How Do you Write Business Emails?

  How Do you Write Business Emails? 205.6 billion – according to Inc.com, that's how many emails get sent per day, with 112.5 billion being business related. So what does this mean? It means that with all the emails cluttering boxes and getting scanned over, you want to make sure that yours get read and…
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Communication: An Invaluable Skill

Communication: An Invaluable Skill We live in an era where communication is one of the most marketable skills around and having less than impressive communication can cost you, whether it be a job, a relationship, or a business deal. Better communicators are essential for any business; they become better leaders, build better teams, and create…
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Building a Competency Management Framework

Building a Competency Management Framework Your organization must take the time to put in place an overarching strategic plan for all phases of the design and implementation effort as depicted in the grey-shaded, outer circle of Figure 5. The four critical steps associated with effective competency management are: Plan for Impact, Design, Launch and Engage,…
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Do You Want to be a Highly Effective Leader?

Highly Effective Leaders In 1989 Stephen Covey wrote a self-help book titled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and in 2004 he released a 2nd book, The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness. These books focus on the principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. The overall characteristics and themes are applicable to…
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Career or Job: Which One do You Have?

Career or Job: Which One do You Have? If you have to work 60% of every week day, why not make it a career instead of a job? People often mistake the words career and job as synonyms, but in reality the two have vastly different meanings. A job is often just a job; a…
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Recruitment is Marketing

Recruitment Marketing It's a hiring manager's or talent acquisition team's job to attract and identify the best possible fit for an open position. So what's the best strategy to do this? Use marketing techniques, specifically the "marketing mix" defined by the 5 P's of product, price, placement, promotion, and the newly added positioning. Recruitment is…
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Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators Key Performance Indicators or KPIs are what measure the success or efficiency of any given business, organization, or department. All entities define those measures differently, so KPIs are often specific and unique. However, the way businesses and teams create their own KPIs can be similar across the board. Each part of the…
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Robots Can’t Engage Your Employees

DDI's Plant Leadership Series Robots build vehicles. They pick fruit, saw, cut, and paint. Robots pull, pick, pack, and deliver product in the warehouse. You name the complex task and robots can perform it, even surgery. Robotics is key to most manufacturing operations and has been for 50 years. On the short list of what…
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