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To succeed managers have to treat employees as people not replaceable parts
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Realtities of today's job market

Realtities of today's job market | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The economy is inching forward and while the unemployment rate is going down wages remain stagnant. While you might think this is a good time to look for a new job there are some realities of today's job market that you should be aware of...(1) Open positions still pay less than before the recession as employers are not necessarily looking for the best people but the least expensive.(2) Despite all the hype around social media your resume is still the holy grail to get an interview and 99% of re
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The MBA Degree: Is It Really Worth It?

The MBA Degree: Is It Really Worth It? | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Year after year, it’s the question asked by hundreds of thousands of people around the world: Is the MBA degree worth it?Does it really make sense to quit a job you already have, interrupt your life for two years and assume a debt burden that can often exceed six figures for the MBA?Many strongly believe it’s only worth the time and expense if you can get into a Top 10 business school. Others see much value in a far broader range of MBA programs. And a fairly good percentage have crunched the nu
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Older Baby Boomers More Engaged at Work Than Younger Boomers

Older Baby Boomers More Engaged at Work Than Younger Boomers | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Older baby boomers aged 60 to 68 are more engaged in their work than are younger boomers aged 50 to 59, suggesting that engaged workers are most likely to continue working after age 60, possibly because they find their jobs fulfilling.
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17 Percent of Employees Would Rather Watch Paint Dry Than Attend Meetings

17 Percent of Employees Would Rather Watch Paint Dry Than Attend Meetings | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
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Robert Reich on Redefining Full-Time Work, Obamacare, and Employer Benefits

Robert Reich on Redefining Full-Time Work, Obamacare, and Employer Benefits | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
What the debate in Congress says about the American labor market.
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How Your Employer Knows That You Will Take A New Job (Maybe Even Before You Do)

How Your Employer Knows That You Will Take A New Job (Maybe Even Before You Do) | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Thanks to clever analytics, workplaces are getting a bit more Minority Report.
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What Marissa Mayer Got Wrong (and Right) About Stack Ranking Employees - HBR

What Marissa Mayer Got Wrong (and Right) About Stack Ranking Employees - HBR | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
A company isn’t a college.
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5 Ways To Get Your Life Back When Work Is Crazy Busy

5 Ways To Get Your Life Back When Work Is Crazy Busy | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Make this plan for balance before things get insane at work, and you'll be prepared to face the tough times.
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The Rise of Men Who Don’t Work, and What They Do Instead

The Rise of Men Who Don’t Work, and What They Do Instead | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Young men work less. Older men work more. Here’s what happens at every age.
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At Facebook, Boss Is a Dirty Word

At Facebook, Boss Is a Dirty Word | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Facebook has embraced young workers and crafted management techniques around these millennials. Employees are given unusual freedom to choose, and change, assignments and performance reviews are focused on strengths.
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What Makes an Effective Executive - HBR

What Makes an Effective Executive - HBR | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Great managers may be charismatic or dull, generous or tightfisted, visionary or numbers oriented. But every effective executive follows eight simple practices.
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Find, Recruit, Hire and Keep the Best Employees | Background Checks.org

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Find, Recruit, Hire and Keep the Best Employees | Background Checks.org | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
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Cubicles are the root of so many problems at your company

Cubicles are the root of so many problems at your company | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
It reduces engagement and leads to unhappy employees.
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A January Gallup poll reported that only 31.5% of workers in the U.S. were engaged in their jobs in 2014, a slight increase from 29.6% in 2013. A majority of employees (51%) were still "not engaged," and 17.5% were "actively disengaged" in 2014. The current level of 31.5% is the highest level of employee engagement since Gallup began the measurement in 2000

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Why an MBA is a waste of time and money in the global world

Why an MBA is a waste of time and money in the global world | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
By Irakli Berdzenadze CEO of I.B. Capital Management E-mail: irakli.berdzenadze@ibcapitalm.com "If you want to be Rich, don't get an MBA" is all what we need to know in our business life, but mo...
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Work Anxiety Kills Thousands of Americans Every Year

Work Anxiety Kills Thousands of Americans Every Year | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Workplace stress contributes to 120,000 deaths and up to $190 billion in health-care costs annually, a new study estimates
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Work Anxiety Kills Thousands of Americans Every Year

Work Anxiety Kills Thousands of Americans Every Year | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
A simple tool for saving web pages to read later on your iPhone, iPad, Android, computer, or Kindle.
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Find, Recruit, Hire and Keep the Best Employees | Background Checks.org

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Find, Recruit, Hire and Keep the Best Employees | Background Checks.org | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
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Corporate Empathy Is Not an Oxymoron - HBR

Corporate Empathy Is Not an Oxymoron - HBR | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
How well-known companies stack up – and how they can improve.
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How Your Miserable Open Office Might Change This Year

How Your Miserable Open Office Might Change This Year | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
2015 is the year of fine-tuning the open office design.
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Things to Stop Doing in 2015 - HBR

Things to Stop Doing in 2015 - HBR | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Don’t let bad practices hold you back.
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