Performance Management/Engagement

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Executive Brownout's Steep Slope
An executive coach shares his theory that a not-quite-burned-out executive -- suffering from what he calls brownout -- can wreak more havoc on a company than you might think.
Long Hours Lead to Lower Productivity
Research suggests employers that try and stretch workers' hours and squeeze every drop of work out of them may be shooting themselves in the foot in terms of worker output, safety and productivity.
Answering the Engagement Question
How can executives possibly improve engagement if they don't understand the internal process individuals go through to become engaged in the first place?
Fighting the 'Hermit Crab Syndrome'
As a new academic paper makes clear, leaders who fail to convey openness to new ideas will stymie innovation within their organizations.
Improvement by Reduction
Smart managers recognize that workers who lack resources are forced to rely on each other's cooperation to solve problems and seize opportunities.
Joining the Social Conversation
Recent research shows job seekers value companies' input on employee-review sites and social networks. Experts say engaging in dialogues through these channels can help organizations manage their online reputation and solidify their employment brand -- if done carefully.
Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow
Experts confirm and bemoan survey findings showing millennials and recent college graduates are likely to leave first jobs within one year.
How Employees Perceive Recognition
A recent survey finds that half of nearly 900 workers feel valued, but fewer employees feel they're properly recognized for their efforts. Experts say HR leaders need to better communicate rewards to employees and find ways to provide kudos that go beyond the financial.
Cutting the Tether
Better planning and being more respectful of employees' time may eliminate the need for them to stay in touch with the office via email outside of work hours -- although some employees actually prefer to remain in touch.
Teaching Creativity
Creativity may need the right conditions in order to flourish in an organization, but can it actually be taught?
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Talent Management Column

As the biggest private employer in the United States, Wal-Mart's recent moves to raise employee pay, improve scheduling practices and provide greater internal career opportunities stem, in part, from business necessity and will inevitably have major implications on a national scale.
Betting on Retention Dec 29, 2014