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Are you dealing with a chronically late employee? Nearly every workplace has at least one. This is the person who rushes into the office a few minutes late every workday and always has a good excuse. The problem is, this happens in front of other people and over time this can cause resentment in your… Read more »

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Developing your employees is a large investment of time, effort and money. How can you tell which employees have the ability to be a major contributor to the future of your organization? It’s in your best interest to identify these stand out employees and create a plan that helps them reach their professional goals while… Read more »

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Nearly every organization is affected in some way by the coming school year. Oftentimes, employees are pulled in many different directions by other responsibilities, such as getting children to school, needing to leave early to pick children up from daycare, and taking time off for doctor’s visits, sporting events, and other education-related needs. It can… Read more »

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Quality control is a very important component of running any type of organization. When the end result or product is of high-quality, it results in repeat business and a good reputation for the company. But managing and monitoring quality assurance and the controls that need to be in place take time and effort. Unfortunately, some… Read more »

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Over the summer months when your best employees are out on vacation, and well into the busy holiday season ahead, it can be difficult to manage the demands of your company without adequate staff. This is why it’s never too early to start planning for the holiday season now. One of the most flexible, cost-effective,… Read more »

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When staffing budgets get tight, often companies reduce professional development benefits extended to employees. This is a mistake because it means fewer employees will have the support they need to excel on the job – negatively affecting the company’s profitability. Professional development doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are many free and low… Read more »

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Statistically speaking, the latest hire you are raving about now won’t be around in 6 months. According to the Aberdeen Group, around 86 percent of senior executives and HR practitioners felt that a new hire’s decision to stay with a company is made sometime during the first 6 months on the job. Another study, conducted… Read more »

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Take a look at your work teams. Are they functioning like the well-oiled machine they should be? Or are you noticing a lot of problems with team confusion and conflict? It’s very possible that you have capable people on board, but they do not have the right tools and resources to come together effectively as… Read more »

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Hundreds of books have been written about the value of Millennials in the job market. Now that they make up more than one-quarter of the workforce, they are even more valuable to employers. Millennials are the first generation to be completely technically savvy and they have above-average work ethics. But how can employers find and… Read more »

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According to the US Department of Labor’s most recent statistics, in 2014 there were 1.2 million days lost to non-fatal employee injuries and illnesses in private and public sector jobs. Most of these job related events involved musculoskeletal injuries, stemming from slips, trips, and falls. Many of these accidents could have been prevented with some… Read more »