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Five Tips for Coping with Holiday Work Stress


The end-of-year holiday season is a time for friends, family, parties, and gifts, but it is also a time for project close-outs, strategic planning, and budgeting for the next fiscal year. Juggling all of these home and work demands at the same time can be stressful. To help take the pressure off…

Performance Management Success Factors


"Painful," "too much effort," "not popular," "a necessary evil"—when employees use these kinds of words to describe a particular process you know that process is broken and needs to be improved. These were the words that APQC employees used to describe APQC's pre-2012 employee performance…

APQC Named as a Top Work Place in Houston


The Houston Chronicle recently named its Top Work Places for 2013. APQC was named 21st out of 140 best small organizations to work for based on the results from employee surveys. More than 68,000 Houston area employees were surveyed by WorkplaceDynamics on issues such as their benefits and pay…

10 Talent Management Best Practices


A number of talent management best practices have been revealed again and again in APQC’s human capital management research studies. Five of these tried-and-true talent management best practices include: defining talent management broadly, yet integrating the many elements of talent…