4 Project Management Tips for Success

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Seeing a project through from start to finish, usually while facing challenges such as budget limitations and time constraints, is both an art and a science. A skilled project manager is able to stay on a tight schedule, manage people and tasks smoothly and be flexible enough to make last-minute changes, all without losing sight… Read more »

What’s the Key to Employee Retention: Happiness or Passion?

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Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh is known for his unorthodox, yet effective, approach to running a successful business. Building a positive and supportive corporate culture has been his number one priority at Zappos, and he hasn’t been shy about emphasizing the importance of employee happiness in delivering excellent customer service, maintaining employee retention and making profits…. Read more »

3 Reasons Learning and Development Should Be a Priority

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As 2011 begins and employees and managers alike return to work with renewed energy, it is an opportune time to refocus your efforts on organizational goals and priorities. Before you get too deep in your long to-do list of projects and proposals and budgets for the new year, remember that employee learning and development should… Read more »

Kick Off a Workplace Wellness Plan for the New Year

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Year after year, some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions revolve around improving one’s health: losing weight, eating better, exercising more, quitting smoking, cutting back on alcohol or sugar or caffeine. We always start the year with renewed enthusiasm and determination to change our bad habits and be healthier, but after a few weeks… Read more »

Employee Development & Work-Life-Balance

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October is National Work and Family Month , an education campaign led by WorldatWork and Alliance for Work-Life Progress to encourage employers to support initiatives that create a healthy balance between work and home life. Employees from varied professions and industries struggle to meet the needs of both their jobs and their families, a challenge… Read more »

4 Ways an Online Personality Test Benefits Your Organization

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Have you ever had a co-worker with whom you just couldn’t seem to see eye to eye? Perhaps you had drastically different backgrounds or personalities or work styles, but for whatever reason, you clashed, and you dreaded working with that person. Interpersonal conflicts can create stress and unhappiness in the workplace. The resulting arguments and… Read more »

How to Use the Professional Development Newsletter

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Many training and development and organizational development professionals avoid activities in economic downturns.  The theory is that if no one sees you and you don’t make any mistakes, you will likely retain your job.  Nice theory, but it doesn’t work.  Astute management is looking at human capital development activities that will offset the exodus of… Read more »

Join the Discussion Through Social Media

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The business world has changed dramatically in the last 10 years as technology continues to advance and evolve. Social media in particular is making the world a smaller and more interconnected place. With just a few clicks, we can now share ideas and information with people from around the globe. It’s never been easier to… Read more »

Management Training Courses and Productivity

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With unemployment remaining stubbornly high, foreclosures continuing to rise, and the global recession continuing, it is no wonder that workforce morale is low.  However, couple that with a survey that was released last week stating that 26% of people say they find happiness and fulfillment in their job. http://www.talentmgt.com/industry_news/2010/June/5225/index.php With low morale and lack of… Read more »