How to Lose Your Best Talent in 7 Easy Steps

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How to Lose Your Best Talent in 7 Easy Steps

Some managers just seem determined to lose their best talent. They may not know that every time an organization replaces a salaried employee, direct replacement costs can reach as high as 50%-60% of an employee’s annual salary, with total costs associated with turnover ranging from 90% to 200% of annual salary. Why is that? When […]

Four Work Team Lessons from the Volleyball Court

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Four Work Team Lessons from the Volleyball Court

I’ve been a runner my whole life, so I had a lot to learn when my daughter declared she wanted to play volleyball for the local league. It only took a few months of watching practices to get my mind in the game and notice many parallels to work teams. When you look at the […]

These People Who Followed Their Passions Share How And Why They Did It

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These People Who Followed Their Passions Share How And Why They Did It

Want to build a life and career around something you’re passionate about? Great! Now how do you feel about intense struggle, repeated failure, and constant change? To be sure, those are things pretty much all of us are bound to face in our careers, but it’s far more likely you’ll have a tougher go of […]

Smart People Podcast Hosts Anne Loehr: Service and Success

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Smart People Podcast Hosts Anne Loehr: Service and Success

It was an honor to be featured on the Smart People Podcast, a weekly, interview-based podcast that features thought leaders having authentic conversations with host Chris Stemp, and his co-host/producer Job Rojas. In their own words, Smart People Podcast (SPP) “is dedicated to enhancing human connection and fostering personal growth while expanding people’s world views […]

Fastest Growing Jobs: The Qualities You Need to Succeed

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Fastest Growing Jobs: The Qualities You Need to Succeed

Changes to the U.S. workforce are raging full speed ahead, and technology is not the only catalyst. We are also seeing four major demographic shifts, including 91.7% of population growth currently attributed to minorities. Workers are trending toward freelance careers, with a predicted 40% going this route by 2020. Women are signing off from corporate […]

Is “Digital Native” Code for Ageism?

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Is “Digital Native” Code for Ageism?

Companies that advertise job openings for “digital natives” may think they’re simply appealing to the most tech-adept candidates out there. But they aren’t. When an older worker—even someone in their late thirties—spots that term in a job listing, they’re likely to think applying is a waste of time. This is a loss for organizations. Even […]

Seven Tips for Managing Unconscious Bias

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Seven Tips for Managing Unconscious Bias

Bias—a tendency to believe that some people and ideas are better than others—wrecks havoc in the workplace. It keeps women and people of color out of the boardroom, limits job opportunities, prevents organizations from the true monetary and cultural benefits of a diverse workforce, makes it difficult for Baby Boomers to get tech jobs, and […]

6 Must-See Movies Highlighting Employee Engagement

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6 Must-See Movies Highlighting Employee Engagement

Why does employee engagement matter? Cooleaf highlighted the 6 must-see movies that best show the importance of engagement in the workplace: 1. IN GOOD COMPANY Best Quote: “Why do you say let them go? They don’t WANT to go. Why don’t you just say fire them?” Dennis Quaid plays a 51 year old advertising executive whose company […]

Diversity Officers Must Have These Four Qualities

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Diversity Officers Must Have These Four Qualities

Google, known for having its finger on the pulse of the future, has an employee base that is only 2% black and 3% Hispanic. Apple, also known for building our future, has an employee base that is 70% male. These indisputable stats show that ethnic, racial and gender imbalances are prominent in the U.S., despite […]

Why Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent is a Strategic Priority

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Why Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent is a Strategic Priority

To tackle longstanding workplace discrimination, many future-focused organizations are adding diversity officers to their leadership teams. Why? Because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission didn’t solve the ethnic, racial and gender imbalances prominent in the U.S. workforce, and the issues aren’t going away on their own. For example, check out the following statistics about the dismal […]