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Empowerment is Not a Matter of Noblesse Oblige
Employee empowerment is not something to be pulled out of a bag of motivational goodies like bonuses. Rather, it is a sense of assuredness that people feel as they do their jobs.
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Thinking Differently on Engagement
With employee engagement named as a top concern for employers in a recent poll, experts suggest HR consider new ways of hiring and motivating employees.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Talent Management Column

Singapore's pragmatic approach to meeting the needs of employers and employees -- pre- and post-hire -- probably wouldn't happen here because of U.S. politics and ideology.
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