Maslow’s Hierarchy of (Work): Discover Professional Development

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs establishes a hierarchy of basic human needs. Formatted like the food pyramid, the table distinguishes fundamental means of survival from the more sophisticated incorporeal necessities. The same concept is applicable to the workplace. What does your team need to survive in the office and what do they want? These are two very distinct assertations for your workforce.

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Tips, Onboarding, Goals, Workplace

Why the Pay-for-Performance Compensation Strategy Fails

When a market leader implements a model, others follow. After seeing how pay-for-performance has worked out at Apple, for example, other companies may want to follow suit. Pay-for-performance in particular is a tempting model because it promises maximum pay for minimum investment. You’d pay for good work, and not pay for bad work.

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Tips, Strategy, Employment, Workplace, Compensation, HR

How to Model Your Ideal Candidate Profile After High-Performers

You may have heard about the benefits of high-performers. You may have heard, for example, how they can deliver 400% more productivity than the average performer. Then you realize your ideal candidate profile probably won’t attract the high-performers you’re looking for. You want a “hard worker? A “team player?” So does everyone else. If you want to model your ideal candidate profile to attract high-performers, you have to be more specific. Look for candidates who’ll be satisfied on the job, hold themselves accountable, and not be afraid of failure.

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Attracting Talent, New Hire, Productivity, Accountability, Workplace, Leaders

Treat Your Candidates Like Customers for a Better Candidate Experience

Job seekers essentially “shop” around for the right job. They look through job ad after job ad to find the position that sounds just right. Candidates are the customers of your recruitment department; recruiters have to fundamentally sell the role to acquire their desired talent pool… their target market. In order to build a better candidate experience, think about the candidates as customers. Look for yourself at some stats that indicate how important calculated recruitment efforts are.

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Recruiting, Interviews, Employment, Employer Branding, Workplace, Candidate Experience, HR

Is Your Open Office Putting You Off?

 

Do you remember when everyone started knocking down cubicles, going office-less and embracing the open office floor plans? Do you also remember when they all realized that it was extremely noisy, distracting, smelly, and lacking privacy?

The open office trend comes with a lot of great benefits like increased collaboration, energy and innovation. The idea was to embrace the employee-centric culture, knock down the hierarchical pyramid and create a more horizontal vibe in the workplace. The flaw is that just about everyone went out, bought a pair of noise canceling headphones, put them on and never took them off again.

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Collaboration, Project Management, Workplace Communication, Workplace

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