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How to be an Effective Leader During Times of Change

Posted by  Christian Spielman

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Everyone has heard the old saying, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." That quote is most often attributed to Benjamin Franklin circa 1789. A lot has changed since then. In fact, given the rapidly evolving world we live in today, I would argue that change itself could be added to the list of certainties. Technology has drastically altered the way we do business over the last few decades; companies are constantly exploring ways to meet consumer needs faster, cheaper, and better. As organizations change with the times, leaders should follow these basic tips to help keep their teams on track.


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10 Employee Engagement Statistics of 2018: How to Learn From Them

Posted by  Trevor McGlochlin

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Organizations regularly target high levels of employee engagement. Among other positive outcomes, high levels of employee engagement can translate into higher productivity, lower turnover, fewer safety incidents, lower absenteeism, higher profitability, and better customer ratings. The following 2018 statistics are meant to awaken or reawaken awareness of the alarmingly low rate of engagement levels within companies, as well as provide insight on what can be done to help organizations benefit from high employee engagement.


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What is the Workflex Bill and How Does it Affect Your Organization?

Posted by  Vicki Marlan

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A recent House bill introduced by California Representative Mimi Walters could affect how businesses provide paid leave and flexible work options to employees. If enacted into law, the current “Workflex in the 21st Century Act” would amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to “to establish a voluntary workflex option under which employers who provide flexible workplace arrangement plans that include a combination of paid leave and flexible work options are exempt from certain state and local laws regarding employee benefits.”


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3 Ways Positive Leadership Can Make Your Organization More Effective

Posted by  Trevor McGlochlin

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Leadership has so many important facets. One of those is attitude. When a leader has a positive outlook and mindset he or she can create effective change on multiple crucial organizational outcomes. This attitude can be contagious and spread quickly creating a culture of positivity, loyalty, and trust. I’ve highlighted three ways that positive leaders can make an organization more effective.


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Strengthen Manager-Employee Relationships With These 3 Initiatives

Posted by  Lindsey Burke

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You may have heard the old saying, employees don’t leave their jobs, they leave their bosses. If you think turnover is all due to better-paying jobs and benefits, think again. Turnover is a multi-faceted topic. Several factors make up why a person will turn over. However, some factors pull more weight than others for why someone will turnover. One of those factors is an employee’s perceived relationship with their supervisor. One’s perceived relationship with a supervisor can revolve around several factors such as respect, friendliness, trust, and support. Below, we will discuss three areas where companies should focus their efforts to improve manager-employee relationships and retention stats.


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Here's how a Mobile-First Design can Affect Employee Assessments

Posted by  Jessica Petor

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The age of taking assessments and applying for jobs using paper and pencil is long gone. Candidates expect to take assessments and apply for jobs using any device they want, which has put many organizations in a tough spot when it comes to offering assessments, especially if the assessment was designed to be taken on a traditional PC or laptop.


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How 3 Dark Personality Traits can Affect Job Performance

Posted by  Alli Besl, Ph.D.

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Personality measurement in pre-employment assessment is a commonly accepted practice. Over time, there are certain personality characteristics that have been consistently linked to higher levels of job performance, like conscientiousness, for example. However, there are other personality traits or characteristics that are often shown to negatively impact performance on the job. One such set of characteristics is referred to as the “dark triad.”


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Close the Skills Gap with an International Candidate Search

Posted by  Emma Graf

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Returnships, Rewards, and More Creative Sourcing Strategies

Posted by  Amy Barnes

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The changing labor market is affecting the way that many companies approach sourcing strategies, recruitment, and selection. 60% of U.S. employers have job openings that stay vacant for 12 weeks or longer, based on a survey in 2017 by CareerBuilder. In the survey, HR managers say that the average cost from having extended job vacancies is $800,000 or more annually. So, it’s clearly important to stay in front of these changes with a unique approach to sourcing and hiring. Here are some creative strategies you can add to your recruitment process to help fill positions with the right candidates.


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7 Benefits of a Good Succession Planning Process

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

Most organizations have realized the importance of hiring, developing, engaging, and retaining their leadership talent – no surprises there. They have also found value in using an objective and reliable measurement method to identify leadership and high potential talent.


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