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Feb
13
2018
How to Maintain Control of Your Clients

Clients who make unreasonable demands, demean your hard-working staff, and wreak havoc on your day-to-day are not the kind clients you want. Unfortunately, many business owners have these clients on their account list and struggle to make the relationship as productive as possible. A business relationship in which you “expect” a client will be disrespectful […]

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By admin February 13, 2018

Jan
30
2018
When a Much-Beloved Supervisor Isn’t Doing Their Job

On a functional level, Departmental Supervisors are tasked with coordinating, controlling, educating, and nurturing their direct reports. The strength and nature of a Supervisor’s relationships with members of his or her department are critical to the stability and morale of that department and, even more, the company as a whole. A truly effective Supervisor understands […]

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By admin January 30, 2018

Jan
23
2018
Don’t Blur the Line Between Being a Boss and a Friend

There is a distinct line between being a boss and being a friend. That line can become blurry as a relationship develops and turns into something less professional. Can a boss also be a friend to his or her employees? Sure, but that isn’t the right question. Instead we must ask, Should a boss be […]

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By admin January 23, 2018

Jan
16
2018
Don’t Nickel and Dime Your Clients

Clients are the lifeblood of your business, and the truth is that acquiring and retaining enough of them to keep your revenue streams flowing can be tough work. As you well know, it may require a good deal of time and money to develop business relationships that lead to profitable accounts. Savvy business owners know […]

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By admin January 16, 2018

Dec
18
2017
Another Year Gone

How does 2017 stack up against last year 2016?  We thought 2016 was a bad year; we lost Gene Wilder, David Bowie, Prince and many more, there was an election plagued by innuendos and Russian influence, safety and cleanliness standards no longer applied for the summer games and these are just a few of the […]

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By admin December 18, 2017

Dec
12
2017
Work Is for Lovers: Vault’s 2017 Office Romance Survey Results

Work Is for Lovers: Vault’s 2017 Office Romance Survey Results http://www.vault.com/blog/workplace-issues/work-is-for-lovers-vaults-2017-office-romance-survey-results A majority (57%) of those surveyed have participated in some kind of office romance. 21% of these office romances were random hookups, 16% led to long-term relationships, and 14% led to ongoing but casual relationships. According to a recent survey, more than half (57%) […]

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By Gail Trugman-Nikol December 12, 2017

Nov
14
2017
How to Ensure a Problem-Free Office Holiday Party

Whether you love or loathe the Holiday Season, that time of the year has come around once again. Employees have scheduled their time off, year-end bonuses are being approved (or not), and the date of the Office Holiday Party, on the calendar for many months now, is almost here. Regardless of the type of event […]

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By admin November 14, 2017

Oct
24
2017
How to Deal with Serious Illness in the Workplace

Small and mid-sized Companies are often caught unprepared when one of their employees develops a serious illness, the impact of which can be profound and potentially undermine productivity and the overall dynamics in the office. Unexpected emotions and awkwardness become barriers as coworkers are often unsure how to “act” when they learn about an employee […]

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By admin October 24, 2017

Oct
17
2017
How to Curtail Office Rumors and Gossip

What’s going on in the office? They’re up to something and I think they might be planning a layoff. Did you hear about John? I hear he’s getting a divorce. I think they’re going to move the office. I can’t afford to travel any longer than I do now so I think I’m going to […]

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By admin October 17, 2017

Oct
10
2017
The Rules About Cell Phones At Employee Desks

With cell phones now such an integral, ubiquitous part of our everyday lives, it is entirely understandable that employers are concerned about decreased productivity and increased errors as a result of employees too focused on their phones and not enough on their work. Way before cell phones and the distractions offered by texting, calls and […]

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By admin October 10, 2017