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We Should All Be Networking Internally - Here's Why

9.25.18 by Christina Thompson
Culture, Managers, Performance, Research & Trends,

We’ve been told time and time again how we can use our social networks to help our careers: connect to future jobs, establish a personal brand, and gain insights into new industries or problems. We spend so much time tending to these networks that we often forget to turn the lens internally, to...

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7 Piping Hot Takes from HR Tech 2018

9.17.18 by Dan Hoppen
Culture, Developing Employees, Research & Trends,

We learned a lot in just a few days at this year’s HR Tech conference. There were plenty of big ideas, some of which fall into the hot take category. These hot takes represent a new line of thinking, but they aren't the controversial opinions you see on sports and politics banter shows.



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The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Setting OKRs

9.17.18 by Christina Thompson
Managers, OKRs and Goals, Performance,

Goal setting, goal tracking, goal accomplishing…in many offices, “goal” is a four-letter word that is wreaks havoc at the same time each month, quarter, and year.


Many companies have found relief from the Sisyphean task of employee goal setting with the OKR system. OKRs can help organizations...

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How to Sell Different Workplace Personalities on 360 Degree Reviews

9.12.18 by Christina Thompson
Developing Employees, Managers, Performance,

Let’s face it: Not everyone is as tickled to complete a 360 degree review as HR wants you to believe. They can be time-consuming, confusing, and just plain boring. But, for a 360 to work, participation is crucial. Below you’ll find the nine workplace personalities and how to sell them on your...

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6 Quotes from The Office That Prove the Importance of Employee Engagement

8.31.18 by Dan Hoppen
Culture, Managers,

The hit NBC comedy The Office was created to make us laugh, but it also exposes a lot of issues with employee engagement in the modern workplace. The employees are rarely shown working hard and spend more time rolling their eyes at manager Michael Scott’s behavior than selling paper. The Office...

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