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There’s a lot of noise about talent. Where to find it, how
to attract it, hire it and keep it. Everyone’s talking about
great talent because that’s what makes your company awesome.
Having great people equals success. But in the middle of all that
noise is the bridge that gaps finding the talent and keeping
It’s taken HR and managers a lot of time and
To be a great leader takes a lot of focus and consistency in
your approach to workplace successes, problems and people. Many
leadership talents are natural and instinctual. But many can also
be learned behaviors and attitudes; experienced approaches when
facing certain circumstances.
Across the board, here are five things most great workplace
leaders do every day:
1. Challenge the team
Some years back, we compiled a list of the Top 25 HR Blogs on
the Internet. We spent time measuring and weighing, poking and
prodding to find the healthiest blogs out there. We wanted to know
which blogs HR leaders were engaging with and what most helped
them. And then we shared what we learned, so other HR leaders
everywhere could know which blogs were relevant.
And let’s face it: A lot of ...
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Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure,
determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend
much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something
breaks, and so it goes with organizations.
How an organization is structured basically means how the
reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a
great deal about the culture, function a...
With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why
they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a
complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work,
then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult,
and something to be suffered.
While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is
not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...
What questions can employers legally ask? When
dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back
they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or
misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I
am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12
years ago that was a false charge to begin with.
This is a great question that a lot o...
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"Trust me." Yeah, right. Trust is in short supply at work these
days. Yet managers sometimes think because they’re the boss,
trust should be automatically granted. Can you hear the employee
chorus? "Yeah, right."
Waning loyalty has become the hallmark of the modern workplace.
Downsizing, reorganization and other corporate "gotchas" have
created employee cynicism. And yet, as a manager, you n...
To increase the ROI of recruitment and retention.
Why does HR need to think like a marketer, easy, marketers see the
value chain from start to finish. Think about sales flyers or
coupons you receive in the mail, or that “free”
download via the Internet. They will most often have an event or
incentive code that you need to enter in order to receive your free
gift or discount. Th...
How many times have you found yourself feeling sandblasted
with another person’s advice. It is pretty frustrating to be
in the presence of the annoying, highly opinionated “advice
giver." After all, you were only looking for some input and somehow
you ended up with a command.
Why is it that some people don’t know the difference
between providing a recommendati...