• How to Negotiate a Higher Salary

    The Dishonest Tradition of Fudging the Facts on a Résumeé
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    A lot of people do not negotiate for a higher salary because it makes them uncomfortable. But, most of the people who ask for more money receive it.

    How can you research salaries?

    How will you prioritize your needs?

    How will you stay positive?

  • The 10 Best Workplace Incentives

    The 10 Best Employee Perks

    What do employees want from work besides their paycheck?

    The infographic above by Company Folders explores 10 of the more desirable incentives desired by top talent.

    Explain which perk you want the most.

  • Flu Facts

    Staples' annual cold and flu survey reveals how far some employees would go to keep illness away from them, and the office.

    How can managers avoid cold and flu in the workplace?

    What can managers do to maintain a healthy work environment?

  • The Price of High Employee Turnover

    17 employee turnover statistics

    How much is employee turnover costing businesses?

    According to the infographic above from the Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness (CMOE), a study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, employers will often end up spending six to nine months of an employee’s salary to locate and train a replacement for them.

    Why is it better to keep employees than to replace them?

    Which of the 17 statistics about employee turnover shocked you the most? Explain.

    How can managers avoid the cost of high employee turnover?

  • Coaching Employees to Success


    The infographic above and the attached ebook from Quantum Workplace suggest that employee coaching could be HR’s number one tool for employee training, development, and performance management.

    What are the best practices behind coaching employees to success?

  • State of the American Workplace 2017

    Gallup has conducted in-depth research to help managers and leaders optimize their attraction, retention, engagement and performance strategies during a time of extraordinary change. It can be found in "State of the American Workforce." (See attached.)

    In the video, Gallup expert Ed O'Boyle talks about why the changes in the workplace are so important to organizations.

    Gallup has found that only one-third of U.S. employees are engaged in their work and workplace. And only about one in five say their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work.

    What can managers do to engage employees?

  • Happy Valentine's Day 2017!

    Valentine's Day

    According to NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights, U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $136.57 for Valentine's Day. “Valentine’s Day continues to be a popular gift-giving occasion even if consumers are being more frugal this year,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay. “This is one day of the year when millions find a way to show their loved ones they care regardless of their budget. Consumers will find that retailers recognize that their customers are looking for the best deals and will offer good bargains, just as they did during the holiday season.” 

    Justin Reynold's of TINYpulse offers suggestions for managers to show employee recognition on Valentine’s Day without creeping everyone out or violating HR rules. he says that "Valentine’s Day serves as the perfect holiday to let your staff know that you appreciate their hard work. And it can also double as a great team-building opportunity."

    On February 14, how will you let your employees know that you care?

  • How to give feedback

    We all need feedback in order to improve.

    But, when can feedback feel like criticism?

    Share a time when you wish you had received feedback, but did not.

    How can a manager avoid giving negative feedback and motivate employees?

  • The world of work is changing

    Changing workplace infographic

    Using the infographic above, outline the shifts in work throughout the years.

    How has the social/cultural environment changed?

    What will the world of work look like for future generations?

  • Performance Reviews


    In the infographic above, TINYpulse gives a review from a poll on LinkedIn on performance reviews.

    Why should managers give performance reviews?

    Why do employees hate performance reviews?

    How can managers improve performance reviews?

  • Well-being Matters in the Workplace

    Emotional well-being is important in the workplace. It means that employees are engaged and satisfied at work. They are motivated and feel less stress.

    Why should managers care about their employees?

    What can mangers do to improve employee well-being at work?

    What can employees do to improve their well-being at work?

  • Topics to Stay Away from on Your Company‚Äôs Social Media Channels

    Annie Pilon, Small Business Trends, gives us “20 Taboo Topics to Stay Away from on Your Company’s Social Media Channels” . 

    Some things NOT to post on social media:

    • Making fun of specific groups of people, including customers, public figures, and employees.
    • Anything that is not true, illegal, or controversial.

    Basically, only post what is relevant to your audience.

    What are some things that should be posted on social media?

  • The Growth Of The Autonomous Car Market


    In the infographic and article above, you will discover: 

    • The history of autonomous cars
    • The challenges involved in engineering the coveted autonomous car
    • How DARPA have been involved in testing driverless cars
    • The advent of Google X
    • The science behind autonomous vehicles
    • What the future holds for the autonomous car market
    • Which car brands have driving patents for autonomous vehicles
    • The projected launch date for driverless card (for test or commercial purpose)
    • Projected market penetration of autonomous cars in the UK
    • SAE levels explained

    How might driver-less cars affect the future of transportation jobs?

    Which jobs might be affected?

    How might managers begin preparing for the future?