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The marketplace for talent has shifted. You need to think of your employees like customers and put thoughtful attention into retaining them. This is the first step to slow attrition and regain your growth curve. And this does not happen when they feel ignored in the fever to hire new people or underappreciated for the effort they make to keep business moving forward. 

Eye-tracking research has shown that an HR professional will review your resume for a mere seven seconds, and companies are increasingly using automation to screen resumes. The days of sending a generic CV are out. You need to be able to stand out and make the connection that lands an interview.

Hated by bosses and subordinates alike, traditional performance appraisals have been abandoned by more than a third of U.S. companies. The annual review’s biggest limitation, the authors argue, is its emphasis on holding employees accountable for what they did last year, at the expense of improving performance now and in the future.

Many executives are surprised when previously successful leadership approaches fail in new situations, but different contexts call for different kinds of responses. Before addressing a situation, leaders need to recognize which context governs it—and tailor their actions accordingly.

“I hate networking.” It’s a familiar refrain. But in today’s world, networking is a necessity—and fortunately, an aversion to it can be overcome. Drawing on laboratory experiments and on studies at a large law firm, the authors have identified four strategies that can help people become more excited about and effective at building relationships.

Hybrid work models are increasingly becoming the new norm as companies examine work culture moving forward. As firms welcome back employees to offices after the pandemic forced them to work remotely…

Public speaking. Attending a networking event. Confronting a coworker. These are uncomfortable tasks, but sometimes need to be performed for us to grow professionally. So how do you move out of your comfort zone? It’s simple: be honest about your excuses;…

The Dalai Lama shares his observations on leadership and describes how our “strong focus on material development and accumulating wealth has led us to neglect our basic human need for kindness and care.” He offers leaders three recommendations. First, to…

Culture is often referred to as “the way things are done around here.” But to be useful, we need to get more specific than that. The best companies recognize that there are three elements to a culture: behaviors, systems, and practices, all guided by an…

The current economic environment threatens the success — and perhaps even the survival — of many small and midsize companies, because larger organizations are increasingly able to provide personalized experiences to their customers, in literally any way their…

Feedback is the key to promoting personal and professional growth. To all the young individuals who aspire to be good leaders and mentors out there, are you struggling to strike the right balance with your feedback? It is high time you make coaching easier on yourself, in part by giving feedback…

Resignation rates are booming as high as never before and do you have any idea on why employees decide to move on? Understanding the employees with a data-driven approach is the key to learn which employees are most at-risk of leaving and why.

If you feel a career change is on the horizon but are unsure of how to get there, you are in good company. Most professionals start where you likely are — a combination of excitement, worry and hesitancy as they determine their next steps, which are not always so clear. 

Never before have workplace, employee and leadership needs changed so much in such a short time. The future of work is being built in real time as companies navigate office reopening and hybrid work plans.

According to Gartner, one of the top priorities for HR leaders in 2021 is managing change within their organizations. This includes playing a key role in growing their respective businesses while innovating for success.

Psychology has become increasingly mainstream in recent years, with enormous attention being paid to how our psychologies, often unconsciously, shape how we behave and the world around us. 

Most companies fail to leverage one of their most compelling and distinguishable points — the CEO’s brand. Think about NASCAR for a moment. Every car in the Daytona 500 is high performing, has sponsors and a skilled pit crew and is financially backed. There is one major difference…

The need of the hour for companies to stay connected with their employees, customers, and suppliers has enforced all industries at any level of business, adopt digital transformation initiatives. Some critical gaps found in companies are recruiting and…

Most leadership trainings are about teaching ideas, sharing best practices, and increasing knowledge. But successful people rarely become better leaders because they know more. They become better leaders because…

Networking effectively online is key for young people seeking their next role, wanting to learn more about industry trends, or make meaningful connections. While LinkedIn shows promise for early career professionals to, few…

It’s a cliché as old as time: When it comes to your career, people often say to “follow your passion.” While this slogan is splashed across self-help books, heard in graduation speeches and even touted…

The battle for talent is in full swing, and having high-performing talent is more influential than it’s been in decades. It’s high time for organizations to evaluate: What’re we doing differently to win this talent war? 

Acclaimed science writer Annie Murphy Paul says that in order to think the intelligent, informed, original thoughts we’re capable of, we can’t rely on the brain alone. Read on…

A new book “Negotiate Without Fear: Strategies and Tools to Maximize Your Outcomes” by Victoria Husted Medvec, a negotiation expert offers strategies to take the fear out…

Ever wonder why some days you have bags of energy and feel super-productive, making decisions with ease and brimming over with creative ideas? And on others, you struggle to think with clarity and feel mentally and physically sluggish?

To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop two filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.

It’s well known that firms with greater gender diversity among senior leadership perform better. But what’s less clear is why exactly that is. What are the specific mechanisms that drive…

It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation.

Ever wonder why some days you have bags of energy and feel super-productive, making decisions with ease and brimming over with creative ideas? And on others, you struggle to think with clarity and feel mentally and physically sluggish?

To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop two filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.

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