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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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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.
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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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Establishing a Credible
Employee-Engagement Survey
Why do employees carry such skepticism around the confidentiality and credibility of employer surveys? The fear of having your manager know how you answered questions and the feeling that nothing will change anyway are just two reasons.
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Social-Media Storytelling
Effective use of social-media tools to communicate an organization's corporate culture eludes almost half of all organizations that use them, according to a new survey.
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What Makes for an Engaging Leader?
Recent research suggests that leaders capable of engaging employees are ones who can, among other things, help them understand their role in helping the business meet its goals.
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Talent Management Column

How can you lure top talent away from Silicon Valley and other tech centers? Offer them things they can't get there, such as the ability to walk to work, own a house and be part of an affordable, urban community.
A 'Creepy' Benefit Nov 3, 2014
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