Category Archives: Talent Management

Retention Secret #9: Promoting from Within

November 18, 2014   

It happens over and over again in organizations everywhere. You need to hire a key position in the company and you conduct the usual search, get a ton of external applications, sort through them with all due diligence and select who you think will do the best job. Then several months into the new hire, […]

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Retention Secret #7: Open Book Management

November 17, 2014   

It was in 1989 in an Inc. magazine article called “The Open-Book Managers” that the phrase open-book management was used for the first time. It was a startling idea back then. In the early 1990s then-president Bill Clinton was presiding over a national labor relations conference at which one of the early advocates of open-book […]

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Performance Management System Overhaul: Autodesk Case Study

November 13, 2014   

If you’re considering making significant changes to your company’s PM system, it’s very useful to hear from someone who’s gone through the process, which is why I’m capping off my series of articles about performance management with a case study of a company that’s done it. Autodesk first made a name for itself with AutoCAD, […]

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Should You Bid Adieu to Weekly Meetings?

November 13, 2014   

The weekly staff meeting—nearly every organization has one on the calendar indefinitely, but increasingly people are looking at ways to eliminate or replace this method of communication altogether. If you’re on the fence and unsure of whether or not it’s time to bid the obligatory meeting farewell, here are a few pros and cons for […]

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The Unique Challenge of Independent Contractors

November 13, 2014   

Companies hire contingent workers for a variety of reasons, such as dealing with peak production periods or in an effort to keep spiraling labor costs (taxes and benefits) under control. Some types of contingent workers are supplied via services or agencies, which takes away most of the legal compliance risks to your company and places […]

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The Rise of the Contingent Workforce

November 13, 2014   

Ever-increasing labor costs have led a growing number of companies to make more extensive use of contingent and temporary workers. Once limited to basic office temps, contingent workers are now becoming a vital part of the workforce landscape throughout all functions of modern organizations. These independent contractors, while helping keep labor costs in check, come […]

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Cool Tools to Manage Remote Employees

November 12, 2014   

As mentioned in a previous TM360 post, employers with a remote team or even just a few remote employees have more tools at their disposal than ever before that allow them to collaborate and work together just as effectively as if they were all in the same office together, even if they’re separated by continents. […]

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5 Ways to Earn the Trust of Your Employees

November 12, 2014   

Want engaged, productive employees? You need them to trust you before you can get the results you’re looking for out of your workforce. Trust is one of the biggest issues managers and company leaders are up against—there’s an inherent sense of distrust between management and employees at so many organizations and it really puts up […]

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As the Holiday Shopping Season Nears, These Retailers Are a Standout in the Eyes of Employees

November 12, 2014   

We may be barely into November, but that hasn’t stopped major retailers from airing commercials, sending emails and promoting their holiday sales. It seems like the holiday shopping season begins earlier and earlier every year, but many retailers have already been in the spotlight throughout the year because of their less-than-satisfied employees. Even during the […]

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Hack Your Way to HR Effectiveness

November 11, 2014   

The value and utility of a hackathon has been well-documented in the computer industry. They can last a day, several days, a week or even longer. The hackathon is a time for computer programmers to come together and work both intensely and collaboratively on solving some kind of computing challenge. Like a brainstorming session, the […]

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