Cultural Fit or Cultural Add?

When you’re looking to hire new people for your team, you’ll likely hear a lot of advice about hiring for “cultural fit,” finding people who are a good match for the existing team. But one risk the “cultural fit” strategy runs is producing a team of people who are too similar. Sometimes, what you need […]

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Keep Up with the Latest Workforce Trends

Everything in life is constantly evolving and changing. The workforce is no different! Your employees will develop new expectations, different wants and desires, and changed priorities. Keeping up with the latest workforce trends will help you attract and retain the best talent for your team. In our latest article, we examine some of these latest […]

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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 to Build a Productivity Strategy

In any small business, there is a mountain of tasks that need to be done—some right now, some yesterday, and some down the road. Some are critically important; some would be nice but are not essential. Some are things only one person can do; some can be done by anyone on the team. To help […]

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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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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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