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Why Mergers and Acquisitions Fail (And How to Avoid It)

1.11.18 by Christina Thompson

Are you ready, HR? We’re talking mergers and acquisitions.


After a busy 2016 and 2017 in the M&A world, 2018 has already been predicted to increase the trend line. According to a recent M&A study by Deloitte, 35% of respondents expect deal activity to increase, and 63% expect deal size to increase.

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How to Handle Difficult Conversations with Employees

1.8.18 by Hilary Wright

Pay and benefits, inappropriate behavior, underperforming work…these are some the most difficult conversations to have in the workplace, separating good managers from bad. How can your managers better handle conversations with difficult employees?


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Simple and Cheap Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

1.3.18 by Christina Thompson

Your employee engagement efforts don’t have to break the bank – there are plenty of ways to increase employee engagement for even the most bootstrapped of organizations.


Read on for five simple and cheap ways to increase employee engagement!

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What Managers Should Never Say in an Employee Performance Review

12.29.17 by Christina Thompson

Performance reviews are tough for your employees – and that’s before you stick your foot in your mouth. While good performance conversations breed transparent communication, employee development, and healthy relationships, bad ones spell disaster for employee performance and engagement. Whether your reviews are yearly, monthly, or part of a more comprehensive feedback system, take our advice:


Don’t let your managers say these things in their performance reviews.

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Why You Should Read Every Employee Survey Comment

12.27.17 by Sahra Kaboli-Nejad

You just finished your employee engagement survey; the biggest hurdle has been cleared!


While you might be tempted to sit back and wait for results, wait just a minute. What about the answers to your open-ended employee engagement survey questions? You might rely on NLP and comment scrubbing, but your comment analysis shouldn’t stop there. I am here to ask you (beg you, in fact!) to take time to read your open-ended comments.


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