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How to Lay Off Employees with Compassion and Class (and Less Stress)

How to Lay Off Employees with Compassion and Class (and Less Stress)

Sep 28, 2020

Very few managers think about how to lay off employees until it suddenly becomes necessary. But by then it's often too late—not for laying off employees but for handling it effectively; i.e., with professionalism, compassion and class. But it can be...

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30 Company Culture Quotes To Motivate and Inspire Your Workplace

30 Company Culture Quotes To Motivate and Inspire Your Workplace

Sep 23, 2020

Many of the most successful companies have one thing in common: a strong company culture that values its employees. And it’s no coincidence. Many studies (including this one by the Harvard Business School) find that company culture directly drives...

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Employee Burnout: 15 Prevention Strategies for Managers, HR and Staff

Employee Burnout: 15 Prevention Strategies for Managers, HR and Staff

Sep 21, 2020

Employee burnout is a multibillion-dollar problem—but it doesn't have to be. For example, imagine if your company's next team-building exercise did away with worn-out scenarios about how to get off a desert island, and focused instead on how to...

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Top 8 Books on Company Culture Every HR Manager Needs to Read 

Top 8 Books on Company Culture Every HR Manager Needs to Read 

Sep 18, 2020

Your company culture is the heart and soul of your business. It can make all the difference in finding great talent, increasing productivity and engagement among your team, and even retaining employees. As a leader at your organization, you are...

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Does Employee Engagement Still Matter? [A Chat with Joshua M. Evans]

Does Employee Engagement Still Matter? [A Chat with Joshua M. Evans]

Sep 14, 2020

Is employee engagement overrated or simply misunderstood? Is it the goal -- or merely a byproduct of something else, something far more important? For a unique and impassioned perspective on these aspects of employee engagement and more, check out...

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Insights from an Expert

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Insights from an Expert

Aug 31, 2020

Kenneth James is the Director of Inclusion for the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Because there's still a great deal of confusion around diversity and inclusion in the workplace -- what it means and why it matters -- I asked Ken if he would share...

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Company Mission Statements: Why They Fail and How to Fix Them

Company Mission Statements: Why They Fail and How to Fix Them

Aug 24, 2020

I like company mission statements. A good company mission statement provides purpose, direction and inspiration at work -- three must-haves if you want to increase employee engagement. 

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Increasing Productivity: 15 Expert Tips to Share With Your Team

Increasing Productivity: 15 Expert Tips to Share With Your Team

Aug 17, 2020

The first step to increasing productivity is to determine how it should be measured. This will depend, of course, on your industry and job function. More about this in a moment. But regardless of how you measure productivity, there's something...

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Micromanaging Boss? 9 Telltale Signs You Are One

Micromanaging Boss? 9 Telltale Signs You Are One

Aug 10, 2020

Would you rather be a micromanaging boss or have a micromanaging boss? You don't have to settle for either one. Not even when managing (or being managed) remotely.  The key is to get clear on what a micromanaging boss is and is not, recognize the...

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Workplace Etiquette Without the Attitude [11 Tips for Managers]

Workplace Etiquette Without the Attitude [11 Tips for Managers]

Aug 03, 2020

In all my years of teaching workplace etiquette, I've never once heard a manager say, "I probably need some etiquette training myself." Yet most managers do. The goal of workplace etiquette isn't to help us all sip tea properly—the goal is simply to...

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