Dawn Altnam lives & works in the midwest and loves following the business tech world where spends her time researching her interests and then frequently sharing her discoveries in blogs.
The economy is heating up and your competitors are hiring, so your IT staff may not feel as stuck as they did a few years ago when the job market was tight.
Employees cite unhappiness with management as the number one reason they leave their jobs, so unless you want your IT team to take their valuable skills and irreplaceable knowledge with them when they head to greener pastures, it’s time for managers to take a long hard look at their behavior and its effect on employee satisfaction.
Dawn Altnam brings you 5 things to consider in your management practices, just click the read more button to continue…read more
Denver Leadership Expert Mary C. Kelly Shows How to Get a Job Despite Recession and Sequester: Companies That Teach Employees Job-Hunting Skills Discover Employees Are More Productive and Profitable. The sequester trimming the Federal budget also will cut jobs. Smart leaders can prepare for possible job losses by teaching their employees how to effectively find new jobs, said Mary C. Kelly, Ph.D., economist and leadership consultant.read more
The HRIS World is calling for writers for our blog. We are a professional blog that is read by 75+ countries and 10,000+ monthly, with nearly 50% of our audience being decision makers in their company or business. The other 50% is comprised mostly of admins, recent grads, and college students. Topics include, but are not limited to…read more
77% Of HR Professionals Do Not Know How Workforce Potential Is Affecting The Company Bottom Line. ‘Big data deluge’ leaving HR unclear on how talent data can enhance business results. SHL, the global leader in talent measurement, has found that 77% of HR professionals worldwide do not know how its workforce potential is affecting the company’s bottom line and less than half of organizations surveyed use objective talent data to drive business decisions.read more
Change Management Expert Bill Matthies Shows Consumer Products Companies How to Achieve Goals in New Book, ‘The 7 Keys to Change’, Personal Empowerment Techniques Must Be Used to Help Employeesread more
The Shortlisted Companies for the HR Distinction Awards Announcement LONDON, December 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – We are extremely excited to announce the shortlist for the 2013 HR Distinction Awards categories! The competition was hard with over 150 submissions across the UK and our judges completed the complex task of selecting the large number of entries to a list of “Top 4″ for each of the 8 categories. We would like to thank our candidates and judges for all the efforts in taking part in this process! The shortlist…...read more
As the world’s economy continues to struggle, today’s business leaders face difficult decisions when it comes to ensuring their company stays afloat. From matters such as pay freezes, retrenchments, benefit reductions and cancelled training and development programmes, many business leaders accept that things may get worse, before they get better. Although managing costs remain top priority, successful businesses know that when they identify, develop, and retain talented leaders with strong economic skill sets, then they will...read more
Every now and then, even with all the powerful videos and stories that arrive almost daily, there is one that always stands out — and stays with you…
We noted this video last week by twitter — and shared it with family and friends, both in Brazil and in the USA… And the comments have been just as powerful as the video. So we are sharing it here as well, to provide aspiration, motivation, and the reminder that everything is ALWAYS possible, especially with the right tools.read more
That title will catch anyone’s attention. This is a very short, very powerful book of how truth matters — and matters more than you ever thought. Written by Andy Andrews, and much like the character in one of his best-selling books, Andy is first and foremost a Noticer. Sometimes, all one needs is a little perspective and Andy has been providing that perspective to some of the world’s most influential companies and organizations for the last 20 years. His ability to transform an individual by their own understanding and desire has...read more
The New Year is only hours from arriving, and many of us are facing many challenges ahead… A few of us have been doing well… But all of us, are looking forward with some hope to arrive. Hope is something from the heart, it almost never arrives through the head except from the words of someone that wants to be helpful. They say the tongue is a powerful weapon — and when you think of all the lives that have been lost with the utterance of words, the lives that have been bullied by ill-meant words, the careers that have been...read more
What we tolerate, we cannot change — having multiple sets of ethics only delays the inevitable… A well-known leadership expert/speaker/author, John C. Maxwell, was asked by a colleague what his thoughts were on business ethics. Without hesitation, Mr. Maxwell said, “There is no such thing as business ethics!” Now, before being dismissive, realize Mr. Maxwell has sold over 13 million books worldwide and his organizations have trained 2 million leaders worldwide. He knows a few things about what he is talking...read more
That’s NOT a typo — I am talking about your New Year’s Resolutions for 2013 and not 2012. You could try to keep them again this year – but the reason so many New Year’s Resolutions fail has much to do with what happens during the year and not the resolutions made on the 31st of December… One of our country’s most remarkable man, Jon Huntsman Sr., conducts business the old-fashion way. And before you start thinking it is difficult to teach an old dog new tricks, we challenge you to try teaching a young dog old tricks....read more
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of law suits… - Epicor sued over alleged ERP project failure (September 2011) http://bit.ly/oPuNJd - Oracle sued by university for alleged ERP failure (May 2011) http://bit.ly/lfy0D3 - Marin County alleges SAP, Deloitte engaged in racketeering (February 2011) http://bit.ly/r6wWHN - And more big failures from 2010 (December 2010) http://bit.ly/gK4Q3s For some, the fact that these matters are now heading to the courts is surprising, and for others not surprising at all. They have...read more
originally published 03-December-2010 In an article in Brazil’s O Globo, titled Bons gestores de TI são uma raridade no mercado, translated to English, Good Managers Are A Rarity On the Market, Fláviá Rodrigues notes the lack of good IT managers and points to the colleges beefing up their curriculum to accommodate the demand. The shortage is accounting for a loss of $45 billion to the Brazilian economy ($US 26.45 million). According to Case Technologies, the account for the shortage is… The IT market is still not widely known in Brazil...read more
Female professionals seek work-home balance… Kenexa is conducting on leadership amoung women in the Arab World. Women in the Arab world face the challenge of balancing work and family life, as shared by Christine Parry, Head of Leadership Practice, Kenexa. The trend holds significance in the region where family is the central unit of the society. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6X5EwmEMyc GCC women prefer working in public sector… Second part of the above interview…. Data from Kenexa’s ongoing study indicate that in...read more