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6 Employee Pregnancy Rules Every Employer Should Know

Posted on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Can employers ask an employee if she's pregnant?

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What Are the Paid Sick Leave Laws In Your State?

Posted on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

We’ve all seen it—one of our employees has a bad cold, maybe even the flu, but they come to work anyway. In some cases, the employee has the option of taking time off, and you’d prefer they do so, but still they show up, putting everyone in the workplace at risk. The reasons vary. Sometimes the employee can’t afford the reduced hours. Sometimes they can take the financial hit, but they’re worried about falling behind on their projects, missing an important meeting, or looking bad next to their co-workers who never seem to take a day off.

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3 Effective Ways to Recruit Millennials

Posted on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

By: Emily Sharp, Marketing Specialist

The millennial generation is different from any working generation in the past. This generation has received a great deal of negative attention, but it turns out that not all traits they possess are bad for business. In the next few years, millennials will make up at least 50% of the workforce. Some of the major reasons they are in such high demand for companies throughout the business world are they are tech-savvy, not necessarily motivated by money, team players and much more. If you are looking to recruit millennials to your business, here are three of the most effective ways:

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What Kind of Impression is Your Workspace Leaving on Visitors?

Posted on Mon, Jun 25, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

By: Sam Nosrati, HCM Specialist

When you stop by your favorite coffee shop or bookstore, the first thing that greets you is not the friendly barista or salesperson, but the custom-tailored ambiance. Think of the music that you may hear upon opening the door, the smell of coffee or the neat stack of books, and the comfortable chairs dispersed across the room. The coffee may be great, and the books may be fantastic reads, but the environment and presentation are key. You could, after all, brew the coffee in the comfort of your own home, and purchase the books online at a more reasonable cost.

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How to Get Results From Your Team Building Activities

Posted on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 02:00 AM

At some point in your career, you’ve probably participated in team-building exercises that made you wonder, “What’s the point?” Maybe they were useless group activities that everyone mocked under their breath. Or maybe they were inconsequential events with colleagues that, while fun, didn’t change the way anyone interacted in the workplace.

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5 Ways to Create an Engaging Workplace

Posted on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Most employees are not engaged at work—70% according to Gallup. This is no new trend. The combined number of unengaged and actively disengaged employees remains high from year to year. Poor engagement results in less productivity, less creativity, higher absenteeism, and higher turnover.

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What Do Millennials Look For In Employers?

Posted on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

By Sam Pierce

The past few decades have been a whirlwind of new technological advances, from computers to cell phones to the internet.  In a relatively short period of time the world went through a drastic amount of change.  For the first time in human existence there is a whole generation of people who grew up in a society completely immersed in digital technology.  This generation has been coined as the “Millennials”, “Generation Y”, “Gen Next” and the list goes on.  The time period that Millennials fall into is varied but I like to consider it to include anyone who was born from 1980 to 2000.  This generation is joining the workforce and all the older generations are scrambling to figure out how to deal with them. So what do Millennials look for in employers?

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5 Tips for Effective Meetings

Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

If you want to get a snapshot of your organization’s efficiency and the health of its culture, look at your meetings. Are they efficient and productive? Do their results justify the time and expense? Are meetings an occasion for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and team-building? Or are they a waste of time and a cause of needless frustration?

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Email Etiquette: Things to Consider Before You Click "Send"

Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

By: Sam Nosrati, HCM Specialist

Whether you are communicating with a colleague on an exciting business prospect or resolving a client’s needs, you will most likely choose electronic mail (email) as your go-to means of communication.  This medium is as efficient as it is cost effective, and it allows you to communicate in a nearly instantaneous fashion while retaining a paper trail for future reference purposes. 

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Avoid Hiring Mistakes with Working Interviews

Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Few things are more frustrating for employers than finding out that a new hire oversold their knowledge, skills, and abilities. The employee looked great on paper and appeared confident and competent in the interview, but when it came to doing the basic duties of the job, they just didn’t have what it took.

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