Business Timing Is About More Than Getting an Approval

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at UKG – Ultimate Kronos Group. Formed by two leaders in HR solutions, UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos. They are committed to inspiring workforces and helping pave the way for their people, customers, and industry. Enjoy the article!) One of…

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3 Topics to Include In an Employee Feedback Session

Feedback is important. If you look up the definition of feedback, it’s “information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc. which is used as a basis for improvement”. When I think about employee feedback, it falls into two categories: Feedback given to the employee about their performance.Feedback provided by the…

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Can an employee take FMLA leave and go on a hunting trip with friends at the same time? One court says yes!

Zindox, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons We’ve got a simple set of facts: 1️⃣ Employee injures his knee; 2️⃣ Employee requests FMLA leave; 3️⃣ Employer says no leave because the FMLA leave would coincide with the employee’s hunting trip; 4️⃣ Employee takes leave anyway, 5️⃣ employer fires employee upon his return to work. Has…

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Three Classic Negotiating Mistakes

Guest post by Clint Babcock: Recently I was teaching a class on negotiation for salespeople. I set up a buyer–seller role play scenario and I asked two participants to work through the scenario in front of the rest of the class.  Both were provided with the pertinent information they needed to secure a good deal; all…

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MOCHA: An Alternative to RACI for Organizational Accountability

A few years ago, I wrote a piece about “Using RACI to Improve Organizational Teams”. RACI is an acronym that stands for responsible, accountable, consult, and inform. It’s a way to establish accountability. I mentioned RACI in a training program recently and someone said they use a similar acronym called MOCHA. I – along with…

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Talking About Glassdoor’s New Diversity Ratings with Joel Cheesman…

In Episode 18 of BEST HIRE EVER, Kris Dunn chats with Joel Cheesman, founder of Poach and Ratedly (as well as a co-host of the aptly-named Chad and Cheese Podcast) about the addition of Diversity Ratings on the Glassdoor platform.  Joel and KD discuss the new rating and what it means for company reputation, the complicated relationship between Indeed and Glassdoor and how smart…

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