Friday 5 for the Week of October 3rd, 2016


Don’t Shoot the Messenger!

By: Fran Tarkenton

In 1989, the 101st Congress passed what is popularly called the Whistleblower Protection Act, designed to encourage federal workers to report violations of law or… 2 minute read

4 Tips for Negotiating with Vendors


Every business is reliant on their web of partners, vendors, and other people and businesses around them that help you provide your products and services. The… Read article

Best of Mentoring: Ann Fishman on Generational Knowledge

With: Ann Fishman

In this session, Ann discusses why it’s important to understand generational differences, but also the limitations of generational knowledge. While trends are useful… Watch session

Considerations for Engaging Independent Contractors

By: Bill Wortman

Independent contractors typically provide their own equipment and pay their own payroll taxes and insurances, including workers’ compensation, health insurance… 8 minute read

Exploit Your Employees’ Unique Talents

By: Shep Hyken

A company culture can benefit from exploiting the unique talents of its employees. Letting people do what they love and what they’re good at is… 3 minute read

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