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  • How long have you worked for your current employer?
    How long have you worked for your current employer?
    According to a recent survey, nearly 40% of recruiters and hiring managers said that job hopping is the single biggest obstacle for job seekers. Potential employers see job hoppers as lacking in loyalty. Soon after an employee is trained to do her...
  • The differences between a boss and a leader
    The differences between a boss and a leader
    Some people get up every morning, at times begrudgingly, and head off to their place of employment to slave away for eight hours. These are people who work for a boss. Others bound out of bed in the morning and can’t wait to get to their job...
  • Employees can walk their way to higher productivity
    Walking workstations could be the key for employee obesity
    For many employees an eight hour day can mean hours spent sitting at a desk with poor posture and low metabolic rate, however help is at hand. A recent study published by the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) found that...
  • Mastering the push-pull and taming the perturbation: An on-boarders guide
    Mastering the push-pull and taming the perturbation: An on-boarders guide
    Here ‘tis: the core communication strategy for on-boarders in the first 90 days of employment.Become aware of and understand the choices that are yours to make (and those that aren’t), the changes you need to make (and those you don...
  • Bureaucracy and business: Flags of inconvenience
    Bureaucracy and business: Flags of inconvenience
    Employees’ time can be the most valuable resource that many companies have, since they can make the difference between a company that struggles and one that succeeds. Yet most companies are not serious about managing that time, to their...
  • Do you know what you have?
    Group insurance and group benefits – know what you have and what you don’t have
    If you’re an employer or an employee, group insurance is a good thing. For employers, a group insurance plan helps strengthen compensation packages making it easier to recruit and retain quality people. For both employers and employees, a...
  • Is there a state government job in your future?
    Is there a state government job in your future?
    Consider the advantages and disadvantages of state government jobs. The Glass Door is a web site that allows users to rate different employers. Some of the ratings of Maryland State Government jobs by people holding them include their statements...
  • Communication is Vital for a Leader and a Manager
    Information concerning businesses
    Communication is vital for leaders and managers, because now-a-days if one is lucky enough to have a stable fulltime or a stable part time job; great, but if not; keep looking. Many places are not hiring and it looks as if the economy is still on...
  • Bad CEO
    CEOs Gone Bad—What Do You Do?
    The Chief Executive Officer is supposed to set the tone for the whole company. He or she should embody all the virtues, vision, and high standards that make a business great. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Instead, CEOs can be bullies,...
  • Leadership Vision
    Changing Work Ethics in United States
    Company loyalty has changedIn earlier decades it was expected that an employee joined a company for the long term and a company hired with the expectation of having a long term employee.Not so today. Employee loyalty and employer loyalty is...
  • Facing the Boarb
    Can You Influence the Board at Your Company?
    In Europe, employee representation at the board level is ubiquitous. Unionization is the norm, and workers routinely have some say in how companies conduct business. Here in the U.S., rank and file employees rarely get a seat at the table. Is it...
  • Providing actionable feedback: Coaching for change
    Providing actionable feedback: Coaching for change
    How do you provide feedback to your employees? Does your organization provide scheduled check ins with each employee throughout the year? Or are you caught in the cycle of annual performance reviews that often leave both the manager and employee...
  • Listening to one another in the workplace
    Listening to one another in the workplace
    A vital aspect to maintaining any successful relationship, especially in the workplace, is the ability to listen to one another. It is important for providing great customer service, when receiving directions, and collaborating with one another....
  • Covered bridge in Cottage Grove, Oregon
    Cottage Grove woman arrested for embezzling city funds
    Sheila L. Smith was an accounting technician for the city of Cottage Grove, Oregon. She was making good money, however, obviously she didn’t feel it was enough. She allegedly embezzled nearly $13,000 in public funds, beginning June 2011 up...
  • Office
    Reducing workplace gossip.
    Monday through Friday, from 9 to 5, millions of people venture off to work. They sit through grueling traffic jams, and they try to make it to the office on time. As the work day progresses, one may overhear a few co-workers talking in the cubicle...