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Work isn’t working: Aaron Dignan challenges modern management at OPTIMA22.

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Learn how innovative management can transform your business. Get your tickets to speaker Aaron Dignan at OPTIMA22, the premiere talent optimization conference.

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How team leadership skills enable performance—and retention

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Leadership at all levels is a core tenet of talent optimization. As you navigate a wild labor market, the leadership skills you seek will evolve, too.

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The Work on Trial series: Wayne Morris on purpose, freedom, and employee choice

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Wayne Morris left a successful role in Silicon Valley in favor of more autonomy, more time with family, and a sense of purpose that felt increasingly elusive.

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A path to perspective: J.R. Martinez is the perfect addition to the OPTIMA22 speaker lineup

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Not many people embody perspective better than J.R. Martinez, the latest keynote added to the lineup for OPTIMA22, the premiere talent optimization event. 

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How to take action on employee engagement survey results

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By taking any action on employee engagement survey results, you’re doing right by your people. But the survey is just step one.

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James Clear is teaching OPTIMA22 attendees how to build great habits.

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James Clear, author of No. 1 New York Times bestseller Atomic Habits, is speaking at OPTIMA22. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Where are our remotes?! The Hybrid Olympics Chronicles

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The PI People Ops team just pulled off an unprecedented Hybrid Office Olympics. Let me elaborate by walking you through my week as a remote Office Olympian.

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How to create the ideal candidate profile

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Not finding the kind of candidates you’re looking for? You might need a candidate profile to boost your hiring. A candidate profile is a description of the skills, personality traits, and qualifications required for an open job position. Candidate profiles also include the tasks, objectives, and desired outcomes associated with the job. Here’s what we’ll…

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How to lead your most productive meetings yet in a hybrid workplace

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While running hybrid meetings may sound daunting, don’t let them intimidate you. With thoughtful consideration and a bit of planning, you can lead productive meetings in just about any workplace setting.

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Encourage learning and development by using an employee review template.

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Do you need an employee review template? It’s a valuable resource to have on hand, serving as a starting point for reviews and performance appraisals, and guiding first-time managers less accustomed to these pivotal yet tricky conversations.

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Onboarding new clients starts with these 5 easy steps.

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Client onboarding is a formative period in any consulting engagement. As you align on everything from workflow tools to project deliverables, the first 30 days leaves an indelible impression. The more you do to make a positive impact, the higher the likelihood you’ll enjoy a healthy, long-term working relationship.

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How to give feedback that actually helps people grow and improve

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Looking to improve your feedback form as a manager? Consider these five techniques designed to help people actually learn and grow from evaluations.

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Dysfunctional teams: The 5 characteristics

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Dysfunctional teams can cripple an organization. To prevent dysfunction in teams, you need an understanding of the “where” and the “why,” in addition to the more obvious “who.” 

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How to conduct a one-on-one interview: Advantages, questions to ask, and traits to look for

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Learn how to conduct a successful one-one-one interview, ask strong interview questions, and find the right behavioral traits for the role.

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Leaders at every level, including individual contributors

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Not all managers are leaders and not all leaders are managers.  In my 20 years of professional experience, I’ve: Been an individual contributor (IC) Been on teams filled with leaders Had managers who were leaders Had managers who weren’t Managed a team Though I enjoyed being a manager, I’ve chosen to spend the remainder of…

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