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Workforce Evolution & Untapped Top Talent

By  Arlene Donovan Workforce Evolution & Untapped Top Talent   The missing link in today’s workplace reflects a significant exclusion of individuals age 45 and older and is present across all industries. This deficiency or some would say exclusion is seen in sectors from universities to hospitals, service providers to practitioners, and faith-based to non-profits. Mature workers are having a difficult time getting hired. The U.S. Department of Labor has taken all of the data into account in its latest projections of labor force participation and according to these estimates, there will even be slight declines in participation among those aged
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Got ‘High Potentials’ in Your Organization? Here’s How to Know For Sure

By Karima Mariama-Arthur Got ‘High Potentials’ in Your Organization? Here’s How to Know For Sure If you want your company to thrive, having the right people on your team is critical.  But not just any people— we’re talking high potential talent. The term is common in high-level conversations describing the ideal talent pipeline, but is rarely understood in context—partly because it’s often confused with the term,’ high performers.’ The difference between the two is that “while the latter may enjoy their work and even perform it well, they may lack the aspiration and or quite possibility, the ability to effectively assume a leadership
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5 Ways Managers can Build Trust in the Workplace

by Raul Harman 5 Ways Managers can Build Trust in the Workplace One of the major problems today’s businesses face is the lack of trust. According to the Elderman 2016 Trust barometer, 35% of people don’t trust the company they work for. The results the Global generations study by EY shows are even more worrisome. They found that only 46% of employees have a great deal of trust in their employers. The factors that led to this are multiple, from unfair employee compensation and unequal opportunity for promotion to poor collaboration. The lack of trust within your organization may trigger
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5 Ways to Do Less So You Can Do More

by Sharon Hurley Hall 5 Ways to Do Less So You Can Do More   Productivity – it’s all about getting more out of your day, right? Well, not necessarily. The truth is that being overloaded can decrease productivity and efficiency by up to 68%, so that’s not the way to go. So sometimes, the best approach is to do less, and make it count. Here are some tips on the “less is more” approach to productivity. 1. Use Your Strengths Most of us have experienced the drag of having a task to do that we’re not particularly good at
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Women Need to Stop Singing “It’s My Party And I’ll Cry If I Want To”

by Pat Heim, Ph.D. and Tammy Hughes The Heim Group, LLC   www.heimgroup.com 7 Reasons Why Men Aren’t Responsible for Failing Gender Initiatives. Ashley has been a manager for four years. She leads a highly motivated team that produces great results and has high moral to boot.   But she has recently started thinking about leaving the organization.  The men that were hired on at the same time as she have speedily moved up one or two ranks above her and Ashley feels stuck.  She talked to her boss about her future.  He said that her former colleagues have moved up
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