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Don’t Make Assumptions for Your Star Players

Companies love star players, and that’s a good thing. We love star players, too, and we fully support rewarding them. But sometimes a company’s plan to reward a star player backfires because it doesn’t align with what that employee wants. It’s dangerous to make...

How to Handle Policy Violations

When an employee violates policy, one of two things is generally happening. Either they haven’t been trained correctly on that policy or they’re choosing not to follow it. And the response to those two situations is very different. If an employee violates policy, it’s...

Three Keys to Success for Remote Work

Remote work is a huge topic of conversation in today’s workforce, and it’s something that can help companies gain a competitive edge when it comes to recruiting talent. Unemployment is pretty low, which means the market for capable employees is thin. Are you missing...

Tactical Versus Strategic HR

Most people who start a business know that, at some point, they’re going to be involved in human resources. Some people use HR as a success metric: they’ll know their business is successful when they’ve hired enough people to need HR. But as with many other fields,...

Embracing Diversity Through Strategic Diversity Training

Diversity training is a hot topic in the world of human resources right now. As an overall conversation, it’s tied to ongoing news headlines about discrimination, harassment, and the #metoo movement. And it’s something that every company, regardless of size, should be...

What’s In an Employee Handbook?

Every company, regardless of size, should have an employee handbook. Think about it like this: The Oklahoma City Thunder play the game of basketball. They have to play by the rules of the NBA, which is the governing body and where their first set of requirements comes...

Strategic Growth and Employee Benefits

When I talk to small business owners, many have a plan to hire employees as their business grows. For many, it’s a key measure of success for their business. But many also don’t realize the full scope of what’s required to hire employees and the importance of...

Improve Engagement by Responding to Employees

Employee engagement is a key topic of discussion among business owners, and everybody wants to know how to better engage employees. There are books, magazine articles, TED talks, and entire conferences on increasing employee engagement. While there are many factors...

Eliminating the Trolls Within Your Company

Before we get started, just a reminder that when we use the word “trolls,” we are truly referring to individuals that are literally “trolling” your business. We’re talking about people who are looking for gaps in your company that they can exploit. What exposures do...
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