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Orienting Digital Natives at Work

These Digital Natives, so called because they’ve grown up in the age of the Internet, digital gadgets and cell phones, are ahead of the game compared to generations that have preceded them in terms of techno-savvy. However some important skills they need in the business environment have become diluted if not decimated altogether in the course of their digital immersion. Continue reading

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New Employee Orientation: Sleep, Weep or Reap?

By Marla Rosner, Principal, InstillLeadership New employee orientations seem a bit “ho-hum”? If so, you’re not alone in your thinking. Reviewing personnel policies and procedures is a bore for both employer and employee. So let’s reconsider what the goals of … Continue reading

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First-Time Manager Tips: The Dreaded Performance Problem Talk

By Marla Rosner, Principal InstillLeadership Though countless surveys say that public speaking is at the top of our list of fears, I contend that for those who manage people, there’s a different dread: talking to a direct report about a … Continue reading

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How to Get Aligned Employee Engagement

Hats off to Bruce Fern of Performance Connections International. In his recent study that interviewed 100 professionals across industries, 100% of the participants agreed that employees could be “engaged” but engaged in the wrong things, i.e., activities that are not aligned with the company goals or priorities. Continue reading

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New Compact with Workers; Manager as Go-Between

I always think of the managers who have to prop up the walking wounded in the workplace during these rocky times. What are the best practices to maintain employee engagement and productivity in such challenging environments? Continue reading

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