Monthly Archives: November 2018

How to Build a Workspace for Maximum Productivity

This is a guest post from Aaron Schaffer of Taktical Digital. Anyone who has worked in multiple offices during their career knows that some are more conducive to productivity than others. An employee who gets a lot done in one office may complete significantly less work over the course of a day if their office doesn’t provide

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Navigating Cultural Differences to Promote Team Spirit: 7 Strategies That Work

Go Team Go! Team spirit is important in schools, but it shouldn’t stop there. Team spirit also has a place in the workplace.  It fosters a sense of belonging, builds confidence, raises esteem and increases company morale.  Team spirit makes people feel like they belong and are a part of something bigger. It’s great to

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Hiring for the Right Reasons: Using Competency Models to Make Better Hires

Making good hiring decisions is a crucial component of HR and one of the reasons competency and behavioral models exist in the first place. Here, hiring managers can look for behaviors that show alignment with the role, key company values, and towards desired engagement and productivity. For example, you can define key traits you are

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How to handle conflict in the workplace

Nobody likes conflict in the workplace. It causes tension and hinders productivity. In very severe cases it can even be detrimental to the health of employees. But when you have a diverse group of people trying to work together, with different ways of doing things and different personalities, conflict is inevitable. How you deal with

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How to Effectively Match Employee’s Skill Sets With Job Roles

The success of your company relies on the skills of your employees. Putting the right person in the right job can be the difference between success and failure, not just for the employee but also for the project. Part of effective management is identifying your employee’s strengths, and weaknesses, and then assigning jobs and projects

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Management Tips: How to Raise Remote Worker Retention

Remote workers are becoming more and more popular with organizations of all sizes, driving convenience, reduced travel time, and sometimes reduced costs for both the organization and the employee. At the same time, working in a remote location removes individuals from their organization, effectively separating them from daily contact with colleagues, a physical representation of

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Succession Planning: Developing and Managing a Smooth Organizational Transition

Please join us on November 22 for a public workshop on Succession Planning: Developing and Managing a Smooth Organizational Transition. Change is a hallmark of today’s business world. In particular, our workforce is constantly changing – people come and go, and move into new roles within the company. Succession planning can help you make the most

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11 HR hacks to make business more productive

This is a guest post from Jasika Adams. Jasika is a writer with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of human resources, startups and business management. She is a talent acquisition manager currently associated with Index Time Clock. In her free time, she loves to play with her kids and reading mystery

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How to be a good leader during times of change

We are living in a world that is volatile, uncertain and, for many of us, almost unrecognizable from the one we grew up in. Things are constantly changing and effective change management leadership is essential for the success of any company. Good leaders are no longer dictators who tell their subordinates what to do and

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