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Many HR managers across the country are bearing the brunt of a business environment driven by historically low unemployment. The dismaying lack of qualified candidates has prompted a broader search to some pretty unlikely places, including prison. The scramble for new talent, coupled with the...

Manual administration of a mentoring program can be a nightmare. Is automating your program the right solution? eMentorConnect LLC examines five key factors to help you make the right decision.   Click Here to Download...

We undervalue what we do well. Managers may consider this a lack of confidence. Psychologists sometimes call it the imposter syndrome. The overall result is the same: We think what’s easy isn’t worthwhile, and so we focus our attention on getting better at the things...

Sixty percent of millennials leave their jobs in less than three years because they don’t think they have the opportunity to advance. With replacement costing up to six times an employee’s annual salary, that lack of retention has a significant effect on a company’s bottom...

Technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, and businesses are struggling to keep up. One way to stay relevant in a crowded, sophisticated marketplace is to employ workers who can emulate the dizzying pace of progress. That isn’t as difficult as it sounds. It...

Loneliness is a modern-day epidemic with a significant business impact, costing countries like the U.K. and the U.S. billions of dollars per year. Lonely workers voluntarily change jobs more often, experience less career satisfaction, receive fewer promotions, and perform more poorly than their peers, according...

Employees consistently place a high value on mentoring, yet many companies find it difficult to obtain initial participants. Why aren’t employees lining up in droves to participate in the corporate mentoring programs they say they want — programs proven to enhance their careers? According to the Harvard...

Positive culture drives value. It inspires people and creates an environment in which employees, especially millennials, want to work. Yet that kind of culture isn't something we can take for granted. Organizational culture doesn’t simply trickle down from the C-suite. Last year, we witnessed many corporate...

How succession ready is your organization? Approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 years old today, and another 10,000 will turn 65 tomorrow. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, about 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day until the year 2030. That’s a...