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flexible work schedule

March 13, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Flexible Work Schedules

Joining work meetings in your pajamas…doesn’t that sound amazing (and comfortable)? While the notion may have been laughed at 20 years ago, in today’s ever-changing workplace, being able to work in your pajamas has become a reality for some. In fact, 3.7 million employees (or 2.8 percent of the workforce) now work from home at […]

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Employee Goal Setting

January 20, 2017

How to Increase Employee Efficiency in 2017 with Goal Setting

Now that January’s more than half way through, how are you feeling about the resolutions you made on the first? Can’t quite remember what you aimed to achieve? Didn’t quite get around to setting any goals? That’s okay — it’s not too late for you to optimize 2017 to improve employee productivity. To get started […]

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employee holidays

December 15, 2016

Federal Holidays in 2017: How to Set Up Your Employee Calendar

If we took a holiday, took some time to celebrate, would it be paid? When it comes to taking time off from work, employees first look to their employers to find out what holidays they observe. How does your company’s employee holiday calendar stack up? What’s Covered: Check Federal Labor Laws Depending on the type […]

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December 13, 2016

[Infographic]: Do’s and Don’ts: Gift-Giving Etiquette in the Workplace

Gift giving in the workplace can be an awkward experience if you don’t know the etiquette. For example, giving a gift that is too expensive or not aligned with religious preference or beliefs may transform your good intention into a bah humbug moment – or worse, a visit with your favorite HR professional. So before […]

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employee holidays

November 28, 2016

How To Plan a Company Holiday Party Your Employees Want to Attend

Note: This article was originally published in December 2015, but has been updated as of November 2016.  With Thanksgiving behind us, many employers are now focused on end-of-year holiday parties. However, in recent years, many employers have said “bah humbug” to the company holiday party. In fact, 30% of employers did not throw a holiday party in […]

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November 16, 2016

4 Smart Tips for Hiring Top Talent

Are you struggling to land quality talent for the open positions in your company? You’re not alone. In fact, 40% of employers globally report difficulties filling jobs due to lack of available talent, according to the 2016 Talent Shortage Survey, released by ManpowerGroup in October. The Hardest Roles to Fill      Skilled Trades      IT Staff      Sales Representatives      Engineers […]

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strategic HR

August 18, 2016

3 Ways Leaders Foster a Positive Company Culture

At a growing business, your culture, mission, and values are vital to establishing a strong company identity. But it’s not enough to simply define them: remember that you have to work by them, too. Your employees often look to you to lead by example. Showing your dedication to these elements of your business not only […]

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August 14, 2016

[Free eBook] 20 Questions to Help Leaders Tackle Top Employee Challenges

As a leader, you have a lot of responsibility on your plate. And while you’re likely keeping strong focus on the growth of your product (read: sales), you may not always be sure of the best ways to grow other areas of your company—namely, your people. Here’s the thing: To unlock future growth, your team is your […]

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August 5, 2016

Go for Gold: 3 Ways to Actually Boost Productivity During the Olympic Games

As the 2016 Rio Olympic Games kick off in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, viewers worldwide will be tuning in to watch their favorite teams compete for gold. It’s estimated that 3.6 billion people will be watching, including 72 percent of business professionals. (No pressure, athletes.) Summer months already see a decline in productivity, with more […]

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July 12, 2016

The 7 Personality Types Every Startup Needs

When it comes to startups and small businesses, most tend to share these two characteristics:           They move fast.           They operate with few resources. Although there are many other characteristics of startups and small businesses, these two elements tend to make hiring a team challenging. After […]

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HR Tech

July 1, 2016

Improve Work Interactions With These Two Simple, Daily Habits

We’ve all seen the images of entire families on their phone at the dinner table, or meetings where everyone is looking at their computer, and not looking at their boss. While technology can certainly distract us, it’s also a powerful tool for feeling more connected among families, friends, and colleagues at work. Two experts suggest […]

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May 5, 2016

Onboarding Best Practices That Benefit New Hires and Your Business

You’ve interviewed tons of candidates and finally found the right person for the job. You extend an offer and she accepts. Your work is done, right? Wrong. In reality, recruiting a candidate is just one part of an effective onboarding program. If you want to set your new hire up for success on day one […]

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