct supervisors who set their teams up for success, observe them in action, ask for feedback, …

4 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance

Find a happy medium between the office and the home.<p>Balancing work and life, outside of work, can be difficult, especially for parents. “Instead of …

Read These 3 Books to Make 2016 Unforgettable | Inc.com

There is one solid way to prepare yourself for the upcoming year: read. Tech mogul Bill Gates has an annual must-read list and trailblazing entrepreneur Jessica Mah reads a new book every week. It's not a coincidence.<p>I've had a particularly intense 12 months, from selling my first startup to …

Bill Gates

Millennials Are Hungry For Feedback On Their Work

With their supposedly short attention spans, job-hopping tendencies and sense of entitlement, millennials have been subject to much disparagement in recent years – summed up in a recent Saturday Night Live skit featuring Miley Cyrus. How best to manage the millennials is up for debate, but what …

How to Create a Positioning Statement That Stands Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> The Marketing Plan Handbook<i>, author Robert W. Bly explains how you can develop big-picture marketing plans for pennies on the dollar with his 12-step marketing plan. In this edited excerpt, Bly offer an easy formula for crafting a</i> …

4 Reasons Why You Need to Let Your Employees Work From Home

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Considering it’s supposed to be where work gets done, it’s surprising that the office can be a pretty unproductive place. In a 2015 FlexJobs survey of 2,600 employees, 76 percent said that when they need to do important tasks, they would …

The Two Sides of Employee Engagement

Each year, companies are spending nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in an effort to improve employee engagement — yet you’ll get wildly inconsistent answers if you ask managers what that means. Academics, consultants, and leaders have been grappling with that question for decades. Their …

From logos, to business names and marketing, here is a beginners guide to building a successful brand that conveys the right messages<p>Get your branding right, and your business could reap the dividends for decades to come but get it wrong, and it might be your most costly mistake. So how can you …

Stocks

4 strategies for building (and maintaining) employee engagement - The Business Journals

Employees truly are a company's best asset, so leaders and managers should place… more<p>Image provided by Getty Images<p>Once upon a time, creating …

A Note to Entitled Millennials in the Workplace: Give Humility a Try

Imagine for a moment that you’re a middle-level manager, mentoring and leading an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of young employees. Some stay. Some go. …