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8/20/2019

The increased threat of natural disasters has more organizations reviewing their disaster-management plans to ensure they can respond properly when an event occurs. Heather Deyrieux, manager of workforce planning for the Sarasota County government in Florida, says these plans should include assignments for every department -- such as IT teams securing systems -- and that these tasks should be included in job descriptions.

8/20/2019

The Harvard Business Review has crafted eight questions that spark more interesting conversations and deeper connections, writes career coach Remy Blumenfeld. Examples include, "Where did you grow up?" and "What do you do for fun?"

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Forbes
8/20/2019

It's best to tell your superior you're planning to leave in person and assist with the transition by communicating the specifics of your responsibilities, writes Gary Burnison. Limit farewell messages to your closest colleagues and boss, keeping them positive and appreciative.

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8/20/2019

Regain control of your anger by shifting its energy into physical exercise, writes certified life coach Heather Lowe. As anger often masks a feeling of helplessness, re-empower yourself by remembering you control your reaction to the provoking circumstances.

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Thrive Global
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8/20/2019

Companies need to do more for employees than just meet basic needs, says Jo Davis, HR director at Mitie. "A top employer gives choice and flexibility to enable employees to choose where they work, when they work, how they work, and how they take their rewards: both in the short and long term," Davis says.

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The HR Director (UK)
8/20/2019

More than half of companies surveyed are using or are open to using environmental, social and governance data to drive their incentive plans, writes Adam Bogucki of Mercer. Another trend Mercer's seen is an increase in surveys designed to measure engagement and sentiment.

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8/20/2019

HR should look at agile principles for a philosophical approach, even as many of the tools inspired by it have become mainstream, writes Josh Bersin. "Stand-up meetings, OKRs (objectives and key results), MVPs (minimally viable products), and QBRs (quarterly business reviews) all are offshoots of agile design," he argues.

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HRM Asia (Singapore)
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8/20/2019

To build and nurture self-improving teams, leaders must align organizational values with incentives and create clear feedback loops, writes Cate Huston of Automattic. Learn a number of leadership styles so you can pivot to whatever style is best for the situation, she argues.

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8/20/2019

Gallup offers tips for maximizing the potential of remote workers, with each worker needing an individual plan with clear expectations and talent alignment. "Assignments aligned with the employee's talents help the individual develop those talents into strengths while improving business outcomes," write Adam Hickman and Ilana Ron Levey.

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Gallup
8/19/2019

Recent stock market activity and drops in interest rates have many economists discussing the possibility of a recession in the US economy and its impact on employment. Mark Zandi of Moody's says unemployment would nudge up 2-3 percentage points, with jobs in manufacturing, media, finance and construction among the most affected.

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