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How HR Can Use Performance Reviews to Help the Whole Company

It’s not hard to understand why an increasing number of companies are choosing to do away with annual performance reviews: according to one study, over 94 percent of employees would prefer their manager address feedback in real time rather then wait until the end of the year. But annual performance reviews aren’t all bad. Formal ratings provide a

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Creating a transparent organization

Why transparency is important For the past 22 years Habanero has been on a quest to become more transparent with our employees. And for good reason—transparency is directly related to employee happiness. In fact, according to 7 Vital Trends Disrupting Today’s Workplace*, management transparency is the top factor when determining employee happiness. One tried and

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Empirical Data on Why Intranets Fail

Written by: Simpplr Research Intranets have been failing for years. In many ways, the industry has evolved and re-created itself, yet many of the same challenges from 25 years ago persist today. We conducted an extensive research project to gain insight into why intranets fail. This research provides Simpplr, as a solution provider, a deeper

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How can you prevent internal communications from leaking externally?

Written by: Kyla Sims, Bananatag Transparency. Authenticity. Inclusion. Why do words that symbolize really awesome things make internal communicators and employees roll their eyes so far back in their head they may just get stuck like that? Is it that they are overused? Or is it that organizations are saying they value one thing and

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Developing Leadership Skills – Part 2

Written by: Joanne Linden, CPS, CEAP, AdminUniverse Previously we explored the first two Leadership Fundamentals; Communication and Motivation – but there’s more! To fully engage your Administrative Leadership Role, we have a few more skills on the checklist. Whether you already have a firm grasp on these or you are just diving in, you should

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Developing Leadership Skills – Part 1

Written by: Joanne Linden, CPS, CEAP, AdminUniverse For most Administrative Professionals, leadership skills do not flawlessly develop overnight. They are collected and refined over time. In this two-part blog series, I will explore the Top 5 Leadership Skills needed to improve both resume development and role effectiveness. Communication Communicating as a leader is a magical

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Live streams gone wrong

Written by: Carl Rutman, Brightcove The world of live streaming is a little bit like the Wild West—an unpredictable frontier where the only law is Murphy’s Law. Between me and Brightcove’s two video pros, we’ve had our fair share of live streaming mistakes, but if you learn from our experience, maybe things can go a

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