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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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What Do Alternative Work Schedules in California Involve?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture

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Alternative Work Schedules in California

For the longest time, the typical workday was rigidly structured. Employees did not have the option of working anything other than the standard 8-to-5 workday, five days a week. However, times have changed. As technology has advanced, so have the ways in which employees can work. Many people now seek alternative work schedules that will complement their personal lives better. Businesses that are capable of providing work schedule flexibility have a significant advantage when it comes to recruiting and hiring highly qualified employees. Adopting an alternative work schedule option is a way to not only attract more qualified job candidates but also to ensure that your existing employees are happy with their work schedules. Happy employees tend to be more productive and will be less likely to leave your company for other opportunities.

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How Workers’ Compensation Claims Affect Employers

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2020 7:57:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations, Company Culture, Management

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Workers’ Compensation: Claims And Premiums For Employers

As a small business owner, it’s imperative that you protect your employees from workplace injuries or illness and minimize your insurance costs.

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How To Build An Effective Talent Acquisition Strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 7:05:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Company Culture, Management

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Building Talent Acquisition Strategies That Work

An effective talent acquisition strategy helps you stand out from everyone else clamoring for top talent. Companies that project their needs in advance and proactively scout the best talent are better positioned than companies that react to unanticipated needs and are unprepared for market challenges.

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How To Motivate Employees During Layoffs And Downsizing

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Company Culture, Management

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Keeping The Remaining Team Motivated During Tough Times

Corporate layoffs are a common feature in a volatile global economy that fluctuates at the slightest indication of political or economic instability. Most companies will put effort into helping the downsized employees cope with being out of work. In the process, they often forget about the employees who survived the layoff. The usual presumption is that the remaining employees are relieved that they have 'survived' the layoff. However, according to Charlie O. Trevor, an associate professor at the Madison School of Business at the University of Wisconsin, the remaining workers also need attention. Failure to deal with their concerns could erode the motivation of the remaining human capital. To prevent such problems, you should employ the following tips that will help boost the morale of the surviving employees and enhance their productivity.

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Employees and Social Media Use Outside of Work: Drawing A Line

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 2:14:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Company Culture, Management

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Guiding Employees And Social Media Use Outside Of Work

Controlling social media use of company employees is nearly an impossible task as there will always be someone who goes against the grain. However, making sure that rules and regulations are clear; minor mishaps may be able to be prevented.

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Employee Motivation Value And Effect On The Bottom Line

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 13, 2020 6:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Motivating Employees, Company Culture, Management

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Understanding the Four Personality Types in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 26, 2018 5:38:38 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Motivating Employees, Company Culture

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The Four Personality Types in the Workplace

Unless you are an artist who never wants to sell your work or an author who writes only for yourself, you have to deal with people. Workplaces are full of a diverse selection of people with personalities that differ considerably. While every person has their own way of expressing their personality, there are four main types that the majority of the world falls into. Knowing these types can benefit you on the job in many ways.

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