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Slide Design: How to Build a Powerful Color Palette

With sight dominating our senses, it is no surprise that colors have come to hold so much meaning and importance in our culture. Consciously and …

Your Best Recruiting Sources Are the People That You Know

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Staying Relevant: Current Recruiting Trends That Will Remain Important in 2014

About<p>With over 100K strong in our network, RecruitingBlogs.com is part of the RecruitingDaily.com, LLC family of Recruiting and HR communities.<p>Our …

Recruitment

In a Negotiation, Leaders Make the First Move

This is the first rule of negotiation that you should never forget.<p>I just came out of a meeting where I needed to negotiate a grant contract and once again I forgot one lesson that should have sunk in after all these years of writing about leadership and negotiations: Leaders make the first …

Study: Millennials And Employers Disagree On Path To Success

Against the foreboding backdrop of a soft job market and economic uncertainty, a war of generations continues to be fought in the American workplace.<p>Bentley University, a business-focused university based in Waltham, Massachusetts, commissioned a massive survey (conducted between October 17 and 25, …

The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority

Lean innovation is being embraced by everyone — from the smallest start-ups to the largest global organizations. But in most cases, it’s still falling well short of its full potential because it either lacks or fails to tightly integrate with the mechanisms needed to systematically capture lessons …

Why Do You Need a Leadership Philosophy?

Philosophy and leadership may seem like an odd combination. However, without a sound philosophy, leadership can be easily distracted. Leadership and …

Mobile Learning Should Disrupt What 'School' Is

<b>Mobile Learning Should Disrupt What ‘School’ Is</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>In education, we tend to think of mobile learning as learning in classrooms with tablets …

M-learning

The Only 2 Things You Should Be Discussing in Meetings

The problem with your meetings? You're talking about the wrong things, in the wrong ways.<p>"Of the hundreds of companies I've worked with over the past 30 years, I repeatedly see only five types of communication," writes expert coach and consultant Christine Comaford in Forbes. "And only two of them …

Employees Perform Better When They Can Control Their Space

If you want to build a culture of high performance, start by taking a look at your office environment. It matters more than you may realize.<p>As co-CEO of the design and architectural firm Gensler, I’ve spent my career designing workplaces and studying the link between design and business …

Your Employees Want the Negative Feedback You Hate to Give

Would you rather hear positive feedback about your performance or suggestions for improvement?<p>For the last two weeks, we’ve been compiling data on this question, and on people’s general attitudes toward feedback, both positive and corrective. So far we’ve collected it from 899 individuals, 49% from …

How Netflix Reinvented HR

Artwork: Freegums, Good Vibrations, 2011, acrylic on wood, 8′ x 15′<p>Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a …

The future of management is talent development

What is the major difference between the scientific management framework that informed so many of our work practices, and the new management …

Death To The Open Office Floor Plan!

This week the <i>New Yorker</i>‘s Maria Konnikova methodically broke down the reasons open offices destroy productivity. Namely, they’re too noisy or too …

A Simple, Science-Backed Way To Solve The Employee-Engagement Problem

Gamification guru and Bunchball founder Rajat Paharia has a data-backed approach to sparking even the least motivated staffer.<p>“Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook know more about employees” than their managers do.<p>That’s Rajat Paharia, founder of Bunchball and a father of the gamification industry. …

The Future Of Work: Why Social HR Matters

In 2013, organizations finally began in earnest to integrate social technologies into recruitment, development and engagement practices. In 2014, this social integration will become the status quo.<p>The digital immigrants have now caught up to the digital natives – we are now all digital citizens. …

When A Millennial Is The Boss

As recently as a decade ago, the idea of seasoned professionals in their 40s, 50s, or even 60s being managed by someone half their age would have provoked suspicion. Variations on “He must be some executive’s kid!” or “What does she know?” would be whispered around water coolers and copying …

Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy

Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card. The event opened with a <i>Lion King</i> performance put on by employees at the …

Team Building

The eight personalities involved in change management programmes

A change management programme aims to increase efficiency, allow employees to be utilised elsewhere and helps to make a better product or deliver a …

Employee Engagement

Culture

Reed Hastings

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance

I choked.<p>It was just a middle-school tennis match against a manifestly worse player, but I became overwhelmed with anxiety. Before we’d started, the most important thing was to win. But during the match, I just wanted to get off the court <i>fast.</i> Burping uncontrollably, afraid of throwing up, I hit …

Collaborative work spaces: More than just removing partitions

By 2015, non-dedicated ‘team areas’ are predicted to have a larger share of the office, averaging 35% of space, according to research from Herman …

The Workplace

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The Future of Work: 8 Keys to Collaborative & Modern Leadership

“Collaboration isn’t about giving up your individuality. Quite the opposite: it’s about realizing your potential. It’s about bringing your many gifts …

What if Performance Management Focused on Strengths?

In previous posts I praised Microsoft’s rejection of individual performance ratings as the building block for an effective performance management system, and described why rating people on a list of competencies is a flawed method for improving their performance.<p>Obviously we need a new system. And …