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  • Advancing Partnerships In The Workplace
    by Alexandra Levit - September 28, 2016
    In their research, Gartner analysts Jeffrey Brooks, Heather Colella, and John Roberts found that CIOs believe current approaches to assessing executive satisfaction are missing something, and that IT organizations require a technique that puts the onus on line of business partners to articulate exactly what they need from IT. Gartner has developed one such technique, which involves understanding the importance of a reciproc...
  • How To Change The World One Pizza At A Time
    by Steve Farber - September 28, 2016
    Byron Stephens has helped Marco’s Pizza grow to more than 700 stores in 35 states and three countries. That type of expansion often kills a culture; in fact, while Marco’s growth numbers looked great on paper, employee morale began to nosedive. As an organization, they were falling victim to the classic “Growth Trap.” Stephens joined Marco’s Pizza in 2004 when it was a successful but regional chain operating 110 stor...
  • The Biggest HR Mistakes Companies Make
    by Judith Lindenberger - September 28, 2016
    I was recently asked to give a talk to a group of entrepreneurs on the biggest HR mistakes that companies make. In my experience of doing HR work for over thirty years, and from running a consulting practice for the last fifteen years, the biggest HR mistakes companies make are as follows: 1. Not keeping up with employment laws Running a business requires wearing many hats. Add to that keeping up with new state and feder...
  • Career Success Takes Hard Work
    by Georgia Adamson - September 27, 2016
    Sorry, but I don’t believe there’s a proven “easy” path to long-term career success. Most things worth having are worth working for–and do require work, not wishful thinking or a haphazard effort. Your career success falls into that category. I’d actually suspect that most of you “get” this point. You’re not likely to hold your breath waiting for someone to hand you career success on a platter. (At least, I certainly hope y...
  • Pure Gold: Workplace Lessons From The 2016 Olympics
    by Lindsey Pollak - September 27, 2016
    The explosive power of gymnast Simone Biles. The incredible determination of swimmers Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps. The feats we see at the Olympics are the result of discipline, grit and hours and hours (and hours) of practice. They showcase teamwork, focus, communication and dedication – coincidentally, all traits that make for a great employee. As the spectacle of Rio winds down, let’s reflect on some workplace...
  • Should I Hire A Career Coach?
    by Debra Wheatman - September 27, 2016
    This is a question I field all the time. My answer is fairly simple—you should hire a career coach when and if you feel stagnated and unable to move forward to reach your career goals. Think of it as a clogged pipe. You could try Drano. You could try snaking the drain yourself. Either or both might work, but when they fail repeatedly, you call the plumber. Calling in an expert to assist in an area in which you do not have expe...
  • Get The Most Out Of Your Online Job Applications and Grab Employer Attention
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - September 26, 2016
    You may have found yourself in the same boat as many of my clients when it comes to the frustration of filling out job applications online. It can seem like an effort in futility—attempting to navigate a potential employer’s ATS software just to get your resume uploaded and then praying a real person calls you for a follow-up interview. I’m going to tell you what I tell my clients: Don’t agonize over online applications becaus...
  • On The Fence: IT Pros Decide What To Do With Legacy Systems
    by Alexandra Levit - September 26, 2016
    IT leaders including Miami-Dade County database manager Sue Camner, Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell, and NSM Insurance Group CIO Brendan O’Malley, share their views on effectively managing legacy IT. Miami-Dade County’s Sue Camner According to GCN’s Stephanie Kanowitz, Florida’s Miami-Dade County IT department faced a tough choice. One of its middleware stacks had reached end of life, and officials could either upgrade or...
  • Turning An Everyday Moment Into Interactive Magic
    by Mark Gorkin - September 26, 2016
    You never know when an everyday encounter can turn into a magical – “play it forward, sideways, as well as up-and-down” – moment…like yesterday. I had just completed a first-time exploratory business meeting with a counselor colleague at a Panera’s restaurant. We were discussing the possibility of developing training and workshop and retreat programs. The meeting was pretty lively; a mutual sharing of experience and skills....
  • What Dictates and Impacts a Company's Reputation?
    with Stephen Hahn-Griffiths and Tim Muma - September 26, 2016
    A positive reputation can take years or decades to build, but only moments to be tarnished forever. In today's connected world where information is shared globally in seconds, organizations need to be cognizant of everything impacting their reputations. Stephen Hahn-Griffiths, VP of U.S. Strategy Consulting for the Reputation Institute, breaks down the variety of factors effecting the public's perception of a company. He tells...