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Category: Best Practices

Jun
18
2019
Dogs in the Office? Not So Fast.

Are you one of those hip and cool companies that allow your employees to bring their pets to the office? By “pets,” I mean dogs, of course, for no one ever brought their pet snake or bird to their place of work and as for cats; they freak out and don’t want to go anywhere. […]

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By admin June 18, 2019

Jun
11
2019
How to Turn Your Employees Into Networking Powerhouses

Networking – it’s what we do and by we, I’m referring to salespeople, business owners and pretty much any employee with bottom-line revenue responsibility. It’s acknowledged that although effective networking takes time and effort, the rewards are there just as long as you keep at it. But networking doesn’t have to be limited to “C” […]

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By admin June 11, 2019

Mar
12
2019
What to Do When You Find Out Troubling Information About an Employee

Hiring a new employee requires time, patience and a leap of faith. Interviews must be conducted to reveal professional strengths and weaknesses, depth of experience, interpersonal skills, and potential growth. References must be checked to confirm much of what is gleaned from the interview. And in many cases today, an applicant’s social media can be […]

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By admin March 12, 2019

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

Sep
18
2018
Personal Hygiene – How to Enlighten an Employee

Business Owners face a myriad of issues every day, not least of which involves human resources and the people who keep the company operating. As I’ve written before, it is important to recognize employees when their job is performed well, and equally important to recognize when a job is done not well. It is also […]

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By admin September 18, 2018

Aug
14
2018
Email Versus Phone: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Whether you prefer the personal touch of a phone call or the instantaneous communiqué of an email, there are certain situations that call for one method over the other. It is surely advantageous to have and use both options; however, when people choose the wrong communications, issues can arise. Many of these issues are a […]

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By admin August 14, 2018

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