Turnover Alchemy: Converting Employee Losses to Gains

Orly Lobel May 2014 Marty Beard, CEO of LiveOps Inc., a leading cloud-based contact company in Silicon Valley, recently got some bad news: One of his best project managers was leaving for another company. Beard was upset. He worried that LiveOps would suffer from the loss of talent and knowledge, and he considered doing everything in his capacity—including legal maneuvers—to prevent the move. But Beard soon realized that the manager’s departure...

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How to Find Wonderfully Eccentric Employees

ILAN MOCHARI May 2014 Structuring your organization to welcome untraditional thinkers is a necessity in an era when difference-making talent is hard to find. Untraditional thinkers – the type of talent who can challenge norms and frame big-picture challenges–are usually hard to find through conventional recruiting approaches. After all, if they’re so gifted, so idiosyncratic in their thinking, why would you be able to find them via...

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Managing the Immoral Employee

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic  |   May  2014 Out of all the management questions we should be asking, this is surely the least asked. How do we handle individuals who are prone to unethical behaviors, especially if they are talented and hard to replace? There are three reasons why this subject is more or less taboo. First, morality is hard to define, especially without getting too philosophical, and management writers are typically allergic to...

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Don’t Underestimate Women

Tamara J. Erickson -  5/23/14 Companies are often focused on the big opportunities. In the talent marketplace, that equates to a desire to tap into the billion-plus populations of China and India, both attractive options to augment the future workforce. During the past year, the number of global employers who believe talent shortages will negatively affect their business increased by nearly a third. There has been a collective realization that...

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The Global Leadership Competencies We Aren’t Teaching

Donna Parrey -  6/13/14 Change in the macro business environment moves at lightning speed. What has remained unchanged is the content of many leadership development programs —to global leaders’ detriment. The globally connected business environment demands leaders lead across time zones and borders, think creatively, communicate effectively and embrace technology. It is vital that learning organizations offer the right curriculum to address...

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