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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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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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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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Discussing Development Plans
When dealing with an underperforming employee, a structured process can provide a framework that helps both the manager and employee walk through the necessary steps to increased engagement and productivity.
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The 'New Normal' and Employee Engagement
While the federal pay freeze, sequestration and last year's shutdown have certainly taken their toll on federal employees' morale and engagement, there is still cause for optimism.
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'Hacking' Engagement
A new study finds millennials are the least-engaged demographic in the workforce, and part of the problem is that millennials tend to expect more from work and their supervisors than previous generations did. What can HR do to help meet or modify their expectations?
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A Closer Look at Creativity
New research suggests companies continue to struggle to translate creativity into business performance.
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Talent Management Column

Approximately 15 percent of people who are in the current labor force are working under an alternative arrangement, as opposed to "regular" employment. Does this mean there is a new normal in the working economy?
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