Rating Recruitment: Human Resource Metrics

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Recruiting is usually a core activity in Human Resources (HR) Departments, and developing meaningful recruitment metrics can help HR clearly and succinctly communicate its success in this area. Here are some examples of HR delivery metrics specifically related to recruiting, and why they are important. Number of applicants per position: Knowing the average number of applicants…
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Quick Tips for Human Resource (HR) Dashboards

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Everyone loves dashboards, and the modern automobile has seduced us into thinking they are easy to build and maintain. The real world, however, is more complex. Here are some factors to consider when selecting and constructing a dashboard for your organization. Data Availability. Dashboards rely and report on underlying data. If the data aren’t available…
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Strategies for Work-Life Balance: Integrating Worlds

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Too often, work-life balance is positioned as the balance of two different and separate worlds – opposite ends of a seesaw, where increasing one must decrease the other. What if we instead invited these worlds to interact and overlap? Here are three strategies for connecting our worlds, and the benefits of doing so. Keep family…
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Quick Tips for Maintaining Work-Life Balance

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Is your work-life balance a bit lopsided?  Are work demands keeping you from being at your best with family, or is your work performance suffering because of life circumstances or repeated emergencies?  While we often talk about work-life balance in terms of making sure we protect family life in the age of 24/7-connectivity, sometimes, work-life…
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What Is Agile Leadership? Core Agile Principles

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The dictionary defines “agile” as, “able to move quickly and easily.” Effective agile leaders exercise this definition at organizations every day. For leaders, new to this approach, let’s look at some key principles: Incremental delivery of usable product – Part of moving quickly is developing products or services quickly, and then iteratively developing improvements in…
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Agile Leadership: Playing to Your Strengths

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The “Agile Manifesto” was published more than a decade ago, but agile leadership is here to stay.  Originally designed to help leaders create better software, the manifesto emphasizes the importance of individuals and interactions, working products developed in an iterative approach, customer collaboration and responding to change (Agile Manifesto, 2001). Agile leadership calls on a…
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Agile Leadership in Times of Rapid Change

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As we write this post, leaders throughout Texas, Florida and Georgia are guiding recovery efforts following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. They are making tough choices about where to send resources; leading teams of people that have experienced personal loss; and making decisions in the moment that impact thousands of lives and that shape policies for…
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Negativity in the Workplace: How to Deal – Video

Transcript In every workplace there are negative attitudes that eat away at the productivity of everyone associated with the organization. These people may go unidentified for some time, all the while causing major damage. Quite often they’re good at their jobs, but like an infection, their attitudes can spread rapidly, without major symptoms, until the…
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Navigating FOUR Generations in the Workplace – Video

Transcript Nowadays companies find themselves handling four generations of American workers. Each group has its own distinctive characteristics, ethics, and approaches toward work based on its generation’s life experiences. Let’s take a look at the four generations in the workplace and how they interact with one another. The first set, veterans. These folks are born…
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