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3 Creative Workplace Policies that Lure Knowledge Workers

For a long while, it was Silicon Valley companies and tech-oriented startups that lured young digital specialists with perks ranging from in-office massages to ping-pong tables to generous stock options. The Great Recession interrupted much of that, and as the U.S. market for knowledge workers continues to tighten with the slow economic recovery and the digitization of just about everything, companies are getting smarter about the best way to attract and retain these prized employees.

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How to Turn Employees into Your Best Brand Ambassadors

Now, more than ever, brands are under intense scrutiny, and the need for maintaining trust with customers has never been more acute. But authenticity—which every brand is striving to build— can’t be suddenly acquired. Authenticity is an amalgam of a company’s record, its current activities, its aspirations, and how it treats its customers and society.

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LIVE FROM THE CEO TALENT SUMMIT: “CEOs Must Form a Partnership with Their Chief HR Officer”

The chief human resource officer’s day has finally arrived. Or at least, it should, according to John Stacey, chief HR officer for Harman International. When he joined Harman in 2008, the company did not have a great track record as far as human resources working in partnership with the business. In fact, his boss, CEO Dinesh Paliwal, had churned through ...

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LIVE FROM THE CEO TALENT SUMMIT: Southwest Airlines’ Secret to Staying Nimble Amid High Growth

How does an airline company grow to be the nation’s largest carrier while maintaining the maverick, innovative culture that propelled it to the top and, in the process, earning multiple accolades on industry lists (Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, Vault.com’s Best Travel & Leisure Company, Glassdoor.com’s Best Places to Work)? You acquire the best talent available. How do you do that? “Our ...

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4 Ways You Can Create Better Employee Engagement

Despite a lot of money spent on surveys and flavor-of-the-month motivational tools, in June, average engagement at U.S. companies stood at just 31.9%, roughly the same as it’s been for the past five years, according to Gallup’s latest poll. Poor ROI aside, that means 70% of employees would rather be somewhere else.

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Women Executives Are Monitoring and Analyzing Mayer’s Maternity-Leave Decision

Marissa Mayer has been shaking things up since she became CEO of Yahoo in 2012. Sometimes she causes waves with how she’s trying to lead the once-pioneering tech brand back to its old relevance. And sometimes—as now—Mayer is the subject of controversy over how she handles the very public intersection between her private life and as a mother and her position as a leading icon of female CEOs.

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Are Your Best Employees About to Walk? 3 Steps to Help You Keep Them

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Retaining good employees is critical for any CEO, especially as the business world experiences a global talent shortage in the next two decades. The World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts that by 2030, the U. S. will need to add 25 million more workers to sustain economic growth; by 2020, demand for highly skilled workers will exceed supply.

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