Archive for March, 2018

Be Wise and Recognize

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Every company has their own style when it comes to recognizing employees for their accomplishments. Some businesses have public celebrations, while others prefer to keep things more toned down and personal. There isn’t necessarily one right or wrong way to recognize employees, but it is vital that you do applaud their efforts and accomplishments regularly, and understand the value of doing so. The impact of recognizing employees for their accomplishments goes well beyond putting them in a good mood the rest of the day – it increases their engagement at the office. Positive recognition improves staff morale, enhances employee loyalty/retention,…

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Lessons From the White House: Fear is Not a Sustainable Motivator

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This week’s edition of our seemingly never-ending political saga centers around growing fear among White House employees that they will be fired. The recent termination of now Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe – just days before he would have collected pension – once again shows how this White House regime is more focused on revenge than building any sort of positive culture. Sadly, this behavior is not exclusive to Washington, D.C. – many businesses all around the country regularly (and intentionally) instill fear in their employees. Anyone who has worked for a company that exhibits poor leadership can complain about…

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8 Mistakes Employers Make On Job Applications

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There are many details to keep in mind – both obvious and relatively minute – during the hiring process. A key item is the employment application.  Presentation is important when it comes to your application and seemingly ‘tiny’ errors/oversights on an application can frame your entire company in a negative context and can also open you up to liability.  With that in mind, here are eight common mistakes to avoid when crafting your job application. Using a generic application template. It’s easy enough to find a generic application template on the Internet – but that doesn’t mean said template is…

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Resolving the Retirement Problem

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A recent article in USA Today shows that nearly 40% of people from Generation X – people born between 1965 and the late 1970s – believe that they will not be able to retire at any point in their lives due to lack of funds. Worse yet, 42% of Baby Boomers haven’t started building their nest eggs. These are obviously staggering figures that strike fear in everyone.  The Boomers likely didn’t have access to information in their early working years that stressed the importance of saving early and often.  Further, many may have been scared out of the market during…

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