5 reasons to love team-building

December 21, 2015
If you are one of those people who thinks team-building activities are lame, think again. Here are five reasons why you should want to participate.
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Don’t goad poor performance

December 17, 2015
Have you ever gotten so tired of hearing someone complain about doing a particular task that you just stopped assigning it to him?
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How to change your work rules without courting a lawsuit

December 16, 2015

It’s management’s prerogative to change workplace policies and rules. Courts don’t like to second-guess employers for managing their businesses as best they see fit. But how (and how consistently) you change those rules can make a big difference in your exposure to legal liability.

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The how and why of a great expense policy

December 16, 2015

Crumpled receipts, overindulgent choices, ill-defined budgets … an expense policy needs to accommodate the realities of what happens when staff starts spending.

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Is your copier a blabbermouth?

December 11, 2015
If you send your print jobs to the copier/printer/scanner that all employees use, you’re asking for a security breach on the morale-busting level. An employee waiting at the copier for it to spit out his job just might see your “list of employees who are getting year-end bonuses,” and not see his name on it. […]
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Enough is enough: How many interviews are too many?

December 8, 2015
Some employers schedule multiple interviews due mostly to tradition and habit, which can waste managers’ time, alienate top candidates and unnecessarily lengthen the hiring process. Use the following guidelines to create a strategy for conducting multiple interviews and determining how many are too many.
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Melting snow an indoor slipping hazard

December 8, 2015

It’s that time of year again. As charming as a fresh layer of snow looks, it poses a danger when it’s tracked inside your lobby and beyond. Snow, stomped off the shoes and boots of employees and visitors, creates a perpetual slipping hazard. Here are a few tips to cut down injuries and slip-and-fall liabilities in your workplace.

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Demote a staffer? Make it work

November 29, 2015
If you decide that demotion is a viable alternative to terminating a particular employee, knowing how to execute the demotion properly is essential to making it work.
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Tips for holiday scheduling

November 9, 2015
The last six weeks of the year include a handful of holidays for which employees clamor for time off. And like it or not, sometimes you’re the referee as to who gets what days off …
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1-Minute Strategies: November ’15

October 14, 2015
Think outside the box of staples. Keep a supply of Tide To Go instant stain remover sticks in your supply cabinet. Employees who drip ketchup on their shirt or drizzle coffee on their skirt will be much more grateful to see those than a carton of binder clips. Have a great weekend! This isn’t about […]
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