How to Use a Career Page to Positively Show off Culture to Candidates

Chart Your Course

The Harvard Business Review reports culture directly impacts employee satisfaction, job performance, business creativity, commitment and loyalty, retention and absenteeism, and — perhaps the most important quality to executives — the bottom line.

How to Attract Graduates to Your Company

Lead Change Blog

Unfortunately, the younger demographic has a highly defined set of generational workplace preferences that may make it hard for some companies to tap into their labor. If yours is one of them, here are four things you can do to start drawing in more of that promising new talent now. It may be hard to predict exactly what jobs will be in demand in the future, but it’s a safe bet that they will involve high levels of technology.

How to Retain your Star Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s hard to find great employees – heck, it’s hard to find warm bodies - so is makes sense to do everything you can to hang on to the ones you have. The obvious costs are hiring and training costs, but there is also lost opportunity, morale, reputation, customer relationships, and other intangibles that are harder to measure. You have to go beyond the resume and LinkedIn profile, and dig deep with phone screens and in-depth interviewing.

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How to Establish Salary Ranges

Strategy Driven

The ideal salary range must give the employees opportunities and motivation for career development. For instance, attaining higher education, experience, or additional skills should lead to a higher salary. Set a Salary Policy. Develop a Benefits and Bonus Policy.

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How to Address Sticky Workplace Office Etiquette Issues

Great Leadership By Dan

Given that I write advice for managers, my immediate reaction to this story was to put myself in the manager’s shoes who had to deal with this sensitive breach of office etiquette. How would you like to have that conversation? According to the lawsuit, it went something like this: "We cannot run an office and have visitors with the odor in the office," and "We are having complaints from people who have problems with the odors." I happen to disagree.

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Why HR Gets a Bad Name

Let's Grow Leaders

“I think an important next step would be to bring HR on board.” ” An eye roll rapidly followed by, “Do we have to?” I spent the first decade of my career in HR.

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Women on Business

Susan Spencer Talks Cash Flow in 5-Part Women on Business Video Series I’m very happy to announce the new WomenOnBusiness.com YouTube channel.

How to Employ Leadership Fundamentals…or Falter

Strategy Driven

Then, it executed several strategic moves with seemingly little communication and proceeded to churn its executive ranks through a revolving door. The sacred cow has been Reddit's free speech and privacy policies. There appeared to be a thrash-about in several simultaneous directions.

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How to Build a Brand | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Unless you are a very large enterprise it is unlikely that you have the time, money, staffing, or external professional relationships to execute a brand management strategy such as the one outlined above. Solid advice that anyone interested in marketing and branding should pay attention to.

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How to Lead Like a Pig

Next Level Blog

In it, he describes  how real estate investor Sam Zell and his minions destroyed the culture of the Chicago Tribune and other great newspapers in its holding company. To say that these people led like pigs is to do a disservice to pigs.

How To Reconnect With Your Team And Stakeholders

Eric Jacobson

Norman Pickavance Norman Pickavance's book, The Reconnected Leader , provides an eight-step model for implementing new practices to help leaders reconnect with their teams and reset the relationship the business has with its stakeholders.

How To Have A Scroogeless Holiday-5 Charitable Giving Strategies.

Women on Business

Here are five smart charitable giving strategies to keep in mind: 1. The same documentation rules above apply to furniture but items over $500 will require an assessment and filing IRS form 8283. Stock-it to them!

How to Build a Team « Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

Even if each of the people who report directly to you is highly motivated and wants to do great work, you will still need to spend time actively developing a sense of unity and collaboration to foster a true team-oriented environment. Survive Your Promotion!

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A Quick Guide on Employee Discipline

HR Digest

They provide a preliminary guide on how to discipline employees effectively, but only if you know how to use them, anyway. We can accept that bigger companies are the most difficult to manage, but not in all aspects. It’s wiser to know that every firm projects its challenges uniquely. Whether you are managing a multinational firm or a startup with just two employees, focusing on the peculiar challenges is the only way to achieve a new level.

How To Find “Hidden” Federal Contracts: Network :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Some 80% of government contracts are never put up for bid, and if a contract is under a certain dollar amount, government agencies are under no obligation to issue a bid notice. What does this mean for the average small business seeking to do business with the DoD and other federal agencies?

Brand Exposure

N2Growth Blog

Have you figured out how to apply the laws of scarcity to brand management? Whether you’re assessing the strength of a personal or corporate brand, finding the appropriate level of brand exposure is key to sustainable growth in brand equity. As I stated above, having an underexposed brand, or what I like to refer to as having a brand in stealth mode, means that you really don’t have much of a brand.

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The High Price of Overly Prescriptive HR Policies

Harvard Business Review

Recently, one of my colleagues left our firm to make significantly more money at another company. We wanted to keep her, but the commission-based salary offered by the other company was more than we could match. She hadn’t realized how long her new commute would be during rush hour, however, and after three days of long, round-trip commutes during rush-hour traffic, she asked to shift her schedule an hour earlier to spend less time in unproductive gridlock.

Complying with Family-Friendly Leave Policies Is Not Enough

Harvard Business Review

New York recently became the fifth state to pass paid parental leave. A managers’ challenge is how to take these “on the books” policies and move them beyond simple compliance to a place of executional excellence. ” This is the policy.

10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full 10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them by Starbucker on November 1, 2009 In our quest to become great leaders we take on a constant stream of internal battles. Each and every day we choose our sides and try to do the right things, with the objective of achieving something great. Do you simply “hope&# to succeed?

Network after Work

Career Advancement

Liam didn’t drink, so when his coworkers went to the bar after work, he’d say goodbye and head home. Sure, he was missing out on the chance to socialize, but it wasn’t really his scene. Male employees who go to bars at least once a month earn an extra 7% on top of that.

Vacation Policy in Corporate America Is Broken

Harvard Business Review

There is a growing body of evidence about the benefits of vacation to our physical, mental, and fiscal health. New research from Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage , also shows that contrary to conventional wisdom, vacation just might be great for our career , too.

Educational Entrepreneurship – A Conversation with Pamela Price

Survive Your Promotion

We homeschool, my next door neighbors homeschool, the family two doors down are going to start homeschooling a middle schooler. From 1999 to 2007, the number of homeschooled students increased by 74% according to the National Center for Education Statistics (2007 is the most recent data they have) and now includes about 4% of school-aged kids in the United States. Living in the epicenter of the homeschool movement, Pamela is the author of How to Work and Homeschool.

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The Boomers are Leaving! – How to Create and Implement a Knowledge.

Strategy Driven

How to Create and Implement a Knowledge Transfer Program, part 1 Posted by Ken Ball and Gina Gotsill on November 10, 2010 · 2 Comments The clock is ticking: next year, in 2011, the oldest of the 76 million Baby Boomers turn 65. What’s a manager or executive to do?

How Companies Can Ensure Maternity Leave Doesn’t Hurt Women’s Careers

Harvard Business Review

Imagine that a temporary absence from your workplace could lead to 10 years of sustained high performance being forgotten. This was Diane’s (not her real name) experience following her early return to work from parental leave. Hoxton/Sam Edwards/Getty Images.

How to Manage Managers

Harvard Business Review

When you’re managing managers, your responsibilities are two-fold: you need to make sure they’re producing good work (as with any employee) and that they’re effectively supporting their teams. You might know how to do the former, but how do you do the latter?

10 Guaranteed Ways That Can Get You Fired

Lead from Within

Nobody starts a new job hoping to be fired. The most important thing, of course, is to do good work without making trouble—but there are lots of factors that can make or break your success. If you disrespect those in charge, you shouldn’t be surprised if they ask you to leave.

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How to Make Unlimited Vacation Time Work at Your Company

Harvard Business Review

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg called the deck the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley. Or more specifically, a “no vacation policypolicy. Netflix’s leaders had decided to stop tracking how many vacation days its employees were taking.

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Be A Better Leader – 30 Leadership Hacks For Managers.

Rich Gee Group

Here are my top 30 hacks to make you a better leader (in no special order): 1. When things go well, don’t tout yourself to upper management, tout your team. In addition, the best thing you can do for your best people is to get rid of the worst people. Act as the umbrella to ensure the wrath of senior management does not rain down from above, and it’s your responsibility to discipline them after you catch s**t from on high. Don’t try to be.

Denmark Has Great Maternity Leave and Child Care Policies. So Why Aren’t More Women Advancing?

Harvard Business Review

In Denmark, we are well known for our welfare system — a system that is supposed to give women and men equal access to the job market and equal possibilities of making a career. Both men and women have great opportunities to have their loved ones (whether children or elderly relatives) taken care of during the daytime, allowing them to work. In the past 20 years, the number of female top executives has risen only from 10% to 15% (1995-2015).

How to Manage Your Team’s Vacation Requests

Harvard Business Review

There are words that no manager wants to hear from his most valued employees: ‘’I missed the deadline, ‘’ ‘’I’m being wooed by our top competitor, ‘’ or… ‘’I’m planning my vacation.’’

Sexual Harassment Is Rampant in Health Care. Here’s How to Stop It.

Harvard Business Review

Many factors make an organization prone to sexual harassment: a hierarchical structure, a male-dominated environment, and a climate that tolerates transgressions — particularly when they are committed by those with power. This needs to change. Policy improvement.

"Work/Life Balance is a misguided metaphor."

Coaching Tip

Anne-Marie Slaughter''s famous " Why Women Still Ca n''t Have it All " article to Marissa Mayer''s revoking of Yahoo''s work-at-home policy to Sheryl Sandberg''s " Lean In " campaign urging women not to step back from challenging careers. But no one has addressed the question: Is it possible for individuals to achieve something significant in their life''s work without short-changing the people who count on them the most?

How to Fire Someone Without Destroying Them

Harvard Business Review

Being let go can be one of the most painful, humiliating, and devastating experiences of one’s life — but it doesn’t have to be the worst. The manager seems to view Jack’s firing as something “that just needs to get done.”

How to Negotiate Your Parental Leave

Harvard Business Review

Few people pay attention to their company's parental leave policy until they're about to become a mother or father. But once that happens, it's critical to know how much time you can take off, and with what pay. There will be limits to what you can negotiate.

5 Surprising Ways to Get People Excited About Their Jobs

Lead from Within

” If those numbers seem to reflect your team, you probably don’t need me to tell you that you’ve got a big problem. So what can you do to get your people more engaged at work? Life at its core about collaboration, and part of building a successful team is giving people the opportunity to come together and learn to care about and support each other. If you more engagement, establish policies and an atmosphere based on trust.

The One Quality That Will Make You Into A Great Leader

Lead from Within

So what can you do to lead with your conscience? Strong leadership begins with learning your priorities and values—being able to articulate them and walk through their implications. When you’re working to make an impact on the world, people will be constantly evaluating the things you think, say and do. It’s easy to stray from your moral compass when you’re distracted, discouraged, disenchanted. Look for opportunities to exercise your values.

How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer

Harvard Business Review

Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not. How should you assess the salary as well as the other perks? How should you try to get a better deal? And what’s the best way to decline an offer if it’s not the right job for you? When an employer extends a job offer to you, he has, in essence, “fallen in love with you,” says John Lees, the UK-based career strategist and author of The Success Code.

How to Ace an Internal Interview

Harvard Business Review

This is a mistake, says Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a senior adviser at global executive search firm Egon Zehnder and author of the forthcoming, It''s Not the How or the What But the Who. "It''s John Lees, a UK-based career strategist and author of Just the Job!: To tell or not to tell?

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How to Get Your Team to Use Their Vacation Time

Harvard Business Review

Not only does taking vacation contribute to enhanced productivity but it also immunizes our teams against the toxic negative attitudes that can be contagious in the workplace. To change this worrisome trajectory, you need to get creative about how to get your team members to take vacation. Use a few minutes in a team meeting to share some of the research on the benefits of vacation. How to Negotiate for Vacation Time.

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How to Strengthen Your Reputation as an Employer

Harvard Business Review

Many companies are aiming to be more transparent and authentic about their products, services, and costs. For example, McDonald’s has an online FAQ about how the company’s food products are made, while Southwest’s Transfarency initiative aims to give customers a clearer picture of the total fare they will pay, with no unexpected fees. But when it comes to communicating authentically about the employee experience, companies still have a long way to go.

How to Earn a Reputation as a Fair Manager

Harvard Business Review

At some point in your career, you likely encountered a manager you believed was unfair. You probably thought to yourself, “ When I’m a manager, I’m never going to be like that! ” Now that you’ve been promoted to a management position, you’re probably dedicating significant amounts of time and energy to making unbiased decisions, but no doubt finding that the right balance is elusive. Unfortunately, there’s more to it.

10 Dumb Rules That Make Your Best People Quit

Lead from Within

It’s hard enough to attract and hold on to good employees–but to attract and hold on to the best employees is even harder. Faced with a rule-driven culture, the best employees–the most talented and hard working–are usually the first to go, because they’re in high demand and have more opportunity than most. And if you have mediocre people doing mediocre work, you are going to have a mediocre company.

How to Use Employee Referrals Without Giving Up Workplace Diversity

Harvard Business Review

In a tight talent market, it’s tempting for organizations to rely even more heavily on employee referrals to fill open positions, but a new study from PayScale shows that doing so could lead to pay inequities and a less-diverse workforce. workers how they came to apply to their current job and if they had landed their job based on an employee referral. But it’s unlikely that organizations are going to stop using them.