Emotional Intelligence in future generations

In a recent class, we covered the subject of emotional intelligence as an HR competency. It has become an oft talked about subject in HR. Emotional Intelligence has been around a long time. People who had it were good at “reading people.” But we went through a long period in HR when we were told …

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Message to the individual job seeker- If you can’t find a job it is your fault.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a record setting number of jobs are available in the U.S., more than the number of job seekers looking. So if there are more jobs than applicants why are people not able to find work? Personal responsibility There are a lot of dynamics involved in why people are not …

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What defines the task in knowledge work? Peter Drucker answers!

Peter Drucker was interested in knowledge worker productivity. He considered it a management challenge of the 21st century. In non-knowledge work, or manual work, the task is always given. What is made on the assembly line is not up to the choice of the assembly line worker. That is not the same issue that knowledge …

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Global Skills-Jobs Gap

Today’s post is a reproduction, with permission, of The Herman Group newsletter. I found this information startling.  The other day we interviewed futurist, Edward Gordon, PhD, author of Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis. Gordon shared a great deal of up-to-date information about the global gap between jobs employers need to fill and …

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Is the Fight for $15 self-defeating?

As I write this the employees at O’Hare Airport are on strike in conjunction with multiple Fight for $15 rally’s spread across the country. Bolstered by support from unions, particularly the SEIU, workers are trying to get increases to $15 per hour. Is it working? Or are they shooting themselves in the foot? Who is …

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Want your employees to improve? Treat them like they do on The Voice.

My wife and I are fans of the singing competition show called The Voice. It is a show on which competitors display their talent in hopes of being selected to participate in a competition in order to become “The Voice” at the end of the show. It is not unlike the selection process companies go …

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HR in the 21st Century: Make Life Easier for Your Employees

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonster.org.    When it comes to keeping your employees happy, bi-monthly potlucks and a warm pot of morning coffee just won’t cut it anymore — especially if you’re staffed with a group of millennials (and most companies are or will be soon, as millennials are …

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Future Friday: Supermobility

We have all heard about the ever increasing importance of mobile devices in the workplace. The issue of BYOD (Bring your own device) policies is a present and growing issue for many companies. The issues surrounding mobile devices are going to get larger and more complex due to supermobility. Supermobility In a post by Tim …

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Five Great Reads to Make Your Better in HR

Here are some great blog posts from other writers that I thought you might find instructive and helpful. The first is from Jon Hyman at his Ohio Employers Law Blog. In Two cups, one termination Jon uses a case of theft that may seem trivial, after all it just involved two plastic cups, to tell …

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Future Friday: Neuroplasticity, Gaming and Employee Development

  As technology takes over our workplaces and progressively displaces workers we are left with the challenge of what to do with those workers. Some recent developments in the science of neuroplasticity may offer a solution in the future. Getting out of our “rut” Most human develop habits. It is how we adjust to our …

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