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engaged employees

For Best Workplace Results, Manage for Engagement

We know that managers need to make sure that employees are meeting their numbers or deadlines and keep track of their team’s performance.  But if managers spent more time engaging their employees, they’d get much better results. According to Wikipedia, “An ‘engaged employee’ is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about […]

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UAW’s Effort to Unionize Mississippi Nissan Workers Fails

Workers at the Nissan auto plant in Canton, Mississippi, rejected a unionization effort by the United Auto Workers (UAW) on August 3-4, leaving intact the union’s record of unsuccessful organizing attempts at foreign-owned auto plants in the South.

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Training Mistakes to Avoid—Part 1

As HR faces a crisis of finding enough qualified applicants to fill vacancies, more and more employers are realizing that employee development programs are crucial to getting and keeping talent. Training programs not only help with attraction and retention but also can help the organization grow by helping employees learn new skills. Training can also […]

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remote work

Flexible Workplaces: 6 Key Considerations for Employers

More and more employees and job candidates are seeking out employers who offer flexible work arrangements. If your company isn’t keeping up with your competitors’ efforts to offer workplace flexibility, you may be losing out on great talent. What are the steps you can take to implement a more flexible workplace?

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day off

Just Take the Day Off, You’re Already Wasting It

If you look around your office right now, how many of your employees or coworkers are engrossed in their cell phones? It’s become all too common to see people more focused on a cell phone screen rather than what’s going on around them. But how is this trend affecting productivity? Would you like to wager […]

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discrimination

‘But No One Got Hurt!’ Is No Defense to Race Discrimination Claims

A number of court cases have illustrated how employers can find themselves in trouble for comments written via email by managers or other decision-makers that indicate an employee’s protected status (e.g., sex, race, age, or taking qualified leave) played a role in the decision to fire them.  But here we present a unique scenario that […]

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Performance Review Alternatives

Performance reviews are often dreaded by employers and employees alike. Managers put them off. Employees get frustrated. Holding only one major meeting about employee performance each year could even mean you’re missing out on valuable opportunities to help your employees perform better all year long.

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