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Is it them, or is it me? The problem co-worker quiz

May 22, 2017
This one’s real simple to score—just circle every question to which you answer “False.” Circle it again … and then again … and then one more time. And then take a moment to think…
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The management lesson taught by greedy athletes

April 11, 2017
As I write this, the local pro football team is engaged in a familiar dance with an emerging star: Management wants to pay him a certain crazy number of millions of dollars per year, but his agent would like just a smidgen of an increase over that already astronomical amount, thank you very much, or the man with the golden arm walks. How many times have you shaken your head over the greed displayed in a situation like this? But if you were that football player, you’d likely make a similar demand.
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Someone cracked the code of job applicant doublespeak

February 28, 2017
As the founder and CEO of Leadership IQ, Mark Murphy has advised on the hiring processes at hundreds of companies—and in doing so, has slowly revealed commonalities among job candidates when they speak during interviews.
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Employee motivation in one–yeah, just one–easy step

February 2, 2017
Goal-setting focuses energies, opens lines of communication and keeps everyone on track. That’s where an IPP comes in.
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Employment Law Q&A: February ’17

January 11, 2017
Q. A few workers have raised the point that some of our employees who step out for a cigarette six or seven times a day can gain up to an extra hour of break time over the employees who don’t smoke. Could we not pay the smokers for these break times if they add up to an hour?
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One day, your dumb interview questions may turn feral on you

January 4, 2017

Before you launch into an unfocused round of tired and outright useless queries, you may want to brace yourself for Gerald. See, Gerald’s the interviewee you never expected: the one who intends to throw your poorly conceived softballs right back at you.

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4 questions to ask yourself before you call someone on leave

November 18, 2016
The wheels of business stop for no one, and when an employee goes out on leave—FMLA or otherwise—it’s surprising how quickly the inconveniences mount. The urge to pick up the phone or dash off a quick email to ask a simple question just to keep the wheels moving is powerful, but pause for a moment before you do it and ask:
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Is your business ready for ‘Radical Candor’?

November 16, 2016
A new management approach known as Radical Candor is generating buzz and raising eyebrows. It calls for the kind of direct confrontation and painful truth-telling that’s traditionally considered verboten in the workplace.
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Employment Law Q&A: December ’16

November 9, 2016
Q. Is there any reason to save job applications of those job-seekers we did not hire?
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Get past anger in the workplace

October 6, 2016
Gossip and jealousy cause resentment and anger in the office. Here are some tips to get past it and return to making thoughtful workplace decisions.
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