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Charitable giving as an employee perk
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Employers would do well to consider adding a vehicle for charitable giving, Blake Mycoskie of Toms Shoes said at the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference. Charitable giving is attractive to customers, helps employees define their work in relation to their passions and can lead to business opportunities, Mycoskie says.

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What You Need to Know About Compensation Law
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Compensation lawsuits are on the rise. Learn what you can do to protect your business with advice labor and employment lawyer Laurence Stuart delivered at SHRM 2013.

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8 tips for conducting an interview well
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Use common sense when preparing to conduct an interview, Heather Huhman writes. Being on time, keeping the discussion relevant and taking notes are all easy but critical steps, she writes.

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Leaders need to communicate clear goals, connect with employees
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Getting your employees to perform at the highest level requires clear and repeated communication of expectations as well as an explicit outline of how everyone will contribute, Nadia Goodman writes. It’s also important to reward good work and make personal connections with your employees to learn what motivates them.

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Candidates with a history of hardship can make great leaders
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When given the choice between a candidate who has a steady track record of success and one who has had some success but also a spotty work history, Art Petty writes, consider choosing the candidate who has overcome difficulties. “The individual who has fought through hardship and displayed signs of survival and success brings a […]

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Institutionalizing Payday Loans for your Employees?
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There is always a wonderful balance between rewarding the shareholders and the employees for productivity. But I just saw something on the SHRM floor that I am still trying to figure out how to assimilate it.

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The Uncomfortable Reality of HR Today
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I’ve been out of day-to-day HR for four years. It was one of the best decisions that was ever made for me. That’s not just because it set me on my current career path (whatever that may be), but it…

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5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don’t
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The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a bit of …

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Opportunities for professional growth are crucial to retention
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Companies are well-advised to offer opportunities that allow for personal and professional growth, writes Bruce Clarke, CEO of CAI. “Top talent is not something to lock down, apply golden handcuffs to and treat like the proverbial mushroom garden. Your best employees need sunlight, room to grow, good fertilizer and options,” Clarke writes.

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What to consider before offering a job title as compensation
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Titles are frequently seen as cheap alternatives to real compensation. Every HR executive knows that many a challenge can be prevented with the proper timely endowment of a fancier title. The reality, of course, is that awarding a new job title as a form of compensation in lieu of cash can create new and different […]

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Has HR become less focused on people?
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Human resources has turned into a “massive engine,” responsible mostly for processing paperwork and handling compliance issues, writes Liz Ryan, a former HR executive. “We’re taking the HR function, particularly in large organizations, down a deadly spiral that can only lead to one outcome: the commoditization and outsourcing of HR,” Ryan writes.

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Growth in a Slow Economy: The Marriage of Tech and Healthcare
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Maria Bartiromo – The implications of carrying around a cellphone and the encyclopedia in our pockets has already changed what we buy, and how we live. It is impacting entire economies, particularly in many remote areas of the world where population growth is soaring and people are accessing information, and improving their lives.

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How to Setup a LinkedIn Company Page
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A LinkedIn Company Page serves as a hub where members can learn more about your company and its products and services. This is the primary way for a company to have a presence in LinkedIn. Three basic steps are involved in setting up a Company Page: Create a company profile; Add a “Products and Services” […]

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How to Deliver Uncomfortable Employee Feedback
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Giving your employees feedback is an important part of running a small business, but it isn’t always fun or easy to do. This article provides advice for offering feedback in tricky situations, such as when an employee asks for a promotion or is no longer improving his or her skills.

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