Using Movement to Improve Employee Wellbeing – Friday Distraction

One of the most interesting (and engaging) speakers during this year’s Qualtrics X4 Summit was Dr. Peter Lovatt. He’s a psychologist and former professional dancer. Now you might be saying to yourself, that’s an unusual career combination. Exactly what I thought when he introduced himself. But it totally makes sense for employee wellbeing. In his research,…

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10 Questions Leaders Must Answer When Making Big Decisions

Guest post from Greg Bustin: Leaders are in the decision-making business.Some of your decisions are bigger than others, and so to be considered successful on your terms as well as the terms of others means you must make more good decisions than bad decisions when the stakes are highest.What’s your decision-making process?There are 10 questions leaders…

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Career Development: 5 Activities that Should Be in Every Program

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp, a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. If you want to learn more about how pre-employment testing can benefit your recruiting strategy, check out Criteria Corp’s “Definitive Guide to Pre-Employment Testing”. I found this to be a comprehensive guide that I keep on the corner of…

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New Phase In the Employee Lifecycle: Unretirement

Years ago, when I worked in the hotel industry, the company’s labor attorney would call once a year to ask a favor. He asked for lunch reservations in the hotel restaurant on New Year’s Day. Every year. Lunch reservations on New Year’s. Finally, I got up the nerve to ask him why he wanted the…

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Bookmark This! Aligning Employee Needs With the Learning Process

As recruiting remains a challenge, many organizations are looking to talent development as a way to maintain their staffing needs. This means creating training programs that will provide employees with the skills they need for the jobs they have today and the ones they are being developed for in the future. A fairly common instructional…

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The Unspoken Role of Confidence in Leadership

Guest post from Karen J. Hewitt:Leadership is one of the most regularly used words in the world of business, and arguably one of the most important.  But what does it really mean, and is it delivering what it promises in organisations?Leadership is “the action of leading a group of people or an organisation”, and there…

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Employee Referral Programs: Make Them More Effective with Goals

One of the most effective ways to source talent for your organization is through employee referral programs. Referrals often provide the best candidates at the lowest cost-per-hire. While an employee referral program shouldn’t be used exclusively as a recruiting source, it can be a very effective one. Given how well employee referral programs can work for…

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Mental Health Break – May 15 is #NationalMentalHealthBreak Day

A few days ago, Andrew Morton, director of social engagement at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), wrote a very personal story about his military service, depression, and his family. It’s an excellent read that I would recommend to everyone because it offers a perspective about how mental health impacts everyone. If you’re not…

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