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A Look at Walmart’s HR Strategy From the Inside Out: Would it Work for Your Company?

One of the nation’s toughest jobs in human resources has got to be heading up Walmart’s workforce of 1.3 million people, America’s largest roster of commercial workers. But as executive vice president of people for the vast chain, Kristin Oliver is focusing on the new opportunities inherent in a culture-driven transformation of the giant retailer rather than by the struggles of the past.

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Talent Development Lessons From Dubai: the Most Diverse Place on Earth

We tend to think of the United States as being rather culturally diverse. But American culture (especially its business culture) is very old and complex. Despite the unique melting pot of the American cultural landscape, American pluralism cannot begin to compete on the diversity scale with what’s arising in a few centers of international business outside the Western world, in places like Dubai. These four lessons I learned doing business there will help any CEO build effective teams.

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3 Ways to Boost Revenue Through Increased Employee Engagement

Company performance can be directly linked with employee engagement, with new data in an Aon Hewitt survey suggesting that higher levels of engagement breed improved worker performance. The survey also revealed that employers and businesses with the highest quantifiable levels of workers outperform average companies by 6% in sales growth, 4% in operating margin and 6% in total shareholder return.

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Design for Conflict: Why You Should Have a Few Fights in Your Company

In a complex, multi-divisional company, managing brands across several products and geographies can get complicated. Learn to love it. And sometimes a little tension can produce more creativity and productivity -- harmony is often the wrong goal. When there is no tension among businesses and functions and geographies there’s a good chance value is being left on the table somewhere.

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Storytelling: A Tool to Engage and Align Employees

Strategic planning language can be the same for a number of businesses. The words "optimize," "integrity" and "innovation" are words that most CEOs will use when discussing their brand. In order to stand out, and to really define your purpose and strategy, you need to think out of the box. Storytelling is a way to do that -- you will engage your employees and customers in ways that branding buzz words can't.

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The Price of Employee Disengagement

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There is a direct correlation between a company's level of employee engagement and its revenue. If you're not focusing on your employees' engagement, you could be losing money. Here are some examples of employee disengagement (what NOT to do) and an exercise to get you started on increasing your employees' engagement.

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