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3 gift ideas employees will actually value

By Sue Hawkes  bio
The holiday season is often a time of both joy and stress for businessowners and executives. They are excited to spend time with friends and family and to…

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The 10 assumptions NOT to make when doing your OSHA 300s

December is here and it’s time for the logs. No, not the yule logs—the OSHA 300 logs! It’s time to get the…

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Life of the ‘office’ party: Managers’ most embarrassing holiday party gaffes revealed

Falling into a pool, sleeping under a table, fighting with the boss and screaming like a werewolf – scenes from a rough weekend or a…

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Can your employee’s mouth pull you into a defamation lawsuit?

By Lynne Curry, Ph.D., SPHR  bio
“J.J.” is a hard-working, talented manager who makes caustic statements when he stresses out. Although he initially offended you when you first started supervising him, you learned not to…

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TO-DOs: Your December office checklist

Congratulations on making it through 2018! We hope it was a successful and satisfying year for you and your firm and that you take some time this month to…

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5 steps to building a law office staff that cares

What’s the climate like in your organization? Is it productive? Is it inclusive or exclusive? Do your employees enjoy coming to…

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How to avoid taking on second-hand stress

By Elizabeth M. Miller  bio
I’ve been working with the legal profession for nearly 40 years and I can assure you it is one of the most stressful work environments ever…

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Worried about a data breach? Here’s why you should be

Your greatest asset, your employees, can represent your greatest threat—a data breach— according to computer security experts…

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How a mentor program can improve your associate retention rates

It is the money that gets the first-year associates in the door. But it is the work that keeps them there. Many associates are gone by the third year, and most of them go because the…

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Onboarding: How to make your new hire’s first day a success

The first day of working in a law firm can intimidate anyone, whether you’re a new receptionist or a new associate. It doesn’t matter how…

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