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These 6 Tips Can Help Your Company Culture Survive Layoffs

Quora | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Quora

How do struggling companies decide who to lay off in a recession? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Auren Hof...

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons

Mike Green | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Mike Green

There is no city in the nation that's growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Your HR in Hawaii

Brandon Suyeoka | Posted 08.20.2015 | Hawaii
Brandon Suyeoka

Whether your business is growing or you simply need to contain costs, outsourcing your HR can have a positive impact on productivity and profitability. Companies of all sizes in Hawaii outsource everything from bookkeeping and computer services to call center support. Why not HR?

5 Gifts Every Leader Should Give the Team

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Holidays don't have to be the only time we give, share, and shower others with appreciation. Leaders should always be looking for meaningful ways to give back to the team.

3 Changes in How to Acquire Today's Top Talent

David Giannetto | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
David Giannetto

Those companies that become most effective at communicating and connecting with today's top talent will not only be acquiring the best leaders of tomorrow, they will also be acquiring a better way to connect with the hearts, minds -- and wallets -- of tomorrow's most powerful group of potential customers.

Want to Reduce High Employee Turnover in Your Small Business?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

When running your own business, it's imperative that you keep up to date with today's latest labor availability rates. You'll also want to look at your turnover rate and see how it compares with your competitors.

5 Ways Leaders Survive Election Season at Work

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Yes, election season is upon us, and believe it or not, it is possible to survive election cycles with your leadership integrity and the trust of your team intact. Use these five practical tips to avoid sabotaging your team's success with your own personal political biases.

Navigating Risk and Design in Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startups still remain one of the best vehicles for future progress, however it is important not to be blind to the market, technology and execution risk and to establish the most important connections between capabilities and user needs (job yet to be done.)

Will the New Overtime Regulations Impact Your Small Business?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

On July 6, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) notified the public of a proposed change in laws regarding overtime exemption, and this is expected to affect more than 4.6 million workers--including those who work at small business locations.

The Art of Getting Promoted: Subtle, Systematic, Sophisticated and Strategic

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Many employees, regardless if they hold an executive, middle management or assistant job assume that all they have to do to get promoted is work hard, be loyal and have the appropriate qualifications; in short, they behave as if promotions were automatic.

6 Traits of An Engaged Employee

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

For those who realize it, employee engagement is the magic ingredient and the special sauce that makes all the difference in business. Simply stated, employee engagement is the discretionary effort, willingness, and the ability of employees to contribute to the success of an organization

Dump Performance Appraisals... and Help Employees Be Their Best

Ellyn Shook | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Ellyn Shook

When I talk to business leaders, employee performance and engagement are top priorities. And, it's not surprising that most employees at any company in the world want to perform well and be highly engaged. Since we have the same goals, why is it so hard to reach the outcome we all desire?

Putting Your Best Foot Forward to Attract the Right Job Candidates

Erin Daruszka | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Often getting through the first step of the job application process is so cumbersome that you lose viable candidates right out of the gate. Here are some remedies for common first impression issues.

Where's the Mental Health First Aid Kit?

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Dustin DeMoss

Programs like Mental Health First Aid are elevating mental health in the national discourse.

Supporting Women of Color in the Workplace

Brennon Marcano | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

While many have written substantively about what women and women of color can do to help each other and "lean in" in the workplace, there's been little focus on the important role men play in creating equitable work environments.

Exit Interviews: Useful or Waste of Time for Small Business Owners?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Over the last three years, John has been an integral part of your small business, helping grow it from a tiny number of people working from home to a moderately successful corporation just starting to really get noticed.

An Employee Engagement Strategy That Guarantees Success

Kevin Kruse | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Kevin Kruse

The right employee engagement strategy instead of being top down, is from the bottom up.

4 Ways to Inspire Employee Engagement and Boost Employee Retention

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Keeping employee retention rates high is a major concern for any business -- after all, it's hard to get through long-term projects and expand your business if you can't ensure that people will stay around.

When Summer Sun Exposes Too Much in the Workplace

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

The summer sun is finally here, and employees across the country are rolling up their sleeves and perhaps even wearing tank tops, shorts, halter dresses, shoes with no socks, or flip-flops to work. But are they exposing more skin, tattoos, and/or piercing than is appropriate?

Are You Ready for Summer... Policies?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Policies should motivate and empower team members at every level of the organization to do their best work. When these type of policies are implemented, you're in position to create the ultimate win/win.

Exploring a New Business Model for Autism

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Robert J. Szczerba

The problem is that many employers don't see the upside in hiring individuals who can be considered rigid and moody with poor communication skills. We need new approaches that let businesses tap into the potential of this unique population segment.

How Employment Lawsuits Can Ruin Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Lawsuits are nasty--as discussed by American Express, many lawsuits cost small businesses upwards of $270,000, and it's not unknown for these lawsuits to reach $1 million or more.

How to Hire a Great Programmer Even If You're Not One

Andre Bourque | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

From the start I want to make it very clear that it is extremely hard to find a great programmer if you are not one. Many people would even say that it is impossible for someone without a programming background to find a great programmer.

9 Things You Need To Do To Get Promoted

Kevin Delaney | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Kevin Delaney

More often than not, there are a handful of fundamental actions every employee should be taking that these employees are neglecting. Here are nine tips to help you get promoted.