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Category: Human Resources & Talent Management

Sep
19
2017
What Happened to the Suggestion Box?

Once upon a time nearly every company had a “suggestion box,” an unassuming container, located in public office space and usually locked, into which employees could slip handwritten notes to Management. While I remember seeing them often in the past, I am hard pressed to remember where and when I last saw one. The suggestion […]

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By admin September 19, 2017

Jul
25
2017
How to Stop Making Bad Decisions

How could I ever buy THAT? Why did I think that he could ever be a good Manager? I shouldn’t have rented this new office space. I was reactive when I hired him, why didn’t I think it out longer? I should have charged them more! Yes, we’ve all made bad decisions in our lives. […]

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By admin July 25, 2017

Jun
26
2017
Help! My Top Employee Was Caught Lying

Have you ever caught an employee in a lie? How serious was the lie? Did the person own up to it? Were there any repercussions? Lying under any circumstances should not be tolerated. In a professional setting, a lie of any sort, can erode confidence in your company, diminish morale or cause turmoil among coworkers, […]

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By admin June 26, 2017

Apr
25
2017
Top 3 Onboarding Tips

Recruiting and hiring new employees for your company is almost always both time consuming and costly.  If you want to get the maximum return on your recruiting and hiring investment then it is wise to create a comprehensive Onboarding program in order to best integrate your new hire into the fabric of your company. Effective […]

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By admin April 25, 2017

Mar
21
2017
Who’s Doing What?

Tell me if this sounds familiar: How did THAT happen? Why didn’t John hand that off to Mary? Who was supposed to take care of it? What’s our project status? Inadequate internal communication and coordination can undermine your Company’s productivity, client satisfaction, and business growth. Many Companies are not aware of how much chaos actually […]

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By admin March 21, 2017

Feb
14
2017
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: What Happens If You Can’t Make the Juice?

At some point it happens to every business owner. You hire a new employee and expect that this person is going to do an excellent job. (You put in a lot of time and effort to make this hire, too!) But after just a short time, you begin to notice signs that your “promising employee” […]

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By admin February 14, 2017

Sep
13
2016
How to Handle Employee “Excuses”

“There was bad traffic.” “I didn’t understand what to do.” “I didn’t have time to finish so I decided to wait until tomorrow.” “I had to go to the doctor.”   If you’re a business owner or manager, I’m sure you’ve heard one of or all of these excuses—and quite possibly can add some more […]

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By admin September 13, 2016

Aug
23
2016
What to Do When Your Employee Isn’t Working Out

The first signs are there: Their work isn’t being executed quite as well as you expected. (Okay, it’s borderline inferior.) Their attendance and punctuality leave much to be desired. They don’t seem in sync with the culture in the office. This is the moment you detest; that moment when you question whether to “pull the […]

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By admin August 23, 2016

Jun
28
2016
Communication Counts: How Do You Come Across to Employees?

S/He never says what s/he means. I can’t understand what s/he wants. S/He never listens so why bother. Have you ever said this about an employer? Has an employee ever said this about you? Good, open communication between employer and employee is fundamental to a successful business: the better the communication, the better the relationship, […]

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By admin June 28, 2016

May
17
2016
How to Find Employees with the Greatest Potential

One of the most challenging tasks for companies of any size is hiring the best employees possible. As you know, the success of any business hinges on a talented workforce. Recruiting methods have evolved, though, and what worked yesterday might not be effective today. You can of course rely on headhunters and search firms—depending on […]

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By admin May 17, 2016