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It’s been estimated that at any one time, as much as 60 percent of the workforce is actively seeking other employment opportunities on the company clock. It’s not uncommon for people to be continually looking for better jobs, especially employees who are mid to high level in skillsets. A vital skill to have as an… Read more »

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It’s in the news every day – someone becomes the victim of workplace bullying. This is a problem that can happen at any kind of business and in any industry. There are bullies out there who never grew up and they turned into adult bullies. They terrorize their friends, family members, and co-workers. Bullies put… Read more »

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Much emphasis has been put on making workplaces more fun, to appeal to a younger generation of workers. This is evidenced by companies like Google, Facebook, and Yelp where employees enjoy plenty of play time to break up their daily tasks. Nap pods, indoor sports facilities, bring your pet to work days, and creative centers… Read more »

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Temporary employees are the backbone of the workforce — and this is the week to celebrate them! The American Staffing Association’s (ASA) National Staffing Employee Week is September 28 through October 4. Use this time to show your contingent workforce how much you appreciate all they do for your company. More than 3 million people… Read more »

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Networking is important to initiate relationships that may lead to business later. Effective networking can also improve the reputation of a company. Similarly, the impression that you have on potential new recruits can remain with that person for a lifetime and effect your company reputation for just as long. Job fairs and recruitment events offer… Read more »

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The summer can be a challenging time for employers striving to maintain productivity levels. Exacerbating employee stress levels may be childcare responsibilities once school is out, and an increasing workload as colleagues take much needed vacation. Flexibility from all parties can maintain productivity levels during the summer. A study by Captivate Network, a leading digital… Read more »

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An employee handbook protects both the employer and the employee. The handbook serves as a guide for both parties concerning behavior, rules, and policies. A handbook also provides safety policies that employees and the employer are expected to follow. If effectively enforced, an employee handbook eliminates ambiguity, improves safety, and assigns appropriate accountability. The Small… Read more »

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Employees can be powerful brand advocates for a company. For example, employees can use their own online accounts and social media accounts to spread positive electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM). Email, chat rooms, discussion boards, job boards, and forums are all channels for employee communications that can boost a company’s reputation. However, there is also a danger… Read more »

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Establish a reputation as a leader in your industry and the applicants will come. Fortune 100 leaders such as Google and Boston Consulting Group are proof of that. Although company culture may not be the only reason these companies are considered the best to work for, it is a major contributor. Effective hiring implies hiring… Read more »

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Organizing teams to achieve a goal can be more effective if done in a systematic way. There is no guarantee that a group of individuals can work well together, or that a team has all the skills it requires to complete a task. Use these guidelines to create teams in a more strategic way and… Read more »