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Why Remote Work Policies Are Important

Remote work has been a key recruiting strategy for many organizations for years. Some organizations have fully embraced it and opened up the ability to recruit top talent nationwide. Other companies allow remote work a day or two per week as an added perk for...

Take Breaks to Avoid Breakdowns

Once upon a time, employers expected their employee relationship to be pretty simple: employees do the work requested and they get a paycheck from the employer in return. That was pretty much it at one time in history, but times have changed. With the advent of Gen X...

Policy is Not a Negotiation

All too often we see both new and experienced managers end up in situations where they start negotiating policy instead of enforcing it. Maybe it happens because they feel unsure in their role as a manager or maybe they’re concerned about damaging a work friendship....

How Trolls Can Damage Your Business

We’ve talked in prior posts about how proper onboarding can prevent or eliminate trolls and ways to eliminate the trolls already on your team. But what exactly do we mean by a troll? Well, we don’t actually mean the mythical creatures that live under bridges. You...

Being Intentional About Company Culture

Your company has a culture. No matter how big or how small, your company is made up of people. And people create cultures. Good or bad, intentional or unintentional, you will have a company culture. A culture is made up of the habits, customs, and preferences that...

Why You Shouldn’t Make Assumptions in Business

One of the first conversations we have with many business owners when we start working with them is about not making assumptions. Assumptions are the ultimate purveyor of risk, yet people make assumptions all the time. Often, we make assumptions out of laziness...

A Crazy Idea for Recruitment: Paying Student Loan Debt

We’ve talked about investing in your employees before and how it can help with recruitment and retention. When most employers think about investing in employees, they think about making a future investment to benefit their company with things like training or...

The Whole Picture of Employee Benefits

When you hear the word benefits, the first thing you probably think of is healthcare. And when you think compensation, you probably think about salary first. But compensation and benefits can be about much more than just salary and healthcare. It’s easy to fall into a...

New Overtime Regulations in 2020

A full three years ago we wrote a blog about the upcoming changes to the overtime regulations outlined in the Fair Labor Standards Act. Those changes later got delayed and further modified, but now they’re set to go into effect on January 1, 2020. Is your organization...

Don’t Fear Losing Employees

Are you afraid of losing your best workers? Many companies try to prevent their employees from attending networking events, conferences, or other professional training opportunities because they’re afraid they’ll lose them. I talk to CEOs frequently who say, “Oh, if...
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