The Key to Understanding Our Generationally Diverse Workforce

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The Key to Understanding Our Generationally Diverse Workforce

To communicate clearly with each generation in today’s workplace, you need to understand the political, societal, and technological events that shaped each generation’s core beliefs and values. Once you understand the history, traits, and culture of each generation, you can then better speak each generation’s language, which builds rapport and trust. The result? Higher sales, improved bottom-line […]

How to Fire Someone Without Sacrificing Their Dignity

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How to Fire Someone Without Sacrificing Their Dignity

Hiring the right person is a work of art. So is firing someone. There are many articles written about hiring and retaining the ideal candidate for your organization. Hiring the right people is so important that some companies are even moving into big data to supplement the process. What you don’t find much information about […]

Managing Freelancers: 4 Challenges and How to Face Them

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Managing Freelancers: 4 Challenges and How to Face Them

The US freelance workforce is currently 53 million strong, and growing fast. In fact, right now freelancers make up 34% of our national workforce. Sarah Harowitz, executive director of Freelancers Union says, “This is an economic shift on par with the industrial revolution.” Are managers prepared to work with this new type of workforce? Let’s […]

How to Connect and Close the Deal with Millennial Home Buyers

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How to Connect and Close the Deal with Millennial Home Buyers

The mortgage industry is radically changing. How? Within five years, roughly 70% of mortgage clients will be from Generation Y, also called the Millennial Generation. As a mortgage professional, how do you approach a generation that has experienced the housing boom, the stock market crash, and the proceeding recession? In what ways can you connect […]

Big Data for HR: Does Big Data Take The Human Out of Human Resources?

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Big Data for HR: Does Big Data Take The Human Out of Human Resources?

Until 2004, The Boston Red Sox had not won a World Series since trading Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1918. Then they won the World Series again in 2007. After 86 years of losing, they finally upped their game. But they have more than spring training to thank for that. It turns […]

What I Would Ask Danny Meyer About Leadership, If I Had a Seat At His Table

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What I Would Ask Danny Meyer About Leadership, If I Had a Seat At His Table

I left the Ivy League to go to culinary school. Although I didn’t know it at the time, my culinary experiences impacted my leadership and management philosophy in some profound ways. I wrote a series of articles about those lessons and became inspired to re-read Danny Meyer’s book, Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of […]

Surf’s Up: Five Leadership Lessons I Learned from Surfing

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Surf’s Up: Five Leadership Lessons I Learned from Surfing

I’ve wanted to surf my whole life, which is ironic considering I was raised in upstate New York, could hardly swim and was terrified of putting my face in water. Yet I had dreams of riding a wave and enjoying every minute of it. I’m a runner and a biker; swimming is not in my […]

The Future of Work: Creating Purpose-Driven Organizations

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The Future of Work: Creating Purpose-Driven Organizations

It’s time to change the way we work. I don’t mean a revolutionary time management system, or a productivity breakthrough. I’m talking about integrating purpose into the workplace. While “finding your purpose” may sound like a nebulous buzzword, it’s actually a viable way to revolutionize organizations and the workforce that powers them. What Does “Finding […]

To Retain Female Talent in the U.S. Workplace, Create a Purpose-Driven Organization

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To Retain Female Talent in the U.S. Workplace, Create a Purpose-Driven Organization

Organizations around the country are hemorrhaging talent because women are leaving the American workforce to start their own businesses. Looking at the statistics, it’s easy to understand why. The Hard Facts About Women in the Workplace Here are the hard facts: 21% of C-suite executives are women. This is a drastic improvement since the 1950’s, […]

Workplace Sexism – Are Female Bosses Listening?

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Workplace Sexism – Are Female Bosses Listening?

Freelance contribution from Gemma Stones Sexism is never far from the news, and there has been a recent surge in both the active discussion and recognition of everyday sexism in recent months. However, whether it’s really enough is still open to debate. There are still shocking everyday instances of sexism that often go unnoticed, and […]