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    8 Ways to Create an “A Team”

    8 Ways to Create an “A Team”
    "Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." - Vince Lombardi How would others describe the performance of your team? Would they refer to your team “the A team”? Or are they compared to the Los Angeles Clippers (winning percentage: .362)? In either case, here are 8 things you can do to boost the performance of your team: 1. Invest in your ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    High Performers Purge the Unproductive

    High Performers Purge the Unproductive
    Sometimes patience is not a virtue, and high-market performing firms know it. They get their employees ready quickly, they avoid employee stagnation and they weed out those who don't come up the productivity curve. i4cp's new member-requested study on Time to Optimal Productivity shows that over half (55%) of respondents from low-performing organizations report that employees often remain in positions after ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Verification of Previous Employment Form

    This Verification of Previous Employment form is used to gather information about an applicant’s previous employment history and contacts. It documents who was called, the contact phone number, and pertinent questions, such as length of previous employment, position held, title, reason for leaving, and whether the previous employer would consider rehiring the applicant. Verification of Previous Employment [gate] Applicant's Name: ___________________________________________________ ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Policies and Forms

    Policies and Forms
    Policies: • *Access to Personnel Files Policy* • *Attendance Policy* • *Blogging Policy* • *Business Ethics Policy* • *Business Travel Expense Policy* • *Human Capital Management Drives Financial Performance* • *Call-In Pay Policy* • *Cell Phone Usage Policy* • *Child Care/Dependent Care Policy* • *Drugs and Alcohol Policy* • *Electronic Mail (e-mail) Policy* • *Emergencies Policy* • *Employment at Will/Applications ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Why Talent Management Metrics Suck

    Why Talent Management Metrics Suck
    I know he stole it from the great Peter Drucker, but for years now I've heard this constant refrain from my boss: "What gets measured, gets managed." I always want to respond, "Stop already! I get it! I got it the first thousands times, too!" The crazy part is that sometimes I still ignore that advice. Managing people is, after all, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Employee Termination Checklist

    Employee Termination Checklist Know precisely why the employee is being dismissed; the grounds should be based, obviously, upon nondiscriminatory reasons. Once the decision is made, set a private appointment in your office to ensure control and privacy. Under no circumstances should the dismissal be done on the telephone or in a social setting. There is never a “good” time to dismiss, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Be Disloyal to Your Employees

    Be Disloyal to Your Employees
    Are you loyal to your employees? If so, stop it. The New York Times recently published an article on Goldman Sachs. Call them pariahs or financial wizards, the 35,000 employee Wall Street firm is a money-making machine. And becoming a partner is, as the Times put it, "the equivalent of winning the lottery." The problem is, unlike most firms with a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Disability-Related Questions You Can and Cannot Ask

    Examples of Permissible/Impermissible Disability-Related Questions You Can and Cannot Ask Diabetes — An individual with diabetes applying for a receptionist position voluntarily discloses that she will need periodic breaks to take medication. The employer may ask the applicant questions about the reasonable accommodation such as how often she will need breaks, and how long the breaks must be. Of course, the ...
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    FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist

    FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist Employers are required to keep records on wages, hours, and other items for at least six years. With respect to an employee subject to both minimum wage and overtime pay provisions, the following records must be kept: Personal information, including employee’s name, home address, zip code, occupation, sex, and birth date (if under 19 years of age). ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    15 Questions to Shake up Your Next Team Meeting

    15 Questions to Shake up Your Next Team Meeting
    Are your team meetings, project meetings, or 1on1s with your employees getting too dull and predictable? Are they lacking energy or new ideas? Are you looking to get your employees to think, open up, and inspire a little creativity and out-of-the-box problem solving? Are people hesitant to bring up problems? Are you getting blank stares when you ask for improvement ideas? ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Benefits of the Future - Employer Perspective

    Benefits of the Future - Employer Perspective
    The U.S. workforce is in transition. Over the next 25 years, as the Baby Boomer population faces retirement, new generations will be taking the helm of the workforce. This transfer will create a vacuum in the availability of workers, as the larger Boomer population is replaced by smaller successive generations. With the growth in the workforce expected to slow or remain ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Indicators of Leadership Potential

    Indicators of Leadership Potential
    In my many years of observing leaders, I have noticed a number of signs that a person has high potential for corporate leadership. A wide cognitive “bandwidth”, the capacity and inclination to see things in a broader context, is an earmark of a CEO who anticipates how changes in the external environment will affect the business or of a marketing vice ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Global Leadership Training Programs

    Global Leadership Training Programs
    Whether you manage a workgroup, oversee a division or run a billion-dollar corporation, to lead in our global economy means to adapt continuously. That means successful executives with an international portfolio must view their own education as a career-long endeavor. Employers have responded to this need with a growing array of global leadership training programs. Whether they’re intensive three-day workshops, a ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Why Are Asian American Executives Scarce?

    Why Are Asian American Executives Scarce?
    Linda Akutagawa, immersed in a training session for IBM's Asian American Network, laughs when asked her opinion about the small number of Asian Americans in high-level jobs. For Akutagawa, director of external relations for Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, such seminars are all in a day's work, but she says they're hardly typical at other companies. She points out that IBM ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Happy Employees-Successful Company Equation

    The Happy Employees-Successful Company Equation
    Most HR managers intuitively know the self-reinforcing relationship between employees and customers: if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers. But let’s take this one step further: Do happy employees ensure organizational success? The answer is: it depends. It depends on a lot of factors, such as the utility and value of a company’s offering, market demand, and competition, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Five Reasons Leaders Lose Credibility

    Five Reasons Leaders Lose Credibility
    According to the American Heritage Dictionary, credible means: "1. Capable of being believed; plausible. 2. Worthy of confidence; reliable." For our purposes, we'll define credibility as "how believable you are to others." James Kouzes, author of _Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It,_ says, "Credibility is the foundation of leadership. If people don't believe in the messenger, ...
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    The Happy Employees-Happy Customers Equation

    “Happiness in the workplace is a strategic advantage. Service comes from the heart, and people who feel cared for will care more.” - Hal G. Rosenbluth, author of The Customer Comes Second Research confirms the self-reinforcing relationship between employee- and customer satisfaction. From the 1997 classic, The Service Profit Chain, to the latest Wharton study on the bottom line impact ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Revolutionize Leadership Styles for the 21st Century

    Revolutionize Leadership Styles for the 21st Century
    The typical boss of the early 1900s liked to see fear in the faces of employees. By the mid-1900s, that same boss had probably lightened up a bit on workers, focusing instead on building a power base. Fast-forward to today's corporate climate and the forced march into disgrace of some of America's most celebrated executives, who leave behind ruined companies, disillusioned ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Leadership Lessons from "Kings Speech" Director Tom Hooper

    Leadership Lessons from "Kings Speech" Director Tom Hooper
    The King’s Speech tells the incredible true story of Prince Albert, known familiarly as ‘Bertie’ but known to history as King George VI (and father of Queen Elizabeth II). A reluctant leader thrust on the throne after his brother’s abdication, Bertie’s challenges are magnified by a debilitating ‘stammer,’ a speech impediment widely perceived as rendering him unfit to be King. Now ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Master the Challenges of Global Collaboration

    Picture yourself starring in a foreign movie that lacks both a script and a director. You hear everyone’s words but feel you need subtitles to truly understand what’s going on. Sound confusing? That sense of dislocation is what global work experts say you can expect during the first six months of adapting to the rigors and challenges of a global work ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?