Category Archives: For Employers

Peer relationships are critical to job happiness and commitment

Editor’s note: Darcy Jacobsen is a content analyst and blogger for social recognition solutions provider Globoforce, Southborough, Mass. This is an edited version of report titled, “Globoforce survey finds peer relationships with colleagues are critical to modern work experience.” Co-workers … Continue reading

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Hiring managers: Why talent isn’t always enough

Editor’s note: Walt Grassl is a speaker and author of “Stand Up and Speak Up.” Recently retired from aerospace, he now works in public speaking near Los Angeles. Bob and Mark are new managers who are having lunch in the … Continue reading

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Personal or professional: simple rules for proper social media etiquette

Editor’s note: Margaret Page is the founder and CEO of Etiquette Page Enterprises, British Columbia, Canada. Like children with a shiny new toy, adults introduced to social media jumped in and started playing: posting personal photos to Facebook, accepting requests … Continue reading

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Steps effective leaders take when handling disappointment

Editor’s note: Alesia Latson is a speaker, trainer, coach and founder of Latson Leadership Group, Boston, Mass. Disappointment is inevitable for leaders. At times your people will disappoint you, and there will also be instances where you disappoint others. So … Continue reading

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7 negotiating mistakes everyone can avoid

Editor’s note: Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez is the CEO of Dynamic Vision International and author of “Think like a Negotiator.” While even the word “negotiation” can evoke fear, stress and anxiety for many, the intent is quite simple: to discuss and ultimately … Continue reading

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Engaging staff with 5 easy conversations

Editor’s note: Kim Seeling Smith is the founder and CEO of Ignite Global, a human resource management consultancy based in Australia. Did you know that only a fraction of your staff bring their “A” game to work every day? According to … Continue reading

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Are your employees well? If not, forget about increasing engagement

Editor’s note: Ben Egan is a consultant at UK-based HR consultancy and bespoke technology firm ETS. “How are you feeling – are you well?” It’s a question we ask friends and family every day. However, employers aren’t asking it enough. … Continue reading

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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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