International

Freelancers Part 2: Integrating External Talent (Even During Organizational Change)

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014

Freelancers Part 2: Integrating External Talent (Even During Organizational Change)

What factors promote a mutually positive and productive experience of hiring external talents (i.e. independent contractors)? Are your corporate polices dynamic enough to attract the highly specialized skills of this growing group mobile individuals, while averting the we-versus-them mentality between your permanent staff and them? Karen continues in Part Two, offering insightful guidelines.

Read More

Freelancers: An Underrated Source of Critical Talent to Tap (Even During Organizational Change)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014

Freelancers: An Underrated Source of Critical Talent to Tap (Even During Organizational Change)

Have you ever wished you had a bigger team to complete a project on time but lack the headcount to hire full-time staff? Have you ever wished you had a staff with the expertise you need but only for your current project? Karen shares why freelancers are an underrated source of critical talent that you should tap on, even during organizational change.

Read More

Performance Appraisals: What Matters Most – the Tool, the Evaluator, or the Employee?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

Performance Appraisals: What Matters Most – the Tool, the Evaluator, or the Employee?

Which component of the performance appraisal processes is vital to increase employee performance? As a Human Resource professional (creating and implementing appraisal systems), have you effectively supported your peers in the organization? Renata highlights three areas where you can improve the appraisal approach.

Read More

Negotiating to Win-win During Change

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013

Negotiating to Win-win During Change

You are in the throes of negotiating organizational changes with high stakes and an aggressive timeframe. What can you do to ensure surety, even exit victoriously? Read these 4 actions that position you to win with a 'BIG W' while allowing the other team to also win with a 'small w'.

Read More

How to Handle Bewitching Temptations During Organizational Change

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013

How to Handle Bewitching Temptations During Organizational Change

During organizational change, you can expect to meet many who hold strong views and who seem uninterested in anything but a monologue. How do we engage them in a dialogue? Here are 4 ways you can get yourself prepared to handle them.

Read More

Impact of Holding Your Breath During Organizational Change

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013

Change resisters can quickly erode any effort or momentum in organizationa change, and even stop change in its tracks. So what can we do to turn change aversion around? Employ these 4 tools to get people on board.

Read More

Using Values to Guide Business Strategy, Keep Employees Engaged and Grow Your Business

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

Harvard Professor Kanter highlights a new model for companies to rise above the global economic crisis - to serve society, reward shareholders and employees. So why must values be part of this model? These 4 key points bring values into business strategy, employee engagements and business growth.

Read More

Gut or Wallet: Which Matters More When Motivating?You Might Be Surprised.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."Ralph Waldo Emerson Career analyst Daniel Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward. Follow this link to learn more about Daniel Pink and why you should listen to him. Video copyright TED...

Read More

Get and Make a Living: [Insert Reward]. Give and Make a Life: Priceless

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013

Many who share their time and experience are often pleasantly surprised to receive much more than their perceived givings. Just where can I start if I am interested to enrich the lives of those around me? Check out these 3 actionable items to connect with someone.

Read More

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.” — James Allen, 1864-1912, English literary man of mystery and unrewarded genius

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012

As a project team member, you would have experienced (perhaps more than once): project delays, cost escalations, quality compromises. Just what are te early warning signs of such project disappoinments/ failures? Here are 4 ways to handle the 5 critical issues.

Read More
Page 1 of 41234