As Summer Heats Up, Use These Three Tips to Stay Productive in the Office

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Staying focused when the sun is shining and the days are longer, is difficult. Parents are juggling summer camps, and family trips are eagerly anticipated. Businesses slow down, and team collaboration may dwindle. Les McKeown, President and CEO of Predictable Success, leading adviser on accelerated business growth, and contributor at Time suggests using the summer… Read more »

Become a Leader (Not a Boss!)

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There is a fundamental difference that renders the role of “boss” less desirable than that of “leader,” let’s face it. For the “boss”, the glamor of leadership must be replaced by the blunt need for authoritarianism. Or, is there another way? Can the role of leader and boss be combined to ensure that company vision… Read more »

Evaluate the Candidates you Interview by Answering these Three Questions

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A Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive study conducted among business school recruiters confirmed that interpersonal skills were one of the most important candidate traits. However, Patricia Schaeffer (staff writer for  Business Know-How) reports that, according to recruiters, graduates of leading management schools expressed undesirable traits such as arrogance and a sense of entitlement during interviews. Technical… Read more »

Do You Know Why Your Employees are Leaving?

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Put simply, high staff turnover in Atlanta, Georgia can be a sign of poor leadership and management. Polling your workers and requesting confidential feedback can identify staff morale problems. Additionally, staff input can reveal operational areas that may be dysfunctional. However, if the cause of high turnover is poor recruitment, the help of a staffing… Read more »

How to Conduct an Accident Investigation

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The recording and reporting of accidents in the workplace are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). While accidents are bound to occur, proper adherence to the guidelines provided by OSHA can help to minimize the occurrence and severity of accidents. According to OSHA, most accidents can be prevented if the proper training… Read more »

Hiring Candidates that Fit Your Company Culture

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A study by Amy Kristof-Brown, Ryan Zimmerman, and Erin C Johnson that appeared in Personnel Psychology reported that employees who are comfortable with the culture of their employer experience greater job satisfaction, are more likely to stay, and exhibit higher levels of productivity and commitment. Your company may not have a formal culture, but most… Read more »

Are You Missing Out on Better Candidates?

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The current economic climate has provided employers with a sizable labor pool from which to pluck the best candidates. However, the sheer volume of applications that a company might receive in response to an ad  exacerbates the complexities and time consuming nature of recruitment. Online job applications can generate up to fifty resumes for senior-level… Read more »

Staffing Up During Busy Seasons

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The holidays mark the busy season for the retail trade. Retailers must be equipped to handle the additional business without breakdowns in operations, logistics, or customer service. Such mishaps can cause loss of customer loyalty and significant loss of profits in what would otherwise be the most lucrative time of year. Forbes reports that 39… Read more »

Discussions to Avoid During Your Next Interview

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The guidelines with respect to legal and illegal screening questions are designed to comply with state and federal laws to prevent hiring prejudice with respect to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or conviction record. However, different state laws make a difficult interview process even more complex for employers who find it hard… Read more »

The Legality of Firing an Employee because of Facebook

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An employee that damages a company’s reputation or harasses other employees on a social media site such as Facebook can present an expensive problem. A seemingly harmless post can potentially damage relationships and cause workplace disruption and loss of productivity. An employer faces the difficult task of balancing the appropriate use of social media while… Read more »