Create the later-life career that’s right for you

Embed from Getty Images Most “boomers” (those between the ages of 53 and 71 in 2017) today are choosing to work up to or even past the traditional age of retirement.  Where “early retirement” was once a much sought after goal, it seems that the prospect of 25 years in a rocking chair –or on a sandy beach somewhere – has little appeal for a generation that expects to live a full 20 years longer than their parents. While many boomers opt to stay in their positions for as long as possible, a growing number are choosing to leave their…

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How managers can measure employee engagement

Sample Content Sample Content Employee engagement, from showing up to going the extra mile It turns out there’s a big difference between an employee who merely shows up to work and one who is truly committed and willing to go that extra mile. The good news from studies by Gallup and others about employee engagement have shown that the willingness of employees to go the extra mile can translate to huge benefits for the organization. These benefits show up in increased productivity, customer satisfaction and employee retention, to name a few. The bad news is that repeated surveys have shown…

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Hiring the Right Leaders

Getting the right people on the bus is arguably an organization’s greatest challenge.  And when that role is a leadership role, the stakes are that much higher.  All the more important to implement a disciplined selection process, grounded in a clear understanding of the position and what qualities will be required to achieve success.   Start by preparing an ideal candidate profile considering questions such as these: Does the role require a leader who is a big picture thinker or someone who can drill down into the details? Does the position need a leader who supervises fairly closely, or, someone with…

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