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March 8, 2017 Read time: 1 minutes

On January 13, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs document to help companies develop their own anti-retaliation programs which allow employees to voice their workplace concerns without fear of being retaliated against. The document highlights five key elements to an effective anti-retaliation program that should include:…

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December 28, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

A high-performance culture is a mix of how things get done, how decisions are made and what actions attain desired results. Therefore, it’s important you consider what goals you want your company to reach and how you’ll work to meet them. Here are some steps you can take to create your own high-performance culture in…

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December 21, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

It’s important your employees are engaged in their work so they remain loyal to your company longer. Here are some ways you can get your staff members more invested in your business for greater long-term success. Focus on Your Company’s Purpose It’s important you share your mission with your employees so they know why you…

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December 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Effectively onboarding new employees is essential for your company’s success. If your workers aren’t properly trained and engaged in their work within the first 45 days, they’re more likely to leave your organization. Find out how you can elevate the results of your own onboarding process, keep your staff happy and retain your workers longer.…

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December 12, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

When your employees are engaged in their work, they show up on time, are more productive and stay with your company longer. You benefit from increased output, greater retention rates and an improved bottom line. Find out how you can engage your workers and turn them into top performers. Promote Your Mission & Vision Actively…

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November 21, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Employees typically dread meetings, especially when they last a long time and leave attendees wondering what they were supposed to have learned. Here are some tips on making your meetings more productive, so your employees learn and apply more information from them. Set an Agenda Having an agenda means everyone understands the purpose and importance…

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November 14, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

According to a study by Development Dimensions International, a consulting firm, and Electronic Recruiting Exchange, a web-based recruiting resource, successful companies utilize five specific practices that help them stay ahead of the competition. These practices help find the right workers for the right jobs, which improves employee productivity and retention, the quality of products or…

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September 30, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Networking online helps you research and connect with companies and professionals in your industry. You establish professional relationships that could lead to new jobs, consulting work, and more. Discover some essentials you’ll need for successful online networking and the benefits you’ll receive. Tech Savviness  Social media has a huge impact in the business world. Facebook,…

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September 29, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a leader in your organization, you have a massive impact on your workers. Here are three ways that your informal leadership skills affect your team members and why those skills are so important. Welcoming Change  Embracing change is an essential skill that should be modeled for your workers. Change is what creates innovation and…

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September 7, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Studies show that the majority of workers would prefer benefits such as paid time off (PTO) over a pay raise. Learn the benefits of having a generous PTO policy and how you can provide additional PTO for employees in your small business. Companies with Generous PTO Policies Twitter provides 10 holidays and unlimited PTO for…

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