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Millennials: Statistics About Them You Need to Know For Retention

Millennials, those born between 1980 and 1996, make up a majority of the workforce and by 2020 will comprise nearly half of all workers.  Millennials, as with previous generations before them, have been labeled as job hoppers.  Perhaps job hopping is a symptom of youth or perhaps millennials truly are different from previous generations. Either […]

Should You Hire A Superstar Who is Toxic?

Every organization wants superstar employees and some will even delay the hiring process weeks or even months until that perfect candidate blips on the radar.  What happens though if once you find your purple squirrel, they have mange or rabies?  Do you cut them lose or keep them around for their quota busting, nut gathering […]

Raise Your Employees Like You Should Raise Your Children.

I recently read through two lists regarding how to raise children.  “Science say parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common” and “How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science.”  “Science” was the word that most drew my attention because obviously science implies that these tips are more than just suggestions, […]

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Trumps All Other Traits

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a person’s ability to be aware of and monitor their own behaviors and emotions.  Individuals with high EQs better understand their strengths and weaknesses, have more self-control and exhibit more initiative.  In a previous post, “Skills vs. Attitude: What Lands the Job?” I noted that cosmetics giant, L’Oreal found that their […]

Is the Automated Interview Fraught With Perils?

Last month I read an article on the Huffington Post titled The Perils of the Automated Online Interview.  The author, a Harvard student, criticized automated online video interviewing after performing poorly during the video interviews he took for three different employers.  Since the student had been so burned he suggested in his article that cameras […]

U.S. Workforce: Why Is Everyone So Miserable And What Can We Do About It?

If you are employed but unhappy with your job you may have heard these words when grumbling about your work week to a friend, “At least you have a job.”  If you’re a manager do you feel your employees are lucky to even be employed?   This attitude might be influencing you to treat them in […]

Motivating Employees: The Lessons We Learn from Flappy Bird

If you have no children you probably know little about Flappy Bird, a supposedly insanely addictive app available for mobile devices which was removed from Google Play and iTunes in February by the developer.  At the time of its removal the app had been downloaded at least fifty million times and was generating an estimated […]

Is a Lack of “Executive Presence” Impeding your Career?

Is A Lack of “Executive Presence” Impeding Your Career?             A report from the Center for Work-Life Policy, a non-profit research organization recently found that though they are highly ambitious and motivated, Asian professionals are unable to reach senior positions at their companies.  According to Asians in America: Unleashing the Potential of the ‘Model Minority’, […]