Engaging Training for Remote Employees

As more and more workers take the option of working remotely, it adds new challenges to employers. Recent estimates find that around 4 million workers in the United States are working from home for at least half of their hours. So when your workers aren’t in the office, how do you keep them engaged? And […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Protecting Your Business from Employee Theft

Q: I’m looking to start a new mobile auto detailing business. My biggest concern is protecting my business, particularly from employee theft. What can I do in my hiring procedures? Effective hiring procedures are important for every employer; however, since you will have employees taking company assets off premise, handling customer cash payments, working on […]

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Finding Your Real Company Values

Company values are a lot more than the words you choose to put in a mission statement. They’re more than just whatever you say your values are. Your company’s values are the things that you and everyone on your team say and do, day after day. That’s what people see, and those are the values […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Do I Have to Pay Employees When Bad Weather Closes the Business?

Q. Are employers required to pay employees for days they could not come to work due to inclement weather and the building was closed? While you may want to consult your local labor lawyer to confirm your employee compensation requirements for particular business closure situations, as a general rule, exempt employees will need to be […]

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Are You Hiring Diverse Talent?

A diverse team of talented people can drive innovation in a company, with a wide range of perspectives and experiences bringing new insights. To help make it easier to hire diverse talent, you can implement some small practices that will improve your hiring practices. Make sure you’re searching for candidates in overlooked places, looking for […]

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Keep Your Employees by Making Work Meaningful

What can you do to keep your employees with your business longer? A growing number of workers are actively looking for new jobs, or at least open to a new offer, and often without a large pay increase. A big factor is meaningful work. If your employees don’t believe their work is meaningful, they’ll be […]

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A Culture of Employee Recognition

When you recognize your employees for doing a great job, does it come across like a transaction, or is it a deeply engrained part of your culture? Recognition that has the greatest impact needs to come across as a genuine moment, not just another item to be crossed off the to-do list. Our blog team […]

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How to Manage Political Discussions in the Workplace

It’s a cliché: the two things you’re not supposed to talk about are religion and politics. But sometimes, especially in an election season, political talk is everywhere. What can you do as an employer to manage political discussions in the workplace, and keep everyone’s focus on the job and the customer? While you have to […]

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