Building a company, or building a sense of purpose for employees?

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Building a company, or building a sense of purpose for employees?

More than ever, we hear questions and complaints like "why am I working" or "I don't feel happy working for my company." It is especially prominent among the millennials who hold on to the dreams of becoming something bigger than themselves. They do not want to work for a company that they do not have the sense of self in, that they have to drag themselves to every morning.
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Lead like a boss

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Lead like a boss

The business world is saturated with people walking around with fancy titles and labels. Often ‘boss’ and ‘leader’ are considered to be synonyms, yet a lot of blogposts out there scream the opposite. So are these words indeed interchangeable? Or is one of them always better than the other? 
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Autonomy vs Money in the battle for retention

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Autonomy vs Money in the battle for retention

Assuming this isn't your first read on employee motivation or rewarding, you might have a certain preassumption of how this article will go down. You expect to get some examples on the ineffectiveness of throwing money at people, then comes the pleading for a revolution in the world of work, only to conclude with a couple of actions to turn just about anyone into a self-regulating powerhouse. If only it were that straightforward in real life, right?
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Calculate the ROI of a talent management tool

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Calculate the ROI of a talent management tool

Creating and sustaining a thriving company culture with the aid of a performance management tool is very trending. But it’s hard to know what you're actually getting out of it. Capturing feedback, detailed performance reporting, aligning individuals and their teams... All are pretty effective, but at what cost? What’s in it for you in terms of concrete numbers? In other words, what’s the ROI (Return On Investment) of your performance management tool?
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Is your boss too old, or your peer too young?

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Is your boss too old, or your peer too young?

More than ever, companies attempt to become versatile, progressive and diverse entities with flourishing cultures, which are attractive to their (potential) employees. Team building sessions, healthy Thursday lunches, and flexible work schedules are just a few examples how organizations try to get closer to develop into the holy grail among employers. However, these idyllic companies do not come in a handy ‘7-steps-assembly-kit’.
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Why gratitude should be your number one core value

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Why gratitude should be your number one core value

There are few things in the world that science is as sure of as the beneficial effects of gratitude, yet it’s something that is rarely put to use. Creating a positive, effective, burn-out free and creative culture is just as easy as introducing gratitude. Some videos inside will explain what I'm talking about.
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Why competency models are intellectual masturbation

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Why competency models are intellectual masturbation

In the old days, when companies were run like big controllable machines, competency models probably made sense. But using them now is a bit like using a postal pigeon to send a frame-by-frame printout of a YouTube video to a friend. It’s costly, slow, and on the usefulness scale the arrow is pointing to Zero.
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AI will put talent managers back in the driver's seat

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AI will put talent managers back in the driver's seat

Nowadays, job-hopping and fine tuning your career path has become the norm rather than the exception. Choice is abundant and the competition is ruthless. So it’s understandable that people with an HR or Talent Management role are sleep-deprived because of the many challenges that they face.
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Eat it robots, I'm here to stay

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Eat it robots, I'm here to stay

This March, a Japanese company called Fukoku will fire 34 employees. They’re planning to replace them with an artificial intelligent alternative that will never have to eat, sleep or complain. But more importantly: Fukoku’s estimates indicate it will be 30% more productive. Is this the future for all of us? Or can we find some middle ground and secure enough jobs for everyone in the future?
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Requesting feedback for delicious results.

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Requesting feedback for delicious results.

It’s a Friday evening. You’re invited by friends to come over for dinner. When you enter the kitchen, there is this lovely unidentifiable smell. You wonder and ask:  “What are you cooking? It smells amazing!”. The host replies he absolutely loves cooking and that a delicious plate with chicken and vegetables will be the menu of the evening. After the wine is served, the host asks “Do you like it?”.
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Netflix: Review and chill

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Netflix: Review and chill

The multinational entertainment company already made a name for itself worldwide. They did so not only by providing attractive media and video content but also by transforming their famous catchphrase ‘Netflix and chill’ into an actual pastime. And even though they're a fairly young company, Netflix already made some significant changes in their performance management strategy!
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How a real leader gives real feedback

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How a real leader gives real feedback

It’s a beautiful Monday afternoon, and you are thinking about going for a run when you get home. Five minutes later your team leader walks in: “I really need you to create a report on our latest marketing activities". You get on it and send your slide-deck to your boss at ten past eleven. Your team leader reads your mail first thing in the morning and replies: “Thanks!” And that's about it.
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Motivation, just simple science?

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Motivation, just simple science?

A lot of times when you go home after a busy but productive day, there is this very specific feeling that overwhelms you when you make first contact with Mr. Couch. A feeling that you deserve that quality time with your favorite piece of furniture, you’ve earned it. It’s a feeling that we all like, but also need. Because it’s one of the things that drives us, to do the exact same thing (if not better) the next day.
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