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Are You Contributing to Employee Depression?

Hyper-stressful, competitive workplaces may be penny wise and pound foolish. You might—possibly—achieve short-term financial gains, but at the long-term expense of employee mental health and an inability to retain your workforce.

The New Office I’m Looking Forward to—Maybe

Open-plan office spaces are billed as greatly loved by creative types, but is that true? Even if it’s tiny, there’s something psychologically helpful about a cubicle that’s yours alone, and comes with three walls shielding you from sight.

Are You Ready to Recruit the Post-Millennial Generation?

If your first question is about previous work experience or why the job applicant is interested in working for you, there’s a good chance a Post-Millennial will tune you out. Your question isn’t interesting or entertaining enough.

Should Potential Employees Interview YOU Instead?

The questions people ask are sometimes more revealing than the answers they give. If you allow job applicants to ask you whatever question they want, you get the best sense of their familiarity with your company and industry. Similarly, you get a sense of their passion and engagement.

Changing of the Guard: Fewer “Workaholics”

With Baby Boomers moving out of the workforce, and Generation Xers and Millennials moving in, there may be a shift in culture, in which workaholic bosses are no longer accepted as “just the way things are.”

The Value of Self-Confident Employees

The goal of increasing internal promotions—which also helps with succession planning—won’t work if employees don’t have the confidence to push themselves forward when new positions open.

Is Open-Book Management Right for Your Company?

The practice involves “opening” an organization’s financial performance results to employees, so they understand long-range goals and what the company is up against.

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Training Top 125

2017 Training Top 125 winners demonstrated a strong focus on effective training and employee development tied to corporate strategic goals and business impact.

From the Editor

While editing one of the articles, “Lessons for New L&D Leaders,” for this issue, I read something that struck a chord: “When meeting with peers and up-line colleagues, ask: ‘How can I help you

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