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Answering These 2 Questions Can Determine Your Success
Has anyone ever explained something to you in a way that finally made it click? All of a sudden, you understand it and you wonder, “How did I not see it before now?” John C. Maxwell, renowned business speaker and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, does this when explaining how to develop into […]
An Employer’s First Steps to Avoiding Workplace Violence
In the wake of workplace threats nationwide, businesses are taking a closer look at their own threat and crisis management plans and policies. HR is an essential component in planning for workplace emergencies, from the conceptual stages to employee training. Larry Barton, the highest-rated instructor at the FBI National Academy and U.S. Marshals Service, recently […]
It Takes a Village: New Research Suggests Employee Engagement Doesn’t Belong Solely to HR
Continuous employee engagement is a big responsibility that historically has been assigned solely to HR. But new research shows what HR leaders have suspected for quite some time; getting employee engagement right requires everyone in your organization working together. According to a recent survey from HR.com, roughly 75% of respondents believe that company culture and […]
How Mindfulness Benefits the Boardroom
Often, “mindfulness” conjures up images of stillness in a yoga studio. But fast-paced executives are finding mindfulness and leadership also go hand in hand. Intentionally tuning in to daily tasks, people and events can actually benefit the boardroom as much as it does the boat pose. Why mindfulness matters Merriam-Webster defines mindfulness as “the practice […]
Levels and Landscapes: Equipping Tomorrow’s Leaders
Leaders are “the primary factor behind employee productivity, commitment and bottom-line profitability,” according to research from leadership consultant expert researchers Zenger Folkman. The stakes are high, which doesn’t make it any easier to ensure the leaders in your organization are reaching their full potential, or that your next crop of leaders will be up to […]
4 Lessons from 4 History-Making Female Leaders
International Women’s Day is March 8. Recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of women highlights characteristics we can all emulate as we strive for success. Here’s what we can learn from the stories of four history-making female leaders. Lesson 1: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), first […]
When Cupid Strikes: 3 Steps to Managing Office Love
Around Valentine’s Day, conversations about love and romance are everywhere – including the office. The holiday of love may be behind us, but workplace romance is not going anywhere. HR may not usually be viewed as a matchmaker, but they are hiring talented people who fit the values and cultures of the company. When building […]
How HR Could Have Helped 3 Complicated On-screen Office Relationships
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love is in the air and sometimes that romantic air makes its way into the office. Workplace romances may seem like something only seen in film or on TV, but according to Career Builder, 38% of American workers said they have dated a co-worker at least once in […]
Diversity vs. Inclusion: The Difference Between Them … and Why Businesses Need Both
While “Diversity” and “Inclusion” often are used interchangeably, the difference between the two concepts is vitally important. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), studies show that teams or organizations with diverse qualities, experiences and work styles bring more ideas, perspectives and approaches to the table. On top of efforts to diversify their […]
Eight Key Areas for Visionary Goal-Setting
How are your New Year’s resolutions going? If you’re like most people, you’ve created some great goals for 2018, but you may need a little extra motivation to keep them up. Entrepreneur, life coach and The School of Greatness podcast host Lewis Howes is dedicated to helping others live their best lives, and he has […]
5 Podcasts That Every HR Professional Should Download
Podcasts provide the opportunity to sit like a fly on the wall and listen to some of the most brilliant minds in the world converse about today’s biggest trends and challenges. According to a study by Triton Digital, nearly one quarter of Americans listen to a podcast at least once a month. Education is a […]
Are You as Good Today as You’ll Ever Be?
Will today be as good as your life ever gets? Let’s pretend I’m an all-knowing being – which I most certainly am not – and that I visited you with an announcement: today, you’re as good as you’ll ever be. You’ll never be any better than you are right now. Tomorrow won’t be terrible, but […]