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Are You Watching Out for Workplace Bullying?

More businesses are increasing awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, but there are other harmful behaviors that could negatively impact your business, too. Workplace bullying is a serious problem that can sometimes be more difficult to diagnose, yet can hurt productivity and morale in your business, increase employee turnover, and leave the company open…

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Get the Most Out of Your Performance Goals

Performance goals have the greatest effectiveness when they are part of regular discussions and give employees clear ways to measure their progress. A goal that is stated during an annual performance review and then never mentioned again until the next year’s review isn’t going to make much of an impression. To get the most out…

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The Challenge of Defining Corporate Culture

Everyone likes to talk about the importance of culture in their business, but it isn’t always clearly defined. Here’s a definition you can use: “Culture is the shared system of beliefs, values and practices that drive your success.” While this might seem a bit abstract, putting in the hard work to define your organization’s culture…

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How Exit Interviews Can Increase Retention

Keeping your talented employees is a vital task for a business—in 2018, the ratio of hires to job openings reached an all-time low, as businesses struggle to find the right people. So how can you find ways to improve employee retention? That’s where exit interviews come in. Yes, an exit interview means an employee is…

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Watch Out for Wage Discrimination

Federal and state laws in the United States are designed to prevent gender wage discrimination. But studies find that a substantial wage gap still exists: 18.1%, according to Forbes. These gaps don’t come into being all at once; they tend to build up over time. So to keep your business one that offers fair, equal…

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Are You Taking Advantage of the Gig Economy?

A recent study found that 57 million Americans are part of the gig economy, taking on work arrangements like freelancing, contract work, and other agile options. And that trend includes all levels of workers, from the top to the bottom! But while a huge part of the labor force is moving that way, companies in…

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What’s in the Secret Sauce of Your Small Business?

What comes to mind when we think about secret sauce? There’s the unexpected flavor, adding a kick to any ordinary recipe, and the mystery of the sauce itself. What’s all in it that makes it taste so good? Some of us may wish that we knew so we could duplicate the sauce for ourselves and…

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Are You Ready for Employee Appreciation Day?

Employee Appreciation Day is coming up fast, March 1, but don’t stop there! Make sure you’re showing your team that you care every day. It can be small things like support for ideas and projects, unique recognition awards, or work-life balance initiatives. Your employees make a huge difference in your business, and taking care of…

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Benefits of Hiring Boomers

It’s common to hear lots of people talking about hiring young people, Millennials. But despite some people having a bias toward hiring younger workers, there are some great benefits to hiring older workers, including larger interpersonal networks, a stronger sense of loyalty, and more. Learn more about bringing Boomers into your business in our full…

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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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