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News You Might Have Missed – December 6

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed.

7 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Is One of The Fastest-Growing Job Skills

Emotional intelligence. That’s a skillset we don’t see on very many resumes. Though one study says it’ll be in the top 10 of desired traits by 2020. This article shares seven reasons why this skill is so in demand.

Culture Is Questioned as Snapchat Eyes Lofty IPO

Thing all successful companies have rock solid cultures? Think again. This article quotes HighGround’s Andee Harris discusses how Snap (recently rebranded from Snapchat) will need to focus on their keeping their culture intact, and perhaps improving it, in order to avoid a retention issue as they gear up for an IPO.

It’s Holiday Bonus Time… Or Is It?

Not all companies can afford grandiose bonuses for employees every year. Luckily there are ways to show appreciation and kindness during the holiday season for free. Learn some of the ways in this blog post.

5 Surprising Lessons I Learned From Leaders In Corporate Culture

The author of this article hosted a podcast with other entrepreneurs and walked away with five lessons on corporate culture. Think you can turn around a horrible culture or that you can’t save it during a fast-growth period? Think again.

Stop Avoiding It: 4 Tips for Delivering Tough Feedback

Can anything good come from a conversation that starts with “We need to talk…”? Why, yes, it can. This article shares four tips to get through it and actually come out on the side as a better manager of a better employee.

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: Embrace a Growth Mindset

We kicked off a new blog series to help employees prepare for the new year at work. In this post, we share the importance of a growth mindset and how it can change the way you set and achieve your goals, at work and at home.

Four Rules For Asking Your Mentor’s Advice (Not Nagging Them For It)

Many of us have a mentor that we turn to when we need advice, but do you ever feel like you don’t offer anything in return? After all, you’re the one needing help and they’re all wise and knowing. Here’s four tips to help maximize your time with them and keep the relationship even.

6 Tips for Managing a Global Workforce

No matter how disperse your workforce, it’s important to establish a sense of community to help create a bond between your employees, so says HighGround’s Andee Harris. Learn five other tips for managing a geographically wide workforce.

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