Making Your Meetings Count

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Most of us are aware that meetings can be a place where we don’t make the best use of our time. It is easy to get bogged down in details, to wander off track, to spend more time discussing something than we should. As a result, management experts have come up with many different ideas… Read more »

How to Make the Hiring Process More Efficient

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For many companies, hiring new people takes longer than it should. This creates a number of problems for a company – lost productivity, losing top talent, lower employee morale. You want to fill a position as quickly as possible, but naturally you want to ensure that you have the best person for the job. How… Read more »

How to Choose a Team Leader

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Project teams are commonplace in the business world. And, naturally, there are different ways of organizing these teams. One important decision to make is who will lead the team. Should the team leader be selected by members of the team itself or appointed by managers? There are several issues to consider when making such a… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Video Interviews

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Video interviews are being used now more than ever. These types of interviews have a number of advantages. They allow interviewers to talk face to face with candidates who may be hundreds of miles away, saving the company a lot of time and money. However, if you are a hiring manager, or someone who conducts… Read more »

The Family and Medical Leave Act — What You Need to Know

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In 1993, Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This law guarantees that a person will not lose his or her job if he or she takes a leave of absence for various medical situations, which can range from having a baby to other health issues affecting family members. Under the law, an… Read more »

The Best Office Colors for Productivity

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Among the things that affect productivity, scant attention is given to the color of the room where people work. Admittedly, room color does not affect productivity in the way some other things do, but it still can influence the way people work. Work environment is important, and room color is a part of that environment…. Read more »

Why You Need a Social Media Policy

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You are a manager at a company, and you have noticed that one of your employees has been tweeting some pretty unsavory things about your company. In fact, the comments are rather nasty and crude. The person has not mentioned the company by name, but it probably is just a matter of time before that… Read more »

How to Handle a Crisis

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You have been given an assignment that the higher-ups feel is one of crisis proportions. It’s a crisis you have to handle. So, how do you go about approaching such a hot potato? Here are a few things to keep in mind. 1. Come up with questions The first thing you need is information, and… Read more »

How to Be Productive Working from Home

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Thanks to technology, people are now more and more working with others who may be in different parts of the country or different parts of the world. In addition, working from home has become much more common. According to some recent studies, about 30 million people in the United States – about one in five… Read more »

How to Welcome a New Employee

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When you hire a new employee, you want the person to know as much about the company as possible. But many people neglect the reciprocal arrangement – letting the company know about the new employee. A good way make an introduction is through an email. It’s a way to get things off to a good… Read more »