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From hiring recruiters, to advertising, to creating top-notch
onboarding programs, it’s no secret that companies spend
millions of dollars a year to attract top talent. The problem for
many organizations is the investment stops there – meaning
far fewer funds are allotted to retention efforts after employees
“It is quite amazing that companies often invest so much
December is a stressful time for HR. Not only are you having to
deal with the stress of the upcoming holidays, you are trying to
keep your employees focused and productive, all while putting the
final touches on the company holiday party. Here are some simple
things you can do (and encourage your employees to do) during this
stressful time of year:
1. Just breathe. When you’re starting to
In general, people like to talk more than they like to listen.
This causes enough problems in the normal course of human affairs,
but in the workplace, poor communication can result in a loss of
time and money.
Consider this minor example: A technical writer explains to his
editor that the client wants to use an archaic spelling for a
specific word on a report’s cover. Nevertheless, she chan...
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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...
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? 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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Dress codes in the office are not uncommon. Establishing
wardrobe guidelines is a simple and effective way to shape your
company’s image which projects onto you, your business
partners and your customers.
While the definition of “appropriate
dress” may depend on the nature of your industry, the fact
remains that what you wear sends a message about your commitment
What do you do if you know something is going on in your company
that you think the management should want to know, but you are
afraid to tell them because you don't want to take the risk of them
shooting the messenger, i.e., me!
I know you probably want specifics, but how about I give you a
couple of examples instead? What if my boss is doing something
unethical, immoral or illegal? Obv...
The story you’re about to read is true. The names have
been changed to protect the innocent. My purpose for writing this
is so that by reading it, people might learn what not to do.
Zoe is the departmental director for a 45-person department. Her
employees are highly-trained and regulated. Working two different
shifts in three locations, they’re responsible for making