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1/16/2018

Putting culture at the heart of your business is essential if you want success, writes Eric Bauer. He offers 10 ways to strengthen culture, including sharing stories that demonstrate values, celebrating milestones and connecting each employee's daily job to the big picture.

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1/16/2018

Complacency could be holding you back from new opportunities, Gary Burnison writes. Consider looking for openings within your company, network and commit to the challenge of job seeking even if it seems hard to begin.

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1/16/2018

Work on your time management, communication skills and assertiveness to improve your performance this year, Maurie Backman writes. Doing so will improve your work relationships and open up opportunities.

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1/16/2018

Johnson & Johnson makes inclusion and diversity part of the company culture through work-life programs, raising awareness about unconscious bias and connecting with all types of employees, says Sumeet Salwan, the company's global head of HR, medical devices and corporate functions. "I strongly believe that HR will and should play an architect's role in diversity and inclusion -- devising the strategy, shaping the programs and identifying the experts -- but ultimately it should be business-led," Salwan says.

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1/16/2018

If an employee alleges bullying as a result of performance management, determine quickly whether an investigation is needed, whether the accused should be suspended and who can serve as an independent investigator, according to Felicity Clarke and Jillian Howard.

1/16/2018

HR and finance leaders should be sharing information and focusing on investments that will improve talent and the company's performance, writes David Hope, Asia-Pacific president for Workday. "By integrating and encouraging these two organizational pillars to work together, companies can achieve lower costs, streamlined operations, increased productivity, and major improvements in managing the talent that lies within," Hope writes.

1/16/2018

HR can support business more effectively this year by helping workers understand and support the company culture and by promoting pay equity, writes Sharon George. Personalized coaching for managers is another way HR can make an impact, she argues.

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1/16/2018

Companies should develop a positive, healthy workplace to bolster recruitment and retention efforts instead of just offering perks, such as yoga classes or catered meals, that may not inspire corporate loyalty, says Paul McDonald of the global staffing firm Robert Half. Employees value a competitive pay package and respect for a healthy work-life balance, McDonald says.

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1/16/2018

The growing contingent workforce means companies should be building strong relationships with these workers, writes Derek Irvine, Globoforce vice president of client strategy and consulting. Find ways to include them, whether that means office events, formal recognition or informal acknowledgment.

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1/16/2018

The role of HR managers has evolved from focusing exclusively on benefits, payroll and hiring to providing talent support that helps organizations maintain a competitive edge, writes Mika Nash of Champlain College. HR leaders know organizations stay competitive only if they hire the right people with the right skills at the right time.

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