Average employees comprise 60% of the workforce. With these strategies, you can tap the potential of middle performers - and dramatically improve your organization's performance.
AI and machine learning. RPA, cobots and autonomous vehicles. Technology is disrupting entire industries and causing tectonic shifts in how work gets done. With McKinsey & Co. predicting that 45 percent of today's jobs will be automated out of existence within 20 years, what will your future workforce look like -- and how should you prepare?
You work extremely hard, under intense pressure, to deliver on your objectives. But in the process, could you unwittingly sabotage your employees' success? Use these best practices to lead effectively -- without being a you-know-what.
The U.S. gender pay gap is narrowing at a glacial pace. Here's what your company can do to bridge that gap faster and build a stronger, more diverse workforce -- by ensuring fair pay for all employees.
While profitability is undeniably important, HR and business thought-leader Dr. John Sullivan explains why excessive cost-cutting damages
Leadership advice is everywhere, but the latest trends in executive management are useless unless you have solid fundamental skills. In this guide, learn how to master four essential -- yet frequently overlooked -- building blocks for successful leadership.
Customers are your organization’s lifeblood. But what happens when your employee claims they’ve been harassed by a major client? Here’s what you need to know about third-party sexual harassment -- and how you can protect your organization.
Happy employees do more than smile; they're more productive, loyal, creative -- and even close more sales. Check out these statistics, and find out what you can do to foster greater happiness -- and build a healthier bottom line.
Problem solving is the greatest enabler for growth and opportunity. These novel strategies will help you tackle whatever challenges 2018 brings your way -- and dominate your industry.
A skunk works effort is about boldly challenging the status quo. Flipping power dynamics. And disrupting your industry. Here's how world-class organizations are creating serious competitive advantages with skunk works -- and how you can do the same.
Heavy hitters like IBM, Bank of America and Aetna are curtailing remote work for one simple reason: It's an innovation-killer. Is it time for your company to bring the remote-work flock in?
Pay-related employment laws are changing -- rapidly. What laws will impact your organization -- and how should you prepare for the year ahead?
Your competition is already planning for next year. What about you? Here's how to make the most of the remaining months, and create momentum to make next year your best yet.
Drive profits, innovation, performance, retention and more -- by getting your entire staff to think more strategically. Here's how.
Change is inevitable. Will your business cause it -- or play catch-up? Take the lead. Revolutionize your industry with these disruptive (and highly profitable) practices.
In this issue:
-Top Candidates do not equal Top Employees
-Fuel More Arguments at Work
In this issue:
-Understaffing: a Risky Proposition
-Productivity Tips: 5 Ways to Keep Employees Happy
-Free Survey to Gauge Employee Happiness
In this issue:
-Expect the Unexpected: How to Manage a Crisis While Maintaining Workplace Productivity
-Productivity Tips: The 25 Hour Day!
-Results at Work: A New Approach to an Old Problem Improves Productivity and Saves Money
In this issue:
-To Check or Not to Check? Straight Talk About EEOC Guidelines for Conducting Criminal Background Checks
-Productivity Tips: Keep Interviewing Simple
-Tools: Dos and Don'ts for Conducting Criminal Background Checks
In this issue:
-Feel More Like a Referee than a Manager?
-Productivity Tips: Fun & Flexibility Boosts Productivity
In this issue of Key Ideas:
-Creating Championship Teams for Your Business
-Take Control of Your Day--Before it Takes Control of You!
-Meetings & March Madness
In this issue:
-The Shredder Ate my Report--Improve Performance with "Management by Objectives" (MBO)
-Productivity Tips: What's Out? Multitasking. What's In? Mindfulness!
-Case Study: Simplification. Streamlining. Single-source options.
In this issue:
-Hiring in 2013? Key Talent Acquisition Trends to Watch
-Five Ways to Make This Your Most Productive Year Ever!
-Why questions can be your most powerful employee motivation tool.
It's a cliche because it's true: you never get a second chance
to make a first impression. And when you're making that impression
in front of a group, the stakes go up.
Interviews are about more than asking questions. This checklist
will show you 15 ways to assess your interviewing skills.
Setting the stage for the future success of any employee is crucial,
and it begins at the beginning. And if you want your new employees
to add value from the start, here's how to make it easy for them.
Despite high unemployment, many companies are finding it
increasingly difficult to hire and retain the best and
brightest skilled employees for their organizations. Today, I
would like to ask for your help in evaluating how our company
can better address these challenges in the future.
As Mad Men's Don Draper once famously said, "If you don't like
what is being said about you, change the conversation." This
month's edition of Great Ideas shows you the right way to do
that using social media.
Want to inspire your team without spending a fortune? Try
these three ideas.
You know how important fit is, so you'll want to read this month's
Great Ideas. It's a quick guide to the most important soft skills:
what they are, why they're important and how to identify them.
In this article, you'll find nine simple rules--guidelines, if
you will--for what to wear, how to act, what to say and
what not to say when you're the boss.
In this article, we'll show you how to identify--and alter--those activities that are draining precious minutes from your day.
In this article, we'll show you how to identify the causes
of negativity in your company--and more importantly, what you
can do to wipe it out!
This month's issue of Key Ideas is geared toward taking
the stress out of that situation.
Take a few minutes to read our collection of helpful hints
and proven strategies below. I promise--it won't hurt a bit.
But when it comes to training, what is the best method? Classroom-based
training is probably the most familiar to many of us, who grew up
learning in a classroom. But e-learning uses the latest technology
to share knowledge and training. What type of training is best for your organization?
Keep productivity humming and results churning--plus
keep your employees happier--with a defined performance
An organization's success and competitiveness depends upon
its ability to embrace diversity and realize the benefits.
But managing diversity is more challenging than it seems.
Do you know the five steps to an effective and legal reference
check? Not sure? Then check out this month's Key Idea.
Did you know that a bad personality fit is the most common
reason for a bad hire? But how can you tell if someone
will really fit into your corporate culture? Here are 10 questions you can ask to ensure the person you
are about to hire is a great match for your company.
Partnering with a staffing firm is more than just a good
position fill, quality service or being responsive to
business needs. Successful partnering brings long range
strategic value to each organization, helping to increase
productivity, control expenses and improve profitability.
I hope you enjoy this month's article on retaining your star
employees. And check out the article 10 Tips for a Staff
That Lasts from our Staffing Resource Center for more tips
on employee retention.
Do you know what it takes to be an extraordinary leader?
That's the subject of this month's issue of Key Ideas.
I hope you'll really enjoy our feature article--it is
essential reading if you're looking to hire and develop
Want to increase the effectiveness of your team? You'll
find out how in this issue of Key Ideas.
This month in Key Ideas, we're focusing on a topic that's
critical to the success of any business--being an effective
boss and leader.
Now that the holidays are over, it's time to put an end to
the celebrations and get back to work, right?
Not so fast!
As this issue of Key Ideas highlights, you may actually
want to keep celebrating. In fact, the right celebration
can be a key factor in achieving your goals!
This issue of Key Ideas focuses on the review
process. Our feature article will show you how to conduct
"pain free" reviews that produce great results
People are overworked and overstressed.
And it's taking a toll, not just with extreme behavior, but
in terms of declining productivity levels, increasing
turnover, and rising costs. So how can you prevent your people from "pulling a Slater?" This month's article will teach you how to deal
with the stress factor at work.
Why do most "pay for performance" comp plans fail to improve
That's a tricky question, and one we hope to answer with this
issue of Key Ideas.
This month's Key Idea will show you how you can inspire
your employees and increase loyalty, passion, and engagement
throughout your workforce.
Do you use social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn
as part of your hiring process? If so, be careful! As our feature story points out, when
used incorrectly, social networks can get your company
into serious legal trouble!
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 30 percent of small
business failure is caused by employee theft. And the cost
of making a bad hire can be two to seven times an employee's
salary. To mitigate your risk of hiring objectionable or even
dangerous employees, background checks are essential. In this article, you'll discover five keys to conducting
thorough, legal, and effective background checks
Discover a better way to even out the highs and lows in your
workload, save money, and reduce employment risk
Poor supervision is often one of the biggest causes of high
turnover. In this economy, you need to hold on to your best
people. This Key Ideas
article that offers 10 best practices for employee supervision
Spartacus. Maximus. Just the mention of these gladiators conjures up images of
strength, bravery, and honor. Management consultant Greg
Smith says these "gladiator virtues" can actually help any
organization improve their position and get ready to take
advantage of the coming economic upswing.