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The 10 Biggest Killers of Employee Motivation

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 1 our most well-read post of 2014. Our regular content will return on Monday.

Imagine the last time you were happy and content at work.

Hopefully it’s not once in a year type of thing, but let’s imagine it was two days ago when you finally finished a long-lasting project that had been keeping you up all night. Read more…

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Hiring Skilled Employees? Maybe You Need the Tour of Duty Approach

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 2. Our regular content will return on Monday.

When you think about the employer-employee dynamic, the old career path is dead, and the balance of power has really shifted toward the people who have critical skills.

Open up a major business publication any day of the week, and you’ll find employers talking about how hard it is to find employees with specific skills.

In a Harvard Business Review article and new book, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman advocates a new employer-employee compact that addresses this problem. Hoffman and his co-authors suggest hiring employees for “tours of duty” lasting two to four years. Read more…

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Proposed Minimum Wage Regulations for Federal Contractors Released

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 3. Our regular content will return on Monday.

By John E. Thompson

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13658, President Obama’s directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour (subject to annual increases after 2015).

We wrote about this initiative earlier in the year; we will not repeat those discussions here. Read more…

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Here’s Why So Many Good Employees Are Looking to Leave This Year

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 4. Our regular content will return on Monday.

According to a recent study by CareerBuilder, 1 out of every 5 workers is planning to leave their job in 2014.

That’s a lot of disengaged employees.

After digging into the data, you find it’s not because these workers want a higher salary. Even though salary is important and makes up a large percentage (66 percent) of why people said they are dissatisfied with their current job, respondents were just as likely to attribute dissatisfaction to not feeling valued (65 percent). Read more…

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Five Critical Priorities HR Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2015

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 5. Our regular content will return on Monday.

 How employees get their work done has changed remarkably quickly; unsurprisingly HR needs to change, too

Anyone who works in a global company doesn’t need to be told that their job has changed enormously in the past few years.

Even if their job title – and sometimes their job description – remains unscathed, the number of people they work with, the amount of information they use to make decisions, their day-to-day tasks, and the technology they use have all changed quicker than at any time in their careers. Read more…

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More Employers Not Hiring Due to What They Find on Social Media

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 6. Our regular content will return next Monday.

CareerBuilder does a lot of surveys. Some of them are fun and some are silly, but sometimes, they have one that reveals something that makes you sit up and pay attention.

This is one of those attention-getting ones. Read more…

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What Does Talent Want? A Strong Brand and a Great Place to Work

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 7. Our regular content will return Monday. 

A look at LinkedIn’s recently released Talent Trends 2014 report provides some interesting data about what’s on the minds of today’s professional workforce.

As the study confirms, we live in an age of unprecedented transparency: “More job opportunities are viewable online, and the available context – information on the company, its culture, and the team including the hiring manager – has never been richer.Read more…

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Are You Ready to Get Serious About Fixing Your Workplace Culture?

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 8. Our regular content will return Monday. Feliz Año Nuevo!

It’s time for leaders in all organizations (non-profit, for-profit, health care, government, education, etc.) to get serious about how culture is impacting their performance.

Yes, leaders need to build on that understanding, engage their organizations to harness the incredible power of culture, and strive to make a meaningful impact.

When I personally think about the word culture, I think about “impact.” Read more…

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Why HR Needs to Start Worrying About Retention Again

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 9. Our regular content will return on Monday. Happy New Year!

Yes, 2014 will be the year retention returns to HR.

Retention almost died during the Great Recession. For almost 10 years, HR pros were able to roam the halls of their organization and almost never had to worry about the issue of retention.

There weren’t many jobs. Most people in times of hardship, hunker down and don’t move. It was like a perfect retention storm! Read more…

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5 Toxic Workplace Practices That Kill Employee Engagement

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 10 Our regular content will return Monday. Bonne Année!

We spend a lot of time discussing how to increase employee engagement, but what about the things that will immediately nix those efforts?

Sure you can create development plans for your employees and share a meaningful company vision, but those efforts will be for naught if any of these toxic elements exist in the workplace: Read more…