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    Talent Management Metrics Get an "F"

    If employees are a company's most important asset, few organizations are anywhere near realizing their full potential, according to the latest talent management study by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). The study, which examined the extent to which organizations are measuring and gauging the success of their talent management programs, found that only a quarter of companies surveyed have systematic ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Global Human Resources

    Global Human Resources
    With business and the economy becoming globally focused, many companies are sending their employees overseas. This global workforce has created new career opportunities for job seekers interested in the human resources field. What does a global human resources professional do? A little bit of everything. Individuals being sent abroad by their companies have many questions and need a variety of services ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Checklists

    Checklists
    • Alcohol Control Program Checklist • FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist • Employee Termination Checklist • Hiring Checklist • Employee Discipline “Just Cause” Checklist • Anti-Harassment Procedure • Guidelines for Preparing a Workplace Investigation • Employee Orientation Checklist • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): How To Draft A Waiver of Rights • Characteristics of a Proper Workplace Investigation • Company Communications ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Job Posting Form

    This Job Posting form is used to announce and post an open employment position within an establishment. It states the position, date of opening, grade/level, type of position (new/replacement), description of the work, educational experience required, and the salary. Job Posting Form Position Open (title):___________________________________________ Date: _______________ Grade/Level: _________________________________________________ Reason for Opening (check one):    New position      Replacement If new position, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Human Capital Management Drives Financial Performance

    Human Capital Management Drives Financial Performance
    How Smart Human Capital Management Drives Financial Performance Premise The first question of management is what difference does it make if we invest in people, technology or facilities? The corollary: which investment will give us the greatest return in the shortest time? SuccessFactors and Workforce Intelligence Institute (WII) believe that there are two fundamentals of management that, over time, will consistently ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Do We Get Talent Management?

    Do We Get Talent Management?
    So there's good news and not-so-great news about talent management (TM): On the positive side, organizations - especially top performers - recognize that operating in silos restricts their ability to respond quickly to changing business needs. A holistic approach to talent management has become mission-critical. Some organizations have already plunged full speed into integrated TM, but with mixed results. The bottom ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Performance Reviews

    Performance Reviews
    There’s been a lot of buzz the last few weeks around the topic of performance reviews. Much of it has re-surfaced as a result of a recent New York Times article by Tara Parker-Pope about the mental health risks of performance reviews. She quotes UCLA Professor Samuel Culbert, who wrote the book “Get Rid of the Performance Review” and the October ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How To Get Employees to Work With You

    How To Get Employees to Work With You
    Most businesses understand the impact that employees have on customers. The challenge is how to ensure that impact is a positive one. To effectively serve customers, how do you get employees to work with you rather than against you? An essential strategy to engage employees in customer care involves internal marketing – the application of marketing inside an organization to instill ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Succession Planning and Development

    Succession Planning and Development
    After having written my 500th post for Great Leadership, I thought it was finally time to write something on how to do succession planning. After all, it’s where I probably spend 50% of my time, and have been doing it for over 20 years at three different companies (my goal to write an e-book on the topic some day). It’s not ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Why You Need Distributed Leadership

    Why You Need Distributed Leadership
    Here’s a guest post I wrote a few weeks ago for Right Management’s Talent@Work blog: In a recent article in The Washington Post, Deborah Ancona, a professor of management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, wrote about a concept called “distributed leadership”. She used the term to respond to a reader’s question: “How can a senior leader encourage junior leaders to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Interview Candidates, Part 1: Preparation

    How to Interview Candidates, Part 1: Preparation
    Interviewing has been called an art, and there's no doubt that it calls for insight and creativity. But it's also a science, requiring process, methods, and consistency to produce truly accurate and effective results. Look at it this way: Your art will flourish within the sound framework of a systematic, scientific approach. "Having a preplanned structure ensures you're asking the right ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Needs Assessment Worksheet

    Planning a Needs Assessment Worksheet Use this worksheet to plan how you will find out more about a possible training need. The worksheet can help you to plan your investigation to learn more about the business problem and its causes, what needs to be done to solve the problem, how much support there is for training, whether training is a good ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Common Law Test

    Employees vs. Independent Contractors The 20 Factors of the Common Law Test 1. Instructions: Employees. An employee is required to comply with instruction about when, where, and how to work. Even if no instructions are given, the control factor is present if the employer has the right to give instructions. Independent Contractor (“IC’s”). IC’s determine on their own on how ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Career Competent Employees

    Career Competent Employees
    Every day, it seems like a new depressing story pops up about the unemployed. Some employers won't hire them or think being unemployed is a scarlet letter. Others who are disproportionately impacted because of their age, race, disability or veteran's status tell stories of months without an interview. Still others who are stuck in the never ending cycle of submitting a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Managing the “Toxic High Performer”

    Managing the “Toxic High Performer”
    In a recent post, I was surprised by the number of SmartBrief leaders (11.74%) that chose “The high performer who is rapidly rising” as their most challenging team member to lead. My response was “really?!” Yes, it can be somewhat challenging to keep a high performer challenged and motivated, but come on, that’s the fun part of leadership. When you have ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ten Imperatives for Strategic Sourcing

    Ten Imperatives for Strategic Sourcing
    Great companies maintain their competitive advantage by almost unfailingly “getting the right people on the bus”. The first link in the chain is sourcing. Top sourcing and recruiting professionals implement and even invent “next” practices but they also have a solid grasp on the fundamentals. They are forecasters, strategic planners, savvy marketers, analysts and futurists. A profile of today’s top sourcing ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Wharton Study: Employee Satisfaction Contributes to Bottom Line

    Wharton Study: Employee Satisfaction Contributes to Bottom Line
    Concern for employees’ satisfaction is more than just a “feel good” aspect of management. Wharton professor Alex Edmans’ recent study confirms that happy workers positively impact financial success. His study examined the stock returns of companies from Fortune's “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” between 1998 and 2005 and found they had higher financial returns – more than double ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Guidelines for Preparing a Workplace Investigation

    In developing a Workplace Investigation Plan, at a minimum, the employer should: 1. Identify all potential witnesses ● Take the Complaint - Why, where, who, witnesses, documentation - Explain limited confidentiality - Explain no retaliation - Be objective, not judgmental - Communicate a realistic timetable - Do not promise complete confidentiality - Consider interim protective measures if necessary - Instill confidence ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: -1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?