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Even When You’re Right, You May Not Be Right

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We live in times that can be very difficult for business owners and managers. Nearly every day, new court cases and precedents that threaten to impact your organization. Interpreting these in view of your business or non-profit can be difficult. … Continue reading






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Outside Incidents Can Be Relevant To Employee Evaluation

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Several clients of mine had nasty incidents occur with their employees after work hours and contacted me to discuss their options. Their experiences may provide some insights for you today. One occasion involved a female employee who was attending her … Continue reading






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Managing an Office Mess: Go for the Cause, Not the Symptoms

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Business owners and managers along with leaders of non-profit organizations know to expect personnel messes. But no matter how well they prepare, most still shy away from going for the right solution the first time. The reason is simple. The … Continue reading






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Don’t Confuse Being Mean with Being Effective

There was a great article in the New York Times recently about how there is “No Time to Be Nice at Work.” I thought that Author Christine Porath was on target regarding several significant concerns that are relevant in many … Continue reading






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Court Cases Unlikely To Provide Fast Relief for Your FLSA Headache

The Fair Labor Standards Act is in the news, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although some change is possible, the act represents an area where managers and owners must use caution to avoid business-breaking penalties. This federal … Continue reading






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50 And Over Can Make Medical Leave a Formal Affair

When it comes to sick leave in your company of 50 or more employees, you have to follow the doctor’s orders regardless of whether or not you think the reason for the leave is justified or the employee worthy. Because … Continue reading






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“Mundane” Issues Can Break Your Business

Human resources is often a major headache for businesses. For employers, it can involve tragedies that are business killers, too. This year’s workplace shootings are all too typical. Besides the incalculable human toll, they remind us that employers are expected … Continue reading






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Employees And Ministry—Relationships Matter, But Be Careful

I think that everyone should have a ministry. I believe we are placed here on Earth to do good things for others. Whether the ministry is focuses on helping and making life better for others’ children, helping and making life … Continue reading






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On Boarding Can Mean More To Company Than New Hire

“On Boarding” is the structured way a company brings newly hired employees into their “fold.” Many organizations have orientations meant to orient newly hired employees. On Boarding is taking it the next level. Sure, you want to orient newly hired … Continue reading






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New Rules Create “Jackpot” For Whistleblowers

The Dodd-Frank financial reform law offers hefty rewards to those reporting securities law violations. It creates a scenario that businesses cannot afford to ignore. The new law allows for whistleblowers to receive as much as 30 percent of penalties collected … Continue reading






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