3 Steps to Setting Up an Effective Mentor Program

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Many younger employees are encouraged to find mentors where they work. And many companies in NYC, New Jersey and Connecticut encourage mentorship programs. Everyone generally agrees that mentorships can be valuable programs for both mentor and mentee. Often, however, because there are really no guidelines on how or what a mentor should do to help… Read more »

4 Ways to Improve the Mental Well Being of Your Staff

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People spend a lot of time at work–especially when working in the New York City area! So, the work environment plays a big role in employees’ mental health, which in turn plays a big role in the performance of the entire organization. But even though the well being of employees is important for the health… Read more »

How to Attract Millennial Employees

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Millennials have been the focus of attention for some time. Businesses want to know what kind of employees they will be and what kind of customers as well. Naturally, being a younger generation, their skills, values and desires are different from older workers, such as the Baby Boomers. Millennials have garnered a reputation as being… Read more »

Avoiding Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

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Religious discrimination claims are not among the most numerous types of complaints. In fact, they comprise only a small portion of claims brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But actual numbers can be deceiving because trends tell a different story. The trends show that religious discrimination claims are growing rapidly, faster than those for… Read more »

How Employee Loyalty is Changing

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Although companies say they value loyalty, surveys are showing that loyalty among workers is dropping, and that the decline is part of a longer term trend. What Surveys Show More than half of managers polled recently said their employers are not as loyal as they were five years ago, according to a survey by the… Read more »

Alternatives to Arbitration in Labor Disputes

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When hiring a new employee, many companies today ask that he or she sign an arbitration agreement. This agreement stipulates that the employee and the company submit to an arbitration process if the employee brings any legal action against the employer. Many employers see this as a way to more quickly and cheaply resolve disputes… Read more »

How to Improve Financial Wellness Programs

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Some companies offer financial wellness programs for their employees. But these kinds of programs usually focus on planning for retirement and how to invest in order to get the most from your money. The problem is that many employees really are not concerned that much about retirement. They have more immediate financial concerns. So, if… Read more »

Misconceptions About Contingent Workers

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Many companies now rely on contingent workers more than ever. And the trend toward using contingent labor is likely to continue. But these workers are not employees of the companies they work for. They may be employees of a staffing agency or working as a contract employee for a specified period of time. This situation… Read more »

Why Some Workers Don’t Like Their Jobs

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Surveys have shown that employee burnout and disengagement are big problems in today’s workplace. Some studies have reported that as many as 70 percent of workers dislike or are bored by their jobs. Some of the main reasons cited for the burnout include stress from a workload that is overwhelming to not receiving any recognition… Read more »

Leading by Example

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There are reams of literature out there on leadership and management and the best way to do it. But some management experts contend that even with all the literature, there is a key component of leadership that does not get enough attention. This key aspect of management is leading by example. Leading by example is… Read more »