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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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5 Insights for Making the Most of Your Baby Boomer Employees

As the labor market tightens, it’s natural for business chiefs to focus on attracting and keeping Generation Y, which at once has become both the most numerous population of working Americans and the most influential in many ways. But they also should strive to manage effectively their oldest generation, boomers, who comprised the previous largest generation and whose skills, preferences, strengths and weaknesses largely have shaped the modern economy.

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