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INSIGHT

Time to Give

By Brenda Barnes  bio
People by and large are generous. And it is this time of year that giving increases dramatically. The charitable impulse goes up by 31 percent each December, and if you own a business or…


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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Nightmare on Main Street: Scary commutes

As the spookiest day of the year approaches, staffing firm Robert Half highlights the cities with the most hair-raising commutes. Last month, the company surveyed…

 


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READER TIPS

Tackle silly problems with silly solutions and boost morale

For the small problems inherent in any office’s staff, one manager has two easy solutions: humor and once-a-day positive notes.
The humor comes in the form of silly contests to solve…


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INSIGHT

Emotional retention: New strategies to retain top talent

By Brenda Barnes  bio
Great businesses are built with great people. In today’s competitive employment market, it’s hard enough to recruit those great people, but the real challenge is…


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INSIGHT

I started sending my team a weekly inspirational email and something extraordinary happened

By Robert Glazer  bio
A few years ago I began the habit of getting up earlier and writing in my journal, taking the time to be reflective, appreciative, and grateful. I went over…


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RECRUITING

Firms spend average of $12,000 to recruit and train each entry-level lawyer

Newly minted associates may see employers extend more job offers, research indicates. Nearly one-quarter (22 percent) of lawyers recently interviewed by…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

Higher wages, better health benefits, or larger tax refunds? Survey looks at 2017 payroll trends

Every year, the American Payroll Association (APA) conducts an annual survey for National Payroll Week, with the goal of helping American employee better understand their…


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TELECOMMUTING

How your firm’s telecommuting policies affect your recruiting strategy

If you’re rethinking your firm’s telecommuting policies, hold on. There is a trend among some larger companies of bringing remote workers back into corporate offices, but candidates still…


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INSIGHT

What to do when an opioid crisis hits your law firm

By Lynne Curry  bio
The first time you saw “Bill” appear to nod off during a staff meeting, you pulled him aside after the meeting. When you asked if he was…


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INSIGHT

Employee morale and your firm’s productivity: 6 easy ways to boost both

By Elizabeth M. Miller  bio
Employees’ attitudes have changed over the years. Good, loyal employees want more than a paycheck and…


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