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Social capital, Human Capital, Relationship Capital: Do you know the difference?

Social capital, Human Capital, Relationship Capital: Do you know the difference? | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it
What's the difference between social capital, human capital and relationship capital?
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Human Resources Challenges In Management

Human Resources Challenges In Management | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

 Successful organizations are particularly adept at bringing together different kinds of people to achieve a common purpose. 

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Telecommuting: 5 Ways Companies Benefit

Telecommuting: 5 Ways Companies Benefit | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it
Telecommuting success isn't a slam dunk -- but the business benefits can be significant. What should employers consider?
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3 Ways to Tactfully Disagree with Your Boss

3 Ways to Tactfully Disagree with Your Boss | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

When you question your boss’s judgment, or if the issue is regarding something that you feel you should not let go, have the courage to disagree.

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Having an open yet mature and professional dialogue can result in a learning moment for everyone involved.

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What Motivates Employees Better Than Cash? A Break.

What Motivates Employees Better Than Cash? A Break. | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it
Rewards work, yes, but perhaps not the kind you'd expect.
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Research suggests that noncash incentives produce a greater measurable boost in productivity than cash does.

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The Unexpectedly High Cost of a Bad Hire

The Unexpectedly High Cost of a Bad Hire | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

... one of the most costly, time-consuming blunders a business can make is picking the wrong person for the job.

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The U.S. Department of Labor currently estimates that the average cost of a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the individual’s first-year potential earnings.

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Career Development Today: Is Your Head Screwed on Straight?

Career Development Today: Is Your Head Screwed on Straight? | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

Surviving and thriving in today’s dynamic workplace demands one thing above all else: having your head screwed on straight about career development.

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"Formal, organizationally-orchestrated and condoned career development programs and paths are simply incapable of accommodating the number of people who want to grow on the job."

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How to Manage Someone You Don't Like

How to Manage Someone You Don't Like | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

Is it possible to be a fair boss to someone you'd avoid eating lunch with — or must you learn to like every member of your team?

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What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy?

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5 Reasons Why Workplace Flexibility Is Smart Talent Strategy

5 Reasons Why Workplace Flexibility Is Smart Talent Strategy | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it
Telecommuting works for so many smart reasons for so many these days. Read about the top 5 reasons why it's a smart talent strategy.
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"If talent doesn’t need to be in the office, your talent pool is suddenly global, not local or even regional."

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Is Your Company Resisting Employee Engagement?

Is Your Company Resisting Employee Engagement? | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

"We hear the talk about “actively disengaged” employees. What about the organizations that actively resist providing an environment for engagement?"

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" ... disengagement is caused by failing to provide behaviors that are beneficial to employees ... Behaviors which are beneficial to employees lead to employee engagement [which] leads to organizational growth."

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Do Your Employees Really Love You?

Do Your Employees Really Love You? | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it
Engagement in the workplace has plummeted and a lot of people don't like their jobs. Use these tips to figure out how your company's employees truly...
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"Create a culture where communication happens in low-key ways all the time." 

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Leading Locally: A Difference Maker in Increasing Employee Engagement

Leading Locally: A Difference Maker in Increasing Employee Engagement | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it
The ubiquity of employee engagement renders it a management fad, unfortunately. Employees find it elusive and another trend that changes one thing – their perspective on a possibility lost to good intentions.
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"Employee engagement isn’t about showing leadership brilliance. It’s about helping to connect employees to the meaning of their work."

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How To Create A Culture Of Innovation

How To Create A Culture Of Innovation | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

"The nagging will stop when innovation increases." That's not your innovation strategy, is it?

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"The biggest barrier to innovation, ... is management’s belief that employees can’t come up with good ideas."

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Leadership Development Is Top Human-Capital Need

Leadership Development Is Top Human-Capital Need | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it
Top tips for efficient leadership development: Know the behaviors you're looking for and root out training waste, says Deloitte.
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... Around the world, developing leadership capabilities is viewed as the most crucial need among what are commonly considered human-capital functions.

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Human Capital Trends 2014 survey: Top 10 findings

Human Capital Trends 2014 survey: Top 10 findings | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it
Take a deep dive into 10 selected results from the 2014 Global Human Capital Trends survey.
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Companies cite four issues as the most urgent: leadership, retention and engagement, the reskilling of HR, and talent acquisition and access.

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Should You Snoop On Candidates’ Social Media Profiles?

Should You Snoop On Candidates’ Social Media Profiles? | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

These days it’s so easy to find out almost anything about a person online. Within a matter of minutes you can find out their likes, dislikes, marital status, personality, religious beliefs and much, much more.

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Should hiring managers and recruiters check out candidates on social media or is it an invasion of privacy?

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6 Secrets to Building a Workplace of Engaged Employees

6 Secrets to Building a Workplace of Engaged Employees | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

The best employees – the ones that will build your company’s revenue and profitability – want more from their employer. They want to be asked their opinion and they want to be involved with decisions. They want to be supported, treated with respect, and they want to be appreciated when they do a good job.

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When you create a culture of recognition and respect, it makes all the difference in attracting and retaining A-level talent.

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Want to Engage High-Potential Employees? Don’t Take Them for Granted

Want to Engage High-Potential Employees? Don’t Take Them for Granted | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

Employees aren’t human capital assets or resources — they are unique and talented individuals entitled to respect and the pursuit of purpose in their lives. 

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While engagement may be hard to sustain, it’s infinitely easier when you nurture, recognize, stretch, and develop your team.

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7 Traits Of Highly Influential Leaders

7 Traits Of Highly Influential Leaders | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it
Without question, the world of work today runs on social media in some shape or form. It has changed the nature of work, play, friendship, commerce, romance -- the list goes on and on. Where to begin?
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An astonishing 70-80 percent of leaders aren’t even on social media. That’s like playing tennis with one arm tied behind your back.  And too many leaders who are on social media pay it lip service, and use only a fraction of its potential.

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12 Signs You Are Working in a Toxic Office

12 Signs You Are Working in a Toxic Office | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it
How dysfunctional is your workplace?
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Don't consider the problems described as expected behavior in the workplace. 

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Improving employee performance reviews

Improving employee performance reviews | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it
The term “performance management” often strikes fear in the hearts of supervisors and employees alike.
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"We need leaders to adopt strong performance management approaches to motivate the workforce, increase productivity and ensure high-quality services are being delivered to Americans."

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7 Warning Signs of Employee Burnout at Work

7 Warning Signs of Employee Burnout at Work | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

"Burnout is a serious concern. It’s not something that should be so quickly ignored- especially since instances of burnout on the job will typically occur among your most valuable, loyal workers. These are the people who are willing to tow the line to keep the company and it’s profits afloat."

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Are your employees at risk for work-related burnout?

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Where did the 'human' go in Human Resources?

Where did the 'human' go in Human Resources? | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

"So what do Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Candidate Management Systems and other channels to source and manage candidates have in common? They’re pretty much faceless, can be used as a shield for human contact and can leave candidates leaving feeling cold and overlooked; depending on how they’re used and by whom."

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"The candidate never hears from this employer. Understandably, their experience and view of theiremployer brand is pretty poor. These feelings are magnified, particularly as the employer’s career page on LinkedIn contains grandiose statements from it’s Leaders about how they want to attract and retain the best people to join them on a journey of achieving their vision through aligned values. Really?"

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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement

How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

Research shows four out of 10 workers are disengaged globally. In the U.S., the situation is worse. According to the latest State of the American Workplace Report, 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less productive than engaged counterparts.

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Companies that nail employee engagement understand that motivating high performance and aligning talent with business strategy requires getting to the heart of what matters to employees.

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Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge Is Power | Valuing Human Capital | Scoop.it

Do your supervisors and managers pigeon hole employees into the specific roles they were hired for, over-manage, under-delegate and in the guise of protecting employees from themselves, assume the burden of delivering information on a need to know basis?

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"Employees fully engaged produce better results with less strife, provide better face to face service and in the end, your customers benefit."

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