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How to Have Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture

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Learn How To Have Difficult Conversations At Work

Being the boss comes with many privileges, but it also comes with many hard responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is having difficult conversations. Difficult conversations most often concern employees who are not performing as expected. But employees aren't the only ones you may have to face. You might need to tell investors in your business that you are losing money. It can often happen when the company is new but can also occur at any time. Let's take a closer look at how you can handle these difficult conversations in a way that makes it easier for everyone involved.

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6 Ways to Become the “Best Company To Work For”

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture

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How to Become the “Best Company To Work For”

You want your clients to consider you the best company they can come to in your area of expertise. Achieving this status is based on several things. One of these things is by becoming the best company to work for in your field. This method gets overlooked often, yet when you think about it, happy employees are more productive. They are also better with clients.

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How to Build Company Culture for Employee Retention

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture

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Build a Strong Company Culture for Great Employee Retention

As important as it is to have a good recruitment strategy in place, keeping the employees you have is just as important, if not more so. When an employee leaves, it can cause a lot of issues, especially if the timing of their departure isn’t ideal. Not only do you have to replace that employee, but it can disrupt certain projects or processes that can put your business behind schedule. The more often this happens, the more your company will be affected, which is why employee retention is so important.

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5 Conflict Resolution Techniques for a Positive Environment

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees

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5 Conflict Resolution Techniques in the Workplace


Conflicts are not uncommon within the workplace. Disputes between employees can arise due to a variety of reasons, including stress, mistakes, disagreements, and miscommunication. While creating a positive work environment can help minimize such conflicts, you’ll never be able to eliminate them. Since conflict is inevitable, your managers will need to know how to deal with it. They should consider conflict resolution as a key component of their job.

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How To Conduct An Effective Employee Performance Review

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees

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Deliver A Successful Employee Performance Review

Everyone knows the feeling of dread that settles in the pit of their stomach when they hear the words employee performance review. Even those employees who spend the year going above and beyond get that little knot. It is the feeling of being judged and found lacking. This doesn't have to happen to your staff if you take time to focus on how you can go about conducting these reviews in a fair, humane manner. Let's take a look at some ways to make your employee performance reviews less stressful and more productive.

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6 Benefits of Outsourcing HR Functions

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Outsourcing HR

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6 Advantages of Outsourcing HR Functions 

Human relations (HR) is an essential part of any organization. The HR department is typically responsible for almost every facet of employee management, including recruiting employees, screening them, hiring them, training them, paying them, managing their benefits, managing employee complaints, and much more. In other words, HR management is both comprehensive and complex. Unfortunately, many smaller to mid-sized companies may not have the resources needed to set up an efficient and effective in-house HR department. If your HR needs exceed your internal HR capabilities, consider outsourcing some of your HR functions.

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A Guide to Creating an Effective Corporate Email Use Policy

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees

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Corporate Email Use Policy For Your Employees

Every business needs to have some form of email use policy in place. For a company that deals with sensitive subjects, this policy could be a matter of legal necessity. Even companies that don't deal with sensitive topics such as medical or financial records, there are concerns like having employees using the email for personal use on company time. Continue reading why your business needs a corporate email use policy and how you can instate an effective one.

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An Onboarding Checklist for a Compliant Hiring Process

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People

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Onboarding Checklist For New Team Members - The Dos & Don’ts

When you first hire a new employee, it may take them some time to adjust to their new job, even if they are familiar with the tasks and responsibilities of that position. After all, they will need to get used to working with new coworkers and managers, working in a new environment, following different policies and processes, and more. As their employer, you can help your new employees acclimate quickly so that they can begin contributing to your business as soon as possible. If they have issues adjusting, it could cause them to become frustrated or stressed out, which can affect their performance and productivity. Implementing an effective onboarding process will help prevent this from happening.

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Types Of Communications Skills To Look For In Candidates

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People

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Types Of Communication Skills To Look For In Interviews

Communication is one of the most excellent tools your company employees can have. Working with coworkers or dealing with customers efficiently requires the ability to communicate clearly. Communication skills need more than understanding a particular language. Excellent skills include not only verbal but non-verbal communication. The best time to address communication skills is during the hiring process. Let's take a more in-depth look into the subject.

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Dress Code Policy: Avoiding Legal Issues

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations

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Dress Code Policy: Avoiding Potential Discrimination Claims

You would think having a company dress code would be an easy matter, but that isn't always the case. With so much emphasis placed on equality in the workplace, you have to be careful that you do not discriminate. This discrimination could take the form of gender differences, cultural differences, or religious differences. Let's explore the matter of dress codes further.

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