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How I Find and Hire the World's Best Employees

It's no secret that great people build great companies, so it's baffling that more companies don't treat recruiting as the most important job.<p><b>A five-piece mariachi band,</b> a cake with a hidden message, and more food than you'd believe, were all delivered to our office—resume in tow—in an attempt to …

Employment

The 3 Leadership Behaviors That Make Your Employees Feel Fulfilled

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Engaged workplace. Positive, employee-friendly culture. Individualized reward system. You've heard all of these catch-phrases before when it comes to finding out how to make your employees truly feel inspired at work. But what …

Employment

5 Reasons Your Employees Probably Hate You

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many years ago I worked for a company whose CEO was a stickler for how many hours employees worked. He made a point to note who came early and who stayed late. He considered anyone who didn't a slacker.<p>As far as I know, nobody …

Leadership

Best Way to Make Employees Better at Their Jobs

Forget trying to come up with motivational tools and "tricks." There's a better--and simpler--way to get more out of your staff.<p>You've been there. You've stared at a blank document as you struggled to come up with incredible words of wisdom that will inspire and motivate your employees.<p>So has Scott …

Employment

Twitter's Latest Acqui-Hire Drives Continuing Education for Employees

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twitter's engineers are getting a chance to upgrade their brains.<p>On Tuesday, the social network announced that it had launched Twitter University, an internal company initiative to provide its engineers with new programming …

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Empowering employees to integrate ethics and social good into their work

There is a flaw in the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The term suggests something that is planned and managed at the top - specific strategies, priorities, and programmes from the C-suite.<p>But whether a company behaves responsibly or not is largely the aggregate of individual …

Employee Engagement

Building a Culture of Employee Appreciation

How Datotel overhauled its employee-appreciation, -recognition, and -incentive programs<p><b>David Brown</b> thinks it's important to make his employees feel valued. So Brown, founder and president of Datotel, an IT services and data storage business in St. Louis with 38 employees, was dismayed when he …

Employee Engagement

Google has reportedly been snuffing out employees’ personal project time

One of Google’s calling cards over the years have been the creative freedom it gives its employees to work independently on projects that they find …

Keys to Employee Satisfaction

What You Can Do to Increase Employee Satisfaction<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated March 13, 2018<p>Americans of all ages and income brackets continue to …

How to implement employee ownership

Employee ownership exists in virtually every sector of the UK economy, across every size and stage of business and across all parts of the UK. From start-ups seeking employee commitment to give the business a great beginning, to long-established businesses of all sizes seeking to handle a …

Are You Infecting Your Employees With Toxic Email?

A new study shows that those at the top of an organization set the tone when it comes to email and can lead the charge when it comes to cutting down.<p>Email can feel like a force of nature -- a great flood of messages into your inbox which you are powerless to stop and which sucks up incredible …

University of Glasgow

Powerful Combination: Employees and Social Media

I keep thinking about the phrase “power to the people” and thinking it’s definitely taken a whole new meaning when it comes to engaging employees in social media. During today’s Let’s Chat! #Ciscosmt Twitter chat with Cisco’s Petra Neiger (@Petra1400) and Salesforce.com’s Jennifer Burnham …

Meaningful Employee Recognition Can Help You Retain Valued Employees

<i>This is the final post in the</i> Cisco Partner Talent series<i>, helping partners attract, develop, and retain the right people with the right skills at the right time. This month’s blog post goes into detail about the importance of Rewards and Recognition in our Cisco Fit4Talent Employee Lifecycle. To</i> …

Employee Engagement

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not …

Employment

Does Apple Have an Employee Morale Problem?

Apple employees are looking to jump ship at record rates, at least according to one new report looking into Tim Cook's first two years as permanent …

Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While many workers get two weeks per year to cram in all of their vacation time, an increasing number of companies, including Foursquare and Tumblr, have introduced a popular perk: Unlimited vacation time. If allowing your …

The Workplace

Stack ranking: Steve Ballmer's employee-evaluation system and Microsoft's decline.

There were many reasons for the decline of Microsoft under Steve Ballmer, including, as I wrote this morning, its lack of focus and its habit of …

5 Ways to Keep Employees From Checking Out on the Job

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever interacted with an employee at a local business who was checked-out? You know the type. You ask to pay, and they roll their eyes at you and act as if they're doing you a favor by taking your money.<p>Well, you're not …

Employee Engagement

Transforming the Business Models of Management Consulting

Going forward, traditional consulting firms will be forced to compete against business models that threaten their historical margins, streamline …

502 Bad Gateway

Ten Ways Cloud Computing Is Revolutionizing Aerospace And Defense

Synchronizing new product development, supply chain, production and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) strategies across Aerospace and Defense (A&D) manufacturers while reducing costs continues to make cloud platforms a viable option in A&D.<p>With sequestration having an impact on these industries …

Inside a Startup's Plan to Turn a Swarm of DIY Satellites Into an All-Seeing Eye

Looking Down From 500 Miles above Earth's surface, you could watch the FedEx Custom Critical Delivery truck move across the country along 3,140 miles …

Corporate strategy in the age of sustainability

There is a lot of talk these days about issues of corporate sustainability and social responsibility (CSSR, for brevity).<p>In addition to the endless discussion around environment, social and governance (ESG) data, green "strategies", responsible investments and the latest reporting standards, we are …

Management

Nike to fashion industry: Just do it (with our app)

Fashion designers can now benefit from years of Nike research into sustainable materials. The giant sportswear company is releasing a free mobile app …

Business Trends 2013: The Role of ESG in the Future of the Responsible Enterprise

<i>By Dinah Koehler</i> <b>and</b> <i>Chris Park</i><p><i>Part I of the Business Trends series</i><p>Earlier this year, Deloitte published its inaugural Business Trends 2013 report, a …