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 »
Posts Categorized: Employee Development
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 »
Fall is quickly approaching, which means it is back-to-school time for all of the students in your life. If you have children, you are probably very familiar with the fall rituals: buying new pencils and notebooks, picking up class schedules and reading lists, coordinating carpools and extracurricular activities. Even though your days of being a… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
When the employees you manage encounter challenges or outright crises in their jobs, they turn to you as a manager for help. Your automatic reaction may be to jump in with a list of next steps and solutions, but take a moment to think before you do this. If you take over the situation and… Read more »
One of the most difficult tasks as a manager is finding the right people for the jobs within your organization. Filling even one or two open spots can take weeks or months of your time, and the hiring process can be tedious and frustrating. When you are faced with a pile of resumes and the… Read more »
As a manager, you are probably accustomed to making a long list of decisions, both big and small, every day at work. Because you are experienced in this area, you know how to research your options, weigh the pros and cons and commit to a course of action. You may have confidence in your personal… Read more »
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 »
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