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6 Things Great Managers do on a Daily Basis

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Some managers inspire and motivate their employees, but many fail miserably to engage them. The entertainment industry seems to have created the ultimate formula for the "bad manager" character, so why can't real managers understand how to be more effective?

Strengthen the Core of Your Business with Effective Onboarding

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Employees are the core of your business. Your core has three-dimensional depth and function movement in all three planes of motion. Many of the muscles are hidden beneath the exterior musculature. The core acts as a stabilizer, and strength is only able to produce force or results in respect to core stability. There are five components of core stability: strength, endurance, flexibility, motor control, and function. Without motor control and function, the other three components are useless, like a fish flopping out of water—no matter how strong you are or how much endurance you have.

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A Guide to Tricky Talent Management Terms

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The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said, “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” This also holds true in the world of talent management. There’s a lot of lingo thrown around surrounding the employee lifecycle—some of the terms are fairly simple to figure out, while others may be a bit more confusing. Not knowing all the terms associated with the employee lifecycle can seriously limit your effectiveness.

5 Causes of Employee Turnover & Ways to Combat it

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The days of an employee working for a company for several years seem to be a thing of the past. It is uncommon for an employee to remain at a company for more than five years. Based on a survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), tenure varies by age and the workforce landscape. The results report that the “Median employee tenure was generally higher among older workers than younger ones. For example, the median tenure of workers ages 55 to 64 [was 10.4 years] in January 2014, [which] was more than three times that of workers ages 25 to 34 years [averaging a tenure of 3.0 years].” Although companies cannot fully prevent employee turnover, they can take steps to reduce their turnover rate and increase employee engagement. But first, let’s look at five frequent reasons people leave a company or job.

Creative Leadership & Mindfulness in HR – Trending in Talent Management

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Just as the role of HR and the talent management industry has changed dramatically, HR Pros need to adapt their mindsets. Understanding technology, connectivity, as well as embracing creativity are all cited in this recent popular blog. shares 5 HR Mindsets for the Future (and Right Now).

10 Ways to Become an Effective Manager

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Leadership is one of the most essential attributes of an effective manager, but it is also the most prevalent shortcoming among managers. It is typical for companies to promote top talent to management positions, but effective leadership is a skill that develops over time though training, mentoring, and experience.

How Telecommunication is Changing Your Hiring Process

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Technological advancements have given us amazing capabilities that have reshaped nearly every aspect of our lives, especially in the way that we do business. The general purpose of technology is to make our lives easier and more convenient, but when it comes to work, specifically telecommuting, does easier mean better?

Recruiting and Engaging the Mobile Workforce

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Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have increased user power in ways we couldn’t have imagined a few years ago. Weighing an average of 120 grams, these sleek devices allow users to order take-out, schedule appointments, purchase a new outfit for the weekend, book last-minute flights, even search and apply for jobs! Mobile job application is definitely a game changer for hiring managers, especially since the economy has shifted power to the job seeker, and the candidate pool for top talent and high potentials is growing more and more competitive.

How to Spot if Your Employees are Checked out

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On any given afternoon during the work week, do you know where your employees are? If so, do you know what they’re doing? According to a study from Mercer, there’s a 50 percent chance that any given employee is currently checked out or looking for a new job. According to the report, 32 percent of US workers are, “seriously considering leaving his or her profession at the present time,” and 21 percent are unhappy in their current job and have hit all-time low productivity and engagement levels. So even if your employees are sitting at their desks, they may not be getting anything done.


Weekend Habits of Successful People that Improve Work-Life Balance

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Ever wonder what some of the most successful CEOs and entrepreneurs do on the weekends? If you guessed that they put the work week on pause, kick their feet up, and take off to a quiet paradise on board one of their private jets, or sail off to sea on a 100-foot yacht with their friends and family, your assumptions have led you astray. After reading numerous articles on the topics of work-life balance and the qualities of successful leaders, a pattern began to present itself, and pointed to the secret ingredient to their sustained success. As the esteemed philosopher, Aristotle, once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

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