Category Archives: For Employers

3 tips for getting more honest – and useful – employee feedback

Editor’s note: Barry Banther is the founder and CEO of Banther Consulting, Tarpon Springs, Fla., and author of A Leader’s Gift: How to Earn the Right to be Followed. There are five simple words that can spell doom for a … Continue reading

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Effective employee feedback is neither a sandwich nor a seagull

Editor’s note: Kevin Higgins is the CEO of Fusion Learning Inc., a New York sales training company. He is also the author of Engage Me: Strategies From The Sales Effectiveness Source. Managers recognize that their teams need feedback to improve … Continue reading

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The 5 Cs of recruiting, engaging and retaining staff

Editor’s note: Kim Seeling Smith is a human resources expert and author of the forthcoming book, Mind Reading for Managers: 5 FOCUSed Conversations for Greater Employee Engagement and Productivity. For more information visit http://igniteglobal.com. The war for talent is over … Continue reading

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5 tips for managing dueling staffers

Editor’s note: Barbara Jaurequi is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a nationally certified master addiction counselor and author of A.C.E.S. – Adult-Child Entitlement Syndrome. Child psychiatrist David Levy introduced the term “sibling rivalry” in 1941. Self-explanatory in its terminology, … Continue reading

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It’s all about me: Do narcissists make good managers?

Does your boss lack empathy or have a “grandiose sense of self-importance”? If so they may be a narcissist and new research reported in Personnel Psychology explores the risks, and benefits, of having one as your manager. From an employers’ … Continue reading

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3 tips for constructive confrontation in the workplace

Editor’s note: Tomás Garza is a conflict resolution and personal development expert. For more information visit www.garzainitiative.com. To successfully navigate workplace conflict, managers must be able to confront team members in a positive, productive manner. Whatever the situation, whether two … Continue reading

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12 reasons why employee training fails

Editor’s note: John Tschohl is president of Service Quality Institute and author of Empowerment: A Way of Life. Most of the money and time companies spend on training is wasted. That’s because the majority of companies use outdated training ideas … Continue reading

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“His name doesn’t ring a bell” and other job-reference disasters

Many job seekers these days mistakenly believe that former employers are working under a gag order; that company policies prevent them from giving any employment information other than the standard “dates and title.” Unfortunately, this is not always the case. … Continue reading

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A short note from an angry, job-hunting researcher

Editor’s note: As a thank-you to the researchers who completed our 2013 marketing research salary survey, we sent a copy of the final report to all respondents. Among the many kind notes we received back was the following, sent by … Continue reading

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What are the career opportunities in the marketing research industry?

Editor’s note: Nick Hague is a founder and director of B2B International, a London-based research firm. Most people don’t set off on their career path with marketing research in mind but of those who fall into the market research industry, … Continue reading

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