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MANAGING THE OFFICE

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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Employment Law Update for August 2017

By Mike O’Brien  bio
Here is my periodic update prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws…


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Employment Law Update for HR Managers

By Mike O’Brien  bio
This is my periodic update prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws…


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Protecting your employees from workplace violence

By Lynne Curry  bio
On June 5, 2017, John Neumann Jr. brought a semiautomatic pistol and a hunting knife into his former workplace…


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EMPLOYEE RETENTION

Want to retain your top employees? Look to your exit interviews

According to the 2017 Employee Retention Report published by Work Institute, a leader in workforce intelligence, research and consulting, over 75% of…


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Reward good employees by removing bad ones

By Steve M. Cohen  bio
I’m sure you’ve seen advice regarding employee bonuses and incentive systems, including some that are quite…


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22 questions a manager should ask before firing an employee

By Lynne Curry, Ph.D, SPHR  bio
The final revenge of the fired employee: The manager makes an unwitting but critical mistake that unravels the firing decision or results in a…


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COMPLIANCE

Five dangers in dealing with harassment complaints

As with firing, the rules are well known, yet employers still fall into the common violations that spawn claims of sexual harassment, says management consultant Joseph Godwin of F&H Solutions Group in…


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How to hire the right employee for your firm

By Lynne Curry, Ph.D, SPHR bio
According to a Gallup poll, thirty percent or less than one-third of American workers describe themselves as “engaged” in their jobs and committed to their employers. A larger number, 54% percent, describe themselves as “disengaged” at work and not committed to their employers. These employees report feeling trapped in dull jobs and…


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MANAGING STAFF

How to deliver bad news to 3 kinds of underperforming employees

The talk of management isn’t easy. Here are three especially difficult conversations to be prepared for: the “poor performance” discussion, the “no-raise-for-you” discussion, and the “we’re-having-layoffs” discussion.
Business consultant, corporate trainer, and psychotherapist Linnda Durre, Phd, of Winter Park, FL, outlines what to say, and what not to say, to get the message across and at the same time…

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