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Jumpstart Your Performance Management

Mention performance management and employees and managers will likely wrinkle their noses in dislike. This is because many don’t understand the true ...
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How a Workplace Mentoring Program Can Benefit Your Company

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by Monster.com about the mentoring program we have started at ClearCompany. Interested to learn how you can start a program designed to tackle your company's biggest challenges? See below!
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28 Questions Every Talent Leader Should Have in Their Pocket

5 Best Questions for Screening Candidates Screening candidates will never go out of style, but doing it via the phone or in-person… will. With video interviewing, a series of predetermined questions can be asked of each applicant to help make better decisions of who to invite to the next round. If you’ve already adopted video interviewing into your candidate screening process, congrats! Make sure to check out one of our most popular articles on the ClearCompany blog to see the best questions to ask in a video interview…
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5 Management Mistakes Hindering Employee Performance

Gallup reports only 32.5% of U.S. employees are engaged in their work, which is a shame, because engagement lays the foundation for improving employee performance. Gallup also reports at least 70% of variance in employee engagement can be attributed to managers.   So, while many companies are paying big bucks for employee wellness programs, handing out complimentary food to employees or organizing a company-wide day of volunteer service, their own engagement problems might actually lie in their performance management practices. The good news is many of the leadership traits employees seek to find in managers today are easy and practical to implement. Becoming a more successful manager is just a few tweaks away...
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6 Must Haves for Talent Management in 2015

2015 is already well under way with its own set of trials and errors, but it’s never too late to reexamine what your organization needs to improve. Talent management is a constantly evolving company matter. It has to remain fluid in congruence with the changing organizational workforce. The way the company develops leadership and its employees as well as the alignment to company goals to create a robust succession plan all play a major role in talent management. So the question is, what do you really need to improve your talent management in 2015?
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Is Keeping Your Employees “Happy” Worth It?

Recently, happiness has become something employers aspire to. It makes sense. Very few of us want to be the manager who makes employees miserable, even if it results in higher productivity. Happiness is so important, in fact, that Japanese tech conglomerate Hitachi is introducing a new happiness badge, which tracks each employee’s well-being by monitoring how they move around and sit at work. The details of the badge are still murky, but its existence highlights a key point about work: happiness is now seen as intrinsic to productivity.
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Middle Managers

Do middle managers define your organization’s success? Your HR pro might think so. In fact, HR rates middle managers as the most critical level of management. 48% of HR executives rank mid-level managers as the role that needs to be the most up to speed, while only 25% rank senior-level managers as the most important. Why the emphasis on middle management?
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