Does Being Single Improve Your Employability?

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There is a staggering difference in the economic recovery between single people and married people. According to a recent CNN Money article, singles have regained 90 percent of the 5 million jobs that demographic lost during the recession. People who are married and unemployed have only regained 22 percent of their lost jobs. Some of… Read more »

A Crucial Distinction in Management Development

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It can sometimes be difficult to find effective management tools that showcase your leadership skills. If you are looking for management development innovations to incorporate into your unit or organization, then look no further than Valve Software, a software development company with a unique management vision. Rather than the typical organizational structure, Steve Kramer and… Read more »

What Drives Employee Engagement & Retention?

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Employees who feel supported in their jobs and are invested in their work tend to be not only more productive but also more profitable for their companies, according to a recent study from Canadian consulting firm Towers Watson. The 2012 Towers Watson Global Workforce Study surveyed 32,000 employees around the world in 29 different markets…. Read more »

Employee Development Systems Receives 2012 Best of Englewood Award

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LOS ANGELES, CA, July 18, 2012 — Employee Development Systems has been selected for the 2012 Best of Englewood Award in the Management Training category by the Englewood Award Program. Each year, the Englewood Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are… Read more »

Reduce Boredom with Stronger Management Development

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Boredom in the workplace. It is more common than you might think, even among employees who seem to be outwardly quite busy. What is the explanation for this boredom epidemic? Business professor Mark de Rond of the University of Cambridge argues that what creates boredom is not lack of activity, but rather lack of meaning…. Read more »

Lessons from the Most Democratic Workplaces

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Good business leaders always have an eye toward strengthening their organizations through employee retention and satisfaction. There are myriad ways of creating a company culture that encourages these outcomes, but one approach that is gaining momentum is organizational democracy. WorldBlu, a company dedicated to democratic workplaces, describes their member organizations this way: Leaders and employees… Read more »

Strict Hiring Practices or Going Too Far?

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As technology continues to grow and influence your personal and work life, social media profiles play an increasingly important role in your professional presence. Even if they are off the clock, employees can face serious consequences — from termination to legal repercussions — for posting inappropriate material to social media that reflects poorly on their… Read more »

Garner Enthusiasm with Employee Engagement Training

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If you’re looking for an innovative way to get your employees excited about improved performance in the new year, then it may be as easy as adding employee engagement training into the mix during your leadership development courses throughout the year. Basically, you can’t just expect all of your employees to be excited about their… Read more »