Encourage Teamwork to Ensure Long-Term Organizational Success

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You may have the brightest and best-qualified individuals working for you, but unless they collaborate as a team, your chances of success in achieving business goals are slim to none. On a well-functioning team, every member feels empowered and valued. They continue to develop stronger cohesion with their coworkers, which ultimately boosts morale and productivity…. Read more »

A Recap of the Most Viewed HR Content for 2014

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As the New Year begins, hiring in the U.S. continues its upward trend and job openings are at a near-record high. In 2015, monthly job gains are forecast to reach 250,000 a month or approximately 3 million for the year. California’s economy, like that of the nation, continues to improve. Unemployment is trending down and… Read more »

Top Managers offer this Advice to Motivate Employees

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What’s the best advice you can give your team as you continue to motivate them, especially as another calendar year winds down? Finish 2014 strong by keeping your workforce inspired, engaged and truly looking forward to coming to work each day. “My door is always open. Talk to me and I’ll listen.” Communicate with your… Read more »

Top Managers offer this Advice to Motivate Employees

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What’s the best advice you can give your team as you continue to motivate them, especially as another calendar year winds down? Finish 2014 strong by keeping your workforce inspired, engaged and truly looking forward to coming to work each day. “My door is always open. Talk to me and I’ll listen.” Communicate with your… Read more »

Hiring Based on Overall Value to Your Organization

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When you hire a new employee, you not only want to avoid a bad hire, you want to make a good one – the first time around. This means selecting the candidate who will add the most overall value, starting just as soon as they become acclimated to your company and its culture. And therein… Read more »

Hiring Couples in the Workplace

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One of your better performing employees – a good team member with strong potential – recommends their spouse or significant other for a job at your company. Your hiring policy says that it’s okay, as long as they work in separate departments. From your initial review of the prospective employee’s resume, it appears that they… Read more »

Q4 is Right around the Corner: How to End the Year Successfully

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What does your company need to do to meet its objectives before the clock runs out on 2014? Finishing the year on a winning score is just as important as your favorite NFL squad trouncing its rival this weekend. Often, the fourth quarter is make-or-break time. Huddle up your team and take a look at… Read more »

Q4 is Right around the Corner: How to End the Year Successfully

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What does your company need to do to meet its objectives before the clock runs out on 2014? Finishing the year on a winning score is just as important as your favorite NFL squad trouncing its rival this weekend. Often, the fourth quarter is make-or-break time. Huddle up your team and take a look at… Read more »

Establishing Company Policies that Will be Followed

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Companies evolve over time and so do their policies. New policies are written to prevent certain issues from reoccurring, fend off potential problems, and maintain organizational order and efficiency. As your policy manual grows thicker, keeping watch over and holding everyone accountable to compliance with them becomes more of a challenge. You need an effective… Read more »

Start Hiring for the Future

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Loyal employees are at the heart of successful companies. When people feel fulfilled in their jobs, they go above and beyond to help their organizations – and they tend to stay with them for the long term. How can you find long-serving talent that supports your ongoing mission and vision? The key lies in avoiding… Read more »