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When Attraction Doesn’t Equal Retention: How to Make Flexibility Work

Flexibility is the key word in the Talent Wars today: flexible scheduling, flexible location, flexible pay, and even flexible employment itself. The benefits of such flexibility are probably obvious. By allowing employees to set their own terms, you create a unique value proposition that makes them less likely to jump ship and work for your…

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Better Hiring, Attraction, and Retention: 6 Key Takeaways from the New York Times, Part 2

In my previous post, I shared the first three of my top six takeaways from Tessa Ann Taylor’s hiring strategy at The New York Times: Widen the Scope of Your Hiring It’s Worth the Effort to Hire that One Great Person Culture Is What Truly Makes You Stand Out as an Employer Here are the…

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Better Hiring, Attraction, and Retention: 6 Key Takeaways from the New York Times, Part 1

As unemployment goes down, the talent wars heat up. Employers are realizing that they must adapt in order to attract, motivate, and retain the best talent in 2018. Some are simply entering into bidding wars with their competition, increasing pay or perks in order to make their employment offer seem more attractive. But bidding wars…

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How to Retain Top Talent: The Prestige Factor

The question is: In today’s talent wars where employees have more negotiating power in the job market, how DO you gain control of turnover and create a winning culture that attracts and retains the best employees?

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The Eye of Sauron: How NOT to Create a Management Culture

Management culture has a huge impact on the success of an organization. Management culture affects morale, productivity, profitability, and informs prospective employees’ opinions of a company even before they consider applying there. Simply put, management culture matters. And every company has a culture whether they are thinking about it or not. Whatever leadership behaviors are…

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Talent Management Is Getting Harder in 2018

It’s always been hard to manage people. It is much harder today than ever before and it’s getting harder every day.

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Are We All Millennials Now?

Workers of all ages today rely every day on their immediate managers for help meeting their basic needs and expectations and dealing with a whole range of day-to-day issues that arise at work.

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Why Is This Generation Gap Different?

Throughout most of history, in most societies, every new generation has come along with new attitudes and expectations that differ – at least in part – from those of previous generations. That’s why every new generation prompts a generation gap.

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Soft Skills: Teaching Personal Responsibility

In any situation, there are factors beyond our control. For example, I feel gravity and time are constantly holding me back! And in any situation there are factors within our control: Our own thoughts, words, and actions. Almost anyone can focus on those outside factors or those inside factors. In fact, there is a lot…

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Soft Skills: Teaching Proactive Learning

Before any individual can possibly succeed at “critical thinking,” that person has to know some things. That way will have something — anything really — about which to think critically. Step one: Know something! Or know how to do something! Or have an appreciation for multiple competing perspectives about something — anything!

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