How to effectively challenge overqualified employees (so they don’t get bored)

The CIPD Employee Outlook report is a comprehensive quarterly summary of the work issues that are most frustrating to employees, and what companies need to do to boost engagement and productivity in their workforce. In this quarter’s review, the consensus is that employees seem to be becoming much more particular about their job responsibilities. Top of employees’ wish lists is being granted work that they find interesting, whilst...

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The Difference Between Dreamers and Doers

In many ways, setting goals is similar to dreaming of success – goals are desired outcomes. But achieving goals (and with them, success) is infinitely harder and more complex.

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Want to be more successful? Set goals.

Organizations whose employees are actively engaged in goal achievement have 3x greater operating margins in any given year than companies with lower engagement levels.

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How to achieve more next quarter

Commit to fewer goals and better execution   It’s goal setting time and many of us are also self-assessing accomplishments against last quarter’s goals. Q1 can be a hard quarter, but there are two things that exacerbate that: 1) too many goals to come anywhere close to achievement and 2) too little attention to goals after they’re set. A lot of readers have shared how hard it is to keep goals visible week over...

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The team behind the team

Who is on your team behind the team? Great leaders always have them — those individuals that support, encourage, coach, question and push them towards greatness

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Health and safety – always sweat the small stuff

No matter how trivial, workplace dangers can take a bad shape if ignored for a long time. Little things such as incorrect sitting posture and wrong placement of work equipment can cause a lot of problems in the long run, leading to neck and shoulder pain, spinal cord problems, eyestrain, fatigue, etc. To take care of this matter, workplace safety and health legislation was passed by the (U.S.) Government, which includes the Management...

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Training – the internet changes everything

Through customized online learning courses, members can now transcend the four walls of a traditional classroom and learn at any time and any place, effectively redefining the landscape of education.

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The employee lifecycle

The employee life cycle continues to shorten with each generation. The current expected tenure for junior roles is 18 months to 3 years. For intermediate roles the average tenure is 3-5 years, and for VP or C-Level executives the average tenure is only 3 years. It is important for job seekers and hiring managers to understand all the steps in the Employee Lifecycle, as an average employee may complete this loop more than 15 times in...

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