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January is in the books. And February is a short month. Before you know it, spring will be right around the corner. In the meantime, read these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of Jan. 28.
1. Five Workplace Predictions for 2013: Here are predictions for how companies might swap out antiquated [...]
The No. 1 excuse I hear when executives are asked if they are measuring their human capital is that their data is messed up, incomplete and hard to get. This stems mainly from a fear of what is now termed big data. The truth is, your organization is awash in data. You need to figure [...]
USA Today reports that “The centenarian population has grown 66 percent over the past three decades, according to the 2010 Census data. There are 53,364 people in the USA who are 100 or older, compared with 32,194 in 1980.”
What does this trend mean for the workplace? As more and more [...]
There is a great line from Clint Eastwood in the 1973 movie “Magnum Force”: “A man’s got to know his limitations.”
Eastwood played San Francisco detective Harry Callahan in the movie, brutal but honest, and suffice it to say the man who didn’t know his limitations – a corrupt police official – got blown away [...]
Earlier this month, I discussed the derisive style of Jillian Michaels, the yelling, pushy, abusive “coach” on “The Biggest Loser” television program. I noted that her aggressive, in-your-face approach to goad her charges to exercise and lose weight were mired in negative reinforcement, which drives avoidance behavior, promotes fear and doesn’t inspire optimal results. [...]
Recharge your batteries with these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of Jan. 21.
1. Do Bonuses Work?: There are 12 characteristics common to companies that successfully reward employees for the highest levels of performance, writes André de Waal, the academic director for the HPO Center in the Netherlands, associate professor HPO of [...]
There has been quite a bit written recently about big data and the power of analytics. This label, “big data,” scares many in our field and leaves others perplexed. How do you take all of this data floating around and make strategic human capital decisions? Don’t be afraid of it and remember that data is [...]
According to a recent article in Bloomberg’s Businessweek, Dish Network is a mean place. Really, really mean. And I’m not talking about how long they keep you on hold at customer “service.” They are mean to their employees, according to Bloomberg’s survey of corporate message boards.
They are also highly successful. According to [...]
If you live someplace cold, there’s no reason to go outside. So read these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of Jan. 14.
1. Want to Change Behavior?: Whether it’s your own or an employee’s, patience and perseverance are key to the process, writes columnist Marshall Goldsmith.
The holidays are over and exhausted employees have returned to their everyday work routines. The season of celebration can only last so long, because even fun can be overdone. However, the spirit of giving doesn’t have to stop with a calendar date.
Just last month, one group of employees received a gift that not only [...]
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