How Employers Can Provide New Growth Opportunities for Employees: A guest post

This guest post was written by Keith Coppersmith. Employees are the greatest asset any company can have. Unfortunately, a lot of employers only see their employees as a means to an end. However, without employees, there’s no work and without work, a company cannot make any profits. Therefore, good employers know the value of their …

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How to Decide If Agile Innovation Is Right for Your HR Team

This post is brought to you from my friends at SocialMonsters.org If your company is looking to adopt agile methodology practices, you’re not alone. Almost a quarter of all IT teams now employ an agile approach at scale, according to a recent Forrester survey. Agile innovations are appealing, because they empower companies to have a …

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Future Friday: Will trends cancel each other out?

We have all read that there is an ever-increasing number of teleworkers, those workers not resident in an office, rather working from home primarily. My wife is just such a worker. She has just returned, however, from a “summit” meeting of all of the other teleworkers in the company. She enjoyed it. She said that …

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Controlling your emotions at work

Humans are emotionally driven. This means that many situations occurring at work may be emotionally charged. Letting your emotions get the better of you can be detrimental to working relationships. One of my favorite gurus, Harvey Mackay, has a story and some suggestions about controlling your emotions. I am not going to tell you the …

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Future Friday: Why can’t we teach collaboration?

Reading an article on megatrends in the job market I came across a statement that said “But I’m convinced that the future belongs to women. Why? Because they tend to possess the human characteristics that will give them the advantage in the new jobs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Like the capacity for collaboration (instead …

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Another Revisit to A Cup of Coffee and A Chat: Networking at Its Core

With #SHRM18 coming up in June I thought this was worth a replay. I came across an article called Serendipity as Strategy, written by Michael Soto of Spark Collaboration. It was a very interesting read. He talked about the ways in which companies are working to increase employees meeting and interacting with each other. These …

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Future Friday: It appears to be all about collaboration

I think most of us know that collaboration in the workplace produces better results than no collaboration. That is why so many software applications have been developed to enhance the collaborative effort. New research, however, shows us that it is not just the collaboration effort, it is also who is participating in the collaboration. So …

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Lessons from the genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Fair warning. This post has nothing to do with HR. It is all about personal improvement. I  just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s biography, Leonardo Da Vinci. This is a well-written book about a fascinating man. I knew he was a master and was considered a genius both in his time and especially in the present …

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How to Maintain and Engage Your Millennial Workforce

This post is from my friends at Socialmonsters.org. Although this article talks about younger workers many of the things mentioned in this post also apply to other workers in all age groups. Forty-six percent of the workforce will be comprised of millennials by 2020. This may be an unsettling thought for some employers and businesses. …

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Future Friday: Letting employees select the new boss

What if you had a way to get company leaders based on their ability to interact with peers rather than their resume? Would you be interested? A company named Tiny Pulse, led by David Niu, thinks they have developed a way to select leaders that is more effective than traditional methods. They crowdsource them. Collaborative …

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