That’s One Way to Become a Starr Conspiracy Agent

Posted by: Lizzie Maldonado Date: Apr 18, 2014 2:00:53 AM

Topics: Truth

If you’re reading this, it means sometime in the last few days I gave birth to the newest member of the TSC family and that we’re both healthy and okay.

I sent you this message from the past, to future you, to introduce you to your new host for the next couple of months: Stephanie Buchanan.

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2014 HR Trends: Hyper-employment Overwhelming Today’s Employees

Posted by: Lizzie Maldonado Date: Apr 17, 2014 1:45:46 AM

Topics: Truth

Today, we are so connected that 75% of Americans have admitted to using their smartphones in the bathroom. Mobile now accounts for 12% of media consumption time with the average American spending 158 minutes per day on their phone. To say we are hyper-connected is a bit of an understatement, and the trend of being accessible by their devices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year has employees feeling pressured to be available to their coworkers and bosses all the time.

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2014 HR Trends: What’s Wrong with Performance Management?

Posted by: Lizzie Maldonado Date: Apr 16, 2014 1:45:07 AM

Topics: Truth

Pretty much everyone knows that traditional performance management is broken. Rating and ranking employees against one another hasn’t been considered “best practice” by HR or employees for some time. And for good reason.

Back in the day, “workers” were measured strictly by output. Today, according to this recent report from Deloitte, more than 70% of all employees work in service or knowledge-related jobs where their performance is driven by “skills, attitude, customer empathy — and by their ability to innovate and drive change by working through teams.”

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