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Managing Employee Files

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Many people might pass up this blog post up because the topic is not very snazzy and employee files are not at the top of the “must do food chain” but here are few facts that you should be keep in mind. Recently, Elizabeth was working with a client when the topic of employee...

Are You Ho-Hum About Handbooks?

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We know they are a pain to create and a bigger pain to keep updated. All too often we completely forget about them once they are completed. Trust us when we say that we understand what a pain creating your employee handbook can be…we create them all the time for clients. But...

Is It Gossip Or Something Worse?

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Jane sits at the break room table and tells the group that she just heard Suzie is having a baby. Tom walks into the office and announces that he just saw Mike and Fred walking down the street holding hands. Sally overhears Kim tell John that the guy in the mailroom is dating the...

Developing Your Coaching Conversations

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No matter what your business is…your biggest priority is your employees. You’ve worked hard to hire the right talent but your work doesn’t stop there. Retaining your top talent requires coaching and counseling. In order to make a difference in your workforce, reduce turnover and...

Dodging Bullets

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Dodging Bullets is all about managing risks & identifying the bullets! Successful business owners understand that managing risk is the name of the game. Managing risk requires identifying exactly what risks your business faces and then, quantifying as best you can the...

Little Investments Can Yield Great Results

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Little Investments Can Yield Great Results especially when you are investing in the future of your new hire… You interviewed… a lot of people…and you finally found the right person. Good for you! But not so fast…your onboarding process isn’t over yet. Did you know that the...

Anatomy of a WHD Investigation

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It’s no surprise that more Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division (WHD) investigators are showing up unannounced at employers door. With the addition of thousands of investigators in 2013-14, the big surprise is that every company in the US hasn’t had at least one auditor...

Re-Focusing Your Team After Summer Vacations!

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Summer is coming to a close. Vacations are winding down and the kids will be heading back to school in a few weeks, if they haven’t already. As an experienced Manager you probably already know what it’s like to get everyone back to work and honed in to being productive…at least...

4-Questions To Review Before Preparing Your 2016 Salary Budget

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We are coming around to that time of the year where we’ll have to start looking at our 2016 salary budgets. But before you get started…here are 4-questions to review before preparing your 2016 salary budget. While researching what salary budgets will look like for 2016 we...

Wait…Can You Be Two Places At Once?

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Wait…Can You Be Two Places At Once? We’ve all heard the phrase “You can’t be in two places at once,” but one employee proved this old adage wrong. In fact, there was positive proof that he did just that. John worked as an in-bound call center representative and was usually...