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June 9, 2016

What the Job Seeker of Today is REALLY Looking for

There was a time before job sites and social networks when hiring was done completely in the dark, and the hiring organization held all the cards. Nowadays job seekers use sites like Glassdoor and LinkedIn to not only search for job offers, but research the hiring company, compare average salaries, and get the inside scoop […]

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October 21, 2015

The Meritocracy Paradox

Many organizations fancy themselves a meritocracy, or a place where things like bias and discrimination have no sway and every employee is rewarded and promoted based on their merit and talent alone. America itself was founded on the idea of a meritocracy, and the idea of social equality is part of our national DNA. In […]

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August 11, 2015

Battling Workplace Depression

Workplace depression ranks among the top three problems encountered by employee assistance professionals, second only to family crisis and stress. According to Mental Health America, it is as costly as heart disease or AIDS to the US economy, costing over $51 billion in lost productivity from workplace absenteeism and $26 billion in direct treatment costs. […]

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July 20, 2015

Three Weeks’ Notice

Retention and engagement have a strange relationship. Engagement can increase retention, but at the same time retention is quite apathetic to engagement. Your employees might be engaged, but as we all know there can be many external factors that lead to an employee’s separation with their employer, that have nothing to do with how engaged […]

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October 2, 2014

Does High Pay Equal High Performance?

Over the last fifty years, ratio of CEO-to-worker pay has increased by a factor of ten, much of that increase occurring within the last few decades. But what are we getting for all that money? The answer may be not nearly enough. Here we look into the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation of executives.

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September 17, 2014

Three Keys To Being an Engaging Manager

Managers are the number one influence on employee engagement in the workplace, while being one of the most under-trained positions in the business world. As a result, there is a wealth of white papers, scientific studies, and entire organizations devoted to figuring out what makes managers effective at motivating and leading others. But there’s one […]

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September 13, 2014

The Great Vacation Evasion

As we all get back into the swing of work after the long Labor Day weekend, it’s worth noting that Americans aren’t the biggest fans of taking vacations. Our labor-intensive society has made us one of the richest economies in the world, but unlike our similar rich neighbors, America gives its workers no guarantees for […]

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July 16, 2014

Sleepless in New York: The Looming Transit Strike

New York won’t be sleeping very easy next Sunday night. Unless union representatives from the Long Island Railroad reach a contract agreement with the Metropolitan Transit Authority this weekend, the 5,000 or so LIRR employees the city depends on to transport millions of riders to work will go on strike starting Monday. The main bone […]

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October 14, 2013

How Google Saved Boss’s Day

October 16th, 2013 is Boss’s Day, a corporate holiday to say “thank you” to all the great bosses out there that go the extra mile for their employees. Boss’s Day wasn’t concocted deep in the bowels of the Hallmark laboratories as part of a diabolical plan to increase greeting card sales. The actual story of […]

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