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  • Why Onboarding is More Important Than We Thought
    by Alexandra Levit - February 8, 2018
    Chief Research Officer and Co-Founder of Aptitude Research Partners Madeline Laurano recently shared data from 1,000 organizations to qualify the link between human capital practices and business results. Laurano and her colleagues found that onboarding is the linchpin to everything related to talent management, and both employers and candidates are asking for a new hire experience that is continuous, dialogue-driven, and m...
  • 10 Ways to Prove Your Emotional Intelligence (Soft Skills) in a Job Interview
    by Thea Kelley - February 7, 2018
    Emotional intelligence is a huge factor in employee success, and hiring managers are increasingly looking for it during job interviews. Studies at Google have found that their most productive employees and teams excelled not because of their technical skills, but because of emotional intelligence and related soft skills such as communication, listening, problem solving, understanding others and showing empathy. Psycholog...
  • How Effective is Your Thinking Style?
    by Steve Farber - February 6, 2018
    Few things warm my heart more than coming across more proof that the heart of success in business is found by cultivating matters of the heart. As an Extreme Leader, you’re no doubt working to cultivate certain effective behaviors in yourself and in the people who work with you or for you, all with the grand goal of advancing the mission of your business. And no matter how you label those effective behaviors, I believ...
  • Are You in Control at Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 5, 2018
    Several studies suggest that having a sense of control over work plays a central role in workers' health. Employees, who are given more autonomy and challenge, have nearly half the number of stress related illnesses such as high blood pressure compared to workers who have little challenge and control over work. Are you in control of your work? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' 1. My job enables me to use my own ideas. 2. M...
  • Knowing When It Is Time to Get Help with Your Job Search Strategy
    by Sherri Edwards - February 1, 2018
    There are many reasons behind why people stay stuck or prolong an unsuccessful job search process. If you have been unemployed or stuck in an undesirable role for an extended period of time, it’s probably time to evaluate why your circumstances have not changed. Blaming external factors won’t change anything, but changing your approach will. For many people, that’s a tough nut to crack. Outside assistance may...
  • Be Seen at Work: 7 Tips for Getting Noticed
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - January 31, 2018
    Through my coaching practice and travels, I’ve met a number of women who’ve shared that they prefer to avoid the spotlight at work. When I’ve inquired as to why, some say they don’t want to seem like they’re “playing the political game,” or coming across as “too pushy.” Others say they don’t want to be perceived as “tooting their own horn.” Some women I me...
  • 10 Surefire Ways to Blow an Interview
    by Randy Block - January 30, 2018
    Interviews: They’re all about pressing the flesh or running for office, or a first date. You are talking to a complete stranger. Sweat comes out of glands you didn’t know you had. Relax: It’s probably easier to just blow them off. If you want to know how to “blow” an interview, be sure to take any or all of the following actions: Don’t prepare. Your intention to be spontaneo...
  • loyalty at work
    by Carole Kanchier - January 29, 2018
    “If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.” – Elbert Hubbard Loyalty involves faithfulness to commitments or obligations. It requires steadfast allegiance to a sovereign, government, organisation, leader, cause, person or other. Loyalty at work is a two-way street. Both employees and employers need to give and receive loyalty. Loyalty has nothing to do with length of e...
  • Engagement Isn't Everything
    by Alexandra Levit - January 26, 2018
    Most know that diminished engagement has reached a crisis point – only 30 percent of workers are engaged. Eighty nine percent of Glassdoor users are either actively looking for new jobs or would consider better opportunities. And 93 percent of workers that took a new job did so outside their current organizations. According to analyst Ben Eubanks, our mistake as HR professionals lies in thinking that our leaders are f...
  • Personal Branding and Content
    by Debra Wheatman - January 25, 2018
    You know that I’m all about content, and all about using content as a way to define, promote, and grow your personal brand. But do you think of things like the presentations you give, that thirty-second elevator pitch, or your answer to that often-asked interview question, “So, tell me about yourself” as “content”? Probably not. But you should. Everything you say, every Tweet, every interaction...