Money Isn’t Everything: How to Motivate Employees without Money

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Small and mid-sized business owners often think their employees are at risk for cherry-picking by other companies who can offer higher wages. But most of the time, pay level alone won’t persuade workers to go somewhere else. It also won’t...

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Not on My Watch: Six Types of Harassment in the Workplace

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The #MeToo movement, which marks its two-year anniversary this month, has catapulted sexual harassment to the forefront of the American consciousness and forever solidified the rules for acceptable workplace behaviors. While #MeToo has garnered...

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No Call No Show Employees: What to Do When They Reappear

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Emergencies happen. As an employer, you must navigate the many mishaps and setbacks — big and small — that employees will find themselves facing outside of work. Deaths in the family, car troubles and sudden hospital visits are all in the mix. In...

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The High Cost of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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The #MeToo movement has heightened awareness of workplace harassment, a pervasive problem and one of the most-discussed issues in recent history. What has gotten less attention, however, is the extent to which such misconduct harms not just...

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Defining “Zero Tolerance” to Curb Sexual Harassment at Work

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From 2017 to 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported a 13.6%  increase in the number of workplace claims alleging sexual harassment. Perhaps that’s not surprising, considering the #MeToo movement has put the issue front and...

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Cost of the Grind: The Impact of Stress at Work

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Bills are tight. Your spouse had to go to the emergency room recently, so you’re trying to make it up with longer hours. The clock is dragging. Your mother is getting older and might have to move in soon. It takes twice as long as usual to read...

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Everyone Belongs: A Guide to Inclusion in the Workplace

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Everyone has a need to belong. Unfortunately, at a time when diversity in the workplace is a topic sure to incite controversy and passionate debate, some employees have a more difficult time feeling they belong than others.

Individuals of...

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Stay with Me: Why Good Employees Leave

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There is perhaps nothing more disruptive or expensive for a small business than employee departures. According to the Work Institute, a Franklin, Tennessee-based consulting firm, an estimated 41 million people quit their jobs in 2018 – up 8...

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Open Enrollment 2020: What Employers Should Know

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It’s that time of year again. The unofficial end of summer is signaled by back-to-school time, football, pumpkin spice everything and ... your business’ annual benefits open enrollment. While health insurance open enrollment may not be at the top...

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Slammed Online: How to Handle Bad Reviews by Ex-Employees

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In today’s digital world, just one disillusioned ex-employee can wreak havoc on an employer’s reputation. Even a single nasty Tweet that goes viral can affect a company’s sales, morale and ability to recruit and send company leaders scrambling to...

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