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10
Dec

Talent Development When Working Remotely

Famed blues guitarist, B.B. King, sang a song called “The Thrill is Gone.” That phrase captures the feeling many employees have these days about working remotely. It has been nine months of working from home and the initial novelty of working in sweatpants and avoiding commuter hassles has worn off. Many of us miss the office environment and the face-to-face

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20
Aug

Remote Work – When the Novelty Wears Off

At the outset, remote work seems like fun.  No commuter or parking hassles; no wardrobe issues; flexible work hours; breaks to take care of household chores, childcare, and errands.  However, after six months, the picture is much more realistic.  When the novelty of remote work wears off, there are several ongoing challenges to address. CHALLENGES OF REMOTE WORK Isolation, separation,

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20
Aug

Employee Surveys – Forum for Communication

Companies depend on feedback from their employees to correct problems. What employees don’t say is often more important than what they say. In most cases, employees want to tell management about problem areas but feel they lack a communication vehicle for doing so. A well-designed employee opinion survey provides a forum for two- way communication before what employees are thinking,

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27
Mar

Managing Remote Workers

MANAGING REMOTE WORKERS The challenge of managing remote workers is not new.  There always have been “road warriors,” off-shift workers, and people at remote locations.  However, technology has greatly enlarged the ranks of remote workers at home and in other non-traditional work spaces.  As a result, managers today frequently have to oversee the work of one or more of their

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1
Apr

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22
Mar

Employee Retention Surveys – Science Plugs the Hole in the Bucket

When employee turnover statistics become too high in an organization, a company must expend excessive resources to replace people. In a sense, bringing new employees into a company with turnover problems is like pouring water into a leaky bucket. In order to plug the hole in the bucket, progressive companies are examining turnover risk factors with employee retention surveys. PSP

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22
Mar

Finding and Motivating Engaged Employees

Are your employees fully engaged in their work? A recent study showed that most employees are not – indeed fewer than one third are reported to be fully engaged (BlessingWhite, Inc., 2011). How do you know?  To find out, Click Here

22
Mar

Communicating With Millenials

Millennials have higher expectations than other generations, but they want many of the same things as previous generations. Fred Herzberg talked about the need for increased flexibility in the workplace, and a better work–life balance in the 1960’s when a lot of younger baby boomers were entering the workforce. (HBR 1968) But Millennials have grown up in a different environment

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22
Mar

Career Development Maximizes Return On Human Capital Investment

It is probable that a majority of your current employees were not hired with your present business strategy in mind.  Unless you are a start-up company, most of your employees have been with you for much longer than five years — a lifetime in today’s business climate.  Your company has a large investment in each employee, most likely well over

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22
Mar

Succession Planning Without Job Titles

Do you have the right people working on the right things to achieve superior results for your organization? If you have not taken an inventory of your existing talent and aligned your succession planning with your business strategy, there is a good chance that you do not. When organizations do succession planning, they usually focus on job titles. That is

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