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January 22, 2014

The (High) Cost of Underperformers

Underperformers can cost you.  Big.  Staff who conspicuously slack off don’t last longer than a few abysmal performance reviews.  But when it comes to weak employees, the openly insubordinate are in the minority.  Most below average employees may exhibit strengths in critical areas, but turn up lacking in ways that…
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January 21, 2014

What Makes for an Ideal Workweek?

Despite the fact that work-life balance continues to be one of the most significant factors in employee satisfaction and retention, many companies – perhaps yours included – continue to perpetuate a culture marked by long hours.  As much as 75 percent of Americans work more than 40 hours a week,…
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January 20, 2014

Developments in Technology – and What They Mean for HR

SHRM.org published an article at the end of the year outlining the newest tools and biggest improvements 2013 had to offer for HR in the way of software and mobile capabilities.  Regardless of your focus – whether recruiting, benefits, training or another discipline – your day-to-day work has been largely…
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January 17, 2014

Just Breathe…

When grading jobs according to stress level, nobody's vying for number one.  Ever wonder where your profession ranks? Infographic courtesy of Infographiclist.com
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January 15, 2014

The Terminally Ill Employee

HRE Online recently published an article exploring how to handle a situation involving an employee who’s been given a terminal diagnosis but wants or needs to keep working as long as possible.  It was a thoughtful, insightful piece stressing the importance of confidentiality, respect and support from the company and…
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January 7, 2014

What Can HR do About Ethics?

2013 wasn’t a banner year for ethics in the business world, with mega corporations WalMart, Apple and Monsanto all making headlines for activities ranging from the shady to the cutthroat. There’s little doubt that to build a culture of ethics, tone at the top is everything.  When it comes to…
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January 6, 2014

Resilience Means Survival

Resilience: a potential paradigm shift for companies or just the newest HR buzzword? The UK’s HR Magazine published a piece last week exploring the merits of building resilience in the workforce.  These days, often the most valuable employees are the most versatile. Resilient employees are those who can withstand change…
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January 3, 2014

Five HR Resolutions for 2014

Yesterday we outlined several New Year’s Resolutions for job seekers.  Today’s focus is on HR.  Oracle’s Mike Vilimek suggests wide-ranging improvements or greater attention to a number of areas, including: Candidate Experience You’re most likely to win top talent when you make a positive impression from the get go.  A…
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December 23, 2013

Trends in Work-Life Balance Policies

Bloomberg reported last month that 18 states experienced a baby boom this year.  And while more workers are taking maternity or paternity leave, the population is also rapidly aging.  The Baby Boomer generation continues to retire in droves (one source cited the rate as 10,000 retiring per day!).  In some…
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December 19, 2013

‘Tis the Season to Be Thankful

It's not too late to do something special for your employees this year! Be sure to thank them for all they do, whether or not end-of-year bonuses are in the budget.   Infographic courtesy of Globoforce.
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