Hiring Trends to Take into 2019 and Beyond

Human resources, like every other field, is susceptible to changes and trends. While hiring trends in the past were geared more towards attracting top talent, current trends are focusing more on efficiency in the hiring process, driven in part by technological advancements. As recruiters and hiring managers find new ways to redistribute the more tedious and time-consuming aspects of finding and hiring new talent, they will be able to focus more on strategy. Continue reading

Corporate Liberation: Freeing Your Team

Corporate liberation, the term coined by authors Brian Carney and Isaac Getz in their book Freedom, Inc., is the idea that control should be shifted from managers to workers so that they are empowered to take initiative in their work for the betterment of the company. Employees of liberated companies are not limited to the constraints of decision-makers or procedures. They are entrusted to choose and implement the processes that they believe are in the best interest of their organization. Successfully liberated companies experience higher efficiency as their employees are fully committed to their strategic vision and enjoy the autonomy to innovate.

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7 Ways Micromanagement Negatively Affects Employees

Micromanagement typically has a negative connotation. Like bullies, micromanagers exert inappropriate influence over others through constant criticism and control by their excessive attention to small details.  In time, negative effects of micromanaging on employee engagement and morale become apparent as productivity drops and turnover rises. The work environment created by micromanagement is inefficient and filled with unease. Employees who are made to feel that their work will never be good enough lose motivation and confidence in their ability to perform the tasks required for their position. Here are 7 ways micromanagement negatively affects employees.

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How to Survive Working for the Too-Many-New-Ideas Boss

Learning and training departments in businesses around the country often have one or more team members who are very creative, but when it’s the boss who is one of the creative types, it can make for a challenging work environment. After all, it can be hard to keep up with the too-many-new-ideas boss, which some refer to as “shiny object syndrome” or “high idea productivity.” You can come out of a meeting with several new initiatives and then by the time you get back to your desk there’s an email from the boss with yet another idea. This kind of rapid shifting and reshuffling of priorities can make your head spin. Rather than driving yourself crazy trying to stay on top of a constantly changing to-do list, it’s time to engage in some specific managing-up techniques to reign in your boss and preserve your own sanity. Continue reading

Understanding Meaningfulness in the Workplace

Meaningful work is one of the top most important factors cited by employees when it comes to job satisfaction and engagement and has been found to outweigh the importance of expected pay. Work plays a critical part in how people define themselves, so it is to be expected that they will look to their jobs as a source of meaningfulness. Meaningfulness, for employees, is about finding a connection to humanity through their work. Companies can promote this by establishing a culture of ethics, morals, and corporate social responsibility that combines an employee’s personal values and work life together.

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5 Tips for Creating Engaging Compliance Training

Compliance training is essential for every organization. It is not uncommon for compliance training to be treated as a burden, and this view often leads to ineffective training and failure. Companies become better and more profitable organizations when they view compliance training as an opportunity to equip their employees with the necessary skills to handle complex laws and regulations and perform their jobs more efficiently and safely. Engaging and effective compliance training helps mitigate risks to avoid violations or penalties. Here are five tips to help create engaging compliance training.

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How to Have a Great Company Culture for Remote Workers

Remote work is becoming increasingly common and with it comes the challenge of creating a company culture that keeps all its team members motivated and productive, particularly remote employees. Companies that fail at keeping top remote talent or seeing the value of remote employees often do so because they haven’t altered their organization to accommodate their remote workers.  Companies that are successful at creating a remote friendly culture tweak traditional approaches to communication, hiring, and team interactions.

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Team Leadership Trends to Take into 2019 and Beyond

For team leaders, it’s important to be able to stay on top of leadership trends and predictions to figure out ways they can keep up with or stay ahead of the changes happening around them. This gives them the advantage of figuring out why their teams aren’t motivated, have high turnover, or fail to attract top talent. Adopting an agile approach to team management can help identify ways businesses can leverage potential threats and opportunities associated with increasingly accelerated changes in technologies and the needs and demands of clients/customers to build and maintain teams that are willing and prepared to meet those challenges.

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LMS and the Human Brain: What to Know About Learning Experiences

The human brain is undoubtedly the most complex organ we have in our bodies. Scientists are still learning about its 100 billion neurons or so as well as the tasks it performs every minute of every day. The brain is amazingly adaptable. It can restructure itself, create new pathways, and reorganize itself, which it does when the brain learns.

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How to Spot the Hidden Costs When Selecting an LMS

Learning management systems (LMSs) can offer libraries of training and development modules for your employees, giving them the relevant content they need to perform their jobs at top levels. An LMS engages employees, increases productivity, and increases revenue. It helps you attract and retain high-quality employees while allowing you to contribute to their career development.

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