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Inclusion Sold Separately

Article by Tru Pettigrew I remember as a child, some of the best gifts that I got for Christmas always seemed to require batteries. I also remember how quickly I learned to dislike the phrase “batteries sold separately”. There were numerous occasions when my mom or one of my older brothers or sisters would have to run out and get batteries in order for…

24 Jul 2014
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Change in thinking, personal development key in helping generations mix in the workplace

By MaryBeth Matzek It’s a statistic most people in the energy industry know all too well -- 50 percent of their current workforce may retire within the next five to 10 years. While that statistic has companies ramping up their hiring, it also poses a very real challenge: How to get the on-the-verge-of-retirement baby boomers working well with today’s young professionals. As a rule,…

05 Jun 2013
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When in Rome… Embrace the Culture & Share Some of Yours

by Tru Pettigrew Okay, so I switched up the saying a little. For those who are familiar, the original phrase is “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Over the years, the phrase has been shortened to simply “When in Rome”. The intended communication of this commonly used phrase is to conform to the ways of wherever it is that you are. This…

04 Jun 2013
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FAA furloughs keeping some air travelers waiting

Planning to travel by air any time soon? Better check that the flight is on time. With the nation’s 15,000 air controllers now subject to furloughs as part of the government spending cuts, the FAA says planes may need to take off and land less frequently. As part of the automatic spending cuts that went into effect earlier this spring, but just hitting the…

24 Apr 2013
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A New Look at Engagement

By: Barb Krantz Taylor Source: Talent Management Original Article Here are nine intangible elements of work that employees rank much higher than salary or perks on engagement surveys. Engaged employees perform at 100 percent of their ability, but the most highly engaged employees perform at 122 percent. This was an assertion made during a Towers Perrin — now Towers Watson — webinar called “Leadership…

21 Oct 2011
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The Five Drivers of Happiness at Work

By JESSICA PRYCE-JONES Source: The Source Original Article I am in a wood-paneled boardroom of a large multinational waiting to make a pitch. My stomach lurches as I anticipate having to use the “H” word to the CEO. It just feels too “new-agey” to associate with the hard-numbered world of business. “We’re here to talk about happiness. Happiness at work.” The words sound so…

21 Oct 2011
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Four Things Leaders Can Do To Reduce Team Conflicts

Article Summary Studies of workplace behaviors reveal some startling statistics with regard to the impact that conflict has on business performance. One study indicates that two out of three employee performance problems can be traced to unresolved interpersonal conflicts. Another study estimates that the average manager spends something like forty percent of their time addressing workplace conflicts. Guy Harris also makes an interesting correlation…

09 Sep 2011
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The 3 Ways Candidates Get Beheaded Expecting Counter Offers

Article Summary RJ's basic premise is that counter offers come across as fake and forced when provided by a boss or employer who's been ignoring the employee in question for months if not years. RJ's on the money with his take on the issue, but there's an important qualifier that the candidate side needs to understand: You never take an offer to your employer…

07 Sep 2011
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