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Balancing Empathy and Burnout
New insights on manager interactions with employees highlight the delicate balance between managers who are aloof and those who care so much they burn out.
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Rethinking HR's Role in Employee Engagement
Rather than leading survey analyses and developing initiatives, HR staff should be helping company leaders at all levels become more accountable for improving engagement levels -- rather than trying to do it for them.
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Leadership and the 'I' Word
A new survey finds that, even though 85 percent of respondents believe their organization supports inclusive leadership, half also acknowledge their organization lacks leaders who can manage and motivate diverse teams. So how can HR bridge the gap between diversity and inclusion?
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A Wake-Up Call on Reviews
New research finds almost half of employees aren't getting formal feedback on their work. Experts say HR needs to train managers on efficient and effective ways to deliver feedback -- both good and bad.
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Passionless in HR
A survey finds little in the way of job-related passion among U.S. HR workers. Whose fault is it, and what can be done about it?
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The Merits of 'Rank and Yank'
While its usage has recently declined, some notable organizations still embrace stack -- or forced -- ranking when it comes to employee evaluations. Some say such a method can produce 'toxic' results, while others call it the 'kindest' form of management.
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Soft Skills in the C-Suite
Ernst & Young research finds high-performing companies putting more emphasis on the development of "softer" attributes in its potential C-level leaders. HR can play a part in helping high potentials develop and master these intangible skills, experts say.
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Engaging College-Educated Workers
A recent Gallup study suggests that workers with college credentials pose a particularly difficult challenge for employers on the engagement front.
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A Mass Exodus of Millennials?
New research finds millennials leaving jobs more frequently and in greater numbers than their older co-workers. Employers and HR must put special emphasis on flexible work environments, advancement opportunities, and coaching to improve retention rates among this growing employee population, experts say.
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The Trouble With Tenure
An academic study found that workplace longevity hinders performance. But to some HR experts, it's not so cut and dried.
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Talent Management Column

Considering their obvious importance, you'd think employers would have perfected the candidate-screening and performance-evaluation processes by now. But thanks to a range of factors, including some that are quite subtle, bias continues to persist and cloud the judgment of assessors.
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