New School Performance Process Design: Opportunities and Cautions

By Kyla Nicholson and Vincent Chow Well known companies such as Microsoft, Motorola, Gap, Expedia and GE have made, or are in the process of making, the move away from rating past performance and toward more frequent, meaningful conversations aimed...

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Seeking Organizational Resilience? Trust is a Must

By Doug Turner It has been said that the amount of resilience shown by an organization is the product of both the personal abilities of individuals in the organization and the degree to which those people feel supported and comfortable...

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Relational Leadership Opens Doors to Success

By Ian Gibson, CPHR A wise sage once said that people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. That is the crux of relational leadership. Leadership can no longer simply be about the bottom...

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Improving Staff Morale Through Authentic Appreciation

By Dr. Paul White In my work training and consulting around the country, the most common responses by employees when discussing employee recognition typically range from apathy to cynicism.  One woman stated, “I haven’t heard anything positive for two years...

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Reconnecting with the Impact of HR: A Refreshed Perspective

By Ingrid Vaughan Several years ago I worked as a career transition facilitator for a government-sponsored employment program. The people I worked with were, for a variety of reasons, unable to do what they had been doing and were undergoing...

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Top Ten Easiest Ways to Express Appreciation

By Dr. Paul White 1. Give a verbal compliment. Say “thanks for ...”; tell them, “I’m glad you are part of the team.” 2. Write an email. “I just wanted to let you know ...; “It is really helpful to me...

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What You Focus on Grows…Why Not Make it Strengths?

By Sarah McVanel-Viney, CHRP When we work with groups, my colleagues and I are sometimes surprised at how little people are able to or wish to acknowledge about themselves. When we ask people to list all their strengths, they feel...

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Employee Engagement Gives Life to Employer Brands

Special Promotional Feature By several measures, employees’ engagement plays a central role in any organization’s success—retention, employee performance and productivity, sales, profitability and more. From the beginning of the recruiting process, all the way to the conclusion of an employee’s...

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