7 warning signs a great employee’s about to quit

We all want to hold onto our best, brightest employees. And sometimes, a key component of that retention effort is being able to recognize when they’re trying to locate greener pastures and finding...
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Workplace follies: 11 amazing things employees did instead of their jobs

OK, everyone knows the pace in the office tends to slow a bit during the dog days of summer. People take vacation and almost everyone seems a little more easygoing. But you probably don’t want people this...
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The Dos and Don’ts of hiring talent from your competitors

Where’s the likeliest place to find the kind of talent you need? Your direct competitors, of course. Guest post author Adam Robinson offers some tips on hiring these top performers efficiently and...
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Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Recruiting Strategy

39% of U.S. employers report that they are having difficulty finding staff with the right skills for their organization. In construction, engineering, and supply the percentage is even higher. Companies...
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Why You Need More than Engaged Employees

CEB research shows that more than half of your employees are less focused on the right activities and do not feel aligned with corporate priorities. CEB’s ClearAdvantage framework for your employee...
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Dealing with acidic attitudes: Help for your managers

Every workplace has negative people who erode morale. They’re not always easy to pick out of a crowd, but they can do an amazing amount of damage over time. Most of the time, these folks don’t make...
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What do conflicting Obamacare rulings mean for the future of health reform?

As you’ve probably heard, two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings this week concerning the part of the Affordable Care Act that provides subsidies to individuals who can’t afford...
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One thing companies, managers should stop doing to poor performers

Don’t be ambiguous with poor and underperforming employees when it comes to their standing with your company.  Uncertainty breeds even worse performance and behavior, according to two noted researchers...
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4 ways to make your sexual harassment training more effective

Sexual harassment prevention training is generally not HR professionals’ favorite thing. Here are some guidelines to make the experience more useful for both management and employees – courtesy...
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Second-richest man proposes 3-day workweek (and it’s not as crazy as it sounds)

At a business conference in Paraguay, business tycoon Carlos Slim made a pitch that will certainly the eyebrows of your employees.  The CEO of the Mexico-based telecom company Telmex said it was time...
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