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The Economics of Irrationality: Understanding Human Behavior to Increase Employee Engagement

Author: Jordan Birnbaum — As a behavioral economist working in human capital management, I’ve witnessed how the concept of employee engagement has shifted among employers, from a “nice-to-have” to a “need-to-have.” Where in the past engagement might have been considered a “soft” luxury among business managers and HR leaders, today, they recognize that engagement drives […]

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15 Choices We Can Make About Attitude

Author: Dennis E. Gilbert — It is often easy to point the finger at a bad attitude. We can be accusatory without self-examination. And yes, we make choices about attitude. Most employers will tell you that they hire for attitude. Certainly, there are often minimum skill requirements and sometimes certifications or degrees, but next in […]

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ALERT: Third Circuit Finds No ADA Violation Where Employee Deemed Unfit for Duty

Authors: Betty S.W. Graumlich and Jordan Ellis — On Tuesday August 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a claim for disability discrimination, where the plaintiff was deemed psychologically unfit for duty and subsequently had his employment terminated. The Third Circuit’s decision provides guidance for employers regarding the extent […]

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Why Your Company Cannot Afford To Hire These Four Kinds Of CEOs

Author: Bruce Weinstein — Your company might make the coolest products and provide the most valuable services in the world, but if you hire the following four kinds of leaders, you’ll eventually be immersed in a scandal–and you may not be able to regain your reputation. In spite of what some PR firms would have […]

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Lack of clarity? Your biggest obstacle.

Author: Laura Mazzullo — One of the ways to measure success in recruitment is to ensure we are placing talent in roles that align with their goals, and that we’re providing hiring managers with the talent they are seeking. The biggest obstacle to doing this well: lack of clarity. Think about it: If a candidate struggles to […]

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