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Half of Your Employees Think They’re Underpaid 

Half of Your Employees Think They’re Underpaid  By Suzanne Lucas Do you pay your employees fairly? Of course! You did your research when making salary offers, you award the regular cost of living raises and you pay for their overtime work. Still, according to a recent study, 46 percent of employees feel that they are underpaid. This, of course, doesn’t necessarily indicate the truth about salary, since these particular findings are based on feelings. I’m

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How to Look for a Job When you Already Have a Job

How to Look for a Job When You Already Have a Job Gallup’s 2018 “State of the American Workplace” report recently revealed that 51% of workers in the U.S. are either actively looking for a different job or are keeping their eyes open for new and better work opportunities.  Inspired by an upswing in the U.S. economy and job market, many employees are optimistic about their chances of finding a better position. If you are

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How Will Unions Respond To A Post-Janus World? 

How Will Unions Respond To A Post-Janus World?  By Lisa Vickery On the final day of the Supreme Court’s just-completed term, it issued its long-awaited decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, changing the labor law landscape as we know it. The case involved the compulsory “fair share” fees paid by public sector employees who choose to not belong to a union, but are still covered by a collective bargaining agreement. As we described in

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Tips for Effective Team Communication

Tips for Effective Team Communication  By Keith Enochs One of the most critical skills for a new leader is also one for which many are the least prepared: how to communicate with your team members effectively. I remember back to the first time I sat down with an employee who wanted to talk about an issue they had. I could hardly wait. I was so excited to help point him in the right direction and

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How to Get a Workout Without Leaving Your Desk

How to Get a Workout Without Leaving Your Desk So much of our work life is spent sitting at a desk staring at a computer. While sitting all day may be a necessary evil, its possible to get your body moving without leaving your workstation. Not only is a possibility, but it’s good for you. Scheduling short exercise burst throughout the day can help with focus, increase productivity and is good for your body. It’s

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How to Avoid Costly Improper Pay Practices

How to Avoid Costly Improper Pay Practices  By Elizabeth Liner In 2017, a national insurer settled a class action lawsuit filed against it in Connecticut under the FLSA wherein plaintiffs alleged they were due unpaid overtime. This $50 million settlement was the most expensive FLSA settlement in 2017. TGI Friday’s was also involved in a significant FLSA class action filed in a New York federal court. The plaintiffs alleged a number of purportedly improper pay

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The Secret to a Perfect Resume

Your resume is the key to the door of opportunity. It grants you entry into a world of new job possibilities. While a great deal of thought goes into crafting a resume, when complete, it is a simple, easy read document. Resumes can look and feel different, based on your industry, but there’s one thing that all good resumes have in common: they tell a detailed and exciting story. Resumes are your opportunity to articulate

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4 Ways to Inspire Employees

March 2018 4 Ways to Inspire Employees By David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom Complacency. It’s a more common problem than we’d like to believe. It happens in every industry and workplace. It happens in every corner of the globe. This problem affects all of us. It’s our problem. It’s your problem. It’s every employer’s problem. “I’ve read all the studies about low engagement,” said Bryce, a business owner we chatted with on a recent airport

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Oops! I Hired The Wrong Person

February 2018 Oops! I Hired The Wrong Person By Sara Pollock Oops, you did it again. You know what I’m talking about. You made the wrong choice and hired the wrong person. The new hire is flailing, your hiring manager is frustrated, HR is trying to ensure they stay long enough to not be a total loss, and the CFO is wondering if he can take the recruitment costs and lost productivity out of your

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Annual Performance Reviews

Annual Performance Reviews: Do They Actually Matter? Workplaces are becoming more metrics based and assessing employee success has become a component that is also measured. Managers are now encouraged to work with their employees to develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely) goal, and review their progress towards the goals with a big review at the end of the year. Annual performance reviews have many functions in an organization, but are they actually helpful

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