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Stress and Anxiety Are Not Your Workplace Friends

Workplace stress and anxiety are generally not good things, no matter what anyone tells you! I know there are some who believe that a certain level of stress, or as they usually call it, “motivation,” is a good thing. And … Continue reading






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Workplace Absences: A “Little Thing” That’s A Big Challenge

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For many employers, employee absences can be a big challenge. On paper, this should not be a major problem for a good organization. Enough redundancy should be built into the system so that one missing worker doesn’t bring everything to … Continue reading






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Efficiency, Profit Often Depend on Surprising Issues

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I’m not sure there ever was a time when businesses could be sloppy, but that time is definitely not now. Even industries once considered as “choice” like technology face so much competition and challenge today that less than maximum efficiency … Continue reading






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Millennial “Generation Gap” May Be Impacting Your Office

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If your workplace is like many organizations today, you probably have a number of millennials on your team; you may be one yourself. Just to make sure we’re on the same page, millennials are those who were born between 1980 … Continue reading






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Terminating Entry Level People May Cost You The Most

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I recently heard from two different clients who were planning to terminate entry-level, relatively “inexpensive” people. I asked them what they meant, and each indicated that the employee’s annual salary was around $40,000. When I asked if they wanted my … Continue reading






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Good Management Really Does Matter—Even with Your Bottom Line

Sometimes I deal with specifics so much that I forget to stress the underlining need for good management. There is much that you can do to anticipate the potholes and to navigate around them if you are savvy and prepared. … Continue reading






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Need Results? Create a Critical Mass

While most of us have a limited understanding of physics, we have an idea of what “critical mass” means. But just in case: when you reach a sufficient level of one thing that affects something else, you have critical mass. For … Continue reading






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Diffusing Personnel Bombs

by Steve M. Cohen, Ed.D. The importance of exit interviews An exit interview is a radar screen for detecting personnel problems and an employee that leaves without one is like a bomb just waiting to be dropped. Studies have shown … Continue reading






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