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Why promoting your best employees might be a mistake (and what to do instead)

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

Get hired, learn your job and prove yourself, get promoted, prove yourself in that role, get promoted again, and so on. Sound familiar? In broad strokes, this represents the career path most people expect for themselves. But what if this cycle doesn’t create a sustainable, successful workplace? Could it be preventing companies and their employees from achieving their full potential?

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How to attract top college graduates when the demands are high

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 8:30:00 AM by John Duval

If you’re a recent college graduate, things are looking up for you—much better than your Millennial predecessors. The U.S. unemployment rate is back down to pre-recession levels. The economy has been recovering year-by-year and the job market is strong. More employers are looking to fill roles as technology changes the way we work and specialized skills become highly sought after. For the Class of 2017, the future is bright.

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What should employers expect from Generation Z?

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

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How to Create a Successful Mentorship Program

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 9:30:00 AM by John Duval

Most employers have experienced how challenging it can be to keep employees engaged in the long term. Without clear direction, goals, and connection to the company, employees will often leave for greener pastures. Worse, they may burn out and stay, bringing negative energy and apathy to work every day.

Business leaders use some common tools to try to combat these problems, like employee recognition programs, regular feedback, or access to more training. These are all great solutions. But they don’t address one crucial factor in employee engagement: a feeling of belonging and importance in the organization.

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