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 »

Should You Include a Salary Range in Job Descriptions?

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There are different opinions about the advisability of including a salary range in a job description, or going with something more vague, like “depends on experience.” But there is mounting evidence to show that including a salary range is actually a good idea, while there is not a lot of support for excluding it. You… Read more »

How Standing Increases Productivity

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An office innovation that has been gaining some attention is the standing desk. They are supposed to be better for your health, and the research appears to back that up. Standing desks help you to burn more calories. They also improve a person’s attention and cognitive processes. A new study has shown that they may… 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 »

How to Improve Your Employee Referral Program

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Employee referral programs are used by a lot of businesses today. They work well because employees have many professional and business contacts to draw upon. Because these programs have worked so well, some businesses are expanding them. They are not only encouraging employees to refer potential employees, but are also reaching out to former employees,… Read more »

Making Good Business Decisions

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When at work, we are routinely making decisions. And the higher up we are on the chain of command, the more decisions we have to make. Everybody has a framework they use when making a decision, something to help guide them and orient them toward a solution. To be effective at making decisions, some psychologists… Read more »

How to Move Your Business

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Your business has been growing, and you are hiring more people. But you have run into a problem – a lack of space. It’s time to make a move. Moving your business is obviously a big undertaking. There are many things to consider. Here are a few items to keep in mind to help you…. 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 »

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 »