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Why Setting SMART Goals with Your Employees Is the Way to Go

From the NAW Blog

In NAW’s Optimizing Human Capital Development: A Distributor’s Guide to Building a Sustainable Competitive Advantage through Talent Strategy, my coauthors and I talked about how goal setting is directly linked to profit, performance and productivity. When goals are well set, they can provide guidance and direction, facilitate planning, motivate and inspire employees, and assist with performance evaluation and management.

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Are You Hiring the “Right” People?

From the NAW Blog:

In today’s fast-changing workplace, many distributors struggle to find the right talent with the right skills. Even with a well-designed hiring system in place, distributors may still experience a high rate of failure in getting the right people on board. Why is this the case? What are the roadblocks?

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Hiring the Best People

From the Harvard Business Review

Patty McCord, Netflix’s former Chief Talent Officer, sees hiring as constant matchmaking. Building a team of people that gets amazing work done, she says, requires managers to really know what they need, and for HR to actually understand the workings of the business. She says money should not be the reason someone leaves and that we should stop using words like “poaching” and “firing.” READ MORE

What Facebook's Office Tells Us About the Future of Work

From Aeon

Like today’s social networks, where work and social life are increasingly mixed, the workplace becomes not an exception to workers’ personal tastes, but another expression of it. READ MORE

FIFA: This New Law May Affect Businesses Nationwide

From Multibriefs

Approximately 34 percent of the U.S. workforce — or 53 million Americans — earn a living working as freelancers, according to the "Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce" report. Despite this huge number, freelance workers are still not protected by law. However, all of this is set to change as the Freelance Isn't Free Act (FIFA) takes effect in New York City. Employers and freelancers need to understand the extent of the law before they are affected by it. READ MORE

Stephen Hawking: This will be the impact of automation and AI on jobs

From World Economic Forum

Artificial intelligence and increasing automation is going to decimate middle class jobs, worsening inequality and risking significant political upheaval, Stephen Hawking has warned. READ MORE

Why LinkedIn just dove headfirst into a taboo topic

From The Business Journals

"Salary can be a sensitive topic to discuss at work, and it can be hard to find reliable and up-to-date information on the web," the company said in a recent blog post announcing the new feature. "With LinkedIn Salary, we’ve tapped into our network of more than 460+ million members to provide deep insights into the compensation landscape. Read More

Clay Christensen's New Theory of Innovation Has Everything To Do With Hiring

From Fast Company

If you're trying to innovate by focusing on customer traits, you're doing it wrong. Read More

Overtime Rules and Flexible-Work Options

From Human Resources Executive Online

New research finds many employers responding to the new DOL overtime rules by cutting flexible work options. What must HR consider while implementing and communicating such changes? Read More

How combined human and computer intelligence will redefine jobs

From TechCrunch

A new mindset is taking shape — the era of AI-human hybrid intelligence. This combination of a human brain and a computer intelligence is known as a centaur, and the applications for the centaur model in the workplace are potentially endless. Read More

The Future of Work: Investing In Your Geographically Distributed Employees

From Forbes

The geographically distributed future of work raises questions about how, and even whether, employers should invest in their remote employees.  Read More

7 tips for complying with the new federal wage-hour regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division recently disclosed the details of its final revised regulations relating to certain "white collar" salary exemptions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Read More

The jobs of the future – and two skills you need to get them

From World Economic Forum

Workers who successfully combine mathematical and interpersonal skills in the knowledge-based economies of the future should find many rewarding and lucrative opportunities. Read More

Developing Employees’ Strengths Boosts Sales, Profit, and Engagement

From Harvard Business Review

There’s significant potential in developing what is innately right with people versus trying to fix what’s wrong with them. Read More

Companies turning to 'reverse mentoring' to tap millennials' knowledge

From the Chicago Tribune

In boardrooms across the nation, "reverse mentoring" is taking root as baby boomer leaders seek out millennials to help them understand the latest in technology, social media and the fast-changing marketplace. Read More

As boomers retire, knowledge transfer is key

From the Chicago Tribune

Before veteran workers depart, it's crucial they pass along not just a rough outline of how they do their jobs or a filing cabinet stuffed with old manuals and reports but some of the deeper knowledge gained from years of experience. Read More

Five Jobs That Will Be Hardest To Fill in 2025

From Fast Company Magazine

Over the next decade, the country will experience a labor shortage that will disproportionately affect some industries and professions. Read More

Annual Performance Reiviews: The Down Side of Dumping Them

From Work That Matters

Getting rid of an annoying process is only half the battle. Read More

Four Tips for Stronger Senior Management Teams

From Work XO

Senior management teams are sort of like people: no two are exactly alike, though they share a lot of common characteristics. Read More

How To Hire For Cultural Fit

From Officevibe

The perfect hire is someone who is excited about your company’s goals – the kind of person that will go the extra mile when it’s required. Not the person who will complain when the have to work the occasional Saturday to get a project over the line. Read More