Sarita Harbour

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Sarita Harbour

Sarita Harbour is a business and personal finance writer who comes from a long line of business owners. When Sarita isn't writing, she's homeschooling her younger kids and encouraging her older children as they continue the entrepreneurial family tradition.

Working remotely

January 29, 2018

How to Manage an Increasingly Remote Workforce

With developing technology, and a new emphasis on work-life balance, more workers than ever have joined the remote workforce. Gallup reports that the remote work trend continues to grow for companies across the US. In fact, while 39% of employees worked remotely in 2012, that number had risen to 43% by 2016. And this isn’t […]

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AI-Artificial Intelligence- HR- trends- efficiency

January 22, 2018

5 Reasons to Embrace AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a phrase that pops up with increasing frequency in the media and with good reason; this new wave of technological advances is already impacting many aspects of our homes and workplaces, including human resources departments. In fact, recent reports and expert opinions suggest that AI could become mainstream in the HR […]

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HR Challenges in 2018: Looking Ahead

January 11, 2018

7 Challenges Facing HR Departments in 2018

Today’s human resources leaders face a unique and fluid environment when it comes to hiring and managing an organization’s workforce. In our fast-paced business/technology world and a changing job market, what new challenges face HR departments in 2018? Here are seven challenges facing human resources professionals in the year ahead: #1. Battle for Top Talent […]

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Workplace Wellness - Meditation

January 3, 2018

Workplace Wellness Programs Linked to Increased Productivity: Here’s Why

Are you looking for ways to help your team members become more productive? If so, it may be time to introduce a workplace wellness program for employees. While you likely know that workplace wellness programs offer many benefits to organizations and individuals (such as reduced absenteeism and health insurance costs), the impact of these programs […]

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Blurred Lines: Sticky Holiday HR

December 18, 2017

4 Sticky HR Holiday Issues & How to Handle Them

Inappropriate party behavior? Leaving early each day? While many of us look forward to the holidays, this season also brings challenges to human resources departments everywhere. Here’s a quick rundown of some issues that may crop up in the workplace during the holiday season as well as some tips on how to handle them. #1. […]

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Hiring Process - interview room

December 7, 2017

Is this the Season to Review Your Hiring Process?

As 2017 comes to a close with the holiday season in full swing, starting the new hire process for next year may be the last thing on your mind. Yet according to The Accounting Principal’s Holiday Bonus & Hiring Survey, the majority of businesses are in the midst of planning their 2018 hiring right now. […]

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Employee Productivity at Work

October 23, 2017

4 Ways to Combat Declining Productivity in Your Workplace

If your organization has suffered from lower employee productivity levels in the past few years, you’re not alone. Recent studies and statistics indicate declining productivity rates in many Western workplaces. According to a recent study by Washington-based think tank The Brookings Institute, over the past 10 years productivity growth has slowed in both advanced and […]

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Collaborative vs. Competitive Culture

October 16, 2017

Competitive or Collaborative? How Your Corporate Culture Hinders or Helps Business Success

Does your business foster a competitive culture? While competitiveness is usually a good thing in the business world, encouraging competition between individuals or departments within an organization is no longer the preferred approach. Research shows that today many organizations are moving toward a more collaborative and team-based approach. The 2017 Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report […]

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Employee Burnout - How to Avoid

September 27, 2017

The Key Factor Contributing to Employee Burnout & What You Can Do About It

Given today’s ever-changing, fast-paced workplaces, it comes as no surprise that more and more workers are suffering from employee burnout. And employee burnout impacts more than the individual’s physical, psychological, and emotional health. It also costs American businesses a bundle. According to Harvard research, the psychological and physical impact of workplace stress, including burnout, ranges […]

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Improving Work Relationships

September 20, 2017

5 Actionable Ways to Build Great Work Relationships & Improve Company Culture

Are you looking for ways to strengthen your company culture, but just don’t know where to start? If so, it could be as simple as focusing on the work relationships within your organization. Good work relationships have been identified as a key building-block of a strong company culture. According to a Harvard Business Review article, […]

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Paid Parental Leave Policy

September 12, 2017

Where Does Your Company Stand on Parental Leave?

When was the last time you updated your organization’s parental leave policy? If it’s been a couple of years, now might be a good time to take a look at it. Parental leave is an in-demand benefit when it comes to attracting and keeping today’s top talent, and business leaders are taking note. A recent […]

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company culture

August 17, 2017

5 Signs Your Company Culture is Superficial

Businesses love to preach about the importance of company culture, but many companies struggle with a disconnect between what they say and the reality of their own company culture. A joint study between the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and Columbia Business School surveyed over 1800 CEOs and CFOs worldwide focusing on over […]

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