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The Real Reason 50% of US Employees Are Disengaged

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Last month (June 2011) - Mercer came out with a report - One in two US employees looking to leave or checked out on the job. According to the report. More than 2,400 US employees took Mercer's latest What's Working™ survey. The key takeaway: Compared to past surveys, they feel less committed to their employers and less satisfied. One in three is seriously looking to leave; among younger workers, it's four in 10.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I like to start out each week by featuring five of my favorite HR, leadership development, and employee selection blog reads from the previous week. Here are my picks for August 1st - 5th. Enjoy! David Zinger, Employee Engagement: Do You Love Employee Engagement Problems? Okay, we must face the fact that we all have problems, and they are not going to diminish on their own.

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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Happy Monday! I like to start off each week by featuring five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be particularly good reading. Here are my picks for the week of July 4th - 10th, 2011. Enjoy! Wally Bock, Three Star Leadership: Thoughts on Exceptional Leaders - What makes an exceptional leader? Wally shares ten traits that he consistently sees from leaders that deliver exceptional results.

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The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

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Happy Valentine's Day! I like to start out each week by highlighting five blog posts from the human resources, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be especially good reading over the past week. Below are my picks for the week of February 7th - 13th, 2011. Enjoy!

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

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I like to start off each week by featuring five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be particularly good reading. Here are my picks for the week of November 15 - 21st, 2010

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

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The ringing in of a New Year is a time of excitement and promise for all the Possibility that the coming year has to offer. Last week I paused for a moment to look back at the year that was 2010. Today I would like to shift gears and

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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Happy Monday! I like to start off each week by featuring five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be particularly good reading. Here are my picks for the week of May 9th - 15th, 2011. Enjoy! Michele Welch, Young Entrepreneur: 5 Ways to Battle Mediocrity in Your Small Business - Nothing pains me more than seeing leaders and companies that allow mediocrity to become a part of an organization's culture.

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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Happy Monday - I hope you and your loved ones had a fantastic Easter holiday! I like to kick off each week by featuring five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be especially good reading. Here are my picks for the week of April 18th - 24th, 2011 - enjoy!

Avoid The Peter Principle - Stop Promoting Talent Beyond Their Abilities

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Ever hired or promoted someone who did not work out based upon prior direct experience or references? Employee Selection Personality Profile bad hire employee selection hiring sales people hiring the best talent Peter Principle pre-employment personality profile assessment talent management strategy

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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Happy Monday and welcome back - I hope you a wonderful and joyous Christmas! I like to get each week started off by featuring five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

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It was another great week for reading HR, talent management, and leadership development blog posts. For your reading pleasure I have culled through many of these posts to pick out five that I found to be especially good reading. Below are five posts from the week of January 31st to February 6th, 2011 for you to check out. Enjoy! John Gibbons, I4CP Trendwatcher: Do People Drive Business?

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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I like to kick off each work week by highlighting five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to especially good reading. Below are my picks for the week of March 21st - 27th, 2011 - enjoy! Seth Godin's Blog: Accepting False Limits - For all of us there are certain things in life that are not possible to accomplish. For example, try as I might, I will never be able to win an Olympic medal in the long jump.

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Possibility Maximizer: Human Capital Handbook 2011

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Happy Friday - I hope you have had a wonderful week! Each Friday I like to highlight a resource that I feel will aid in your efforts to Maximize Possibility in your organization. Today I have a great resource from the folks at HubCap Digital with the inaugural volume of its Human Capital Handbook. Enjoy!

Job Fit Matters Now More Than Ever

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Employee Job Fit is more important now than ever. Companies must use validated pre-employment personality profile assessments in order to select the best Talent possible. employee selection Job Fit Job Match pre-employment personality profile

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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It was sure a great week for reading HR, talent management, and leadership development blogs! With all the great posts this past week it was especially hard to narrow it down to just five to share. Here are five top notch blog posts from May 16th - 22nd, 2011 to get your week off to a great start. Enjoy!

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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It was another great week for reading HR, talent management, and leadership development blogs! With all the great postings this past week it was especially hard to narrow it down to just five to share. Here are five choice blog posts from April 25th - May 1st, 2011 to get your week off to a great start. Enjoy!

Possibility Maximizer: American Express OPEN Forum

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Happy Friday and Happy New Year! Each week I like to feature a resource that I have found to be beneficial to my own professional development and may also be helpful in your efforts to Maximize Possibility in your organization

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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It was another great week for reading HR, talent management, and leadership development blogs! With all the great reading this past week it was especially hard to narrow it down to just five posts to share. Here are five choice blog posts from March 28th - April 3rd, 2011 to get your week off to a great start. Enjoy! April Dowling, PsuedoHR: Don't be an Ostrich - While not everyone is an extrovert, every leadership position requires moments of extrovertedness.

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

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I like to start off each week by featuring five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be particularly good reading. Here are my picks for the week of March 7th - 13th, 2011. Enjoy! Seth Godin, Fast Company: Are You Afraid of Good Ideas?- If you had not heard, Seth Godin is publishing what promises to be another powerful book: Poke the Box.

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The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

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I like to kick off each work week by highlighting five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to especially good reading. Below are my picks for the week of February 21st - 27th, 2011 - enjoy! Carla Rieger, HRM Today: How to Avoid the Top 4 Mistakes Change Leaders Make - A time tested way to grow and develop is by making mistakes and learning from them.

Are Your High Performers Really High Performers?

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Do you know where employee performance is really coming from? Chances are you may be giving credit where credit is really not due. One particular area that it is easy to measure results and compare Job Fit is in the world of outside sales. After all - you either get the sale or you do not and the revenue is easily measured. Over the last decade, I have walked past wall upon wall of smiling faces showing sales performance awards.

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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It was another great week for reading HR, talent management, and leadership development blogs! With all the great posts this past week it was especially hard to narrow it down to just five to share. Here are five choice blog posts from June 6th - 12th, 2011 to get your week off to a great start. Enjoy!

Possibility Maximizer: Dan Bobinski's Creating Passion-Driven Teams Radio

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Each week I like to feature a resource that I feel will aide in your efforts to Maximize Possibility in your organization. Today I would like to feature a handful of great radio podcasts from a blogger, author, and thought leader I greatly respect: Dan Bobinski. Enjoy! The Resource: Creating Passion-Driven Teams Radio Podcasts What it's About: Dan's Passion-Driven Teams radio shows are based off the content and insight he shares in his book Creating Passion-Driven Teams.

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

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I like to kick off each work week by highlighting five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to especially good reading. Below are my picks from last week - enjoy! Adam Bryant, The New York Times: Google's 8-Point Plan to Help Managers Improve- The New York Times caused quit the stir in the HR blogging community last week with this article examining Google's Project Oxygen.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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Happy Monday! In the past week, I have read many insightful blogs by fellow bloggers in the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere. I hope you enjoy the five fabulous blogs I chose to share with you. Have a great week! Kevin W. Grossman, Talent Culture: Keep the Engagement Lights On in Rolling Economic Blackout - If you have ever read my 'Fab Five' before, you know that I am very interested in employee engagement.

Employee Performance Management - Low Hanging Fruit In Every Company

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Most organizations can do more with less if they hire the best Talent possible, create performance awareness, and hold employee team members accountable for day-to-day activities and results. Employee Performance employee accountability employee performance Job Fit micromanagement personal accountability

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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Happy Monday! I like to start off each week by featuring five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be particularly good reading. Here are my picks for the week of May 30th - June 5th, 2011. Enjoy! Jennifer Miller, The People Equation: Professionals Don't Offer Excuses - Want to know the hallmark of a real business professional?

Possibility Maximizer: It's Everybody's Business with Jack and Suzy Welch - Now on CNBC!

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Happy Friday - I hope you have had a wonderful week! Each Friday I like to highlight a resource that I feel can help you and your organization to Maximize Possibility. Today I am excited to share an exciting new resource from one of my favorite business leaders: Jack Welch. Enjoy!

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Possibility Maximizer: TLNT Daily Newsletter

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Happy Friday - I hope you have had a wonderful week! I like to close out each work week by featuring an online resource that I feel can help you to Maximize Possibility in your organization. Today I would like to feature a daily newsletter that I am confident will provide great value to your professional life. Enjoy! The Resource: TLNT Daily Newsletter What It Covers: The TLNT Daily Newsletter is a recap of all the exciting news and information that is posted to the TLNT blog each day.

Possibility Maximizer: More Free eBooks From Ben Eubanks!

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Happy Friday! I like to finish off each work week by sharing a resource that I feel will benefit your quest to Maximize Possibility in your organization and professional life. To I have a special 3-for-1 post for you featuring three great eBooks from Ben Eubanks. Enjoy! The Resources: 3 Recent eBooks by Ben Eubanks: Where do you Think You're Going? A Guide to Employee Retention All Together Now! A Guide to Employee Engagement So, What's Next?

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Possibility Maximizer: Human Capital Institute's Top Talent Blogs

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Each week I like to feature a resource that I feel can help you to grow as a business professional that Maximizes Possibility in your organization. Today I would like to feature a great blogging resource from the Human Capital Institute that I was recently honored with inclusion in. Enjoy!

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Possibility Maximizer: Fast Company's Leadership Hall of Fame Series

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Happy Friday - I hope you have had a wonderful week! I like to close out each work week by featuring an online resource that I feel can help you to Maximize Possibility in your organization and professional life. Today I would like to share a great new series from Fast Company magazine that features interviews and book excerpts from some of today's top business minds. Enjoy!

Possibility Maximizer: Leadership Digital

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Happy Friday! I like to finish off the work week by highlighting a resource that I feel will help to Maximize Possibility in your organization and professional life. Today I am excited to feature a leadership and talent management blog aggregating site that I was recently invited to join. Enjoy!

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

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I like to get each week started by featuring five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be particularly good reading. Here are my picks for the week of February 14th - 20th, 2011. Enjoy! Gautam Ghosh, Organizations 2.0

The Eraser

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Today I have a special guest post from Kevin Eikenberry whose exciting new book - From Bud to Boss - is released today. The book addresses the difficult transition from peer to manager that many young leaders struggle with and makes an excellent addition to any business professional's library. Enjoy! Eric was busy building his career – and it was going well. Even though things were going well, he was always glad to talk to his long-time mentor, Jan.

Possibility Maximizer: I4CP's Critical Human Capital Issues of 2011 Report

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Happy Friday - I hope you have had a wonderful week! Each Friday I like to highlight a resource that I feel will aid in your efforts to Maximize Possibility in your organization. Today I have a great resource from my friends at the Institute for Corporate Productivity (I4CP) that will clue you in to the top issues facing human capital management in 2011. Enjoy!

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and are energized for a promising week of Maximizing Possibility in your organization! I like to start off each week by highlighting five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be especially good reading during the past week. Below are my picks for January 24th - 30th, 2011. Enjoy!

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Picks of the Week

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I like to start out each week by featuring five of my favorite reads from the previous week. Hope you enjoy and feel free to post your comments. Anthony Iannarino, The Sales Blog: Growing Pains and Sales' Responsibilities - Anthony responds to the question of how to manage client and client services at the same time.

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Possibility Maximizer: CNBC Titans

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Happy Friday! I've got a great resource to share with you before heading into this long Independence Day holiday weekend, so let's get right to it! The Resource: CNBC Titans What it is: Titans is a relatively new series on CNBC hosted by Maria Bartiromo where she shines the spotlight on business figures who have achieved incredible success in their industry. Each show follows the rise of a business tycoon from their often humble beginnings to their status as a bona-fide business superstar.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

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Happy Monday! I like to start off each week by featuring five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be particularly good reading. Here are my picks for the week of June 13th - 19th, 2011. Enjoy! Mary Jo Asmus, Aspire Leadership Solutions: 30 Overlooked Acts of Leadership Courage - Ask anyone and they will tell you that effective and authentic leadership requires strength and courage.