• Women in the Workplace: Does Gender Bias Still Exist?

    Oct 20, 2015
    According to the US Department of Labor, women are 47 percent of the total US workforce, and that percentage is anticipated to keep growing to more than 50 percent. With women integrating into the labor force since the 1970s, many things have changed to adapt to the new dynamic; however, not all things are equal.
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  • Our Differences Make Us Stronger: Economic Impact of Workplace Diversity

    Oct 13, 2015
    Our nation is progressively becoming more diverse. The only way our economy will grow and benefit from these changing demographics is if companies meet the needs of these diverse communities.
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  • Can Technology Replace the Need for Human Workers?

    Oct 06, 2015
    It seems as if technology is slowly, but surely, stealing jobs away from human beings. A major concern for workers today, for better or worse, is that technology can replicate what people are capable of doing. From offices to factories, technology is quickly doing more jobs—and better—than humans. But technology cannot replace a crucial trait of being human, our emotional intelligence.
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  • Seven Steps To Increase Employee Retention

    Sep 22, 2015
    Losing an employee is costly in many more ways than just money. High turnover causes companies to lose time, productivity, and of course—money. All of those things can be detrimental to a company’s success.
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  • Perfecting Performance Reviews through Best Practices—Part II

    Sep 15, 2015
    Formal performance reviews are the best way to communicate the strengths of your employees and identify areas for improvement in order for them to become more effective and efficient in their respective roles. Performance reviews do not necessarily have to be an uncomfortable process for employees and managers. Instead, evaluations can be mutually beneficial to both parties when an effective strategy is in place.
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  • Perfecting Performance Reviews through Best Practices—Part I

    Sep 08, 2015
    Performance reviews are among the most dreaded workplace processes—for both employees and managers. The accompanying fear and anxiety of what could potentially be an uncomfortable conversation discourages both parties from truly getting the most out of what is intended to be an improved form of communication.
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  • Make the Most Out of Informal Review Practices

    Sep 01, 2015
    Informal reviews are an ideal opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with employees and provide feedback about their performance. When done correctly, informal reviews can serve multiple purposes, including addressing issues, answering questions and providing encouragement and support.
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  • Understanding Communication Differences between Generations

    Aug 25, 2015
    Today, a typical office includes different generation groups working together as a team. These baby boomers, Generation X, and millennials teach, learn, and excel in different ways. Understanding how every team member best communicates is key to creating a productive and successful environment.
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  • How To Overcome Barriers to Effective Communication in the Office

    Aug 18, 2015
    As we discussed last week, clear communication is crucial in business. Poor communication is associated with increased conflicts, lower efficiency, lower employee engagement, and decreased accountability and has a negative impact on the company’s financial performance.
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  • Five Tips To Becoming a Clear Communicator

    Aug 11, 2015
    Communication—it’s something you do multiple times daily, in both your personal and professional life, in various forms. But is your point really getting across? Most problems and conflicts are the result of miscommunication.
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