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Likability Is a Key Factor in Career Success

People choose to work with us. Being competent and effective is not enough. We also have to be likable, so people will work with us by choice, not by mandate.

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CIOs Must Deal With Staff Stress and Burnout

A majority of employees said they have reached the point of job burnout, with a significant number experiencing high or extremely high stress levels at work, according to a recent survey... Read More »

Creating a Corporate Vision That Inspires

The only way a leader achieves a great vision is with the efforts of a great team—a team that's inspired, motivated, driven and relentless in pursuing this goal.

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How to Create a Winning Compensation Culture

Say goodbye to underwhelming raises that don't keep up with cost-of-living increases. Say hello to a new era in which compensation aligns with an overall corporate culture that prioritizes talent recruitment and retention, according to a recent survey from PayScale. The accompanying "Comp Is Culture: 2017 Compensation Best Practices... Read More »

How Employees Would Design a Performance Culture

While the majority of professionals feel that it's important for companies to integrate quality assurance, process management and other key support functions to achieve strategic goals, relatively few said that their organization is actually doing that, according to a recent survey from APQC. The accompanying "Read More »

Companies Must Get Ready for Gen Z Workers

As Generation Z enters the workforce, its work priorities will differ substantially from its predecessors, the Millennials. The workforce shifted dramatically to accommodate Millennials, also called Generation Y, (born 1977-1994), who have wholeheartedly embraced technology. The pendulum may swing back in the direction of Generation X (born 1966-1976) and their children, Generation Z (born... Read More »

Dealing With Unacceptable Excuses for Being Late

Maybe the whole flex-work thing hasn't caught on after all. The majority of CIOs and other executives expect staffers to show up on the job on time every day, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. A... Read More »

IT Jobs and Salaries Will Increase in 2017

U.S. CIOs and other tech executives are feeling optimistic about prospects for IT jobs and salary growth in 2017, according to a recent survey from Janco Associates. Thousands of domestic technology jobs are expected to be added every month, findings show. And nearly all levels of IT professionals—from staffers to middle... Read More »

Poor Password Habits Can Endanger Business

Although most individuals know what safe passwords should be, most people tend to ignore what they know and instead use easy-to-remember passwords because their fear of forgetting is stronger than their fear of being hacked, according to a recent study on the... Read More »

How the Gig Economy Benefits Business and Workers

Businesses are increasing their use of contingent workers, thereby creating momentum for what's called a "gig economy,"  according to recent survey research from EY. The resulting report, "Is the Gig Economy a Fleeting Fad, or an Enduring Legacy?," defines a... Read More »

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