The Allure Of An Ongoing Learning Culture: Are You There, Yet?

“Yet” is a very small but powerful word. It completely changes the feeling around statements that would otherwise be negative or discouraging. “I can’t do that” or “I don’t have the qualifications for a really good job” become “I can’t...

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7 Ways HR Facilitates the Learning Curve

Organizations exist to create value. In turn, organizational value is created through people. It is unfortunate then, that too many organizations rarely associate value with their employees. Creating value through people entails complex processes that are best left to HR...

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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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Beyond the Carrot and the Stick

By Andrew Woods In the 1800’s, Jeremy Bentham, an English philosopher considered the founder of modern utilitarianism, theorized that all human action was driven by the avoidance of pain and the pursuit of pleasure. This theory is still very much...

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Infographic: Top 5 Employee Recognition Initiatives

Strategic and multi-faceted recognition programs can help increase employee engagement, reinforce desired work behaviors and create a positive corporate culture. Here's how and why:

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Video Games as a Metaphor for Organizational Development

By Nilesh Bhagat, CHRP How directly do video games tie to the workplace? For starters, it is by no means a male-dominated realm any more. Over the years, the uptake of gaming by females has increased dramatically—to a point where almost...

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Giving Thanks: Seeking Something Different?

By Isabelle St-Jean From cups, plaques, pens and assorted paraphernalia to a more rewarding world of options, the landscape of recognitions has changed. A great deal of that change can be attributed to the innovative individuals and organizations answering the...

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