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Study finds benefits in flexible work program at Fortune 500 company

Study finds benefits in flexible work program at Fortune 500 company | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
A research team worked with 700 salaried employees of an IT department. Half of the group worked within the status quo and the other half were part of a flexible work program.
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It is time we revisit this with the right expectations and accountability.  Both are vital to success.  This is encouraging, if they are listening.

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The Power of Listening

The Power of Listening | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
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It is definitely a factor in the workplace today.

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A spectacular own goal! - Zealise Blog

A spectacular own goal! - Zealise Blog | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
For a profession that vociferously proclaims its right to a place at the high table of management the HR profession is remarkably adept at undermining its own efforts! But even by their standards their latest own goal is spectacular! It...
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This does make you wonder.  I know it is not an easy thing to answer but giving up is not a good alternative..  Is this similar to the view in the US?

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HR Magazine - VyT scraps ambition to ‘capitalise’ staff

HR Magazine - VyT scraps ambition to ‘capitalise’ staff | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
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The battle still rages in how to define people in business today.  This is from the UK and was part of a plan to capitalize talent.  what is your thought.

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Building a Culture That Works: 5 Traits of High-Performing Healthcare Organizations

Building a Culture That Works: 5 Traits of High-Performing Healthcare Organizations | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
The leading hospital magazine for hospital business news and analysis for hospital and health system executives. (http://t.co/waQle30lSq)
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I find it interesting that most of the articles talking about building a culture that works are from healthcare or hospitality industries. Others have a lot t learn yet.

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Dealing with performance issues: Management Tips

Dealing with performance issues: Management Tips | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
Leadership expert Todd Dewett offers insight on effectively managing the poor performers on your team, in this week’s Management Tips, on the blog.
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We can always use tips in these areas. 

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Mid-Year Business Review: Risk Management Edition - Small Business Trends

Mid-Year Business Review: Risk Management Edition - Small Business Trends | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
Small Business Trends
Mid-Year Business Review: Risk Management Edition
Small Business Trends
For small-business owners, conducting a mid-year check-in is an essential part of staying on track for meeting annual revenue and growth goals.
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Good information for small businesses.

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Report: Over 1,000 IRS workers misused gov't charge cards, agency lenient on discipline

Report: Over 1,000 IRS workers misused gov't charge cards, agency lenient on discipline | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
Those misusing the cards in the time period documented on the report, which includes fiscal years 2010 and 2011, include an executive-level official, a criminal investigator, and multiple employees with security clearances.
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He who is without sin, cast the first stone!  Humm, how well do we manage cards in the commercial sector?

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Leadership Skills: Being Vulnerable | The Transformational Leadership Strategist

Leadership Skills: Being Vulnerable | The Transformational Leadership Strategist | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
  An effective leader does not have all the answers, but asks good questions. In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak, but it
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Excellent discussion of vulnerability and transformational leadership. It is time for a change in our leadership styles today, are you up for it?

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10 Ways To Be Sensationally Successful At Your New Job

10 Ways To Be Sensationally Successful At Your New Job | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
You just got a shiny new job, at a great company. Congrats! Your first day at a new job can either be the first day of the rest of your life… or the first of a series of endless “
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Excellent suggestions for a new manager.  Execution is critical

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Rules of Engagement: How Students Can Learn Well and Do Good - Forbes

Rules of Engagement: How Students Can Learn Well and Do Good - Forbes | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
Rules of Engagement: How Students Can Learn Well and Do Good
Forbes
As we noted in a previous post, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have the potential to transform higher education.
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Think as if there were no box around engagement when reading this article. At the core are some terrific thoughts.

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Ways to cope with staff who are not productive - by Irini Kotroni - Helium

Ways to cope with staff who are not productive - by Irini Kotroni - Helium | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
In every successful team, it is inevitable at some point, a member of staff will become unproductive.
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Some suggestions for ways to cope with less productive team members. Tread lightly but do something.

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How to Spark a Great Idea: 5 Steps

How to Spark a Great Idea: 5 Steps | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
There is a simple method for creating great ideas. And it really works. (RT @AMAnet: How to Spark a Great Idea: 5 Steps.
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Some great methods to spark ideas.  Not new but relevant today.  Well worth the read.

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Never Apologize for The Human Side of Business | Switch and Shift

Never Apologize for The Human Side of Business | Switch and Shift | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
There’s an utterly common misconception out there that the Human Side of Business is somehow a less profitable side of business. I hear it from board members a
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I totally agree with this premise.  We must become more people centric in business period.  While I only have limited data to support the premise, people centric companies are more profitable and sustainable if focused properly.

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10 Powerful Principles of Exponential Growth

10 Powerful Principles of Exponential Growth | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
You’ll never know who you might have been if you don’t grow. Success is about personal growth not techniques, strategies, or methods. Awkward: Growth feels awkward because it means not yet and not ...
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Well said Dan! Worth reading

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You can only wonder! - Zealise Blog

You can only wonder! - Zealise Blog | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
Life is an enigma. Nevertheless there are certain things that one ought to be able to take for granted. Without question one of those should be that leaders are people who should inspire. After all, a pre-requisite for a leader...
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Bay Jordon does ask some interesting questions of leaders in his most recent blog.  What do you think?

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Culture Essentials for Uplifting Leaders!

Culture Essentials for Uplifting Leaders! | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
What makes a company’s culture a vibrant place for creativity, passion, enthusiasm and inspiring purpose? How did you feel when you worked in a place where people felt energized and fully committed...
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Essentials are critical for management today.

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Forget Employee Engagement; US Companies Need Passionate Workers - Businessweek

Forget Employee Engagement; US Companies Need Passionate Workers - Businessweek | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
Forget Employee Engagement; US Companies Need Passionate Workers
Businessweek
If you look at surveys designed to measure how happy U.S. workers are (the HR euphemism is “employee engagement”), the numbers are downright discouraging.
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Interesting POV from Businessweek. Worth digesting and putting some of the ideas to the test.

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HR Daily Advisor : How Can You Communicate if You Don’t Talk?

HR Daily Advisor : How Can You Communicate if You Don’t Talk? | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant Andrew Botwin offered tips on “getting a seat at the table.” Today, his tips for communicating with the C-Suite, plus an introduction to Wage & Hour Compliance: Practical Solutions for HR...
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Some great snippets of advice on communications.

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Chicago-based tech company offers email tool to collect employee feedback - Chicago Tribune

Chicago-based tech company offers email tool to collect employee feedback - Chicago Tribune | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
Chicago-based tech company offers email tool to collect employee feedback
Chicago Tribune
Jason Fried wants the truth. Don't worry — he can handle it.
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Interesting concept for small businesses but large enterprises could learn from the model.  It's new and novel but the key is can it remain relevant in today's workforce.

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A Little Less Measuring And A Little More Doing

A Little Less Measuring And A Little More Doing | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
Tug of War! (Photo credit: Scott Ableman) Another day, another poll from Gallup on employee engagement or in this case employee disengagement.
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Personally, I totally agree with Roberta on this subject. It may be time to tone down measurement and increase common sense. Your thoughts?

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The John Maxwell Company

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From John Maxwell - 7 tips for leading peers.  Good advice, worth reviewing.

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Learning How To Be A Manager

Learning How To Be A Manager | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
When I stepped into my first management position at Distilled, I was surprised at how hard the transition was. Moving from consultant to manager of a team required a complete change of mindset and challenged me in ways I never expected.
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Excellent thoughts about being a manager.  How about being a leader instead? Is there a difference?

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What Should Today’s Executives and Managers Really Be Managing?

What Should Today’s Executives and Managers Really Be Managing? | Employee Mgmt | Scoop.it
As an executive or leader in your organization, you’re managing many things: the company’s image, numerous projects, and a talented group of people. But you’re also managing many (#Management in the new millennium!
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Some good thoughts, worth examining for yourself.

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Scientists should advance management of behavioral norms - EurekAlert (press release)

Scientists should advance management of behavioral norms EurekAlert (press release) Researchers should study how people's social and personal norms are influenced by behavior and use their insights to help governments promote pro-environmental...
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Interesting premise, not sure it is executable given the current political environment.  Not sure I totally agree with the concept & it is not new.

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