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April 28, 2014

Match Your Boss’s Communication Style

We welcome back regular contributor Taunee Besson, expert on career transitions and President and Principal Consultant at Dallas-based Career Dimensions.  Today Taunee offers insight into how to improve communication at work. — Maurice Gilbert Q: I have difficulty communicating with my manager. When I have a new idea, he throws cold…
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April 25, 2014

6 Essential Personalities for Small Businesses

In small firms, every team member is business critical.  These businesses are historically under-resourced, so staff often end up doing double or triple duty, wearing several hats in the interest of keeping overhead costs down.  It’s vital, then, for small businesses to build balanced, effective teams able to adapt to…
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April 18, 2014

What are You Doing to Improve Employee Well-Being?

Tom Rath, author of several bestselling books on business and leadership, believes corporate leaders are falling short in a key area: they give too little thought to whether their employees have enough energy to be effective from day to day. Rath – whose works include the hugely successful “StrengthsFinder 2.0,”…
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March 25, 2014

Boo! Don’t Let Ghost Turnover Sneak Up on You

In an employer’s market, those who find themselves still on the company payroll are happy to have their jobs.  Well, “happy” might be a strong word.  They’re grateful to be employed, yes, but as companies start to tighten the belt, it’s often their staff who feel the pinch the most. …
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March 21, 2014

Over-Commitment – a Four-Letter Word?

Commitment is a beautiful thing – to loved ones, to causes, to employers.  Employers cherish loyal employees. But when leadership comes up lacking in the ethics department, overly dedicated staff may continue to execute faithfully and without question, potentially to the organization’s detriment.  This is not to say that staff…
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March 5, 2014

Jobs Forecast for Older Workers – Partly Cloudy

Age bias: unfortunately, it is pervasive in today’s workplace.  And while some fancy resume work can take years off, it’s tougher to disguise one’s age during a face-to-face interview. Tim Driver, founder and CEO of RetirementJobs.com, predicts that, given both the large number of Baby Boomers still working and the…
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February 26, 2014

When the Answer is No

Mick Jagger said (sang) it best: “you can’t always get what you want.”  That quip might not sit so easy with an employee who’s just asked for a raise, however. A recent Hay Group study predicts increases in average turnover worldwide, indicating a greater need now for strong talent retention…
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February 19, 2014

Effective Feedback is Not a Sandwich or a Seagull

by: Kevin Higgins Managers recognize that their teams need feedback to improve and be successful. However, many provide feedback without having a clearly defined way of doing so effectively. Feedback ends up as a one-way conversation delivered from the manager to the performer. One-way feedback conversations come in one of…
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January 31, 2014

Four Tips to Boost Employee Engagement Now

Employee engagement has been a common theme in our posts recently, and it’s little wonder why.  One of the biggest challenges HR faces is retaining top talent, and engagement plays right into that.  Maintaining a workforce that feels fulfilled and appreciated is just good business. And much of the power…
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January 28, 2014

Hold On Tight (to Your Talent)

Successful HR teams are a bit like circus acts, at times bending and contorting to accommodate last-minute or urgent requests, later making high-flying leaps with the goal of improving some key performance metric and still yet juggling half a dozen metaphorical chainsaws at once. One of those particularly worrisome chainsaws…
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