The Importance of Job Descriptions

Descriptions of job titles appear in a variety of forms in the workplace. Recruitment ads, compensation surveys and other benchmarking tools, as well as corporate or departmental development plans all use some method of describing a job. The brief descriptions of highlighted positions that are seen in compensation surveys and other benchmarking tools are called

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5 Ways to Handle the “Big Personality” at Work

Employees with Big Egos Can Also Be Big Headaches If Left Unchecked Big Potential, Big Problems The “big personality” at work can be extremely beneficial to business in the right circumstances, but he/she can also present challenges to an employer and to colleagues. These tips offer advice for key ways to deal with a work

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5 Reasons to Start an Employee Wellness Program

Healthy Employees Boost Morale & Productivity at Work A Healthy Company Starts With Healthy Workers The health and wellness of your employees is as important to your business as your customers and the products and services you sell. That’s why it’s more important than ever to develop an employee wellness program designed to keep your

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5 Reasons to Let Employees Work from Home

Telecommuting Can Increase Employee Satisfaction & Productivity Working from Home Has Benefits Research conducted by Pennsylvania State University suggests allowing employees to telecommute can offer business and employees ample benefits. Telecommuting can reduce business expenses significantly, and it can increase employee satisfaction. Here are five reasons companies should consider allowing employees to telecommute on a

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5 Strategies to Create a Culture of Accountability

These 5 Simple Steps Will Significantly Better Your Business   Is There An Accountability Gap? Accountability is a topic covered in basic management courses. Unfortunately, there seems to be a burgeoning gap between theory and practice when it comes to this concept. Recent surveys suggest 40 percent of employees in US organizations are not held

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The 5 C’s of Fostering Strong Working Relationships

Solid Teamwork Stems from Proper Management It’s All About the Team Teamwork provides a foundation for business success. Teams, when managed properly, maximize each individual’s strong points while minimizing weaknesses. Of course, creating productive teams isn’t as easy as it sounds. Strong working relationships need five basic ingredients for success: Communication, Collaboration, Culture, Creativity and

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9 Do’s & Don’ts for Firing Employees

Proceed with Caution If you’re an employer you’ve likely had to fire people. It’s never easy and the process can be fraught with hazards. If you must let someone go, be quick, be kind and be careful. Keep in mind these nine tips for terminating an employee. 9. Consider It Carefully DO Consider the need

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5 Ways to Boost Individual Employee Productivity

Companies Need to Focus Less on Products, More on Individual Employee Performance Employee Productivity is Paramount Effectual employee productivity is an integral aspect for effective company or business operations. The individual employee performances largely dictate the success of a company. Lazy, unproductive employees produce equally disappointing results while smart, productive employees contribute to a company’s

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Why & How Your Employees are Wasting Time at Work

Facebook & Too Many Meetings Top the List of Employee Time-Wasters Wasting Away A Facebook status update here, a Tweet there and finding that perfect dinner recipe on Pinterest. In this day and age most jobs require a computer, most computers have the Internet and distractions to workers are plentiful. But how much time do

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5 Ways to Spot a Problem Employee

Identify Bad Employees Before They Become a Major Problem Find Them Before They Spoil the Bunch As a business owner and/or manager, you work hard and spend a considerable amount of time and money on hiring the right people. Prior experience, references and whether or not the person will fit into your company’s culture are

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7 Ways to Show Your Employees Some Love

Employee Appreciation Day is Here — How Are You Showing Your Employees You Appreciate Them? Do You Appreciate Your Workers? The first Friday of March is Employee Appreciation Day. But as an employer, do you have anything planned? Did you even know about it? If not, it might be a good idea to get up

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5 Tips for Hiring Top Talent

Come Up with a Corporate Hiring Policy to Hire the Best Workers Get the Best Candidate for Your Business Having a flood of resumes is a great beginning to any hiring process, but if there aren’t any applicants that meet even the minimum qualifications it’s time to search for new avenues of recruitment. Since February

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6 Dying Jobs You Should Avoid in the Future

Steer Clear of These Careers on the Verge of Extinction The Future Looks Grim For Some Occupations Remember those men who went door-to-door selling vacuums, encyclopedias and other wares? Today, they are thing of movies and memories. The simple fact of the matter is some careers are fleeting, and aren’t good bets for the future.

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9 Surprisingly Low-Paying Jobs

Careers That Pay a Whole Lot Less Than You Think That’s All They Make?! All through my childhood, I thought classroom teachers must make a million dollars a year. After all, look at how much they work both inside and out of the classroom. And consider the work they do — shaping young minds. These

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7 Ways Social Media & Mobile Affects Hiring

New Survey Finds People Job Search Often & Online It’s All About Social Media…Kind Of Everyone knows by now social media is here to stay, and should be incorporated into how companies do business. And that includes hiring. We surveyed nearly 700 people earlier this year regarding their job search habits. But in addition to

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