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Your business needs to be prepared for anything, even the most unexpected disaster.   You must consider common risks, such as criminal activity or natural disasters. To protect your company against such threats, it is important that you have effective security preparation and disaster response plans. Without prior planning, you leave your company open to financial… Read more »

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In order for any business to be successful, it is essential that its employees possess the proper skill sets to do their jobs at a high level. Since most employees do not enter a company completely equipped to fit their new position, training is very important. Though many employers view training as simply a burdensome… Read more »

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The World Health Organization (WHO) now considers burnout to be a syndrome. In previous editions of the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), burnout wasn’t considered a serious condition, and its only listed symptom was exhaustion. The WHO’s decision to upgrade burnout to a syndrome and provide a detailed set of symptoms communicates its serious… Read more »

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The purpose of a wellness programs is to promote healthy lifestyle initiatives, which can include smoking cessation programs, on-site gyms, healthy food initiatives, wellness education and more. While some businesses have instituted comprehensive health programs, others have achieved savings and increased productivity with just a few simple activities that promote healthy behaviors. Why Promote Wellness… Read more »

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You carefully recruited, screened, and tested several applicants for that new position. When the time came to make a hiring decision, you confidently selected the most qualified candidate. But two months later, the new hire resigned, confessing that she “never felt part of the company.” The right first impression is everything, and a poor employee… Read more »

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With low unemployment rates, hiring can be a battle!  To circumvent the possibility of making poor hiring choices based only on passing filters through  qualifications, it is important to look for quality employees, and not to lose a possible perfect organizational fit due to an outdated hiring filter. Employers can make a tough situation worse… Read more »

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One of the best ways to increase your company’s bottom line is by ensuring your customers are well taken care of. The best way to do that is to maximize the talent in your employees. People don’t do business with companies; they do business with the people at the company. By maximizing your employees’ talent,… Read more »

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Hiring great people can be a timely process, so retaining them should be a top priority. Luckily, most good retention practices are inexpensive to implement. Effective retention To understand how to retain good employees, you first need to know what they’re looking for. Today, the best employees want: Career development opportunities and a chance to… Read more »