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What Happens When You DON'T Deal with Slackers Right Away?

By Jeana Quigley

If you work on a team, you know if someone isn’t pulling their weight. So does everyone else. You may not talk about it. You’re probably not making a beeline to the boss’ office to tattle tale. After all, we’re adults. You try not to let it bug you. But you’re putting in extra time and picking up the work your slacker should be doing. And when your team still succeeds...

Where Can HR Add the Most Value?

By Jeana Quigley

If you’ve worked for both small and large companies, it’s easy to see the differences. For one thing, small companies require a lot of flexibility. One day you could be doing one thing, then doing something completely different the next, but you feel part of everything. In a larger company, chances are your role is more specialized.. From an HR perspective, small companies probably req...

7 Ways in Which Employment Screening Can Improve Your Company's Success

By Michael Klazema

If your company isn't already screening prospective employees with background checks, then it needs to be. Adding background checks to your hiring process is one of the most effective things you can do to improve your company's success and protect your business assets. These types of screenings aren't just important because everyone else is doing them—though, in today's business world, pre-e...

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Organizational structure can be underlying cause of workplace issues

By Joan Lloyd

Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure, determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something breaks, and so it goes with organizations. How an organization is structured basically means how the reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a great deal about the culture, function a...

A Hard Look at the Soft Stuff

By Janine Moon

With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work, then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult, and something to be suffered. While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...

What questions can employers legally ask?

By Nick Reddin

Question: What questions can employers legally ask? When dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12 years ago that was a false charge to begin with. This is a great question that a lot o...

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Depression In The Workplace

By Dennis O'Grady

As a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with more than 30 years of experience, I have successfully treated depression in people from all lines of work and all walks of life, people suffering from all sorts of terrible life traumas. Life is a cinch and then you fly…NOT!In my own field of healthcare, we "providers" have been squeezed by a profit- and market-driven health-care syst...

Health Insurance Options

By Terry Arndt

I'm going to graduate in May.I've had several promising interviews lately and think it's just a matter of time before I land a job that has benefits. In the meantime, I'm concerned about health insurance coverage because once I graduate I'm no longer covered by my parent's policy.I am young, healthy and active—and I have no disposable income.What do you recommend? You ne...

Achieving Your Goals

By Gayle Lantz

By now you may have already established some new goals for the new year. However, setting goals is only one step in a process. Here are some suggestions for getting some traction on your personal or business goals: Develop a plan It doesn’t have to be complicated. Some people don’t achieve their goals, even though they have defined them well, because they haven’t figu...