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    8 Ways to Influence People

    8 Ways to Influence People
    You know, the way in which we behave as managers and the approach we take, will most definitely have a marked effect on our ultimate success or failure - sounds obvious? Having a range of approaches and styles of behavior gives us more flexibility. It increases our options – and our chances of success. Natural Styles Most managers have a natural ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Shopping For The Holidays...During Work. Increased Risk and Lost Productivity. What Can You Do?

    Shopping For The Holidays...During Work. Increased Risk and Lost Productivity. What Can You Do?
    During this coming holiday season, your employees are going to shop for things and browse during work. Some will do it during their lunch hour and some will do it from 9 - 5. There's no right or wrong answer. You have several options and solutions, the key is first deciding what your policy is going to be and ensuring your ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Cutting That Training Budget Is a No-Brainer, Right?

    Cutting That Training Budget Is a No-Brainer, Right?
    Reduce the budget now! It's a fire drill almost every company is either currenty immersed in or has already gone through. And when this fire drill happens, it's typically a time when corporate training and development get a lot of attention. After all, conventional wisdom states that when times are tough, the training budget is one of the first - and ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Benefits of Behavioral Interviewing

    The Benefits of Behavioral Interviewing
    It didn't take long for Woodbriar of Wilmington, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Massachusetts, to earn its payback from a healthcare consultant's advice. Woodbriar is a successful organization with a clearly defined mission and culture. But in its industry (healthcare) and specific niches (long-term care and short-term rehabilitation), recruitment is an ongoing challenge. Retention is also an issue. To ...
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    Building a Compelling Employer Brand

    Building a Compelling Employer Brand
    Talented individuals, who have a choice of employers, behave like consumers selecting products, and employer branding is the method by which you attract and acquire them. People have affinities for brands. People who use Apple computers, iPods, and iPhones respond to the brand’s hip image. You feel different driving a BMW than a Hyundai in part because you associate yourself with ...
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    The Upside of a Downturn: It's an Employer's Market

    The Upside of a Downturn: It's an Employer's Market
    Smart “investors” in talent markets find bargains during a business slowdown. The "Engagement Cycle" helps employers take advantage of candidate psychology during a slowdown to attract top talent for the long term. A slowing economy has tangible burdens, as employers become cautious in hiring (or even lay off workers). More subtle and insidious is the way even a gentle slowdown in ...
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    The Talent Tsunami: 3 Waves that Transfer Power from the Employer to the Employee

    The Talent Tsunami: 3 Waves that Transfer Power from the Employer to the Employee
    Three waves of change are converging worldwide to create a talent tsunami in the workforce, shifting power from the employer to the talented individual. Those three waves are (1) demographic changes, (2) candidate empowerment, and (3) the increasing value of talented employees relative to other success factors. Recruiters and managers who ignore this tsunami will be swept away; those who take ...
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    Great Managers Know When and How to Apologize

    Great Managers Know When and How to Apologize
    As a business leader, you attend conferences that provide guidelines for managerial communication. However, there is one important communication strategy most training sessions don’t explore. So I invite you to consider when and how to apologize. To clarify what I’m talking about, I’ll use Tom O’Leary’s definition of an apology as “taking responsibility for disturbance in a relationship.” I confess, without ...
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    7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Voice

    7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Voice
    Your phone rings. You answer, and the caller says hello, without identifying herself. Yet immediately you recognize her voice, even though you haven't spoken with her in more than ten years. How are you able to do that? There's no mystery here, for voices are highly distinct and distinguishable, sort of our "signature in sound."That being the case, you'll want to ...
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    How to Bounce Back from a Setback

    How to Bounce Back from a Setback
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND I'm back in this enchanting city known for lots of bicycles, beautiful canals, charming people and yes the traditional windmills, wooden shoes and tulips. While there are not many windmills, the people really don't wear wooden shoes and the tulips are gorgeous, this city reminds me of the importance of bouncing back from setbacks. It all started for me ...
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    Creating a Winning Telecommuting Strategy

    Creating a Winning Telecommuting Strategy
    Telecommuting. Employees long for it, but many employers still have their doubts. For some employers, the obstacle to embracing telecommuting stems from a lack of trust in employees. For others, trust isn't the issue, but a lack of experience in how to approach this arrangement is creating the roadblock. However, with the right strategy in place, implementing a telecommuting program for ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Wellness Programs Go High Tech

    Wellness Programs Go High Tech
    When EMC, a Massachusetts data storage firm, decided to beef up its wellness program three years ago, it asked workers to bypass treadmills and stationary bikes and take a spin on an unexpected device: A computer. A deal with Internet health-information portal WebMD and another with data warehouse provider Ingenix created a program that provided workers with the online resources to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Fine Tuning Benefits: Developing New Offerings to Attract Workers

    Fine Tuning Benefits: Developing New Offerings to Attract Workers
    The tight labor market, particularly for skilled workers, has forced employers to fine tune their compensation packages to attract workers with different expectations of work and benefits. Presented by Monster Intelligence and Mercer Health & Benefits, the webinar provided key insights into: * Standard and non-standard benefit offerings. * Understanding the roll benefits play in today’s competitive labor market. * Strategies ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Human Capital Management Drives Financial Performance

    Human Capital Management Drives Financial Performance
    How Smart Human Capital Management Drives Financial Performance Premise The first question of management is what difference does it make if we invest in people, technology or facilities? The corollary: which investment will give us the greatest return in the shortest time? SuccessFactors and Workforce Intelligence Institute (WII) believe that there are two fundamentals of management that, over time, will consistently ...
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    5 Creative Staffing Options for Small Business Owners

    5 Creative Staffing Options for Small Business Owners
    You’ve probably heard the adage “You have to spend money to make money.” Staffing your company is one of the most valuable ways to spend money on growing your business. When you spend your valuable time on work that isn’t your core business (for example, doing the books for your computer repair business), it’s time spent away from growing your core ...
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    10 Best and Worst Bosses: Which One Are You?

    We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. The boss who helped you get that promotion, or the one who clipped his toenails at his desk. Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. Different leadership styles can lead to different results for each employee. But certain styles seem to be good or ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You’re nervous. You’re usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It’s no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren’t going to land you that job. So ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Getting the Most of Potential Employee References

    Getting the Most of Potential Employee References
    Depending on your point of view, reference checking is either a perfunctory exercise anybody can do or it's an art that requires training, skill and an inquisitive mind. If you see it as the former, you might as well stop reading now. On the other hand, if you recognize that careful reference checking can bring significant value to the hiring exercise, ...
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    Top Five Lies Told by Job Candidates

    Top Five Lies Told by Job Candidates
    It pays to know about the five most common (and costly) lies that job applicants are likely to include on their resume. In the business world, every employee has the potential to impact your company’s performance, culture and bottom line. That makes it crucial to avoid hiring the wrong candidate, which could result in a costly and even critical mistake. A ...
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