Soft Skills: What You Might Be Missing at Work

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Soft skills are just as important in the workplace as hard skills. However, they are just as difficult to master and use effectively as anything else you might be doing at your job. We’re here to tell you about some of the most important soft skills you can practice every day, that will help you…

When Times Are Tough, Invest in Your Team

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BY BRIAN FORMATO   Most struggling organizations try to figure out how to turn their fortunes around. They look at various metrics and investigate cutting costs, increasing production, expanding their offerings, and a whole host of other options. Team building, though, rarely tops their lists, with many HR managers thinking of it as an investment…

Busting 5 Common Productivity Myths

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BY STEPHANIE REYES   Every organization in the world seems to be concerned with productivity these days—and for good reason: improving productivity is often the only way for a company to remain competitive in today’s global market. Productivity gains can even drive entire economies! (In the USA, for example, they account for as much as…

Ready or Not, Here Comes Generation Z

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By Ira S. Wolfe For managers still trying to figure out the Millennials, here’s some disturbing news: the next cohort, Generation Z, is already knocking on HR’s doorstep. With this addition to the workforce, we now have 18-year-olds and 80-somethings (and everyone in between) seeking employment. This is an unprecedented change to the workplace. Are…

The Value of a People-Centric Workplace

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Because people make up the heart of every organization, the most important investment an organization can make is in its employees. Even as technology advances and capital shifts, it is a company’s leadership and the individual contributions of its employees that ultimately set that organization apart from its competitors. Research consistently shows that organizations with…

The Top 5 Ways to Drive Your Millennial Employees Away (And How to Keep Them)

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“Adam” used to work at a company that provided a catered lunch (daily!) for everyone. The office basement housed a brand-new gym facility with free fitness classes, and his employer offered fun, offsite, team-building activities every month. Employees even had a lot of say about their workspaces: they could choose between traditional desks or standing…

Stress in the Workplace

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Stress has been called “the silent killer.” Too much stress can lead to a myriad of problems, both physiological (such as high blood pressure and heart disease) and psychological (such as depression and anxiety). It can ruin bodies, damage relationships, and destroy lives. No wonder, then, that people are always looking for quick, easy ways…

8 Communication Tips for HR Leaders

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  Effective communication is critical to any organization—and of paramount importance for HR leaders. When assignments aren’t communicated efficiently and clearly, productivity suffers. Although developing good business communication skills takes some effort, being adept at getting a point across well can pay huge dividends. Here are eight steps HR leaders can take to improve their…