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The YouTube Rule

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Are you following the YouTube Rule? Recently, a manager returned home after the office day from h— only to have his son greet him with, “Boy Dad, you’re in big trouble.” Not really knowing what was going on, he approached his very angry wife only to learn that today’s...

Quit Rates and Job Opening Statistics Paint a Picture

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Some interesting facts were recently released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that we wanted to share with you on quit rates and job opening statistics. Over the years we have mentored and guided our clients to pay attention to why employees leave. What makes them quit?...

Following Instructions

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A company placed an ad in the local newspaper with the intent of targeting a younger audience for their seasonal, summer jobs.   The ad gave a brief description of the job and said to mail a resume, if they had one, and a handwritten letter explaining why they should be hired....

Hiring Underage Workers This Season?

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Are you contemplating hiring underage workers this season? Schools will start letting out in the next month or so and many of our youth will be out there looking for summer jobs. For some this will be their very work experience. Before you make the decision to hire someone under...

Documenting Employee Behavior

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Legal Land Mine or Legal Gold Mine? As an employment lawyer, I frequently get asked questions about documenting employee behavior. Clients want to know what they, as the employer, should document with regard to an employee’s behavior. Common questions include: Is documentation...

What’s Honesty Got To Do With It?

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Jake is a first time manager and hasn’t received a lot of guidance about communicating with his employees. He was recently told by the Vice President that the company was going to merge with another, larger organization and that there might be some layoffs. The Vice President...

Why We Love Employee Coaching And You Should Too!

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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between coaching and counseling? So how do you decide whether to coach an employee or counsel them? One of the biggest stumbling blocks for leaders is talking honestly with an employee about poor performance. Great communicators often...

4- Tips on Building A Successful Mentoring Program

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Do you feel like Mentoring might be one of those HR buzzwords? Maybe…but the premise behind mentoring new employees is not. Assigning your new employee a mentor is not about making sure they have a new friend. It’s about making sure your new employee has help navigating the...

Why Employees Leave

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Are you pushing your employees out the door? Your job as a manager of people doesn’t end once you hire them and make them feel welcome. You can’t charm them with all your new hire policies and then leave them to fend for themselves. Being a boss is a tough job – and if anyone led...

They Hired HIM and SHE Showed Up…

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During your recent job search, a candidate we’ll call “John” was interviewed and hired. John was the perfect candidate for the job meeting or surpassing all of the job requirements. Because John had to give a three-week resignation notice, the company had no personal contact with...