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8 leadership lessons of 2018

6 min read

Take a leadership lesson—or eight—from the annals of 2018. Let’s take a look back at the year that offered a slew of successes and a few cautionary tales.

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How Acceleration Partners made Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list two years in a row

16 min read

When you want to learn leadership lessons, look to the people who aren’t just talking the talk but also walking the walk. Acceleration Partners landed a spot on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list two years in a row, and CEO Robert Glazer generously agreed to sit down with our own CEO, Mike Zani, to…

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3 lessons about incentive pay

3 min read

Like any powerful management tool, incentive pay can have pitfalls as well as benefits for companies just getting into it. Learn to roll it out right.

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How PI made the Glassdoor 2019 Employees’ Choice Best Places to Work list

9 min read

In my mind, The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Best Places to Work list is the holy grail of human capital type awards. There’s no application process; there are no fees; there’s no gaming the system; it is crowdsourcing at its finest. And there’s more competition to get on this list than any other list out there—by…

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How to hire for cultural fit and still maintain diversity

Hiring for cultural fit vs. hiring for inclusion

5 min read

Business leaders can hire for cultural fit and still ensure the creation of a diverse talent pool to harvest innovative ideas. Here’s how.

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Toxic workplace

Toxic work environments: 15 factors that create a toxic workplace

15 min read

Toxic work environments permeate company culture. Learn more about the top 15 causes of toxicity and steps business leaders can take to solve the problem.

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Make common sense a part of your human resources strategy.

3 min read

The best human resources leaders run departments that are fluid and proficient. This requires shaping effective processes but also knowing when to bend the rules. In fact, when we asked our people operations team to highlight top HR sins, recruiter Will Otto warned that process isn’t everything. Prioritizing process over common sense can come back to…

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hiring manager Thad Peterson

“I’m grateful for _____ at work.”

8 min read

True fact #1: Writing down the things we’re grateful for leads to increased happiness. True fact #2: Companies with happier employees tend to be more productive. With those things in mind, I set out to find out what employees here at The Predictive Index are grateful for. A win-win: It gives people a chance to…

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The simple secret to better Monday mornings

4 min read

Chris Butsch is a professional speaker who helps companies supercharge engagement, grow leaders, and keep their best people. He is a leading voice on the ROI of workplace happiness.  Just ask Garfield; Monday mornings are a slog. Traffic is heavier than usual. Client problems have escalated into “emergencies” over the weekend. E-mails have piled up….

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Mike McKee on leadership lessons learned

An interview with an NHL player turned CEO

24 min read

From a Princeton pizza shop to the NHL, from Goldman Sachs to software solutions, Mike McKee, CEO and Director of ObserveIT, has worked on and led teams of every flavor. But whether it’s delivering pizzas or developing security software, it always comes down to people. The Predictive Index Senior Director of Marketing, Thad Peterson, sat…

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How executives work remotely around the world

5 min read

Katherine Boyarsky works for Owl Labs, the maker of Meeting Owl, a 360-degree smart video conferencing camera.  The way that companies approach the employee work environment and structure is changing. More than half of global companies allow remote work, and for a good reason: Employees are 24 percent happier when they work remotely at least…

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HR technology tools that make work better

5 min read

When human resources professionals leverage technology, the result is more efficient and effective HR departments, bolstered by the power of digital solutions. Not taking advantage of HR technology is one of the seven deadly HR sins. Every day, HR professionals around the globe are wasting precious time on repetitive, time-consuming tasks. When you automate workflows…

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Friday Forward: How a weekly email changed the way I lead

6 min read

Several years back, I started the simple practice of sending out a weekly Friday email to my employees. That seemingly little habit has changed my company, helped me to be a more inspirational leader, and it’s even transcended my organization and impacts tens of thousands of people around the world today. This is the story…

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The PI Behavioral Assessment reports are now gender-neutral.

5 min read

We’re excited to announce that we’ve revised our PI Behavioral Assessment™ reports to remove gender pronouns. The result is a new and improved user experience that reflects PI’s commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion. Binary gender pronouns vs. gender-neutral pronouns The English language features gender-specific (binary) pronouns like he, she, him, her, his, and hers….

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5 ways to reward employees for standout performance

6 min read

Decrease turnover and improve employee performance by using these techniques to reward your employees.

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