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Training, Learning & Development

HR Departments Everywhere Are Embracing Video. Are You?

Not long ago, companies viewed videos as optional tools to achieve communication objectives. They were a luxury reserved mainly for marketing departments with huge budgets. Meanwhile, learning and development departments had only canned, off-the-shelf videos to draw from. And because…

Virtual & Remote

5 Rules Every Business Needs for Digital Meetings

Efficient and organized meetings among multiple stakeholders are critical, especially as the modern workplace becomes increasingly dispersed. A 2017 report estimated that as many as 3.9 million U.S. employees worked from home at least half of the time. The increased…

Wages, Pay, & Salary

How Analytics Can Help You Decide Pay Increases

According to Aon’s 2017 U.S. salary increase survey, more than two-thirds of employers were taking some kind of action to increase merit pay differentiation, with 40% reducing or eliminating increases for lesser performers. This suggests that spreading pay raises across the…

Teambuilding

What Do You Mean By Teamwork?

Think of all the corporate town hall meetings and newsletters stressing the importance of teamwork. Picture the array of teamwork posters lining hallways and office walls. If teamwork is held up as the sine qua non of good organizational behavior,…

Leadership

Being ‘Right’ Doesn’t Make You Right

Thinking you are right is a blind spot; not just for intellectuals, but for anyone who places being right above being sensitive to his or her surroundings. Allowing others to be right, even when you believe there is a better…

Strategic HR

The 5 Courages HR Needs to Be Good Followers

HR needs to stop leading and start following. Did that get your attention? Good, because that’s what Tim Vanderpyl, associate professor  at Calgary, Canada’s Ambrose University, wants. That doesn’t mean he wants HR people to become doormats. He does want…

Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

It Matters What You Do For Parents After the Baby Is Born

Being a new parent is an exhilarating experience. But despite the joy that a new baby can bring, parents will sometimes get depressed or otherwise experience negative feelings immediately following the birth of their child. Sometimes these feelings are relatively mild…