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In modern industry, one of the most sought-after qualities in a business is diversity. It’s a concept that impacts everything from a company’s efficiency to its overall attractiveness to potential employees, clients and partners.

Typically, diversity is associated with a person’s physical attributes — particularly his or her gender and ethnicity — but I believe it should stretch much further than that.[…] Continue Reading »

Leadership buy-in of corporate wellness programming can make a big difference in the success of your company’s wellness program. In fact, sincere interest in the well-being of your employees is considered a top driver of sustainable engagement.

At HealthFitness, we’ve found that one of the critical pillars for a successful employee health program is leadership engagement and support — visible support from a company’s executives that sets the tone for employees.[…] Continue Reading »

Companies have been hiring again — perhaps selectively and far more strategically than ever before, but the job market can definitely be described as robust.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in 2015 has averaged 198,000 per month with industries such as health care, information, and professional and business services trending upward.[…] Continue Reading »

While the millennial generation continues to enter the workforce in ever growing numbers, employers are confronted with another workforce challenge from the other end of the employee spectrum: the “silver tsunami” — that wave of maturing associates either preparing to exit the workforce or making the decision to extend their careers.

This development is creating challenges for employers and employees alike.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is adapted from “Your First Leadership: How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others,” by Tacy M. Byham and Richard S. Wellins, Wiley, 2015. Byham and Wellins are executives at Development Dimensions International.

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