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Purpose Is Fast Becoming The Top Thing You Have To Offer Potential Employees

In the last 10 years, it’s been gradually harder to attract and motivate top talent with old-fashioned methods like high wages and big perks. Instead, a new type of employee is taking charge in the workforce, and they are looking for something else: meaning and purpose<p>A feeling of opportunity …

Employment

What Should HR Leaders Focus On In 2014?

The main focus for most organizations in 2014 should be on talent management and talent development, particularly the managerial and technical roles that are the difference makers. One of the major reasons to focus on talent is that it is a great way to get the HR function into a broader discussion …

Cracking the Code That Stalls People of Color

It’s a topic which corporations once routinely ignored, then dismissed, and are only now beginning to discuss: the dearth of professionals of color in senior positions. Professionals of color hold only 11% of executive posts in corporate America. Among Fortune 500 CEOs, only six are black, eight …

Why Your Top Talent Is Leaving In 2014, And What It'll Take To Retain Them

Planning to quit your job in 2014? According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, you’re most likely jumping ship because you’re dissatisfied with advancement opportunities at you current company or you feel underemployed.<p>If you were planning to quit, what would it take to persuade you to stay? …

From Structures to Nets – Leadership in the Shift Age

The vast majority of companies today have management structures or reporting hierarchies. That simply is the way it has been, at least since the …

Leadership

A Company Without Job Titles Will Still Have Hierarchies

Radically flat. That’s the management goal that Tony Hseih, founder of e-commerce giant Zappos, aims to achieve by the end of 2014. To get there, Hsieh plans to toss out the traditional corporate hierarchy by eliminating titles among his 1,500 employees that can lead to bottlenecks in …

Trust Works: Leveraging Trust for Long-Term Business Success

<b>By Steven N. Pyser, Assistant Professor, Temple University, Fox School of Business</b><p>Historically, winning business models applied brute capitalism …

CSR

Never Say Goodbye to a Great Employee

So-called “boomerang” employees — those who leave and then return — will become an increasingly valuable source of talent over the years ahead. In what’s perhaps the most frequently discussed example, some women chose to off ramp for several years sometime in their career, and many are eager for …

Customer Retention Is King: Four Steps to Secure the Throne

Blogs and communities are always buzzing about one form of marketing or another. And if you listen closely, you'll notice that most of the marketing …

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

Although the ghost of the Great Man still haunts leadership studies, most of us have recognized by now that successful organizations are the product of distributive, collective, and complementary leadership. The first step in putting together such a team is to identify each member of the team’s …

Taking Performance Management from a Talent Strategy to a Business Strategy

At last year’s Halogen Software Customer Conference, I had the opportunity to hear several speakers talk about business strategy. Keynote speaker …