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Want Productive Employees? Treat Them Like Adults

Want Productive Employees? Treat Them Like Adults | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
A lack of trust is at the heart of the workplace issues in places like Yahoo and Best Buy.
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To trust means to let go...to let go means to trust. Which one comes first? Maybe that's the wrong question, and the answer lies somewhere in between i.e. to trust AND to let go. But the message is clear - treat them like adults, not children.

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 20, 2013 9:09 AM

Trusting and treating people like the adutls they are clearly conveys respect; it's a critical element in engagement and effective management.

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Actionable analytics: Taking HR to the next level

Actionable analytics: Taking HR to the next level | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
How to easily access, analyse and action HR data to drive a business forward.

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Great advice on bringing consumer technology into the Enterprise and enabling data analytics for HR. Anyone have any advice on which tech service  or data companies do this well, especially for SMEs?

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Management is Not a Promotion | LinkedIn

Management is Not a Promotion | LinkedIn | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
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A much-overlooked issue in OD. Good performance is not only associated with a monetary "bonus" but frequently also with promotion. Promotions come with the inevitable managerial and leadership responsibilities - and not everyone continues to perform as well as they did prior to the promotion. It's tough. But leadership and management development is crucial.

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Andre K Stockmann's curator insight, October 20, 7:02 PM

Excellent discussion following the article.

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My Personal Formula for a Winning Resume | LinkedIn

My Personal Formula for a Winning Resume | LinkedIn | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
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Wow. Almost a "How-to" guide. Laszlo re-defines what it means to give resume advice in this piece.

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Why we’re letting Virgin staff take as much holiday as they want - Virgin.com

Why we’re letting Virgin staff take as much holiday as they want - Virgin.com | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
In the past few years, Netflix has become the runaway market leader in the streaming video sector. One clue as to how they intend to remain there this time comes from a very well-advised and downright courageous initiative they adopted that rewrote the book – or to be more precise, threw it away �...
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Almost clickbait for his newly-launched book. Still, the idea is revolutionary and undoubtedly stirs up passionate responses from everyone. As a manager/leader though, what are your thoughts? Is this so simple to do? Are there pre-requisites that need to be in place? 

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Graham Coleshill's curator insight, October 9, 6:07 AM

This is an extract from Richard Branson's new book.  We discussed the bold Virgin and Netflix approaches last night at our sucesful CIPD presentation on Employee Engagement in Cardiff.  Would it work for you?  Let us know if you want to discuss the subject.

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9 Things Interviewers Never Tell Job Candidates, But Should | LinkedIn

9 Things Interviewers Never Tell Job Candidates, But Should | LinkedIn | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
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So at first reading this seems to be about the interviewer. Read between the lines and it is as much about the interviewee. You're doing yourself no favours by asking the basic questions related to academic qualifications and experience. This is a whole new level altogether and it takes some very enlightened people (leaders/managers and job seekers alike) to think this way.

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The Awful, Horrible Bosses Who Taught Me Everything

The Awful, Horrible Bosses Who Taught Me Everything | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
I know, I know… No one is ever supposed to publicly talk about how bad their boss is. After all, why would a potential employer want to hire you if it is at all possible that you might voice a bad
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Some valuable lessons here. The fact that they were learnt as a result of working with "bad" bosses is actually irrelevant. The lessons themselves are great corporate behaviours one should internalise.

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A Letter To MBAs

A Letter To MBAs | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Dear MBA Student,Congrats on beginning your journey. My time at The Stanford Graduate School of Business were 2 of the best years of my life. More than anything, I learned how to think bigger and
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Hmm. Quite long but contains some thought-provoking ideas. Do you agree?

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10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people.
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How true is this? Have you worked for one of these "extraordinary" bosses before?

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The Questions Managers Want You to Ask During a Job Interview

The Questions Managers Want You to Ask During a Job Interview | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Examples of key questions to ask your interviewer when going through the job search process.
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A good suggested list of questions to ask your interviewer. Too often, when I interview candidates they either spurn the chance to ask me questions, or ask me something quite meaningless. It's a pity. It's their last chance - arguably - to impress me with how they've been thinking about the job.

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8 Easy Ways To Put More Power Into Your Resume | CAREEREALISM

8 Easy Ways To Put More Power Into Your Resume | CAREEREALISM | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
If you suspect your resume may not be as effective as it could be, it’s possible you’ve overlooked one of these key ways to put more power into your resume
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Amidst the glut of advice on CVs, this one list of 8 things stands out for me. Invaluable tips on how to reframe your resume to make it powerful.

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What is Your Value Proposition?

What is Your Value Proposition? | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it

What a Last week, we discussed the proverbial elevator pitch. This week, I'd like to discuss the parent to the elevator pitch; the Value Proposition.What would you say if a vendor, prospective customer,

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What a fabulous post! Can you apply this to yourself and your *own* value proposition? How do you express it and does it shine through in your resume?

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Is knowledge hidden in a few people's heads in your organization?

Is knowledge hidden in a few people's heads in your organization? | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
One problem companies of all sizes are grappling with is the issue of people who know stuff not sharing stuff with the rest of the company. There are several reasons for people to get into "i-do-not
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A common problem in many organisations and groups. Have you recognised it and what have you done to overcome it?

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JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, May 30, 11:33 PM

People who hold all the knowledge to themselves don't realize the longterm damage they are doing  to the  organization.

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Hiring a Great Executive Team

Hiring a Great Executive Team | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
One of a CEO’s hardest and most important jobs is building an executive team. Have a great executive team? You can power through the darkest of hours. Have a dysfunctional, less-than competent or
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I don't agree wholeheartedly with some of the explanations, however in terms of the strategy and objectives, I'd be hard-pressed to find as good a summary as this. Invaluable advice if you are building an executive team, which by definition has to include people who can "think" and yet also "do".

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How I Got a Dream Job Against .1% Odds | LinkedIn

How I Got a Dream Job Against .1% Odds | LinkedIn | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
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Ignore the math and some of the comments. Focus instead on the efforts made towards differentiating oneself from the hordes of job seekers and the strategy employed before, during and after the interview process. Pretty good advice. 

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Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations) | LinkedIn

Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations) | LinkedIn | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
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Good argument for creating collaborative spaces and the un-intuitive impact that structures and spaces can have on teamwork, collaboration and relationships.

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7 Things Employees Never Tell Their Bosses About Their Pay, But Should | LinkedIn

7 Things Employees Never Tell Their Bosses About Their Pay, But Should | LinkedIn | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
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Tempted to keep this off the main radar...but I guess it talks about the obvious elephants in the room. Good to bear in mind as a leader.

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Entrepreneurs anonymous

Entrepreneurs anonymous | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
SEVEN years ago Joe Jones (not his real name) left his job with a big NASDAQ-listed company to strike out on his own. He was sick of corporate life and he wanted to...
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To all those dreaming of going at it alone...here's a voice of reason that is rarely heard. Kudos to The Economist for this story and for putting in realistic terms the oft-romanticised view of entrepreneurs.

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The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them | LinkedIn

The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them | LinkedIn | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
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Some very practical advice on what are the most common mistakes on resumes. Coming from someone who heads one of the largest and most admired companies in the world and someone who has seen tens of thousands of resumes.

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How to Write a Resume That People Actually Read

How to Write a Resume That People Actually Read | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
I’ve never enjoyed updating my resume. And until recently, I thought everyone felt that way. But then I met Jorli Peña, who actually finds joy in helping people clarify their career goals and build a
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Great, practical advice for when you're writing that resume. Too many of the ones I see have errors and are like laundry lists of tasks, as opposed to achievements.

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Don't be Fooled: Past Behavior Doesn’t Predict Future Performance

Don't be Fooled: Past Behavior Doesn’t Predict Future Performance | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Being highly motivated and skilled to excel in some situations doesn’t mean the person will be highly motivated to excel in all situations.I recently met with two candidates on a search I'm leading
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An important difference. I have to admit this one is difficult to keep track of, or rather, easy to forget about, when interviewing. It is tempting (read: easy) to question and rely on the comfort of displayed past behaviour. I'll be the first to admit though, I've seen that it is no guarantee of performance. At best you will get dedication to effort. In short nothing beats an understanding of your own current environment and understanding what performance is needed to be accomplished.

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How to Get the Most From Your People

How to Get the Most From Your People | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
I have had the pleasure to lead teams of varying sizes in the past several years. I have managed a team of 13 and a team of 4. There is no "secret ingredient" to having a successful team, but there
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Great advice on getting your team to work together, from a practitioner...obviously a good one at that!

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Employee Satisfaction Doesn’t Matter

Employee Satisfaction Doesn’t Matter | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
The employee engagement movement started in the late 1990s and then went full steam ahead in 2000. Organizations everywhere began systematically measuring employee engagement. That intense interest
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Valid highlighting of 2 entirely separate concepts of employee satisfaction and employee engagement. It's a mistaken assumption that if someone is satisfied they will not leave. For many companies, "satisfaction" is measured on a scale of happiness that is usually linked to "benefits" and/or salaries. This clearly isn't enough. Many people aspire to a "higher calling" and yearn for productive "engagement". Albeit a little simplistic, you could argue that one is short-term while the other is more sustainable and yields more in the longer run. And that one without the other would not work either. Great food for thought for all leaders.

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Why Being Interviewed First Can Mean “Last” in a Job Interview

Why Being Interviewed First Can Mean “Last” in a Job Interview | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
One of the often overlooked elements of successful interviewing is timing. Bad timing can occur when your interview is scheduled too early in the interview process of the company. Many candidates
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Some good tactical advice for those of you job hunting. Very few companies/consultants give this advice, but it is valid. 

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If I Were 22: Pack Your Bag. Get On a Plane. Do It Now.

If I Were 22: Pack Your Bag. Get On a Plane. Do It Now. | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which Influencers share lessons from their youth. Read all the stories here.Let me start by stating the obvious: Life doesn’t offer do-overs, and I’m never getting a
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Strong resonance with me. I especially love this: "...the idea of “going global” isn’t about geography. It’s about escaping the familiar and exposing yourself to new worlds of opportunities, whether they’re on the other side of the globe, across the street or right at your own desk."

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Single-Most Important Letter In A Job Search | CAREEREALISM

Single-Most Important Letter In A Job Search | CAREEREALISM | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Rejection can be rough. However, you can use it to your advantage. Find out how to use rejection as great feedback to improve your job search.
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Interesting advice for when you get that rejection letter!

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