How to Predict Employee Burnout

Work can be stressful sometimes. It isn’t necessarily always a bad thing. Most of the problems come when stress is experienced repeatedly over time. This “chronic stress” reduces productivity at work, and leads to a wide variety of health problems ranging from sleep disturbances to reduced appetite. When these problems keep building up, some people eventually burn out.   But […]

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How Personality Leads to Happiness

What makes people happy? The answer varies from person to person.   For example, think about attending a social gathering… Some theories (and even basic intuition) would suggest that a very extraverted person would be happy in this situation, whereas a more introverted person would be less happy—they might even wish they’d just stayed home. But this isn’t what really […]

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Moneyball Isn’t Just About Recruiting

Moneyball methods use statistical analysis to find out what really matters. What metrics actually predict important outcomes?   Organizations can recruit more effectively once they discover that some things are traditionally overvalued—and they often find great sources of undervalued and untapped potential at the same time. This provides a particularly strong competitive advantage when organizations need to compete for talent. […]

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5 Performance Management Tips that Really Work

Want to increase the chances of achieving your goals and objectives? Track key outcomes and progress over time. With this information, you will know where things stand, what has been done, what still needs to be done. This is the essence of performance management.   Not all performance management interventions are created equal. Some can be very effective. Others are less effective. And […]

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3 Ways Performance Reviews Actually Influence Performance

People can have very different reactions to performance reviews. Some dread giving or receiving them. Others look forward to the opportunity.   We know that it’s important for organizations to collect performance data in order to create and implement evidence-based business strategies, and to back up their employment decisions about specific people. We also know that it’s important to give […]

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