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Bay Area Hosts 3 of Nation’s 6 Hardest-Working Cities, So, Congratulations

I am reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, in which Yuval Noah Harari posits, among other things, that the “Agricultural Revolution,” which created the first stable, large civilized communities, was a disaster, with the successful farmer working much longer and harder than her nomadic hunter-gatherer tribal ancestors, a day spent running through woods replaced by plowing, […]

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SEC Enters Fiduciary-Rule Arena with Proposed Regulations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 18 disclosed its own proposals for new conflict-of-interest standards for the way in which financial advisers and broker-dealers identify themselves and sell products for fees to retail investors.

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What Are Some Common Résumé Alternatives?

Have you heard? Résumés may be on the way out—or at least that’s what many online articles might have you believe. While most employers are still very much expecting to use résumés to narrow down lists of candidates for the foreseeable future, it’s not too far of a leap to agree that there are a […]

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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.