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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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Charting Their Own Path
A recent study found employees setting their own performance targets performed nearly 40 percent better than employees who were assigned goals. Experts say the employee-directed goal management approach can be advantageous, but HR must work with managers and workers to identify objectives that are fair to the employee and organization alike.
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Transformation Through Segmentation
Many companies still take a "blunt-instrument approach" to talent management, thus making it difficult to answer questions about where, how much, when and how to invest for optimal return.
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Guess Who's Most Engaged
Leadership IQ CEO Mark Murphy discusses why employers should be troubled by a recent study that found low performers are more engaged in their jobs than their middle- and high-performing counterparts -- and suggests a few steps they could take to remedy that situation.
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What Employee-Engagement Surveys Really Tell Us
A recent journal article has harsh words for the way employee engagement surveys are commonly conducted, claiming they can do more harm than good when conducted improperly. Nevertheless, the author and others still see value in administering engagement surveys, so long as organizations and HR leaders are able to craft them in ways that elicit honest, useful feedback.
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Millennial Myth Busting
Listing complaints about the younger generation is not a new pastime. Aside from continued dependence on constant connection, the rising millennial workforce seems to be most focused on personal fulfillment in all aspects of their lives, especially at work.
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The Telecommuting Tempest
Recent moves by Yahoo and Best Buy to end or limit telecommuting has drawn both criticism and praise, but even some telework proponents admit there are serious drawbacks to the practice.
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Keeping Pace with 'C' Change
New research finds employees must excel at the "four Cs" of critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity to succeed in a rapidly changing workforce, but company executives and managers are underwhelmed at their ability to do so.
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Making the Business Argument for Marriage Equality
As prominent employers show their support for furnishing same-sex married couples with the same rights afforded to heterosexual couples, HR leaders point to the positive effect such a stance may have in the war for talent.
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Why Leadership and Team-Development Programs Fail
Research shows that most development programs fail to deliver expected returns. Here, experts offer tips to master the real drivers of behavior for sustainable change.
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High Commitment from Low Performers
Despite the lousy odds for success, supervisors often use the "or-else" approach with low performers because it's quick and easy. But there is another way to coax better performances out of these workers.
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Turning Star Power into Company Power
Though their outcomes have been ultimately -- and dramatically -- different, Steve Jobs and Lance Armstrong both displayed narcissistic traits. Some now suggest organizations can accentuate the positive elements of employees with those traits, including contagious passion and drive, while taking steps to avoid destructive fallout that comes with arrogance and ruthlessness.
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SHRM Offers Performance Management Standard
Employers large or small looking for help when it comes to launching or improving their performance-management strategy can now turn to the Society for Human Resource Management's latest standard.
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Why They Are The Way They Are
Are you a Gen X-er or a baby boomer who just doesn't like working with the millennial generation? Understanding the younger generation is a must-do for organizations these days. Because, in just a few short years -- believe it or not -- we will be the workforce majority.
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Few employers seem to be following in the footsteps of Apple and Facebook by offering to cover the cost of freezing a woman's eggs -- and perhaps for good reason.
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