360 Degree Feedback: Benefits & Best Practices

By Brian Griffith on Jun 26, 2018 12:38:00 PM


Leadership development is one of the most important investments that organizations can make. The best companies know that attracting and retaining top talent is only half the battle. Developing leaders by preparing them for future responsibilities is the best way to insure future success. One of the most successful ways businesses can develop future leaders is through a simple, but powerful tool - 360 degree feedback.

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How 360 degree assessments can fit into your HR strategy

By Andy Kistler on Dec 27, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Human Resources used to be very simple. Hire employees. Train them. Make sure they get paid. Keep track of vacation. Around the time of World War I, the HR function was known as “personnel management.” The function was largely task-focused, centered on training workers and efficiently solving wage and working condition issues.Over time, research consistently showed that non-financial incentives were essential components of work. Managers began to realize that they needed to devote resources to their employees past task training and basic administrative duties.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your SWOT Analysis

By Elizabeth Paul on Sep 28, 2017 3:52:00 PM

The world is full of uncertainties. From plane delays to sick days, you can never know exactly what will happen, and there are no exceptions for business and organizations.

If you are the leader of a team or organization, you know exactly how threatening it can be when dealing with the unknown. It is important that company leaders are prepared to handle unexpected situations, but how can you prepare yourself if you are unsure of what’s going to happen?

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Want to Communicate Your Company Values? Do These 4 Things.

By Elizabeth Paul on Sep 12, 2017 11:40:00 AM

A company’s values are arguably some of the most important parts of the organization. After all, the values tend to be the reason behind the organization itself and the driving force behind why you do what you do. Even more, your company values tend to form first before everything else about the company is figured out.

Because the values can be the backbone of the company, it’s important to communicate them to external partners and the general public. Values give meaning to the work and can help get people on board with your company. Not only do values attract workers who would be a good fit with your organization, but they also attract potential customers, partners, and recognition.

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How to Incorporate Positive Psychology in Your Company Culture

By Constance Du on Aug 4, 2017 3:07:32 PM

Companies strive for success. Whether it’s to make more profits, decrease turnover rates, or raise awareness of issues, companies and organizations work hard to beat out their competitors.

But how can companies get a competitive edge to reach higher levels of success? You might be surprised to hear that the answer is not always more training or intelligence. The answer may lie in positive psychology, or what is otherwise known as the science of happiness.

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5 Ways to Make New Hires as Productive as Possible

By Constance Du on Jun 2, 2017 2:57:39 PM

Adding to a team can be tricky. Here’s how to welcome new employees and make them part of your culture as quickly and effectively as possible.

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CREATE a Leading Role in 6 Steps

By Connie Du on May 12, 2017 12:22:23 PM

In the modern business world, there are two different kinds of leaders: the ones who lead through an appointed title and the ones who lead through curated respect and ability. No matter your rank, you can CREATE a leading role for yourself in any situation by using these tools.

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Should Performance Reviews Be Linked To Pay?

By Andy Kistler on Jun 1, 2016 3:00:49 AM

Performance reviews have been around for a long time. In fact, America has practically grown up with them. In order to increase the efficiency of the Jamestown colony, Captain John Smith instituted the “no work, no eat” policy. Fortunately, performance reviews are not as harsh today.

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Why Invest In Corporate Learning If Employees Are Just Going To Leave?

By Andy Kistler on May 31, 2016 3:16:59 AM

It’s a big moment in your company. You just put a new class of new hires through your intensive leadership development program. After two years of rotational training, these emerging leaders will place into different areas to drive the future of the company. At least, that’s what your were hoping would happen.

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6 Reasons No One Under The Age 30 Wants To Work At Your Company

By Andy Kistler on May 24, 2016 3:30:30 AM

In an era characterized by constant technological change, our society loves startups. From the bean bag chairs to the flexible work hours, the startup culture is establishing new standards for the way we work, and these standards are quickly becoming expectations that young professionals are taking into the workplace.

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