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January 20, 2015
Employee’s Total Paycheck More Than Pay

If you are a business owner, your gut reaction to the estimation of the employee’s total paycheck might be, “Way too much.” All kidding aside, total compensation is most likely one of the largest items on your balance sheet. Educating...

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December 16, 2014
How Does an Employer Create an Employment Brand?

Our reputation as an employer is important. Our image affects talent attraction, engagement, and retention strategies. In this competitive marketplace, HR has become a marketing arm for employees just as traditional marketing departments apply tools fo...

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December 1, 2014
Why Not Hire a Narcissist?

The original narcissist was Narcissus, a hunter renowned for his beauty. He was proud and disdained those who loved him. Nemesis, goddess of retribution against those who succumb to excessive pride, attracted Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own re...

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October 17, 2014
How Employment Agreements Work and Work For You

Let’s talk about employment agreements. Hello? Have you fallen asleep already? They may be a little dry and boring, but important, as they are tools that increase the value of your relationships and help your company manage risk.
Do you need them...

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September 4, 2014
How to Deal with Staff Turnover

This is the second article in a two-part series on turnover. With turnover, there is always a positive with a negative. Focusing on the positive and mitigating the negative is our goal.
We approach each case with compassion and care about...

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August 13, 2014
The Cost of Turnover

This is the first in a two-part series on turnover. There are all types of statistics out there about what turnover costs an organization in terms of quantitative and qualitative.
Real Cost
Numbers I prefer are 59 percent of annual salary for the rank-...

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April 10, 2014
The Primer on Mobile Recruitment

Mobile Recruitment is the act of finding job candidates actively and passively through the use of mobile career pages and internet recruiting strategies through social platforms. Here’s a shocker – 1 BILLION job searches are done per m...

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March 13, 2014
Learn a Thing or Two about Financial Statements

“I am a people person; therefore I am not a numbers person.” We hear this all the time in the Human Resources (HR) world and encourage overcoming the “fear” of numbers to achieve career growth. The United States Securities and E...

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October 16, 2013
The Benefit of Employee Benefits

Over 100 years ago, Montgomery Ward & Co. needed an innovative way to care for their employees and protect them from financial hardship. Founded in 1872, the company was known for its ground-breaking ways. Customers were attracted to Montgomery War...

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June 7, 2013
The Value of Exit Interviews

When putting the ideas for this article together, we first admitted that we do not conduct exit interviews ourselves. In being honest with each other, we realize that we fall into the same trap that other companies do. How would we improve something we...

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May 20, 2013
Prepare for the Mass Exodus of Boomers

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May 14, 2013
How Can You Continue to Contribute When You Retire

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