Tag: Talent Management

3 Ways To Get Employees To Think Like Entrepreneurs

Sep 2, 2014 Posted by

I teach entrepreneurship and innovation at a college in South Florida. What makes this course different than most of the entrepreneurship courses taught on college campuses is that this one doesn’t focus on how to build business plans, do market research and sell your ideas. Instead, this course teaches students how to see things differently […]

These Employee Turnover Stats Should Scare You to Death

Aug 21, 2014 Posted by

I do not believe you can complain about the skills gap if current employee turnover statistics do not scare you straight out of your socks. Think about it this way: if you are not doing all you can to retain the people you hire and your organization has high turnover, you may be contributing to, […]

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Power of Positivity: Use Appreciative Inquiry to Improve Engagement

Aug 13, 2014 Posted by

Appreciative inquiry expert, positivity strategist and TEDx speaker, Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, says that the tone of the first question we ask influences the quality of the interaction — by first asking (not telling) and then focusing on the positive, we engage others to participate with us more openly and more personally. Appreciative Inquiry in the Workplace […]

Why Big Data Rules When Managing Employees

Aug 8, 2014 Posted by

A few years ago “Big Data” was flying off the lips of the tech-savvy, yet firm details about its real-world applications were still shaky. Today, it’s hard to find a business that doesn’t utilize data to achieve its bottom line. Now, more than ever, the use of these numbers to assess and empower employees — […]

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The Best Way to Implement Action Learning in Your Organization

Aug 7, 2014 Posted by

Most learning and development professionals know what action learning is, but it is useful to review the definition. Action learning is an approach to solving real problems that involves taking action and reflecting upon the results. Although this is a high-level definition, there are two important elements: solving real problems and reflecting on results. In other words, action […]