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3 Reasons Why Productivity Fluctuates

Guest post by Greg Stewart Why does productivity fluctuate among employees? If we take out the anomalies such as extenuating life circumstances, we can still see that an employee’s productivity changes. The May 2004 edition of Harvard Business Review featured an article on how it is risky to hire stars from other companies. They advised …

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Why 23-Year-Olds Should Handle Your Social Media

By Aoife Gorey Guest post by Sarah Watson In a recent article on Inc.com, 11 Reasons a 23-Year-Old Shouldn’t Run Your Social Media, Hollis Thomases asserts that millennials aren’t mature enough or responsible enough to handle a company’s online brand. The title caught my attention because one, I’m 22, and two; I’ve been entrusted with …

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Engaged or Disengaged? That is the Question….

By Sarah Watson A recent employee engagement report revealed some shocking statistics. Only 31 percent of employees are engaged at work! What does a disengaged employee mean for your company? Loss of productivity is an obvious answer, but the loss of productivity goes beyond just that employee. Even the best employees can become frustrated with …

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Death of Success: 6 Damaging Behaviors Salespeople Should Avoid

By Jaylyn Schumpert “Salespeople are born, not made”- true or false statement? According to a Harvard Business Review article by Steve W. Martin, 70 percent of top salespeople are born with natural instincts that make them successful, and the other 30 percent are self-made and must learn to be successful without natural sales instincts. Martin …

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The Importance of Retaining Customer Service Employees

By Jaylyn Schumpert Employee turnover is a challenge that every organization faces at one time or another. It is uncommon in today’s world for an employee to remain at the same company for more than five years. Sometimes an employee leaving may be the result of a managerial decision and other times it may be voluntary …

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Worthy of the Gold: Business Takeways from Olympic Athletes

By Jaylyn Schumpert The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, began this past Friday and will continue for the next two weeks. Between July 27th and August 12th an estimated 10,500 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees will compete for the chance to win an Olympic Medal. The Olympic athletes can teach us …

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Microsoft’s Misstep: How to give employee feedback the RIGHT way

By Sarah Watson In a recent article by Vanity Fair, Microsoft’s recent failures were linked to a destructive management technique called stack ranking. Stack ranking is a performance measurement system that, in Vanity Fair’s words, “forces every unit to declare a certain percentage of employees as top performers, good performers, average, and poor.” It doesn’t …

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Get a Great Return on Your Training and Development Investment

By Jaylyn Schumpert More than likely for an employee, the first few days or weeks on the job are consumed with training, training, and more training. They must learn everything from company policies and procedures to how the computer system works; not to mention all the responsibilities of their job. However, as the months pass …

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