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Monday mornings are hard enough, but factor in a night of indulging, watching commercials (I mean football) and you have a recipe for disaster.With Super Bowl Sunday rapidly ...
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In addition to paid time off and a competitive salary, a secure 401K boosts morale within a company and motivates its employees. As a result, you get people who want to work for ...
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Flexible working hours is an idea that has been around for a while, but it only just now really started to take off around management and HR departments. There are pros and cons ...
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Interviewing prospective hires is both exciting and stressful. With so many names, faces, and stories, many qualified interviewees may seem like the perfect fit for your company, ...
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 A Reuter’s News Story, “Who needs a license? Self-driving cars coming our way,”  predicts that semi-autonomous cars that make driving decisions with ...
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 The terrible tragedy at a Colorado movie theatre recently made me think about how vulnerable we all are as we go along our daily routine; going to work, going for a walk or ...
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Have you ever noticed that there are just companies that people love working for and swear they would never leave, even if doing the same work somewhere else would make them more ...
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With the election coming up this year, the topic of unemployment is a hot one. It seems almost all of the political ads I have seen have been focused on jobs. The funniest thing I ...
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Experts often mention how communication is key when it comes to the work world. Whether it’s building relationships with clients or networking, communication is at the heart ...
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 If you spend at least eight hours on the job, the workplace can begin to feel more like home than home.  Home is where you can relax, let go and just be yourself.  ...
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When we think of brands, we think of brand names that represent products and companies usually, or that identifying logo or name that identifies something. However, a brand is ...
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We’ve all heard the evils of outsourcing when it comes to cutting jobs for local employees. But if you’re on the other side of the desk, outsourcing certain functions ...
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In a blog I posted last month, we looked at the unemployment numbers as of the end of the month of January, and the slow crawl it was making for the better. Well, just last week, ...
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 Are you having a problem keeping employees?  Is your turnover like a revolving door?  Does it seem as if you no sooner get an employee trained and they ...
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This morning’s report from ADP said the U.S. economy added 209,000 private sector jobs last month, adding to the growing confidence in the steady, if slow improvement in ...
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Your employees have worked hard for you all year.  You would like to reward them, but with the economy down, you can’t really afford raises.  You don’t want ...
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There is much confusion with some people when it comes to the understanding of collecting unemployment benefits, so let us take a look as some basics of that system. Each ...
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Expectations are running high that the U.S. government’s jobs report this Friday will again show more than 200,000 new jobs were added to the economy last month. If it turns ...
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  If you’re interested in pursuing a career in genetics, The University of California at Davis recently announced the construction of a new 10,000 square foot genome ...
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In a perfect world, companies work together with their employees to achieve success. The employees work hard on the company's behalf and in return, the company helps them ...
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Telecommuting can attract and retain employees. It can even save you money. But not all employees or companies are cut out for virtual work. Providing the tools and technology ...
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There is going to be an exodus of workers soon from businesses all across the U.S. It seems that for all the work recruiters do at the front end, organizations are undoing it at ...
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Succession Planning For the Future Many companies are beginning to recognize the importance of closely monitoring their human capital to ensure the continued growth and support ...
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Over the past few years, more and more people are beginning to understand the impact of going green by decreasing their individual carbon footprint by recycling or consuming only ...
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  When you have to give bad news. Here are some tips to help soften the blow.   Delivering bad news is always hard. It doesn't matter if you are a manager who has to ...
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I remember when I worked for a midsize university how heavily my supervisor’s time was occupied by meetings. There were days that she literally went from one meeting to the ...
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How is your new employee hospitality? Just about every company has some sort of new employee orientation. But is it really welcoming? Do your new employees feel like welcome and ...
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In the sales industry, keeping your best employees motivated and happy is key to higher productivity and higher profits. Here are 5 ways to keep your team happy and ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   Employees spend up to three hours every day surfing the Web on personal business. The result is a major loss in productivity, considerable workplace ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   Whatever the reason, sometimes you just have to let an employee go--or as "The Donald" would say, "You're Fired." It can be poor ...
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Deodorant Product Testers           It seems that everywhere you look these days, there are people who are ...
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John Smith began 2010 with the hope that hiring would ramp up slowly over the year and that he would be able to re-establish his crackerjack sourcing team that was eliminated in ...
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If you are an owner or president of your company, you need to create and keep a training and development fund for your employees and yourself. Ben Franklin, who was one of the ...
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Companies put a lot of time and money into recruiting, screening, interviewing and processing new employees. Finding the proper mix of skills and experience and the right ...
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Sometimes it seems like a good idea for a team to bring on a project manager. This person is someone who can be a go-between for management and the hands-on team. They can ...
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The work of a supervisor is varied: they design a specific job, hire someone to fill the role, train them and then delegate responsibilities to them, and then follow-up on their ...
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What if Darth Vader was your boss? It might seem like he is already but aside from his overly aggressive force tactics he might be a good candidate for a leadership role in your ...
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One of the best things a company or organization has going for it is the opportunity to tap the intelligence of the other members of its team. Like the saying goes “none of ...
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In today's job market, employers are receiving hundreds more resumes than they have openings to fill. This makes the entire hiring process stressful for both the employers and ...
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Earlier this year Oprah surprised all of her “O” magazine employees with a special bonus for the magazine’s 10th anniversary. Regardless of their length of ...
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It’s that time of the month again. No not that one, but it can make people just as irritable. It’s time for the monthly store meeting. According to a survey by ...
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In an economy where employees who hate their jobs are hanging on for the paycheck, getting the most out of the team is more difficult than ever. You may not know who they are, ...
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Many chief executive officers and presidents tout the fact that they have an open door policy in their company or organization. They welcome their staff to walk in their office ...
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The longer you are in business, the more people you hire, the more subjective you are to making the wrong decision when hiring a Manager. There will be situations wherein you ...
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"Give me a job, give me security, give me a chance to survive. I’m just a poor soul in the unemployment line. My God I’m hardly alive.” When Styx first sang that 32 years ago, ...
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Without even knowing the name of your organization I can predict that throughout the most recent downturn you let your employee referral program “go,” so to speak. By failing to ...
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Any successful employer knows that the only way to be successful is through and with his people! Show me an employer in any business with happy, productive people and it is almost ...
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In a recent article published by Forbes, “Keeping Ex-Employees Brand Loyal,” the author describes some of the dos and don’ts as to what companies can and should do to protect ...
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Looking back over the last 18 to 24 months, the steady cost consciousness due to declines in revenue and increased operating costs led to job losses at a rapid rate, as well as ...
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Good people know that even in a recession, they can find another position. In fact, signs point to increased opportunities for currently employed people with specific skills ...
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Employers always seem to be asking me, "What in the world is Gen Y thinking when they do some of the things they do at work?" As a researcher and member of Gen Y, which I define ...
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Employers who usually search for certain qualities such as intelligence, experience, and a strong work ethic when considering a candidate for a job opening should add one more ...
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The higher you rise in organizations the more you need to be able to practice the corporate equivalent of international diplomacy. Whether you are striving to transform your ...
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Do Your Employees Know Your Name? Do your employees know your name? Do they even know why your organization exists? If the answer to one or both of these questions is "no," you ...
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You have taken the time to interview, select, and hire your ideal employees. Now, it’s important that you retain them. Utilizing surveys allow you to gauge employee morale and ...
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Sign up now for a free trial of Rypple In the world of Facebook or Twitter, people love to hear feedback about what they're up to. But sit them down for a performance review, ...
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Employers have many questions about I‐9 Form/E-Verify compliance and how a paperless Web-based I‐9 Form/E-Verify system solution can improve the efficiency of a ...
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Businesses world wide are facing probably the most challenging time since the Second World War. Most of those in positions of responsibility have little or no first hand ...
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As if the non-stop economic challenges of the past two years weren’t bad enough, a hidden crisis is beginning to emerge from the economic rubble of 2007-2008: corporate leaders ...
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Many businesses are in an awful rut these days. That's because they don't know what steps to take to tap into what I call "the secret wealth of a bad economy." There's much more ...
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Here's the toughest question that most companies can't answer: "Who are you?" This means trouble. It's trouble because if they have no sense of who they are, what's really ...
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Day after day we’re being pummeled by news of bad CEO behavior, so much that you have to conclude that America’s business executives are incapable of getting the message--its time ...
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For too many years, complexity and cleverness were used to seemingly create value out of thin air. Risky no-doc, no-money-down loans were sliced and diced, wrapped and repackaged ...
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What about small businesses? Can they sit this one out? In a word, no. Here are six reasons why: 1. Laws that once applied only to big business are encroaching on smaller ...
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An Eco-Advantage Mindset, supported by the right tracking tools, a focus on redesign, and a culture of environmental stewardship, the foundation for turning green to gold. But the ...
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In analyzing dozens of partnerships, some successful -- and some less so -- we've identified the following series of fundamental lessons. 1. KNOW YOUR OWN SITUATION WELL ...
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All indications are that our new President has in mind a "New Deal" when it comes to Presidential communications. He certainly knows his way around the technology. He fought ...
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The VP of Operations still had no idea how to plan for 2009. Communication from the top was as clear as mud. The company budget was supposed to be finalized by year’s end -- yet ...
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With the high cost of food, home energy prices spiking, flat wages, mortgage woes, government bailouts, and the pending presidential election, the minds of the American workforce ...
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There will always come a time when managers will be faced with the task of firing an employee. This is an uncomfortable experience for all parties involved. Depending on the ...
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In a recent workshop I conducted on "The Art of Dealing with Difficult People", we spent some time discussing terminations. If you've ever had to terminate someone, you know how ...
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Great service companies share common beliefs about the importance of culture, behaviors, people, and relationships. These beliefs manifest themselves in different ways, but they ...
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Baby Boomers are those people who were born between 1946 and 1964, representing 76 million individuals. The sheer magnitude of the number of births during this period has had a ...
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In the College Student Career Confidence Survey, 61% of college students said they expected to be with their first employer for less than 3 years. 16% expect to change jobs as ...
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I’m told that many, even most, companies maintain thick employee handbooks jam-packed with all shapes and types of rules -- rules about when you come to work and when you leave, ...
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No matter if you have performance reviews at the end of the year or around an employee’s anniversary date, performance reviews are extremely important for employees. Employees ...
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By Christine Comaford-Lynch Author of Rules for Renegades Great people can make a mediocre product a success. But mediocre people can make a great product a disaster. ...
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Can you answer these questions about Baby Boomer retirements at your company? The first five are about raw numbers:How many people at your company are eligible to retire in each ...
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Eight months ago I was asked by an organization to find out what was causing the most stress for their managers and to come up with a strategy to resolve it. During the first five ...
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The world of business is changing dramatically. There was a time in corporate America when employees were closely connected with their employers – when they had a sense of ...
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Going global may sound poetic; going global may sound like inspiring dreams, but success as a global enterprise is impossible if organizations are poorly equipped. The statement ...
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Motivating employees towards success is one essential ingredient in maintaining a vigorous, cost-effective, serviceable and productive organization. This is true whether your ...
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Publishing a newsletter is one of the most effective ways to market your business. Whether you distribute a print newsletter, an electronic version (e-zine) or both, your ...
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A single person paired with three or four dates is a highly popular television show. A problem with this forum for dating is that finding a person willing to stick around after ...
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Recently, we hear of companies laying-off employees at the mere anticipation of a market slow-down. Conversely, many employees have become so aggressive in promoting their careers ...
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As recently as a couple of years ago, no one in his right senses even remotely considered the idea of using blogs for promoting his business. Go back a few years further and you ...
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In business, it’s success or failures boil down to one thing and that is money. Was there profit after the campaign, did it break even or is the company in the red? This is the ...
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In an age of restructuring, downsizing, reorganizing and a general re-evaluation of purpose, mission, corporate destiny and direction, a concern for employee as well as ...
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A recent report, titled "The War for Talent" stated that over the next 20 years, employee talent will be what differentiates successful companies from those going bust. The late ...
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Yes it is the holiday season and now is the perfect time to show how much you appreciate your employees and co-workers. Remember it is also important that you show your ...
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Perception is Reality – Discipline with Care! Disciplining and firing employees is one of the most crucial areas for consideration as an Employer. As a former plaintiff’s ...
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If you are an Employer looking for permanent staff, using agencies can be an efficient and cost effective method of recruitment. Do your homework carefully and you can concentrate ...
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Introduction In addition to the increasingly common use of cognitive and personality tests for personnel selection, organizations now administer millions of personality, learning ...
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In a competitive world with the need for businesses to be more streamlined and productive a company can often find itself with a workforce working under pressure resulting in low ...
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Looking after a new employee during their first few weeks at work can mean the difference between their success and failure as employees as well as your success and failure as an ...
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Some employees are renters. They have a short-term view of their work relationship. They show less care and attention to the quality of their work and they do not have long-term ...
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If LaBron James decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for another team, the performance of that franchise would drop like a rock. This is the case for any business, no matter ...
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By Rich Milgram CEO, Beyond.com, Inc. Turn the clock back several years to a time when corporate employers relied heavily on print advertisement to promote available jobs ...
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It’s one of the largest costs in all different types of organizations, yet it’s also one of the most unknown costs. It’s employee turnover. Companies routinely record and ...
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Here she comes again into the office to complain. First it was about everyone else abusing their breaks, and then she accused you of playing favorites by not honoring her ...
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I know this article is going to be controversial because businesses that rely on employer and recruiters are very reluctant to admit, that the customer isn’t always right. If ...
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As soon as you find yourself in a charge or supervisory capacity, you'll find that you're asked for references. But what should be included, and what should be avoided? Having ...
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In your employee search, you’ve narrowed down your decision to two candidates. While both are equally qualified for the job, the only difference between them is that one candidate ...
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In today’s job market, your company wants to attract the people with the talent, skills, and attitudes you need. Naturally, your initial salary offering needs to be high enough to ...
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Your customers, or would-be customers, need to be informed and reminded of what added values you provide them -- extras that can save them money, time, and aggravation. Yet too ...
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By some estimates, there are 40,000 job boards on the Internet on which employers can advertise (post) their job openings, yet many employers are only familiar with the sites that ...
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There is no question that the use of interns has exploded over the past few years. According a recent surveys by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), most ...
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As the Baby Boomer generation exits the workforce steadily over the next 10 years, sourcing new candidates will become a tenuous task. Companies that understand the impending ...
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Billing Solutions: Is Outsourcing Your Invoice Processing Service A Good Thing?By Clint Waite Outsourcing your bill printing can alleviate many headaches and is generally ...
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When Is The Best Time To Take Your Company Public?CEO’s often call and ask me what the revenues and net profit should be before going public, they seem to think that there is a ...
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Here is a true story. My dentist did a “clinical” evaluation of my teeth. That is his fancy way to say he looked in my mouth and starred at my teeth with his own two eyes. He ...
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You are an owner or hiring manager. Your competitors offer employee benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage. In addition, they offer a barrage of other benefits ...
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By Peter Knopp, J.D. The economic downturn forced many employers to contemplate or actually resort to reductions in workforce and retiree benefits as a means of cutting ...
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The Continuing Staffing Trend -- Outsourcing The largest single expense item for many companies today is contingent labor services, whether the services are called temporaries, ...
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We've seen the evolution of the online recruiting world in the past few years, and we're happy to report that our idea of a niche career center like CareerBank.com - devoted ...
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When consultant Sandra Sullivan arrives at a corporation to talk about trying flexible work schedules, she's often struck by contrasting attitudes. Managers clearly signal their ...
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In today's competitive business environment, companies are finding themselves relying heavily on an asset that in the past was somewhat taken for granted – employees. The ...
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With candidates in short supply, there is fierce competition between companies for qualified candidates. Effective online recruitment advertising can be the key to attracting the ...
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With the wave of job opportunities and the shrinking of the candidate pool, employers are finding it difficult to offer a few sick days, mediocre health coverage and Christmas ...
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Over the last few years, the workplace landscape has changed. New philosophies and new benefits make employment a whole new ballgame for professionals such as you. Flextime, ...
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Come on, come a little closer. It's OK. Really. Yes, we're going to discuss performance appraisals - but don't be scared. We know how difficult it can be, but this time we are ...
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As the Internet becomes a common tool in the workplace, employers find themselves doing yet another balancing act. Legal liability, decreased bandwidth, and lost productivity are ...
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Improving the quality of your workforce is often a struggle. You can try such things as training and development, mentoring, coaching, and employee-assistance programs, but if an ...
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The ability to recognize, acknowledge and react quickly to warning signs that your business is in trouble could mean the difference between keeping your company's doors open or ...
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Still wondering whether you'll have to reckon with telecommuting? Consider this: In a recent survey by Challenger, Gray, and Christmas, Inc., an international outplacement firm, ...
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By now, most employers have dabbled in, if not devoted a significant amount of time and money, to online job boards for their recruiting program. When the Internet was first ...
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What if you could categorize people as a way of determining the best kind of jobs for them, what balance of each category you had in your company, and - let's just make this dream ...
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Mary M. Orlando credits her company, Dun & Bradstreet Corp., with having the foresight to offer long-term care (LTC) benefits to its 12,500 worldwide employees last year. At the ...
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It's been a wild, crazy ride these past few years for employees and employers alike. In the aftermath, resumes are littered with quick stops at failed dot-coms, and company phone ...
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As companies scrambled to account for far-flung employees and calm their worried colleagues in the aftermath of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, intranets played a ...
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Reprinted From "Best Practices in HR" and HRnext.com Trying to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the workers' compensation system at the same time can ...
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Niche markets and the ways to take advantage of them have become popular topics for consultants and the accounting trade press. Experts point out the benefits of niche-focused ...
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It seems hopeless. You've been running an ad in your local newspaper for four weeks advertising the junior-level position you're trying to fill at your company. Few people have ...
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More job applicants are finding that part of the application process involves a pre-employment drug test. A large number of Fortune 500 companies do drug testing, as well as an ...