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Think Outside the 9 Box

Sick of the performance-by-potential paradigm? So are we. Let’s replace it with something better. By Allan H. Church, Ph.D. No matter how hard we try to ditch performance ratings—and many organizations have made valiant attempts—we just can’t quit them. Psychologically, whether we like it or not, companies need ways to […]


The New Rules of Work-Family Integration

Paid maternity leave isn’t enough. If you want to compete globally, you need to think bigger, broader, and better. By Maura Mills, Ph.D. I want to start by sharing a secret: Employed new mothers in the United States aren’t always crying. You’d think they were given the cultural script that […]

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Hey, Women: Behold the Power of Pause

For females in the workplace, the key to continued growth is intentionally muting the noise. By Beverly Crowell and Beverly Kaye Women represent about half of the nation’s workforce, yet still make about 83 percent of men’s median wages, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They’re also underrepresented […]

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Blend Your Workforce: An 8-Step Plan

Freelancers and full-time employees working side by side … it’s the future. Your prep work starts now.  By Jon Younger and Michael Kearns For most companies, finding talented workers isn’t an obstacle. It’s a competitive crisis. In a survey by PwC, 70 percent of CEOs said talent gaps are a […]


In Process We Trust

Employee attitudes have a major impact on retention rates. But are you focusing enough on the organizational procedures that shape those attitudes? Make these moves and reverse your attrition trends. By Leah Wolfeld Turnover doesn’t come cheap. When an employee leaves an organization, the company incurs direct costs through vacation […]


Nonsense Is the New Normal

Even pre-COVID, your organization was probably a little crazy. But if you bust through the B.S., you can focus on the things that matter—and become a better leader. By George Binney, Philip Glanfield, and Gerhard Wilke The business world is often hailed as a paragon of efficiency and entrepreneurial vitality. […]

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The New Rules of Attraction

All the retention skills in the world won’t matter if an organization loads up on the wrong people. It’s time to change your workforce acquisition approach—or else. By Sherry Benjamins For many organizations, talent acquisition is still tactical. They see the search process as a transaction to fill important gaps. […]

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The New Way to Listen to Employees

In a world of analytics, workplace surveys are going extinct. If you really want to learn about the people in your organization, you’ll need to start monitoring them—with their permission.  By Brian Kropp, Ph.D. For as long as you’ve been tasked with learning about your employees, you’ve undoubtedly used large-scale […]


The Accountability Crisis

Why do so many managers let poor performance slide? It isn’t to coddle their employees—it’s to protect their own reputations. Too bad everyone loses in the end. By Rob Kaiser There’s an open secret in today’s workplace: Managers aren’t holding their employees accountable. Even with millennials hungry for more feedback […]


7 Deadly Sins of Career Development

You’ll never retain your brightest rising stars if you commit these strategic blunders. By Beverly Kaye, Ph.D., and Lindy Williams Breaking news: Career development drives employee engagement. Shocking, right? Well, if loads of surveys and studies repeatedly list the opportunity to grow and develop as an essential factor in attracting […]