4 Steps to Resolving Workplace Conflict

If you are an employer for long enough, the time will come when you have to handle some interpersonal conflict. Not everyone will be able to get along all the time, and if a bad situation is allowed to persist without any intervention, it can have some serious side effects in your business. So what […]

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Strategies for Solving Employee Absenteeism

Employee absenteeism can become an expensive problem—thousands of dollars per worker over the course of a year! Employee engagement strategies are a great approach to limit this risk, while enjoying many other valuable advantages, too. Tactics like regular employee recognition, increased transparency, and flexible work schedules can help boost your team’s morale, productivity, and overall […]

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How Much is Employee Stress Costing You?

Employee stress can be a big hidden expense in your business, causing diminished productivity and lost workdays. A study by Harvard found that more than a third of workers deal with work-related stress. The good news is that there are things you can do that will reduce stress for your employees—and maybe even yield some […]

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Hire Using More Than Just Salary

Some positions are naturally more difficult to fill than others. When you have a job opening like this, it’s easy to think the solution is just to offer more money—but salary isn’t always the right answer. An employee whose only loyalty is to the size of the paycheck could leave you needing to fill that […]

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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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