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HR teams

August 9, 2017

5 Ways HR Teams are Changing (for the Better)

It’s no secret that HR teams have changed over the years. Thanks to HR software and tools, HR teams are now able to harness technology to collect relevant HR information and streamline tedious services like payroll and benefits administration. And increasingly, HR teams are now able to offer valuable contributions to an organization’s profitability. What […]

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workplace productivity

August 7, 2017

7 Productivity Drains That Impact Your Business

Are you running out of ideas as to how to boost workplace productivity? You’ve armed your staff with state-of-the-art gadgets and software, signed them up for the latest workshops and webinars, and outfitted their workspaces with the most modern furniture. In your quest to improve the effectiveness of their productive effort, you think you’ve done […]

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blended workforce

July 7, 2017

How Businesses Can Support the Blended Workforce

Say goodbye to the era of full-time employees who work 9 to 5 and hello to the blended workforce. Not sure what a “blended workforce” is? We’ll help clarify. A blended workforce is comprised of people who work in different locations with varying schedules – full-time, part-time and contingent workers (like consultants, freelancers, and contractors). […]

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how to grow a company

June 19, 2017

How to Grow a Company Without Micromanaging

Chris Bennett is the CEO and Founder of 97th Floor, an award-winning digital marketing agency. He speaks on marketing and entrepreneurship at universities and international conferences, including SMX, SearchLove, Adobe Summit and DreamForce. Chris shares his story on how changing his management style grew his business, while fostering happy employees. I was recently on the phone with […]

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employee conflict

March 28, 2017

5 Effective Ways to Handle Employee Conflict

“Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional.” Max Lucado Employee happiness and amicability is important, but when you throw any variation of employee personalities together, there’s bound to be some sort of clash. Conflict isn’t necessarily bad, though. On the contrary, it’s rather healthy to have your ideas challenged, and it helps hash out and […]

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March 17, 2017

Demystifying Background Checks

Your business is your baby. No matter its size and scope, you likely spend more time at work than anywhere else — and that’s why filling your office with hires you’re confident in is super important. When it comes to growing your team, there seem to be more “to do” items than you ever thought possible. […]

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Business intelligence reports and tools

March 15, 2017

Answering 3 Top HR Questions With Business Intelligence Reports

Just as road maps make it easier for drivers to find the shortest routes, business intelligence reports help companies visualize and navigate key human resources (HR) analytics. Because of this, businesses are increasingly investing in tech resources for collecting, storing, and organizing important employee data.   Fortunately, this investment in technology can pay off big time for […]

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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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voting politics workplace

November 2, 2016

Time to Vote!

Election day is almost here! (thank goodness). It’s always good to encourage your employees to celebrate our democracy and get out and vote. And, depending on your state, you may be required to provide employees time off to go vote. For example, in the state of California: Employees can be given as much time as […]

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October 4, 2016

Navigating California’s New $15 Minimum Wage

Navigating state law changes can be tricky and often results in employers not being in compliance with new regulations. Small businesses can unknowingly be out of compliance if they fail to understand all aspects of newly enacted laws. This could be the case with California’s Senate Bill (“SB”) 3. Signed by Governor Brown on April […]

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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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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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