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Feb
28
2019
Balancing Your Work and Play

Have you ever felt like your life was out of balance, like you are spending far too much time at work and missing out on other parts of life, sacrificing time that could be spent with friends and family and feeling remorseful about it? I know I have! All of us have the same 24 […]

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By admin February 28, 2019

Feb
12
2019
You’re Baaaaaack. Now What?

Happy New Year! 2019 is here and you’re back on the grind! Though it may seem odd to acknowledge the New Year at this late date, we all know that the holidays seemed like they were just yesterday. It’s possible that many of your employees are still thinking about the good times they enjoyed during […]

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By admin February 12, 2019

Jan
22
2019
Finding More Hours in a Day

Good news, folks! In 2019 each one of you will be given an additional hour each day. That’s right: seven more hours every week to do with just as you wish, no questions asked. You can sleep more, enjoy a delicious meal longer, and dedicate more time to “activities.” Sounds wonderful, however a 25-hour day […]

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By admin January 22, 2019

Jan
15
2019
When Is Enough, Enough (Firing an Employee)

Most bosses will agree that firing an employee is one of the most difficult parts of the job. Regardless of why the employee is being terminated, there is always anxiety associated with taking this action and the impact it will have on the rest of the staff. Firing an employee can be so gut-wrenching that […]

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By admin January 15, 2019

Dec
18
2018
Another Year Gone – An Opportunity to Look Back and Reflect

I looked for quotes on success and failure to start this article.  I found many but really liked these three:   “Success in not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs “Character cannot be developed […]

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By admin December 18, 2018

Nov
20
2018
Why Having Written Procedures Will Save You Time and Money

Have you ever found yourself in one of these situations? A key employee abruptly goes out on sick leave; no one in the company has a firm understanding of how to do his or her job. There is an uptick in business; you are scrambling to service your clients. It is “all hands on deck,” […]

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By admin November 20, 2018

Nov
13
2018
Proactive Hiring Versus Reactive Hiring

In my many years of experience, I have found that, when it comes to their position on recruiting and hiring, most businesses fall into two camps. There are the businesses that find themselves behind the proverbial 8-ball, faced with hiring needs and decisions that seem to come out of the blue, and with little in […]

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By admin November 13, 2018

Oct
30
2018
Three Tips For Stress Management

Too many people in my life have said they’re experiencing elevated stress levels. Many of them have said they’re unable to relax, both at home and work. And even I admit there are times I’ve felt that way too; OK maybe more than a few times! Rising stress and constant anxiety is an unhealthy, compromising […]

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By admin October 30, 2018

Oct
16
2018
Is any PR good PR?

There’s an old saying in Marketing and PR, which you might have heard before: Any press is good press. The concept is pretty simple: stay in the news, get attention, enjoy the benefits. It’s better to be in the news than not, right? We know all kinds of celebrities and reality stars that subscribe to […]

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By admin October 16, 2018

Oct
9
2018
Great Worker! Wrong Job?

Employee retention and internal promotions are good, right? The cost of finding, hiring, and training a new hire is reduced, while the potential for existing staff to grow within the organization is greater. Sounds like a perfect plan for succession and progress! Unfortunately this is not the reality for every employee at all companies.  Promoting […]

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By admin October 9, 2018