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Help Your Young Managers Succeed

March 30, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

Ahhh, the young manager.  Better known as the newbie.  The greenhorn.  The tenderfoot. As if these monikers weren’t burdensome enough, the young manager faces yet another challenge because of his youth – resentment.  You know your new manager has the skills and qualifications to handle his heightened responsibilities.  But too often, more seasoned employees view […]

 

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Employee Supervision Tips: Stay Approachable to Keep Your Team Happy

March 16, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

Complaints.  Conflicts.  Crises. As managers, we all have days when we want to just close the office doors and shut ourselves off from our employees.  But as tempting as it sounds, adopting a “do not disturb” management style comes at a price.  Over time, isolating yourself from your staff can lead to disconnected and resentful employees, lowered productivity […]

 

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The True Value of Recruiting Services

March 9, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

Have you ever paid attention to car manufacturers’ ads?  They show you models that are loaded with extras and then entice you with prices that seem too good to be true – and they usually are.  Because what those numbers in bold print don’t include are all the fees, taxes and options that can literally […]

 

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Ways To Eliminate Negative Thinking

March 2, 2010 in Career and Job Search Tips

 

“Here we go again…” “Why does everyone else seem to have all the luck?” “What else could possibly go wrong today?” Admit it.  At one point or another, you’ve had thoughts like these.  I know I have.  But while it’s perfectly normal to occasionally fall prey to negative thoughts – especially after losing a job […]

 

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Tips for Ensuring Legally Defensible Performance Reviews

February 23, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

Implementing a faulty or sloppy employee review system can put your company at risk.  One misstep can lead a disgruntled employee to “pull the trigger” on a hairy lawsuit.  So as a responsible manager, how do you keep your company out of the crosshairs? Here is a quick list of best practices for ensuring your performance […]

 

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32 Tips for Using Facebook for Business

February 16, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

You probably know that Facebook is a great tool for keeping in touch with friends.  But did you know it’s also a great business tool?  Used properly, this social networking sight can help you market your products, connect with current and potential customers, and enhance your business image. If you want to use FB as […]

 

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New Ways of Doing Business in the Food and Beverage Industry

February 9, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

One of the only constants in our industry is change.  How will your business adapt to changes in consumer buying habits?  How will the radical changes that occurred in 2009 impact the future of your organization? Tony Perazzo, a partner in the San Francisco office of Grant Thornton, LLP, recently contributed his thoughts on the […]

 

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How to Make a Graceful Exit if You Lose Your Job

January 19, 2010 in Career and Job Search Tips

 

“Rightsizing.”  “Staff reduction.”  “Position elimination.” Regardless of what you call it, a layoff still hurts when it happens to you.  And in today’s economy, it seems to be happening far too often. But while you may not be able to control whether or not you lose your job, you can control how you handle the situation.  […]

 

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