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In Moments of Crisis

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Career Management, Planning, Productivity | 1 comment

In Moments of Crisis

Our hearts go out to those who are experiencing shock and tragedy with what occurred in Boston and Texas.  We lift our many readers up who are from or have friends or family in these areas or those affected by the unthinkable events. It was Maxwell Maltz who said, “Close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’ are opportunities to advance, or stay where you are.” As we watched the events unfold on television we witnessed the great opportunity to advance by coming together. We felt the pain, the frustration of unanswered questions and...

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4 Ideas In Leveraging Internal Kindness To Help Those Affected By Natural Disasters

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Featured, Planning, Small Business | 0 comments

4 Ideas In Leveraging Internal Kindness To Help Those Affected By Natural Disasters

“It was calm for a few hours. We assumed a good story had passed us by. People called into radio stations from Miami, shouting about the ferocious winds. We debated toasting our first hurricane together with some beer. We opened our Comfort Inn door, and all was still. Until it wasn’t. The sounds were the first clues. Nearby electrical transformers started exploding, streaking the night with blue and green light. Then our power went out. Another hour passed. We could hear the sound of glass shattering and metal being sheared off the roof or...

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There’s Untapped, Game-Changing Power Within Your Organization

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Competitive, Planning, Productivity | 0 comments

There’s Untapped, Game-Changing Power Within Your Organization

Teamwork. We’re all familiar with the acronym for TEAM: Together We Achieve More. We’ve seen this to be true for years. I am convinced that Teamwork has a sister, Collaboration, and when both teamwork and collaboration are combined, the results are game-changing. How is Collaboration different than Teamwork? I found an excellent explanation at team-building-bonanza.com, where they wrote: “Teamwork is a group of people working together to make one goal or one project happen, but each individual within the team may be doing a different type of...

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6 Steps To Improve Your Organization’s Performance

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Competitive, HR Analytics, HR Digital Revolution, Planning, Productivity | 0 comments

6 Steps To Improve Your Organization’s Performance

It’s no surprise to read the findings of The Conference Board’s survey, “The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance”. In our sluggish economy, mergers and acquisitions not withstanding, the capacity for a business to grow rests in the hands of its people. CEOs throughout the world are driving to improving organizational performance regardless of size or industry. Much has been written and studied on this subject, and we find in the myriad of surveys and books as well as in our own experience that there are 6 steps that,...

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Train Or Hire: What Is Better For HR?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Career Management, Planning, Productivity | 1 comment

Train Or Hire: What Is Better For HR?

Harnessing the talents of the employees is also a responsibility of the HR department of every company. Investing in the employee’s talent is one of the ways of keeping your employee’s confidence in the company. This will also make him able to work for the company in a much better way. However, some people believe that instead of spending time in the old employees who can even switch their jobs after training, hiring new people with the advanced skills is much better option. Though it is a debate which often happens in the meetings among the...

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Ready to Breathe Fresh Life Into Your Internal Communication?

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Planning, Productivity, Shaping Culture | 0 comments

Ready to Breathe Fresh Life Into Your Internal Communication?

The average employee receives more than 120 emails every day. Employees are so swamped with messages that the goal of achieving “inbox zero” has become virtually impossible. In fact, employees are so fed up with overloaded inboxes that they ignore email, making this pervasive internal communication tool ineffective. It’s time to jump off the email bandwagon with a clever mix of old and new employee communication tools that will reach your employees in unexpected places and surprising ways. Here are three ways to refresh your workplace...

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How to Handle 5 Common Business Crises

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Featured, Planning | 0 comments

How to Handle 5 Common Business Crises

Running a company is no easy task. It requires constant oversight, effective management and the execution of multiple strategies. In addition, businesses are always at risk for suffering common crises. It’s important to prepare yourself, your employees, and your company for any problem, whether that be digital, financial, legal, or personal. Here are strategies to help you handle five common dilemmas that all businesses have the potential to face. 1. Getting Hacked As business is becoming increasingly reliant on technology, the chances of...

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Anatomy of a C-Suite Change Initiative Failure: Re-Engaging Employees by Closing “The Empathy Gap”

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Agility, Planning, Turnaround | 1 comment

Anatomy of a C-Suite Change Initiative Failure: Re-Engaging Employees by Closing “The Empathy Gap”

Twelve senior leaders in a large health insurance company I consulted for spent nearly 18 months in active, often heated debate over the direction their organization should take to address then president-elect Obama’s promise for health care reform. Each team member possessed strong opinions—believing that he or she alone saw the big picture and had the right answer for what the future required. Finally, after countless shouting matches, numerous planning retreats, hundreds of hours of research, and various consults with some of the brightest...

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Modern HR: Investigating Talent Analytics

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Competitive, HR Analytics, Planning | Comments Off on Modern HR: Investigating Talent Analytics

Modern HR: Investigating Talent Analytics

“Don’t use metrics to prove HR worth. Instead use them to test organizational hypothesis” Jeff Haynes, VP HCM Transformation, Oracle Talent analytics is a top of mind for many HR professionals and the main topic of Jeff Haynes’ presentation in a recent conference hosted by Argyle Executive Forums in San Francisco. The Storm The recent unemployment reports indicate there are roughly about 9.0 million people unemployed (5.8%). In addition the Bureau of Labor Statistics report there are 4.7 million job openings as of the last day of September....

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How Can HR Utilize Big Data With Fewer Resources?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Featured, Planning, Value | Comments Off on How Can HR Utilize Big Data With Fewer Resources?

How Can HR Utilize Big Data With Fewer Resources?

The world of technology is backed by rationale, facts, justifications and results. It is not a world where people react purely on the instincts of their own, or the experience they have. A decision in today’s competitive world must well be taken with pure calculation, so the risk involved is also perfectly counted in as a result. Be it the managers, leaders, organizations or brands, everyone looks for ways to support what they wish to say and technological world in it plays a very strong suite. When we talk about supporting your rationale...

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