Communication fails for three reasons

I shared this answer on LinkedIn and it was chosen as a Best Answer. Here are the top three reasons why communication fails in an organization and how to fix it: Communication fails for three reasons: 1) Lack of clarity in the message of the presenter. 2) Lack of...

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What makes a “promotion” a promotion?

These days, promotion opportunities are hard to come by. But when an organization does have the opportunity to give someone a boost up the corporate ladder, here are some guidelines to follow to make it meaningful to both the employer and the employee.   1. How...

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Your “Bad” Boss Is Hurting Your Bottom Line

Working Under Bad Bosses: Workers tend to disengage under bad bosses, losing motivation to complete work and build rapport with their supervisor. The Gallup Management Journal's semi-annual Employee Engagement Index reports that 54% of employees are not engaged, and...

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What are your biggest barriers to social media engagement?

Attention Business, Marketing and Human Resources professionals: Consider the following statistics: - "Users say they're more likely to buy if a business answers their questions on Twitter." ( - 79% of the largest fortune 500 firms use Twitter, Facebook,...

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Best Practices for Employee File Management

There are two main purposes for maintaining physical employee files: For Legal Compliance For Employment and Employee Decisions An official personnel file is a compilation of communication and documents related to the job and employment details for an employee. The...

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Griggs v. Duke Power Co. [Legal Tuesdays]

In the first installment of #LegalTuesdays I want to highlight the Griggs v. Duke Power Co. case from 1971. This is one of the fundamental court cases that essentially explains the following obligations that employers have regarding: Why job descriptions must not...

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[Around The Web] Kolb Learning Styles [Adult Learning Styles]

kolb learning styles definitions and descriptions Knowing a person's (and your own) learning style enables learning to be orientated according to the preferred method. That said, everyone responds to and needs the stimulus of all types of learning styles to one extent...

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A Guide To Understanding I-9 and E-Verify

Federal law calls for a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) to be filled out before any new member of staff can start work. This form confirms that the employee has approval to work in the United States. Correct completion of I-9 forms is one of the best...

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