How to Keep an Age Diverse Workforce Engaged

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It has become a major consideration for just about every company these days – how to keep everyone in an increasingly diverse workforce happy, especially with the diversity in age. We have Gen Xs, Gen Ys and baby boomers all working side by side, each with different attitudes and priorities. It may seem like a… Read more »

Should You Record Employee Terminations?

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Video is a technology that more and more companies are incorporating into their daily operations. Many use them for training and for compliance, such as monitoring productivity and employee adherence to process requirements and work hours. Even human resources uses video for such things as remote interviewing, compliance and training. Now, some are suggesting that… Read more »

How to Make Job Descriptions More Appealing

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Job descriptions are a staple of the hiring process. In fact,theyare fundamental to it. Every company uses them. But their effectiveness is another story. Many are dissatisfied with the way job descriptions are currently put together. The language is turgid and bland, the terms abstract. They can be full of jargon, yet barely decipherable. In… Read more »

How to Counteract Bad Online Reviews

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Companies face many new challenges in the age of social media. Managing reputation has become more complicated because of all the communications outlets available. But companies need to take measures to address the issue, because hits to a company reputation can have big impacts, not only to sales, but to hiring as well. Studies have… Read more »

How Company Volunteer Programs Can Pay Big Dividends

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Today, many companies have programs where their employees do volunteer work while still on the company clock. It is a relatively inexpensive way for businesses to enhance the work environment for employees and to improve employee morale. It can improve the company bottom line in several ways: 1. Attracting talented people. A recent survey found… Read more »

Why Follow-Up Questions are Important

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When we meet someone in various business situations, we intuitively size them up – can we work with them, can we trust them? One way we do this is by asking questions. Job interviews are the most salient example of this. Hiring managers attempt to get a feel for job applicants through the various questions… Read more »

How to Use Company Images on Social Media

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Everybody is familiar with the old saw that a picture is worth a thousand words. And there is a large degree of truth to the statement. An image can indeed convey instantly what a written essay might take many words to get across. The importance of images is apparent in the world of social media,… Read more »

How to Build Trust in the Workplace

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Trust among coworkers at their companies is at an all-time low. Trust is built into our natures. It’s part of how we function in society. But often we sabotage our own attempts at creating a bond of trust with others because we are unaware of the effect that our actions are having. If you want… Read more »

Focusing on Strengths Is the Key to Success

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Often in our jobs we are focused on our weaknesses – identifying what they are and trying various ways of overcoming them. Performance reviews reinforce this view because they often focus on a worker’s weaknesses and what they should be doing to work on them. But research is now showing that this may be putting… Read more »

Ways to Solve Problems

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When at work, we are constantly dealing with problems. They can be of various kinds – something doesn’t go as planned, or attempts to improve some process have hit a snag, or there is some type of conflict. And some problems can be more difficult to solve than others. The key to solving most problems,… Read more »