Diversity in the Workplace: Female Executives on the Rise

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In today’s economy, women are a strong force challenging the status quo. Yes, gone are the days of men working outside the home and women staying out of the workforce. According to recent studies, “Women today account for 57% of college undergraduates, 62% of graduate students, and majorities of those graduating from medical and law… Read more »

10 Tips for Talent Retention

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For a few years now, hiring has been sluggish in many industries. It may continue to be so for a while as economic fears continue. In fact, 70 percent of respondents to a recent Harvard Business Review poll believe that despite our current steps toward economic recovery, another recession is not far behind. Such perceptions make… Read more »

How Does Employee Recognition Influence Employee Engagement?

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Employee engagement is the top HR challenges organizations are facing in the next three to five years, according to a recent survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and commissioned by Globoforce. Sixty-nine percent of HR professionals surveyed said engagement is “very important” and 30 percent said it is “important.” Employee retention… Read more »

5 On-the-Job Stress Management Tips

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We all experience stress during high-paced or demanding times in our lives, particularly at work. For example, high-pressure deal with a client or a challenging relationship with a co-worker may cause us to feel stressed out or overwhelmed. Stress can lead to anxiety and mental strife, and it can also make us more vulnerable to… Read more »

How to Improve Workplace Team Building

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Your team at work — the employees you depend on to make sure everything runs smoothly — is made up of people with many different personality types and work styles. A team is not static; on the contrary, it constantly changes and evolves. As a manager, you must keep your finger on the pulse of… Read more »

Employers Use Personality Tests to Hire Executive Leaders

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Finding the right candidate for the job is never an easy task. Every organization has a different process, but it often involves reading stacks of applications and resumes, conducting phone interviews and in-person interviews, evaluating real-world skills assessments and, increasingly, reviewing personality tests of candidates. A personality test (such as the Discself assessment) is able… Read more »