What Makes HR Successful in an Organization?

By Shannon Swift | Company Culture, Leadership, Service, HR | No Comments

What makes HR successful in an organization?  How do we create successful relationships and outcomes for the contribution we make for our organizations? I’ve been thinking a lot about this and…

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A Taxonomy of Troublemakers for Those Navigating Difficult Colleagues

By Swift HR Team | Leadership | No Comments

University of Pennsylvania Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Jody Foster has seen her career in behavioral health and her Wharton MBA converge in unexpected ways. Once she consulted with a company…

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Five Top Benefits of Gratitude in Business

By Swift HR Team | Best Practices, Leadership | No Comments

Gratitude Challenges are popular year-round, and especially during the month of November, when we celebrate our national Thanksgiving holiday. It can be tempting to gloss over or ignore the…

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4 Common Mistakes Companies Make in Leadership Development

By Swift HR Team | Leadership | No Comments

Leadership is the biggest talent issue today, according to a survey from Deloitte. The survey revealed that only 13 percent of companies do an excellent job of developing leaders at all levels.…

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Escape Velocity and Micromanagement

By Delise Crimmins | Human Resources, Leadership, Consulting | No Comments

One of the biggest complaints I hear employees cite about managers is that they over manage an employee's tasks, or micromanage. When I hear that concern, I immediately ask what the manager is doing…

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A Simple Math Formula to Increase Employee Engagement

By Delise Crimmins | Best Practices, Leadership, Human Resources | No Comments

They say most problems in life can be solved through some form of mathematical equation. Being an organizational development executive, I have found that difficult to grasp as math is so far outside…

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14 Ways to be a Great Start-up CEO

By Swift HR Team | Technology, Leadership, News, Venture Capital | No Comments

Everyone thinks that being a startup CEO is a glamorous job or one that has to be a ton of fun. That's what I now refer to as the "glamour brain" speaking aka the startup life you hear about from the…

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The Changing Landscape of Rewards

By Doug Sayed | Human Resources, Leadership, Recruiting, Best Practices | No Comments

The past two years has seen the quickest and most dramatic shifts in compensation (aka "rewards") plans practices ever.  In the past two years, we've witnessed "the sky is falling" near-collapse of…

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Helping your Gen Y's Resolve Ambiguity

By Laura Schildkraut | Best Practices, Leadership | No Comments

According to the Webster's College Dictionary, ambiguity is "doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention."  In a business sense, it's lack of clarity.  How many times have we, as managers,…

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The Value of Values: Building Environments of Trust

By Mitch Shepard | Best Practices, Human Resources, Leadership | No Comments

A few years ago I was hired to work with a leader who had just adopted a new team from another part of the company.  When it came time for us to plan a strategy for the team's future he had big…

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