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Do Computers Make Better Recruiters?

Computers they don’t engage in politics, they don’t experience professional jealousy, and they don’t “like” or “dislike” anybody. They just calculate, recognize patterns, and then deliver the results of their dispassionate analysis.

The Case for Humble Leadership

Do you think it’s important for your top executives, and managers throughout your company, to learn from those who work at lower levels at the company? What systems, or programs, do you have in place to facilitate employee-to-manager learning?

Is There a Good Way to Disagree at Work?

One rule of thumb is to try and keep emotions in check—if one person gets upset, it will only elevate the pressure in the room, pushing others to also raise their tempers.

What Is the Price of Bored Employees?

Actively disengaged employees cost the United States from $483 billion to $605 billion each year in lost productivity, according to the Gallup organization’s newly released 2017 State of the American Workplace report.

Curtailing Workplace Pettiness

Can manager training programs, and the right corporate culture, create a workplace that is above small-thinking interactions?

Greater Sexism for Senior-Level Women?

A recent study, reported on by Emma Lord in online publication Bustle, shows that as women advance to higher-level positions, they may face even greater gender-based bias than they experienced as lower-level workers.

Should We Be Managing By the Numbers?

Some companies are relying more and more on big data and less on human intuition to make decisions about who to hire and fire.

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Training Top 125

Minneapolis, MN (November 18, 2014)—Training magazine, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, today announced the finalists for the annual Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

From the Editor

When my husband suggested we get Fitbits earlier this year, I demurred. “I walk the same three-mile route every day,” I said. “I don’t need a fitness tracker to know how many steps I’ve taken.”

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