Tag: 2014

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Job Ads: You Catch More Flies with Honey than You Do with Vinegar

Attracting talent is a huge undertaking, and if your job ads aren’t worded properly, you could be missing out on great candidates. But when you post a condescending job ad geared toward Millennials, basically blaming them for being lazy, you’re probably going to attract a lot of criticism, not talent.

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Summer Dress Codes Aren’t Just for Women

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes heat and humidity—at least depending on what part of the country you’re from. In any case, when it’s hot and humid outside, your employees are looking to stay cool no matter what. However, depending on what your dress code policy is, you may be discriminating against […]

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You Know Nothing About Keeping Secrets … Yara Greyjoy

Does your company have valuable trade secrets, which could do some significant damage to your bottom line if those secrets got out? If so, you may want to consider an employment contract or confidentiality agreement so those secrets remain secrets. Or, you can follow in the footsteps of one of the most popular television shows […]

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U.S. Workers Only Using Half of Eligible Vacation Time

While many Americans are preparing for summer vacations, many are likely not. According to a new survey from Glassdoor, the average U.S. employee (of those who receive vacation/paid time off) has only taken about half (54%) of his or her eligible vacation time/paid time off in the past 12 months. This is relatively consistent with […]

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Cat Cuddling? Count Me In!

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Around the office, I’m known as a crazy cat lady (I dressed up as one for Halloween a few years ago, and the title stuck). I only have two cats. I don’t think that constitutes as being “crazy,” and to be honest, I like llamas more […]

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