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The Pros and Cons of Pets in the Workplace

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Not too long ago, the idea of allowing employees to bring their pets to work would probably have raised some eyebrows. These days, however, employers are working to allow more flexibility and comfort in the workplace, and at many companies, that has meant allowing their staff to bring their pets…

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Team Building Ideas that Employees are Actually Excited About

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Think about the last time you announced a team builder to your staff. Were there eyerolls? Groans? A sudden flood of dentist appointments?   Team building activities are important if you want to create a cohesive team. This Forbes article calls team building one of the most important investments you…

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Leadership Training Pros and Cons: Is It Really Worth It?

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In the world of business, there are endless opportunities for continued learning and training. One of the most talked about is leadership training. For a long time, leadership training was considered to be a great way to help employees—at every level in a company—to take ownership, develop advancement potential, and…

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Hiring From Out of State: How to Make it Work

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A generation ago, hiring someone from out of state would have meant a lot of extra time, money, and hassle. Not only would the hiring process have been much more difficult (delays in communication, phone interviews, having to travel for in-person interviews, etc.), but once the job offer was extended,…

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Background Checks for New Employees: What’s Legal?

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Hiring a new employee can be incredibly stressful. It requires time, money, and effort, maybe from multiple people on your team. This is why it’s important to get the hire right the first time—so you don’t spend any more time than you have to on finding competent people to fill…

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Tips for Onboarding: How to Make Sure Your New Employees Stay

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Finding and hiring a new employee is stressful, and unfortunately, the stress doesn’t end once the hire is complete.    Once a new employee has joined your team, it’s time for a new challenge—onboarding.    Like many other aspects of hiring, there’s a right way and a wrong way to…

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Ways Technology Can Make Hiring Easier

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Technology has improved our lives in many ways—some of them very unexpected.    Take hiring, for example. It might not be the first thing you think about when you consider technological advances of the last decade, but the fact is, technology has changed the hiring process for the better.  …

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How Startups Can Build Quality HR Teams

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Let’s face it: HR isn’t exactly a priority for most startups.   In fact, some startups may even see HR (human resources) as a function of the “corporate” world, which is usually a world that startups are trying to remove themselves from.   For this reason, startups often take a…

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