Your “Bad” Boss Is Hurting Your Bottom Line

Working Under Bad Bosses: Workers tend to disengage under bad bosses, losing motivation to complete work and build rapport with their supervisor. The Gallup Management Journal's semi-annual Employee Engagement Index reports that 54% of employees are not engaged, and...

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What are your biggest barriers to social media engagement?

Attention Business, Marketing and Human Resources professionals: Consider the following statistics: - "Users say they're more likely to buy if a business answers their questions on Twitter." ( - 79% of the largest fortune 500 firms use Twitter, Facebook,...

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Best Practices for Employee File Management

There are two main purposes for maintaining physical employee files: For Legal Compliance For Employment and Employee Decisions An official personnel file is a compilation of communication and documents related to the job and employment details for an employee. The...

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Griggs v. Duke Power Co. [Legal Tuesdays]

In the first installment of #LegalTuesdays I want to highlight the Griggs v. Duke Power Co. case from 1971. This is one of the fundamental court cases that essentially explains the following obligations that employers have regarding: Why job descriptions must not...

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A Guide To Understanding I-9 and E-Verify

Federal law calls for a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) to be filled out before any new member of staff can start work. This form confirms that the employee has approval to work in the United States. Correct completion of I-9 forms is one of the best...

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What HR Can Learn From Steve Jobs

  Game changer. Visionary. Legend. When describing any other man, these words would stand tall. However, these words don't do justice to the man who birthed such revolutionary products such as the Macintosh computer, iPod and the iPhone....

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Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction… Two Sides, Two Coins…

“The things that make people satisfied and motivated on the job are different in kind from the things that make them dissatisfied.” - Frederick Herzberg Contrary to logic and common ideology, what's making your employees dissatisfied at work might not be remedied by...

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