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We Remember Moments: So Let’s Lead That Way

I was a 27-year-old engineering technologist in an aluminum smelting plant who had just been made a team leader. Perfect! The world was unfolding exactly as it should. I had worked my tail off on some key projects to earn this promotion. I deserved it. I clearly had enormous potential and extraordinary political savvy … […]

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Vetting Recent College Graduates

In 2017, 74% of employers said that they were going to hire recent college graduates. That trend is likely to remain because of increasing competition and fewer qualified applicants.

Establishing Policies for Remote Workers Is Vital

A recent study by Upwork shows that nearly two-thirds of organizations in the United States rely on remote workers. However, most of these companies lack established policies for their remote workers. The study’s findings also revealed the importance of establishing a policy for remote workers in today’s workforce.

Does America Have a Civility Problem? Yes. Wait, No.

A recent survey showed that 93 percent of Americans think that the U.S. has a problem with civility. That same survey showed that 92 percent of employed Americans think that their own workplace is civil. If you are stretching your head, join the club!

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3 Ways to Make 1:1 Meetings Amazing for Everyone

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It’s time to give the 1:1 meeting a long overdue makeover. With many organizations shifting to ongoing performance management, there’s a growing awareness that regular check-ins between managers and employees are good for everyone. Unfortunately, very few organizations offer guidance to improve how they discuss challenges and give feedback. Here are three tips to help […]

6 Steps to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process.

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Wage and Hour: Is It Legal to Suspend an Employee Without Pay as a Form of Discipline?

QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]

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5 Critical Components Every Job Description Must Contain

In a part one of this article we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain.