Professional Development

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Professional Goal Setting: Looking Back to Move Forward

Professional Goal Setting: Looking Back to Move Forward

The New Year brings so much promise, so much opportunity, so much change. Many of us start the year thinking about the changes we are going to make, which in turn establish our goals for the years ahead.  Unfortunately, by the time we learn to stop writing ‘2017’ on things, we have already forgotten the goals that we were previously…
The Raw Millennial Truth: Being a Manager Disappoints

The Raw Millennial Truth: Being a Manager Disappoints

This DATIS Blog Article, "The Raw Millennial Truth: Being a Manager Disappoints," was originally posted by Lorena Martinez, Great Place to Work on October 30th, 2017 and was reposted with permission . In nearly all my consulting engagements over the two and a half years, at least one member of the C-suite voiced concerns about managing millennial employees. It’s clearly a hot topic…
Top 3 Millennial Retention Strategies

Top 3 Millennial Retention Strategies

Employee retention is important for any organization that is looking for stability and growth. High employee turnover is not only expensive, but can also negatively affect the culture and overall environment of an office. With millennials being the largest generation represented in today’s workforce, it’s important that executives go out of their way to develop and implement millennial retention strategies.…
Succession Planning: Why Context is King

Succession Planning: Why Context is King

In recent years, we have witnessed a fundamental shift in organizations across the globe. Rising retirement rates from the Baby-Boomer Generation are leaving an increasing amount of critical leadership positions vacant and causing many organizations to scramble over succession planning and recruiting strategies. Now more than ever, HR executives are under pressure to expedite recruiting cycles while increasing the quality of…
Millennial Managers: Is Your Workforce Ready?

Millennial Managers: Is Your Workforce Ready?

You’re probably thinking, “Here we go again with another millennial article,” but we are not here to discuss the negative and frequently criticized reputation of this demographic. The time has finally come for millennials to denounce their stereotype as they begin to shake up the status quo in the workplace and embrace their place as the next corporate leaders. As…
Effectively Managing the Employee Lifecycle

Effectively Managing the Employee Lifecycle

Like everything in life, the employee lifecycle has a beginning, middle, and an end. Each phase directly influences the next, from Recruitment to Onboarding, through Development and finally Departure. Effectively managing the employee lifecycle is no easy task for any organization. However, those that are better prepared for each stage can maximize their efforts to acquire, develop, and retain the…
Having Great One-on-Ones with Employees

Having Great One-on-Ones with Employees

This DATIS Blog Article, “Having Great One-on-Ones with Employees“, was originally posted by Kevin Eikenberry, Leadership & Learning with Kevin Eikenberry, on May 1st, 2017 and was reposted with permission. As a leader, you need to stay connected to the members of your team – so you know what they are doing, how they are progressing, and have a chance to provide support for them and…
3 Secrets of Better Performance Conversations

3 Secrets of Better Performance Conversations

This DATIS Blog Article, “3 Secrets of Better Performance Conversations”, was originally posted by Wally Bock’s Three Star Leadership on February 23th, 2017 and was reposted with permission. We can laugh about it today. My new neighbor had just moved in across the street and, because he was new, he parked in just the perfect spot to block me from getting out of my own driveway.…
Don’t Jump The Career Gun: Progressing In Your Current Role Could Be The Answer

Don’t Jump The Career Gun: Progressing In Your Current Role Could Be The Answer

This DATIS Blog Article, “Don’t Jump The Career Gun: Progressing In Your Current Role Could Be The Answer“, was originally posted by Chantal Bechervaise, Take It Personel-ly, on January 20th, 2017 and was reposted with permission. Lots of people feel like they’re undervalued in their current jobs. That could be because they aren’t happy with the progress they’ve made. It can also happen when you work…
7 Ways to Be the Employee You Want to Have

7 Ways to Be the Employee You Want to Have

This DATIS Blog Article, “7 Ways to Be the Employee You Want to Have“, was originally posted by Kevin Eikenberry, Leadership & Learning with Kevin Eikenberry, on January 16th, 2017 and was reposted with permission. Anytime I am with leaders (which is most days), I will get asked some version of this question: “How do I get my team members (or a specific team member) to…