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Get a Great Return on Your Training and Development Investment

By Jaylyn Schumpert More than likely for an employee, the first few days or weeks on the job are consumed with training, training, and more training. They must learn everything from company policies and procedures to how the computer system works; not to mention all the responsibilities of their job ...
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Would You Hire Someone With a Criminal Record?

By Aoife Gorey April 25th 2012 saw a shocking announcement that will affect the careers of millions of workers. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new Enforcement Guidance on criminal background checks. Despite heavy concerns from the Chamber of Commerce and background check industry professionals, the new guidance ...
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What Tim Duncan Can Teach Us About Leadership in the Office

By Sarah Watson For anyone who played team sports in high school or college, you know their importance for building strong leaders with solid work ethics. Even if you didn’t participate in a sport, the similarities between team sports and work life are easy to spot. They teach teamwork, responsibility ...
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4 Tips to Attract Top Young Talent

By Christina Krenek For recent college graduates and young professionals, the transition from campus life to the workplace can be intimidating and possibly the biggest change in their life so far. For companies, recruiting top young talent and hiring recent college graduates can be very beneficial! A study from Reagan ...
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10 Tips for Employee Motivation This Summer

By Christina Krenek Summer has officially started. It’s time to put on your sandals, grab a cooler and hit the beach for a few months, right? Well unlike kids in school, the workplace doesn’t have a summer break. With all the summertime hype and beautiful sunny days, it may be ...
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The Secret to Employee Satisfaction: Say Thank You!

By Sarah Watson They say it’s the thought that counts, but employees of Torbay Hospital in England might disagree. The hospital was in the news recently after many of their employees were insulted when they were rewarded for a job well done with, wait for it, a Kit Kat. Vouchers ...
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What We Learned From LinkedIn’s Hack: Tips for Password Security

By Sarah Watson You’ve probably heard all about the hack of over six million LinkedIn members’ passwords last Monday and ten thousand Twitter accounts more recently. In case you haven’t, you can check to see if your password was compromised here. Even if your password wasn't one of the millions ...
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Reduce the Business Risks Associated with Leadership Stress

By Jaylyn Schumpert Work-related stress can be caused by many things; long hours, job insecurity, conflict with other employees, changes in organizational structure, or a heavy workload. It affects millions of workers in all levels of an organization. According to a recent American Psychological Association survey, two out of every ...
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2 Critical Questions to Ask for Effective Succession Planning

By Christina Krenek Succession planning is often misunderstood or undervalued in the workplace. A research poll from SHRM found that only 23 percent of organizations have a formal succession plan and 38 percent have some informal planning in place. These numbers are low compared to just how important succession planning ...
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