Category Archives: Workforce Optimization

Movin’ On Up: Millennials in the Workforce

January 17, 2015   

In my last article, I asked the question, Are You Ready for Generation Z?  I think many would have to answer that question with a firm no. After all, it seems many organizations are still trying to figure out how to manage their Gen Y workers, the so-called millennials. Well, while some of you are […]

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Why Obama’s Free Community College Plan is a GREAT Idea

January 14, 2015   

President Barack Obama thinks community college should be free to anyone willing to work hard at it, the same way primary and secondary schooling from elementary through high school has been free for ages. For a moment I want to set aside all the arguments as to the idea’s feasibility in terms of how to […]

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Spotlighting Patagonia’s Employee Activism Program

December 31, 2014   

In our previous post we talked about the rise of employee volunteer and philanthropy programs, happening in large part because of the demands of Millennials. Patagonia is one company paving the way in terms of promoting employee volunteer work and the idea of giving back as part of a talent management strategy. Download the free […]

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Younger Employees Demanding Integration of Volunteering and the Workplace

December 31, 2014   

At TalentManagement360 we put a lot of emphasis on the innovators in the world of talent management, and there’s a common thread being seen amongst many of these creative companies – volunteer time for employees. For companies ranging from Quicken to the Clif’s Bars company, part of the employee benefits package and talent management strategy […]

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7 Free Ways to Boost Employee Morale for the New Year

December 23, 2014   

Employee morale and engagement may wane throughout the year, but perhaps one time of year employees seem to be most uninspired is right after the New Year. Employees have enjoyed the excitement surrounding the holidays, and as they head into a new year the winter slump tends to take over. So how do you start […]

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Give the People What They Want: Creating a Culture of Honesty

December 23, 2014   

Employees want honesty in the workplace. There’s no simpler way to state it. Employees of all generations are increasingly and overwhelmingly pointing to a culture of honesty as one of the number one things they seek in an employer. Gone are the days of closed door meetings, whispers and an environment shrouded in secrecy. For […]

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How to Look Beyond the Resume and Hire For Cultural Fit

December 16, 2014   

Corporate culture and cultural fit: two big buzzwords anticipated to make waves in terms of how companies recruit and hire employees in 2015 and well beyond. Innovators like Zappos and Quicken Loans already have a recruitment and hiring strategy not primarily focused on skills or experience, but instead personality. These companies look beyond the resume […]

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What’s On the Workplace Horizon for 2015

December 16, 2014   

The workplace, and more specifically talent management, are realms that rapidly change. As we look forward to 2015, many industry professionals are already thinking ahead and incorporating new trends and ideas into their talent management strategies for the New Year and beyond. A few of the trends expected to make a significant impact include: A […]

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Ditch the Workplace Drama: How to Curb Conflict Between Employees

December 10, 2014   

Does it really matter if your employees hate one another? In short, yes.

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The Process of Performance Appraisal

November 26, 2014   

It almost goes without saying that the annual or semi-annual performance appraisal is one of the most maligned events in modern organizations. All you have to do is take a look at the titles of stories from various sources such as the following: Time to Scrap Performance Appraisals? (Forbes) Is it Time to Give Up […]

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