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Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization

6 Ways to Create Happy Employees Without Perks

The bottom line? Invest in creating a team of happy employees. There is simply no greater driver of business success.<p>Free lunches. Yoga. Gym Memberships. Pet-friendly offices. In the tech world, every startup's perks one-ups the next. Don't get me wrong, perks are great; they are great for …

Employee Engagement

Effective Strategies to Measure Employee Engagement

Did you know that half of your employees hate their job? It's true, according to a Gallup poll that surveyed 5.4 million employees. Maybe you're even one of the employees that falls into that category. It gets worse though, in addition to the 52 percent who hate their job, another 18 percent claim …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Headphones

4 Things Successful Change Leaders Do Well

We know that two-thirds of large scale transformation efforts fail. But that’s not a terribly helpful piece of information―unless we’re looking for confirmation that this is hard, really hard. What is useful is to understand what leaders can do to substantially increase the odds that their …

Management

4 Things CEOs Want From HR Leadership

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The head of HR is frequently, at least in the CEO’s eyes, seen as the low man (or woman) on the executive totem pole. This occurs despite the fact that <i>people</i> are the biggest item on almost every company’s budget, and that CEOs …

Human Resources

How to lead change when employees say 'that’s the way we’ve always done things'

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>There is certainly no shortage of advice on what actions …

This Is The Best Cheese For Grilled Cheeses, According To Science

It's 10th grade chemistry, finally paying off.<p>Sure, there's a cheese for every cheese head, but when it comes to making a grilled cheese sandwich, it turns out there's one type of cheese to beat them all.<p>The video below, from the American Chemical Society, shows that it's all about, well, chemistry.<p>…

Most People Have No Idea Whether They’re Paid Fairly

Managers know that engaged employees are more effective. But despite the vast amount of employee engagement research out there, very little of it focuses on a person’s primary reason for employment in the first place: getting paid.<p>PayScale, the compensation software company where I work, surveyed …

Toxic workers a drain on the bottom line, but you can spot them, study says

Toxic employees aren't just a drag to have around. They can be a major drag on the bottom line.<p>New research led by Dylan Minor, an assistant professor of managerial economics and decision sciences at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, found that companies can save far more …

Feedback Is The Killer App: A New Market and Management Model Emerges

<i>A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations.</i><p><i>In this article I discuss this explosive new market and talk about some of the innovative vendors helping</i> …

Employee Engagement

6 Traits of An Engaged Employee

For those who realize it, employee engagement is the magic ingredient and the special sauce that makes all the difference in business. Simply stated, employee engagement is the discretionary effort, willingness, and the ability of employees to contribute to the success of an organization.<p>While …

How to Audit Your Talent Management Strategy

Given today’s labor market, there’s a lot of discussion surrounding the need for a talent management strategy. But once you've created a strategy, …

Most HR Data Is Bad Data

How good a rater do you think you are? If you were my manager and you watched my performance for an entire year, how accurate do you think your ratings of me would be on attributes such as my “promotability” or “potential?”<p>How about more specific attributes such as my customer focus or my learning …

Human Resources

Furniture First Aid

<b>The Kit</b><p>Baking soda<br>Butter knife<br>Clear all-purpose household cleaner (without bleach or bleach alternative)<br>Clear dish soap (without bleach or bleach alternative)<br>Clear, unscented ammonia<br>Cotton swabs<br>Dry-cleaning solvent (such as Guardsman)<br>Extra-fine steel wool (0000 grade)<br>Fine crochet hook<br>Linseed …

The Last Re-Org You’ll Ever Do

New (and old) thinking about organization design may lead to ever-evolving entities<p>Established institutions have been reorganizing as long as they've …

Management

Becoming Powerful Makes You Less Empathetic

Last year, I worked with a senior executive — let’s call him Steve — who had received feedback from his boss that he was wearing the power of his new title in an off-putting way. Steve’s boss told him that he had developed a subtle way of being right in meetings that sucked all the oxygen out of …

Leadership

Write the Perfect Email to Anyone With This Creepy Site

When my editor Joe told me to write this story, I knew with algorithmic certainty how to respond: "Done. Absolutely. It's taken care of."<p>I got this …

Why Amazon paid for 2,000 employees to take classes in things like airplane mechanics and nursing

But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a pretty unique approach in providing career help to its employees at the company's fulfillment centers, where Amazon's orders get packaged and shipped.<p>Since 2012, Amazon has offered a program called "Career Choice," where the company pays 95% of tuition for its …

Edward Snowden's quandary, as described by John Oliver

Snowden, who did not know what truck nuts are, said: "You really thought ahead."<p>"Well, at least one of us did," Oliver replied. "You know because of the um, quandary, the Kafkaesque nightmare that you're in."<p>Snowden, who has been living in an undisclosed location in Russia after flying from Hong …

How LinkedIn Is Creating The HR Organization Of The Future

Pat Wadors is the Senior Vice President of Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn and is one of the speakers at our upcoming Future of Work Forum in San Francisco on April 29th. She is responsible for helping make sure that the LinkedIn culture can scale, making sure employees stay engaged, …

Employee Engagement

How to: Make Your Own Protein Bars

I go from zero to hangry faster then almost anyone I know, so I've learned the value of keeping protein bars on hand. I tend to lose my self in a …

5 Ways to Know If an Employee is Toxic

Got a noxious teammate? Here's what to do about it<p>The worst employee we ever had is the gift that keeps giving.<p>At the time it was a mess: We didn't listen to the rumblings of the rest of the staff. We promoted him hoping that would build loyalty and stop the backstabbing. We kept him around much …

The Workplace

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Easy Generator to Home Hook Up

Introduction: Easy Generator to Home Hook Up<p>About: I'm a computer engineer - but please don't judge me by that. I heat with wood, fix broken things …

Getting Employees To Care: Employee Engagement And Culture

Employees. You’re going to have to face them sooner or later if you’re trying to build a customer-centric culture. How do you get them in line? How …

Why People Management is Replacing Talent Management

<b>The Epic Shift: Away from "Talent" and now focus on "People." Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are</b> …

Why 70% Of Your Employees Aren’t Into You – And How You Can Get Them Back

Though your employees may show up each morning with bright, smiling faces, secretly (or sometimes not), 70% of them are just not that into you. They …

Employee Engagement