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3 Surefire Ways to Fight Workplace Bullying Head-On


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3 Surefire Ways to Fight Workplace Bullying Head-On

Heads up! The penalties for letting the behavior slide in favor of pursuing other corporate goals can cost your firm plenty. If an employee claims psychological distress due to unfair or abusive treatment on the job, your firm is subject to workers’ compensation claims and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. That’s a […]

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Fake or Fantastic: 5 Ways to Fill Spots with the Perfect Candidate


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Fake or Fantastic: 5 Ways to Fill Spots with the Perfect Candidate

It’s every company’s nightmare: letting the best potential employee walk out the door while the second, third or fourth best get welcomed into the company, put through an expensive training, orientation and ramp up process, only to reveal himself/herself as a complete dud. We’ve all done it, gone with our gut and then realized we […]

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Finally! New Bill Provides Hope at the End of the Overtime Costs Tunnel


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Finally! New Bill Provides Hope at the End of the Overtime Costs Tunnel

Now private companies like yours have one more advantage publicly traded companies enjoy. There’s a new Bill snaking its way through Congress that gives your firm the ability to give employees time off instead of paying them time and a half for overtime. Imagine what effect that will have on the company’s bottom line! Here’s […]

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Creative Compensation: 3 Growth Concepts for Your Firm


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Creative Compensation: 3 Growth Concepts for Your Firm

High performing clients bring more to your company than the quality of their work – and that’s even though salary growth over the last five years has hovered between 2 to 3%. That means we all have to get creative in rewarding employees at our firms. You can also leverage their example to inspire their […]

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Stop the Revolving Door: How Passion Hires Help You

Stop the Revolving Door: How Passion Hires Help You

Sometimes the most unlikely people make the best hires. There’s a developing trend of businesses choosing talent based on skill sets and passion, not necessarily a resume padded with “the right” experience. Why Seek Passion Above Experience? According to a recent article in Talent Management Magazine, passion trumps experience because it spurs innovation and creative […]

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Come On, Get Happy Now!

Come On, Get Happy Now!

A happy company is a profitable company. How happy is your organization? According to a new article from Fast Company.com‘s Mark C. Crowley, it isn’t just the sentiment of being happy that yields higher profits. This theory is backed by research from the Parnassus Workplace Fund. The 100 Best Companies to Work For for 2013 […]

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Meet Karen May: The Feedback Queen

Meet Karen May: The Feedback Queen

A recent interview with Karen May, vice president for people development at Google, was conducted and posted to the New York Times website by Adam Bryant. Within the article, May shines light on how to overcome the fear of giving feedback. Bryant asks what mistakes May noticed with employee training programs for companies she previously […]

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Boost The Bottom Line

Boost The Bottom Line

Giving your employees the recognition they deserve isn’t something that can be ignored. Recognition is a pretty important part of positive work relationships. According to a recent article from Talent Management.com‘s Derek Irvine, giving deserved credit also effects the bottom line. What kind of recognition program does your organization utilize? Giving credit where credit is […]

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How To Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

How To Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

Even after Valentine’s Day has passed, there’s still Employee Appreciation Day – which means more time for you to show your employees some love. Employee Appreciation Day falls on March 1st this year. What do you have planned for your organization? According an article found on Salary.com, there are seven sure ways to go the […]

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Learn About Emotional Engagement

Learn About Emotional Engagement

Even if your leadership team is good, they can always become great. There are many characteristics of a great leader. However, according to a recent article from Fast Company.com contributors Ken Blanchard and Scott Blanchard, 50% of the fight is getting employees to be emotionally engaged – but now they can learn how! An effective […]

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