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How Offering Employee Benefits Helps Your Small Business
mybackoffice.biz

As the owner of a very small business, you may not be required to provide employee benefits, but there are still plenty of reasons for you to do so anyway.

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Millennials Want Meaningful Jobs That Fix Social Problems
www.fastcoexist.com

If your only source of information about millennials comes from articles about millennials written by the generation that directly preceded it, an image of a person aged roughly 18 to 30-years-old might look like a self-absorbed monster–a kid on a couch whose dead brain cells leak through his nose and onto his iPhone while he […]

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10 Things Not To Wear To Work In The Summer
www.fastcompany.com

We’re as sick of the heat as you are. But that’s no excuse to wear shorts in the office. Or any of the other sartorial sadnesses on this list. And…

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4 attributes of companies with highly engaged workers
businessjournal.gallup.com

Companies with high employee engagement have leaders who understand the value of engagement, and who hold managers accountable for improving it, Ed O’Boyle and Jim Harter write. “Engagement permeates every conversation, whether it’s a one-on-one meeting, a team huddle, or a regional assessment,” they write.

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Do We Have a Talent Shortage or a Talent Transformation?
www.tlnt.com

There have been ongoing debates for a decade or more over whether or not there is a talent shortage. If there was a real talent shortage, we would have seen much different corporate behavior.

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Should LinkedIn Be Scared Of CareerArc Group?
www.forbes.com

One of the top IPOs of the past few years is LinkedIn. The gain? It is over four times. But of course, the company is not the only one trailblazing the employment space. There are a spate of other startups that are gunning for the opportunity as well. And one to keep an eye …

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Health and Your Emotional Wellbeing At the Office
www.strategichumaninsights.com

At the end of the day, staying healthy not only impacts you and your mental, physical, and emotional health, but it will also make you a much better employee.

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Getting Colleagues to Carry Their Own Weight
www.linkedin.com

It turns out that the worst offenders are American men. When psychologists Steven Karau and Kipling Williams carefully analyzed 78 different studies of free riding in groups, they found that it was more common among men than women, and in Western than Eastern countries. (On average, American men tend to be more individualistic and less […]

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Get to the Heat of the Problem if a New Employee is Falling Short
www.thedailymuse.com

Surprised by a new hire’s sub-standard work? Try these tips for having a productive discussion about the issue.

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4 Tips to Recruit via Twitter
tech.co

Surprisingly, one of the biggest challenges for startups is recruiting the right talent. With all of the recruiting platforms available today, it can still be difficult to find the right candidates. However, there is one social network optimized for finding talent, and it’s about to maximize your recruiting process. Twitter is a popular platform recruiters…

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Is an employee stock ownership plan right for your business?
boss.blogs.nytimes.com

Employee stock ownership plans are appealing for some company founders, but setting up these plans can be costly and complicated, writes Josh Patrick, principal at Stage 2 Planning Partners. And they might not be a good fit for the smallest businesses, he cautions. For an ESOP to be successful, it’s important to implement managerial training […]

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Surge in temp jobs may hinder recovery
www.cbsnews.com

The increase in the use of temporary workers is a “worrying trend” because such jobs offer few benefits or opportunities for advancement, Margaret Heffernan writes. The results don’t necessarily help companies either, she writes. “A highly casualized workforce may cut costs, but it will never increase productivity or profits,” Heffernan writes.

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The Enigma Known as Performance Management
www.recruitingtrends.com

Success means different things to different individuals, departments and organizations. Regardless of how success is measured, advancing business goals requires a high-performing workforce that is focused, motivated and achievement-oriented. Taking a systematic approach to employee performance management – powered by technology and alignment of the workforce with business objectives – can ensure the workforce concentrates […]

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7 Ways Workplace Transparency Helps You Hire
www.smartrecruiters.com

People are sharing a lot of information these days. They share their daily activities with their friends on Facebook, post photos of their latest vacation on TripAdvisor, rate their latest dining experience on Yelp and now, they’re reviewing their jobs and companies on Glassdoor.

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