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The Question Every CEO Should Ask The Company's HR Leader

What do CEOs and their HR chiefs talk about? With luck, they talk about everything — about hiring, and the state of the organization, and upcoming events. I hope they talk about who’s getting promoted and who’s leaving and what’s new and how the team is holding up.<p>There’s one question every CEO …

The Workplace

10 Essential Pillars of Employee Engagement

In this presentation, we go through ten essential pillars of employee engagement. These are things that managers need to keep in mind when trying to engage and retain their employees. All ten of these pillars are important, and many of them are related to each other.<p>The ten pillars are:<p>1. …

Employee Engagement

How Lego Clawed Its Way Out Of Near Bankruptcy

<i>Few toys have caught the imagination of children everywhere more than LEGOs -- the multi-colored plastic blocks that can snap together to construct houses, castles, space ships or fantastical imaginary figures.</i><p><i>The Danish company (whose name roughly translates to "play well") traces its roots to a</i> …

5 Reasons Your Top Employee Isn't Happy | Inc.com

There has been a bit of a furor recently as both Apple and Microsoft let go key senior executives (Scott Forstall and Steve Sinofsky, respectively) who were both categorized variously as "abrasive," "difficult," and "arrogant."<p>In almost every popular account of the firings, the two executives have …

Take A Peek Inside Starbucks’s $35 Million Leadership Lab [Video]

This fall, Starbucks hauled 1,000 lighting instruments, 445 chain motors, 120 speakers, 21 projection screens, and 5,000 live coffee plants to the conference center in Houston and spent three weeks installing a “Leadership Lab.” What Starbucks doesn’t spend on commercials, it makes up for with this …

Deciding On The Right Recruitment Marketing Mix

By Tony Restell<p>Share on:<p>I really like the following Content Marketing Matrix, when looked at with your recruitment marketing hat on. How to position …

Marketing

How to Create the Perfect Job Posting

This infographic (courtesy of Herd Wisdom) shows how recruiters can create the perfect job posting.<p>What’s the best job posting you’ve seen?<p>There are …

The Top 5 Reasons Why Flexible Workers Rock [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re an employer looking to fill those coveted jobs, you probably target the same types of candidates. But there’s a whole other section of the …

Innovation can be Trained

Innovation

How To Give Feedback That Actually Inspires Improvement

No, writing: “Get better or you’re fired” on a Post-it is not the answer.<p>What’s it like to work without any feedback? To JetBlue chairman Joel Peterson, it’s like “driving a car with no speedometer, learning to cook without ever tasting your food, or playing basketball without a scoreboard.”<p>But …

As much as you want that paycheck, think long and hard before signing on the dotted line. 5 signs you should run from an interview and never look back: http://onforb.es/1aFTikQ

The Future Of Shopping: Shelves That Track The Age And Gender Of Passing Customers

The ultimate in creepy-yet-inevitable marketing tech has arrived: supermarket shelves that track the age and gender of passing customers.<p>Supermarket giant Mondelez International, whose portfolio includes iconic brands like Chips Ahoy, Ritz, and Nabisco, is now testing shelves with integrated …

Amazon Has A Brutal System For Employees Trying To Get Promoted

Here's the way it works.<p>To get ahead at Amazon, your boss has to debate why you deserve a promotion with other managers from the company. If he or she makes an effective case on your behalf, then you get the nod. If not, you wait another 12 months.<p>These debates take place at two different meetings …

5 Tough Realities Of Building A Culture Of Innovation

While there are many different ways to create such a culture, the five points listed below will help guide whatever approach you ultimately take. Therefore, bear in mind that:<p>Operational efficiency is great, but if taken too far, it can stifle the creative culture necessary to foster innovation. In …

What Employers Get Wrong When Writing The Job Description

Far too often, companies ask who they want to hire before figuring out what, exactly, they're hiring for. In a recent post on LinkedIn, Lou Adler, CEO of The Adler Group, describes this problem as "defining the person" before "defining the job."<p>Adler argues that the majority of job postings he sees …

How To Succeed In Business Without Becoming A Manager

Many of us strive to climb the corporate ladder as quickly as possible—but plenty of others are perfectly satisfied on the lower rungs and have no desire whatsoever to move up.<p>“I think it’s very common for people to be content in non-managerial positions for a few reasons,” says Andy Teach, author …

The Truth About Unplugging And “Vacation”

According to a recent poll, most Americans stay connected to the office while on vacation. That doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. Does it?<p>The latest issue of <i>Fast Company</i> is about the #unplug movement–taking time to disconnect and reconnect on a more personal level with friends and family.<p>Meanwhile, …

Marissa Mayer’s 9 Principles of Innovation

Google’s VP of search products and user experience shares the rules that gives the search company its innovative edge.<p>1. INNOVATION, NOT INSTANT PERFECTION.<p>“There are two different types of programmers. Some like to code for months or even years, and hope they will have built the perfect product. …

Why Your Innovation May Be Failing–And What To Do About It

According to a recent survey, about 18% of companies believe their own innovation strategy is delivering a competitive advantage. How can that be changed?<p>I’m looking over green fields on the rolling campus of a major U.S. corporation, sitting quietly in the cafeteria, having just finished a two-day …