Top Employee Benefits for 2020

We didn’t just turn the calendar to a new year, but a new decade. Envision the workplace one, two or even three decades ago. Now compare those visions to today’s place of work. Times have definitely changed. As we start 2020, it is important to...

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Yanking out the Grapevine: How to Deal with Gossip at Work

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“I saw Todd slip something in his drink at lunch today.”

 “Did you hear that Margaret is pregnant? Apparently, she hasn’t even told her husband yet. Sounds like an accident to me.”

 “Trevor’s rash is so disgusting. He disappears into the...

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Why Counteroffers Fail and What Employers Should Do Instead

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Employers naturally want to do whatever they can to hang on to productive, valuable employees. When one such employee decides to resign, it’s all too tempting for employers to tempt employees to stay by throwing raises and perks at the employee...

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No Room for Workplace Harassment or Bullying

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Workplace harassment and bullying are hot button issues for today’s employers . Harassment more commonly rises to the level of illegality, and both involve patterns of mistreatment. Both are unwanted behaviors that can damage business by causing:

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How HR Tech Can Improve Your Business’ Open Enrollment Experience

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The uses of technology seem to be endless. And with the focus increasingly being placed on the user experience, helping to create a seamless, positive experience, more and more small and medium-sized businesses have turned to HR technology to...

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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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