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employee-recognition

July 15, 2019

The Employer’s Guide to Boosting Employee Retention with Recognition

When it comes to retaining talent, businesses are looking for creative solutions to keep employees motivated, engaged and on the payroll. Doggie daycare and a host of other up-and-coming perks top lists of business’ idea of what employees want and need to stay loyal to the firm.  But do you really a bring-your-beagle-to-work day? What […]

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July 2, 2019

6 Creative Employee Onboarding Ideas

One reason that onboarding gets a bad rap is because, well, it’s usually just as bad as people think it is. The first few days of onboarding and new hire trainings can be really dull, filled with endless PowerPoint presentations and hours of dry information with few breaks. Most companies don’t bother with creative employee […]

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building an employee handbook

May 14, 2019

7 Employee Handbook Examples You Should Steal From

If you haven’t spent time designing an employee handbook yet—you’re not alone. An employee handbook can be incredibly useful in building a positive workplace culture and employee loyalty, but it’s not an easy feat to write one. That’s why we’re breaking down the process for you and offering you seven employee handbook examples. Often having […]

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May 2, 2019

What You Should Know About Flexible Paid Time Off

One thing that every business with employees (aka practically all businesses) will have to contend with is crafting a paid time off, or PTO, policy. In recent years, flexible paid time off policies—aka policies that allow employees to take time off when they need it for increasingly varied reasons—have stormed onto the scene. But if […]

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paid voting leave

April 26, 2019

New York Employers Now Must Offer 3 Hours of Paid Voting Leave

Election Day 2020 is just around the corner and that means brushing up on election labor laws. While federal law doesn’t require employers to give their workers time off to vote, many states do. Before next November, review your state and local laws now to get policies in place that ensure you’re compliant with any […]

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A new look at organizational learning

April 23, 2019

A New Way of Looking at Organizational Learning

Organizational learning is the key to business success. The more employees know, the better they perform: the better they perform, the more a company can grow. The model for learning has traditionally been top-down. Management and HR determine what skills and competencies employees should have or aspire to, then set the learning agenda to align. […]

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what is a salary history and why is it being banned

April 17, 2019

What is a Salary History– And Why is it Being Banned?

What is a salary history? It depends on who you ask, an employer or an employee. For some, it is a commercial right and for others a glass ceiling. But workers have been increasingly fighting for the right to start each interview with a clean slate, past salary data excluded. And guess what? State and […]

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colorado company saved their future with a strong company culture

April 16, 2019

How One Colorado Company Saved Its $165M Firm Through Strong Company Culture

David Shigekane, whose last name is so hard to pronounce that people shorten it to “Sugar,” knows what qualifies for bold leadership. He’s lived it. David was appointed the president of The Neenan Company in 2014 after scaling internal ranks for 18 years and weathering what would be a near collapse of the $165-million-revenue company. […]

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respectful workplace: talking about transgender rights

April 15, 2019

Fostering a Respectful Workplace: Transgender Education Trainings

“Leadership is the most important element for change, and that includes fostering workplaces that have an inclusive culture and that enhance cross-cultural awareness and skills through communication, training, and education. This is the starting point for any meaningful change in creating fair workplaces.” — Freada Kapor Klein, Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest […]

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April 10, 2019

What is the Value of Employee Commitment?

Much like any relationship, commitment is at the heart of a healthy partnership. When employees are committed to their work and place of business, they are more likely to be happy and productive. Committed employees take ownership of their work and are ambassadors for their company, both inside and outside of office doors. They are […]

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hiring interns for your small business

April 9, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Hiring Interns for your Small Business

Does your business have the opportunity to train an intern in exchange for valuable work experience? An intern can provide temporary assistance during peak times, and a chance to give back some of the skills and knowledge you (or your employees) have acquired. Hiring interns for your small business can also offer the potential to […]

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in the gig economy, how do you recruit contingent workers?

April 4, 2019

In the Midst of the Gig Economy, How Can Your Business Attract Contingent Workers?

There are almost 6 million contingent workers in the US, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These include a variety among the workforce: temporary workers, freelancers, independent contractors and more. Gig workers help small businesses get through large projects or peak times, or become a long-term part of the team. Attracting contingent workers seems […]

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