Archives for December 2013

Retaining good people when 80% are out there job-hunting

Are you concerned about retaining good people in 2014? You should be. And you might consider brushing up on  these three keys:  engagement, loyalty and satisfaction. That’s according to Right Management, which published a poll last month claiming that 8 of 10 employees said they’d be actively looking for a new job in the coming year. Another 9% said they’d at least be networking, if not … [Read more...]

A New Year’s resolution: Reduce stress at work

Would you like to enjoy your job and live longer? Who wouldn't! So, what’s the No.1 thing getting in the way? If you guessed stress, take a day off. In a recent Towers Watson Staying@Work Survey, both employers and employees agreed on the need to reduce stress at work. And while that would seem a great parallel discovery, it's not really, because they fail to agree on the … [Read more...]

8 interview questions every job candidate should be asked

The key to effectively interviewing a job candidate isn't so much asking that one perfect tell-all question. Instead, it’s about stringing together a series of questions that provide a broad and accurate accounting of the qualities and skills of the person sitting in front of you. With that in mind, here are eight questions that, when taken together, can help you do that. 8 interview … [Read more...]

When a problem shared is a problem solved

There was a time when most good managers would instinctively hand-pick a few of their best-and-brightest people to solve problems and/or create innovation. It makes complete sense. They are the best-and-brightest after all. But over time, many came to realize that the results of all that collaboration and innovation became something of a big secret. The only folks who knew what was going … [Read more...]

Why taking care of business means taking care of learning

Is it just me, or are you feeling a bit dizzy these days, too? At first I thought it was vertigo. But then it struck me: I've been spiraling around an endless learning curve for quite a while now. Today, like no other time, most of the information in the world is a click away. And the amount of the world’s info is doubling every two years. The result is that most organizations are well … [Read more...]