Stop Leaving Money on the Table
Stop Leaving Money on the Table

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that almost 4 million Americans walked off their jobs each month in April, May, and June of 2021.  After months of flexibility and work-life balance provided by work-from-home arrangements due to COVID-19,...

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Seeking Employee Loyalty? Manager Discretion Advised
Seeking Employee Loyalty? Manager Discretion Advised

Empathy seems to be the new HR emphasis for 2021, but it must be more than just a square on the “Buzzword Bingo” card to be effective.

Companies must embrace empathy as a cultural principle and not a passing fad, but how do you make people care about their co-workers?

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Hardline Stances Over Return to Office Cost Companies Talent
Hardline Stances Over Return to Office Cost Companies Talent

There is a chilling effect among the rank and file when it comes to negotiating for terms that could make it easier to retain talent who require special accommodations for handling challenges outside of work. Employees assume their boss will be rigid and inflexible when approached, and they simply vote with their feet rather than risk being vulnerable about their needs.

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Financial Freedom: How to Know When to Pursue Your Dreams
Financial Freedom: How to Know When to Pursue Your Dreams

This talk about The Great Resignation may have you thinking it’s time to jump ship. During an extended vacation in Alaska in July, I, too, found myself wondering how long before I could retire and be on permanent vacation. While I’m completely satisfied with my...

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Woo the Hearts of Your Top Talent When Their Brains Say Go
Woo the Hearts of Your Top Talent When Their Brains Say Go

As the Coronavirus is predicted to surge again in India, some American workers are now refusing to go back to the office. This is a growing trend in the U.S. job market despite many employees having been fully vaccinated and current infection rates in the States...

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5 Ways to Practice Accountability with Peers for Better Results
5 Ways to Practice Accountability with Peers for Better Results

“The best kind of accountability on a team is peer-to-peer.” - Patrick Lencioni Most co-workers typically offer supportive comments and pats on the back to their peers, but rarely will they say, “If you just did ‘X’ better…” They don't typically go there. The...

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How to Be a Respected Peer in a Consensus-Driven Environment
How to Be a Respected Peer in a Consensus-Driven Environment

Have you ever been in a two-hour meeting with dozens of co-workers and only two or three people are talking? Unless you were one of the few whose voice was being heard, you probably asked yourself, “Why am I here?” Next, you probably said, “Who called this meeting?...

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One Must-Do Step Before Your Summer Vacation
One Must-Do Step Before Your Summer Vacation

  What are your summer plans? According to a recent survey commissioned by Lending Tree, 72% of Americans did not take a summer vacation trip last year, due to COVID.  44% of working Americans took no paid time off last year, and 22% of workers used less PTO than...

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