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Boosting Employee Engagement

from the Turning Good People Into Top Talent blog series Employees can be inspired to perform better if their creativity is challenged. “Freedom from conformity was a welcome change that enabled [employee] creativity to flourish,” writes Hari Kumar and Satish Raghavendran, in the Fall 2014 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review. In their article “Bringing […]

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Talent Management and Innovation

Talent Management and Innovation from the Turning Good People Into Top Talent blog series In his book, “Diffusion of Innovation,”  Everett Rogers describes the innovation adoption curve. Rogers demonstrates that adopters of any new idea could be categorized as innovators (2.5%), early adopters (13.5%), late majority (34%( and laggards (16%). When graphed mathematically, the rate […]

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4 Components of Onboarding Efforts

Society for Human Resource Management research shows roughly 1 in 25 people leave a job because of a poor onboarding program. According to Talya Bauer, a professor of management at Portland State University, there are four distinct essential components of any formal onboarding efforts: Compliance:  Teaches employees basic legal and policy-related rules. Clarification:  Provides role-specific clarity to assure […]

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Three Reasons Wise Executives Put People First

Three Reasons Wise Executives Put People First from the Turning Good People Into Top Talent blog series 1.  People Create Value In the book, How Google Works, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg argue that people are essential for creating value.  They emphasize the importance of hiring, developing and empowering what they call “smart creatives”—professionals with […]

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Seven Reasons Top Talent Drives Business Success

The staffing firm, Robert Half International, surveyed 2,100 chief financial officers.  In answer to the question about the greatest impact of a faulty hiring decision, 39% said lower staff morale; 34% cited lost productivity; and 25% chose financial cost. Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half said, “A poor hire can cause friction as other employees are left […]

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