Editor’s Note: It’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…
Leaders think strategically, understand the critical link between focus and clarity, and appreciate the value of time.
So, fewer and fewer are inclined to let others waste their time. Brevity has become a basic communication skill for professionals. Read more…
Global economic growth and the resounding need to engage employees in all parts of the globe dominated HR headlines in 2014. But as one year closes and another one moves ahead, it’s time to once again predict what is in store for 2015.
Here are three (3) distinct HR trends that we fully expect to headline conversations in the new year. You’ll see that the common thread in these trends is the emphasis on new technologies and innovations that will drive the HR industry forward.
From benefits technology to leveraging big data to better understanding your employees, 2015 will bring with it sophisticated new technologies and methods for HR, which, if approached correctly, will be a win for all parties. Read more…
Those of us lucky enough to have had a strong mentor figure at some point in our lives know how important they can be to career development, personal success, and overall well-being.
That’s why January 15 is Thank Your Mentor Day, an annual event for National Mentoring Month that encourages everyone to reach out and thank the people who took the time to take an interest.
Created in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and The National Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month is dedicated to raising awareness of mentoring, recruiting mentors for young people, and promoting mentorship within organizations. Read more…
Editor’s Note: It’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…
Editor’s Note: It’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…
Data suggests that 70 percent of employees are disengaged.
To put this in perspective – 70 percent is considered barely a passing grade by most educational institutions.
That’s an unacceptable statistic for long-term growth and success.
Regardless of what type of business you are in, people (human capital) are your biggest asset. People operate your business, service your customers, and help drive innovation, allowing you to compete in a competitive marketplace. Read more…
Change your words and change your world. Your words can be your greatest gifts or your most destructive weapons.
As a leader, your words and tone provide a window into your vision, your values, and your ability to engage and inspire others, says Drs. Kevin and Jackie Freiberg in their new book, Do Something Now.
Whether you’re running a large company or leading a small team, the Freibergs have discovered seven (7) things the most successful leaders frequently say to communicate more effectively and draw out the best in their employees.
Follow these examples to increase your team’s results, too. Read more…
Have you ever tried explaining the early Internet to a young colleague?
Mention Usenet and dial-up connections and you might as well be describing the era of main frames and punched cards for all the blank faces you’ll see in response. Yet some relics of that era still manage to linger on, and one of the biggest is traditional eLearning.
First, a history lesson. Read more…
I opened my email last week to see a message from a dear friend that said, “I resigned!!!! I pulled the trigger!!”
My friend and I have talked FOR YEARS about her unhappiness and lack of engagement, about the corporate politics and leadership egos that consume her days, about the constant pressure to do more with fewer people and resources, and about her exit strategy.
That’s right. She has had an exit strategy, and she has been refining and polishing it for years. Like the best strategic plans, it was deliberate, well-thought-out and executed over a multi-year time frame. Read more…