‘Bob, you smell': What to say to employees about embarassing personal issues

Everybody dreads having those “difficult conversations” with employees about personal issues. Here are some examples of how they can be handled gracefully — including the actual words...
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Report: Women Catching Up to Men in Earnings, But Great Variation by State, Ethnicity, Education

It’s going to take another 40 years or more to close the wage gap between men and women, and if you are a woman currently living in certain states it’s not going to happen in your lifetime. Those...
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Do your C-level folks understand what’s really important to your employees?

There’s a dangerous disconnect afoot when it comes to what employees really want. And it could be costing your company a bundle – both in money and employee turnover.   Benefits aren’t cheap, which...
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Feds unveil final Obamacare out-of-pocket limits

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released the final regs on 2016 out-of-pocket maximums under the Affordable Care Act. But the information the agency tucked away in the reg’s...
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Getting Started with Elearning: Eight Questions to Consider

The face of corporate learning has changed. It is no longer possible to develop your human capital with a single approach. Today’s corporate environment calls for out-of-the-box thinking, incorporating...
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Talent Mobility: Motivating Your Employees for Career Growth

In the past, some companies used to give expatriate assignments to employees seeking additional income or the adventure of working in an exotic locale. In today’s global marketplace, however, companies...
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Family-Owned Businesses: Do’s and Dont’s

As we head into the weekend, here’s expert advice from Robin Paggi, our resident guest blogger, on ways for owners of family businesses to recognize and prevent personnel conflicts. Family-Owned...
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Using Training & Development To Build And Retain A Top Talent Workforce

The #1 cause of employee turnover in the United States is a lack of high-quality opportunities for professional development.You can utilize training and development in your company to build...
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How to Write a Winning Job Description

A job description is more than an ad for an open position – it's an ad for your company. Job seekers are consumers, and they'll want to be sold on your company before they apply. Represent your company...
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EEOC Settles ADA, Pregnancy Cases

Pregnancy and disability aren’t the same thing, but they do share in common that the person in those conditions may need some help from their employer to keep working. Employers that make no effort...
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