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True confession time.

I once worked for a large, global conglomerate that was in a death spiral and struggling to turn things around. The company was harvesting its mature and declining business to pump cash into its growth bets.

This company had a proud tradition of investing in the development of its employees. Sales reps were trained in their products and how to sell them, scientists went to conferences, engineers were offered continued training to keep their skills up to date, and new managers were trained how to manage.[…] Continue Reading »

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Does your organization care about employee engagement? Does it have a set of values employees know and understand?[…] Continue Reading »

The Young Entrepreneur Council is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.

Q. Can my company benefit from using a PEO (professional employer organization)? Name one factor I should take into consideration.[…] Continue Reading »

As a leader, you know it the minute your most talented employee walks into your office — she is going to resign. You chastise yourself: why didn’t I see it coming? If you are honest with yourself, you know that in some way, you did see it coming. You just didn’t take the time to do something about it.[…] Continue Reading »

Companies that lay off or fire employees can make the process a little easier is providing the best outplacement services they can get their hands on.

Outplacement services are used by organizations during the termination process. In addition to traditional services like severance packages, outplacement is a service that’s supplied by a company specializing in assisting an individual’s job search after a layoff or job loss.[…] Continue Reading »