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June 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Workplace cyberbullying results in increased absences, lost productivity, increased medical costs, and higher turnover. It poisons an organization by undermining employee morale and eroding any sense of loyalty, trust, or teamwork. If the Healthy Workplace Bill is passed, employees will be able to sue workplace bullies, hold employers accountable, and compel employers to correct and…

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June 9, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Most of the time, perfection is the greatest obstacle to productivity. Here are some reasons why and ways to overcome them.  Procrastination As an entrepreneur, you can’t waste time on perfectionism. If you don’t launch a new product or service until it’s perfect, you’re irrelevant in the marketplace. Teams no longer have time to design…

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June 7, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Tania Fiero, PHR, Vice President, Human Resources – Part II In part one of this two part article (click here for part I), I summarized some of the reasons why it is a good business strategy to have a strong safety program in place.  In this article, I share some of the things you…

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May 31, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Studies show employers who offer wellness programs see their employees much more engaged in their work. Here are some other benefits for your company and how you can keep your workers motivated to stay healthy.  Increased Productivity When workers are encouraged to lead healthier lives, they are more productive at work. Staff have higher energy…

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May 30, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Hiring the right worker for the right job is a task all employers undertake at some point. Learn reasons why hiring a contract employee may be more reasonable than hiring a traditional employee. Scale Your Workforce Having a workforce that changes in size drives your company’s revenue. You pay for services delivered and nothing more.…

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May 27, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

According to an April 2016 study from Future Workplace and Beyond.com, most HR professionals believe interviewing employee referrals is more effective than meeting with other job candidates when filling open positions. Find out reasons why and how your company can benefit.  Immediate Connections Hiring employee referrals means your workers have connections their first day on…

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May 26, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

More HR professionals have been leaving tech companies due to professional dissatisfaction. These companies lack active, engaging roles for HR staff beyond administrative tasks. Learn how you can use this lesson for reconfiguring your own HR department to meet your workforce needs.  Lack of Defined Roles Due to the changing nature of work, many companies…

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May 24, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a talent acquisition professional, you’re bringing in your company’s best workers. Because you have limited resources, here are some low- or no-cost ways to ensure you’re making a positive impact on your organization.  Build Transparency  Communicate the value of transparency to leaders and hiring managers. Let them know you want it to be a…

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May 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Motivating, engaging and retaining millennials poses many challenges for small business owners. Learn how you can adapt your business structure to fit millennials’ needs and improve your bottom line.  Immediate Action Because millennials grew up with technology, information has always been available instantly. As a group, they want to utilize their expertise and creativity to…

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May 14, 2016 Read time: 5 minutes

Written by Trevor Foster As the temporary staffing market continues to grow rapidly, many independent recruiters have been considering adding contract placements to their list of services in addition to permanent placements. In doing so recruiters can leverage their existing contacts and clients to add significant revenue that can be very profitable. Of course, with…

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