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Stress and the Leadership Factor
The connection between health and workplace stress is well established. But in order to limit the damaging effects of such stress, leaders may have to take a good look in the mirror first.
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Building the Case for 'Hybrid' Telework
New research suggests that teleworkers can be either as productive as or even more productive than other workers, even in those instances when they're working remotely just one to three days a week.
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Making the Most of an EVP
Few companies are using employee-value propositions as a valuable tool for recruitment, retention, engagement and even financial growth, a new survey finds.
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Business Success, Admitting Failure Interrelated
Two reports suggest business leaders fall sadly short in admitting when they've made an error or need to consider a new direction. Experts say such honesty and transparency could boost performance, productivity and the bottom line.
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Black Friday Blues
Some retailers are opening even earlier on Thanksgiving Day this year in an effort to be more competitive during a compressed shopping season. But are they also boosting HR headaches while driving down worker morale and inviting a backlash based on wages?
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'Hurricane' Employees
They have been called many things: toxic, negative and dysfunctional. Such terms describe employees -- from CEOs on down -- who tear through an office, disrupting everyone's work environment and leaving a path of destruction in their wake before finally moving on, like a hurricane.
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Engaging the C-Suite
Relatively few organizations provide financial incentives for executives to promote inclusion in the workplace, according to a new survey.
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'High-Potential' Term Losing Luster
While employers still may use the term "high potential" in describing their leadership programs, the term is falling out of favor, says a recent survey.
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Learning from the World's Best
A job-swapping program in which workers temporarily trade lives -- including their home and car -- is just one of the innovative programs that could help land your company on the World's Best Multinational Workplaces list.
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The Great STEM Debate
Is there a national shortage of workers with science, technology, engineering and math degrees or not?
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Handling 'Loudmouths' in the Workplace
There's a tendency among hiring professionals to let their judgments be influenced by confident people -- including judgments that don't necessarily prove to be accurate.
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Leaders Behaving Badly
New study shows most business leaders worldwide lack the fundamental skills and behaviors necessary to effectively lead. The data show interactive conversations are key to improving this sorry state.
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Cultivate Your Workforce
Career advancement is often a key reason why employees join an organization, and lack of career advancement is the most-often cited reason they would leave. However, a new study shows that many organizations think their career-management programs are missing the mark.
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The Post-Shutdown Blues
For many federal employees, the government shutdown was a traumatic event. The private sector may be able to glean lessons from how some federal agencies go about re-engaging their employees.
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Reaping the Rewards of Giving
A recent study concludes that giving employees a means to share a portion of their bonuses with co-workers or donate it to charities can have a positive impact on the bottom line. Some experts, however, suggest that employers considering such a model would still be wise to tread carefully.
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Entitlement Issues
Character traits associated with entitled workers, such as an aversion to critical feedback, suggest they are more likely to create trouble on the job than their co-workers, new academic research shows.
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Stay-At-Home Executives
A study finds North America-based executives going on fewer international assignments than those in Europe and Asia. While assignments abroad are certainly valuable, many U.S. companies are finding other ways to help leaders gain the skills needed to succeed in the global marketplace, experts say.
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Make Time for Break Time
Research from the University of Toronto underscores the business benefits of encouraging employees to take regular breaks, and giving them more free rein in deciding how to use them.
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