The real reason your employees quit

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The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer for: How do you build trust with your employees? is by Robert Hohman, CEO of Glassdoor.

Workplace transparency is one of those buzz phrases that’s bandied about at companies large and small. But as many organizations have learned, only giving it lip service could ultimately come back to bite you.

Employees of the 21st century want to know what’s really going on behind closed doors. We have collected reviews from employees at more than 400,000 companies around the world and have seen common themes among the highest-rated companies. And one thing is clear: it’s no longer just about the paycheck. While pay is important, employees place a significant amount of weight on company culture, career advancement opportunities and…

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How to work a room at an important networking event

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The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question: What’s the best way to network? is written by Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify.

In the long list of all of the things we have to do to be successful in our careers, networking is one of those activities that can evoke feelings of reluctance, awkwardness, embarrassment and the general sentiment of “Ugh, do I really have to do this?”

Figuring out how to walk into a room full of strangers and have a meaningful, natural, productive conversation can be challenging. All too often, we shrink back to the comfort of furtively searching the room for familiar faces and gravitating to the friendlies we recognize. Before we know it, an hour or two has elapsed, and we’ve accomplished nothing…

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Is your organization ready for the Pan Am games?

The Pan Am games have been years in the making.

News reports, articles, websites all covering the biggest sporting event in Toronto (and GTA’s (history).

But as we get closer to the beginning of the end the narrative has changed. It’s as though people finally realized the Pan Am games were happening in their Toronto not a far distant one. And that the current traffic, economic, political issues facing the GTA would only be magnified by Pan Am.

The organization I work for has made changes in how we operate during the Pan Am games. We have changed the meeting schedules to only between 10 am – 3 pm and on Fridays everyone works from home.

These practices while small will help everyone due with the extra stress from Pan Am. But only time will tell.

Global markets rattled by Greece ‘no’ vote

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SYDNEY/TOKYO – The euro and stock prices fell sharply in Asia on Monday after the Greeks had overwhelmingly rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money, putting in doubt its continued place in the single currency.

U.S. equity futures dropped around 1.4 percent while Japan’s Nikkei shares fell 1.4 percent and MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5 percent.

Adding to the anxiety among investors, China’s stock market face a make-or-break week after a 30 percent plunge in the last three weeks forced officials to roll out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown market crash.

While early price actions have been choppy, dealers emphasised that markets were orderly with no signs of financial strain and expectations were high that the European Central Bank would step in early with a pledge of extra liquidity.

The Japanese government said it was…

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