Human Capital Management is an attitude of mind rather than a series of techniques – a belief that investment in people is highly desirable but that it must be considered investment supported by evidence that a satisfactory return will be obtained from it. Team Human Capital explores the core aspects of the Human Capital concept: Attitude, Belief, Investment, Evidence, and Return. Aug 8
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(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY Yesterday a good friend of mine called me in tears.
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Science has managed to reveal some crazy things that fly in the face of almost every commonly accepted management practice. Here's the latest: Rewards for top performers lead them to worse performance. And if you want to foster innovation, bonuses won't work either.
Whether the economy is good or bad, most organizations are constantly looking for ways to increase productivity. For managers who are looking to do more with less, a key first step is for them to know their employees individually. This helps managers position workers for success, motivate them, and keep them focused on actions that are essential for the continued health of the organization. Employees who intentionally apply their strengths to their work increase the odds of their success.
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Michael Vick, quarterback with the Philadelphia Eagles, recently signed what is being referred to as a "$100 million, six-year contract." Not bad for a guy just two years out of prison.
What is the difference between what an average employer provides and what a great employer provides? The answer is not higher pay, better benefits, more extensive training, or greater opportunities. The answer is dignity.
The dirty little secret of business today: there really are no agreed-upon ways of doing business anymore. Every company does everything differently, and you can't really compare them because there are no controlled experiments.
Whether it's due to the lingering recession, job insecurity, increased workload or other factors entirely, job burnout is on the rise around the world, according to the World Economic Forum .
You know those people who sit on either side of you at the department meeting every week? Chances are one of the three of you is looking for another job, or at least seriously thinking about it.
By Geoffrey James Sales Machine Blogger You'll spend as much as half of your adult waking life in the workplace, so why spend it with people you can't stand?
You don't have to be Irish or Catholic to appreciate the work that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is trying to do in Ireland. As Maureen Dowd reported in the New York Times , Martin is taking the pedophile priest crisis to heart and in doing so, setting an example for leaders facing scandal anywhere. Bishop Martin is leading what seems to be a one-man crusade on behalf of abuse victims.
We all use filters, especially when we communicate with people above us in the corporate food chain. (Show me an employee who tells his boss everything on his mind and I'll show you an employee soon to be fired.) Sometimes a little verbal restraint is a good thing, but it can keep you from understanding what employees really think -- and more importantly need.
Gary Chapman and Paul White explain that empowering organizations starts by encouraging people. Interview by W. Scott Brown