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  • How to encourage collaboration among remote workers
    One of the key challenges to managing remote workers is making up for the lack of spontaneous conversations that commonly occur in an office, says Clint Smith, CEO of an e-mail-marketing company. To help address the problem, Smith says, his company keeps a condo in Nashville, Tenn., where the company is based, so remote workers can visit and "soak up time with the people." USA TODAY/Gannett News Service (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Executives offer insights on managing millennials
    Millennials bring innovative ideas and technological savvy to the workplace, but often overestimate their abilities and resist performing low-level tasks, executives said at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Several executives detailed their retention strategies, which included online-learning programs and flexible work options. The Washington Post (4/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Why Warmth Is Critical to Your Career
If people think you have low interpersonal warmth, "you have something like a 1-in-2000 chance to make the top quartile of effectiveness as a leader," according to Kellogg School of Management Professor Loran Nordgren. Read more.
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Benefits & Compensation 
  • Help employees understand new compensation models
    Workers may be willing to accept less-generous pension benefits and smaller increases to their base pay if they understand that they're getting better training and performance-based pay, Ann Bares writes. "We will never ... convince employees that we are honoring our end of the arrangement, unless we raise the stakes on communication and information sharing," Bares writes. Compensation Cafe blog (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Salary maneuvers can get candidates, recruiters in trouble
    Good recruiting practices can go awry when recruiters are pressured by hiring managers to save money and try to low-ball job candidates, Susan Strayer writes. And some job seekers feel they need to lie about their current salary to get a higher offer, she writes. HRExaminer.com (4/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • Leadership lessons from the GSA's Sin City retreat
    A General Services Administration regional chief went before Congress to explain his role in organizing a decadent $823,000 management conference in Las Vegas. Bosses should consider Jeff Neely's bad example before signing off on big-budget expenses, writes Scott Eblin. "If that little voice inside your head says, 'Let's make sure we hide this,' that's a pretty good indication that you shouldn't do it," Eblin writes. EblinGroup.com/Next Level Blog (4/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Why Groucho Marx picked a fight with The New Yorker
    Even The New Yorker's famously thorough fact-checking team has made a few boo-boos over the years, drawing hilariously affronted letters from a roster of famous authors, astrologers, musicians and executives. Among the funniest: Groucho Marx, who wrote in 1929 to advise the magazine that New York Gov. Al Smith had recently attended five Broadway shows, rather than the reported four. "I'll give you just twenty-four hours to retract that statement before I call on you and horse-whip you within four or five inches of your life," Marx wrote. The Awl (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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