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When interviewing a job candidate, listen for the applicant’s choice of pronouns

August 12, 2013
According to Leadership IQ, low performers tend to use different pronouns than high performers.
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Less than one-third of workers are engaged

August 12, 2013
By the numbers, here’s the percentage of employees who are “involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work,” according to a recent Gallup poll.
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Get more from your meetings: 11 tips

August 12, 2013
A bit of preparation, discipline and solid follow-up can help you conduct more productive and focused meetings. Here are 11 guidelines for supervisors and department managers as prescribed by meeting consultants.
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Retention tactic: Show them you care

August 12, 2013
Research demonstrates that when employees feel valued, they have high job satisfaction, are willing to work longer hours, engage more productively with co-workers and supervisors, are motivated to do their best and work toward achieving the company’s goals.
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Social media sleuthing

August 12, 2013
In a CareerBuilder.com survey, 43% of hiring managers said they found social media information that has caused them not to hire a candidate.
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What’s the opposite of working from home?

August 12, 2013
Working from home may not be the norm at many companies, but almost every employee these days is “homing from work.” A new survey says 93% of us take time out of the workday to handle personal business.
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Keep tabs on employee spending

July 12, 2013
Businesses are finding a new way to manage employees’ work expenses. Instead of offering company credit cards or having employees pay for expenses and then file an expense report, some businesses are using prepaid cards.
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Is your poor leadership hurting the bottom line?

July 12, 2013
What can managers learn from watching the earnings of publicly traded companies? “Plenty,” says Kathleen Brush, a 25-year veteran of international business and author of The Power of One: You’re the Boss.
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Looking for a document shredding firm? Consider 10 points before hiring

July 12, 2013
Whether you have pallets of sensitive documents or just a few boxes you need destroyed, you may be considering using the services of a professional document shredding company. But do you know what to look for to get the best deal? Here are 10 pointers to guide you in the right direction, from Corporate Storage Services of Clifton, N.J.
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By the numbers: Red flags for workers

July 12, 2013
According to a CareerBuilder.com survey, here’s how managers put the writing on the wall for workers in trouble.
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