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Actions to combat the rise in positive drug tests

A new analysis shows that the rate of positive drug tests for the U.S. workforce rose to a 14-year high in 2018. The increase raises difficult questions for employers concerned about maintaining drug-free workplaces and preventing drug-caused workplace accidents in the face of the increasing use of  recreational and medical marijuana and the opioid drug… Read More

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Join the hundreds of others learning new innovation trends

New research is underway which will provide extraordinary insights for you on how companies become innovative. InnovationOne, LLC and The Conference Board have launched the 2019 Global State of Innovation Survey. You can be a part of it. But there is only two days left to complete the Survey. Our 2017 Global State of Innovation Survey showed that highly… Read More

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It Is Time to Hack Recruiting!

When HR and recruiters used to speak about technology, it meant an applicant tracking system or whether to post jobs on digital job boards or social media. Now, however, powerful digitization technologies have found their way to recruiting and are dramatically changing the landscape. HR now has the same technologies that have been used by… Read More

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Digitization Comes to HR!

Human Resources executives now have access to digital tools that have empowered cancer specialists to make breakthroughs. These same tools have also helped marketing organizations find new customers, attract them to the company’s brand, and build relationships with them. These tools will disrupt how HR recruits, develops strategic talent pools, identifies job competencies, conducts benefits… Read More

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Haphazard innovation fails. Six steps for superior innovation results!

Some 170 of the world’s largest companies (as measured by revenue), have a declining return on investment for their innovation projects, according to research. Why? Many companies under pressure to show that they can disrupt a market (or starve off disruption) are pursuing innovation haphazardly. Many of their investments end up being non-strategic, poorly linked… Read More

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Learn the traits of highly innovative companies

New research is underway which will provide extraordinary insights for you on how companies become innovative. InnovationOne, LLC and The Conference Board have launched the 2019 Global State of Innovation Survey. You can be a part of it. Our 2017 Global State of Innovation Survey showed that highly innovative companies invest in developing collaborative and innovative cultures, digital technology,… Read More

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Five steps to attract women to your jobs

The rise in female participation in the workforce — double the increase in male participation — is helping employers fill job vacancies in the tight US labor market. The percentage of prime-age women who are in the labor force climbed to 75.8% at the close of 2018, which is a full two percentage points higher… Read More

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How to make giving negative feedback a positive experience!

An IT manager spoke with me recently about how he hates doing annual performance appraisals and providing performance feedback, especially when it is negative feedback. “So many employees are really not self-aware and open to the feedback,” he said. No one especially relishes negative feedback, but there are ways to make the conversation go easier… Read More

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It is time to recruit America’s forgotten workforces.

Are you struggling to find job candidates for entry-level job openings? It  is time to consider America’s forgotten workers—  the formally incarcerated and those with disabilities, including autism. A recent and insightful article in The Wall Street Journal illustrates the success of people who have a high functioning form of autism. One is Nathan Mort… Read More

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Six strategies to recruit a Veteran workforce of 240,000

This week the US recognizes and thanks veterans for their sacrifice and service to the United States. It is a great time to assess your own veteran recruiting program, or if you don’t have one, to start one up. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the unemployment rate for veterans in October 2018 was… Read More