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5 Essential Steps to a Successful Workplace Investigation

5 Essential Steps to a Successful Workplace Investigation

As most companies are aware, it is better to be proactive than reactive. The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its best practices for employers to fall clearly on the side of proactive actions, stating that "traditional approaches are  ..



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What Managers Should (and Should Not) Say and Do When Publicly Praising Employees

What Managers Should (and Should Not) Say and Do When Publicly Praising Employees

Today, we want to deep dive into that idea: once you have developed a method of recognizing exemplary employees, or even if there is already a system in place, how does a manager publicly praise an employee? More specifically: let's answer those tough, awkward questions, such as, what do you say ..



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7 Tips to Deal with Stress and Keep Your Cool

7 Tips to Deal with Stress and Keep Your Cool

We've all heard about the ill effects of stress and how it's necessary to do some stress-busting if you're going to live a happy life. But if we're all so self-aware, then how come we still get stressed out, depressed, unmotivated and unhappy? It's because we need constant reminders about how to ..



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3 Skills You Didn’t Know You Needed for Career Development

3 Skills You Didn’t Know You Needed for Career Development

Many people think that if they just specialize in a certain field and then keep building their expertise in that field, then it will help them to go far in their career. To a large extent, this is true. In order to be at the top of your field, you have to keep developing your skills in that fiel ..



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10 Résumé Writing Tips to Help You Land the Perfect Job

10 Résumé Writing Tips to Help You Land the Perfect Job

Different people approach job searching in different ways. Some people go by the book. They come up with a résumé, send it to employers and agents, wait for them to respond and then go in for interviews. Others approach the job search process via networking. They go through the lis ..



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Outsourcing HR is the Ideal Small Business Solution

Outsourcing HR is the Ideal Small Business Solution

It can seem daunting as a small business owner to create a team of human resources professionals who can compete for and manage talent as well as companies with larger budgets for human resources functions. Increasingly complex issues in human resources such as what constitutes a family for heal ..



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How to Motivate Your Employees to Optimize Their Productivity

How to Motivate Your Employees to Optimize Their Productivity

The level of productivity that you get out of your employees has a lot to do with how well you motivate them. Although your personnel may be willing to work on their own, it is worthwhile for you to be proactive by taking measures that will encourage them to optimize their production. Let t ..



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HR Performance Reviews: Turn Them into a Positive Learning Experience

HR Performance Reviews: Turn Them into a Positive Learning Experience

Performance reviews give HR departments an overview of which areas an employee has excelled in and which areas they still need improvement on. It's a dreaded but necessary task for both parties as HR decides how to approach an employee about their strengths and weaknesses, without sounding too c ..



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Considerations in Establishing a Smoking Policy

Considerations in Establishing a Smoking Policy

HR policies always balance competing challenges. In the case of a smoking policy, the organization may have an interest in promoting employee health, improving satisfaction of the non-smoking employees while needing to respect personal choices. Avoiding excessive paternalism may also color how t ..



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