Newsletter Archive

How to Get Your Workforce Back to 100% (or better!)

How to Get Your Workforce Back to 100% (or better!)

In this issue: -Up and Running: How to Get Your Workforce Back to 100% (or better!)
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Get hired in the post-pandemic world

Get hired in the post-pandemic world

In this issue: -Your Guide to Getting Hired in the Post-Pandemic Workplace
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Namaste...in the workplace??

Namaste...in the workplace??

In this issue: -Meditation: Productivity Miracle or Muck? -Build a Smarter Sick Leave Policy
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Laid Off? Get Your Groove Back

Laid Off? Get Your Groove Back

In this issue: -Laid Off? Get Your Groove Back -The Productivity Zone: Get Into It -The Sunny Side of the Street: Four Ways to Rewire Your Brain for Positivity
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Get them trained!  Get them productive!

Get them trained! Get them productive!

In this issue: -Cutting the Learning Curve -9 Emails to Improve Your Work Life
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Get a job--get ahead!

Get a job--get ahead!

In this issue: -I Need a Job Today! -Happiness Hacks: Bring More Joy to Your Job – and Get Ahead -Want to Build a Comfortable Retirement?
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How quickly do you need that?

How quickly do you need that?

The Need for Speed: Your Guide to Faster, Better Hires
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Time to start making moves!

Time to start making moves!

In this issue: -All the Right (Career) Moves -Warding off Energy Vampires at Work -Be Kind to Yourself – and Still Get Stuff Done
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Do you really know your employees?

Do you really know your employees?

In this issue: -Sizing Them Up: How to Assess Soft Skills -Judging a Candidate's Character
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The 5 people you need to know!

The 5 people you need to know!

In this issue: -Career VIPs: The 5 People Who Can Fast Track Your Career Growth
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Critical Skills for a High-Performance Workforce

Critical Skills for a High-Performance Workforce

In this issue: -The Right Stuff: Critical Skills for a High-Performance Workforce -Better Meetings, Happier Team
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Is your resume costing you jobs?

Is your resume costing you jobs?

In this issue: -Do This, Not That: Skills, Buzzwords and Your 2020 Resume -You're Capable of More Than You Know -Who Needs Sleep?
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How worried are you?

How worried are you?

Let your competitors worry about talent and skills shortages this year. By implementing the ideas in this eBook, you'll be saying, "Shortages? WHAT shortages!?" – in 2020 AND beyond.
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Do you feel phony?

Do you feel phony?

In this issue:

-Get Past Hiring Gatekeepers

-Is Feeling Fake Causing Your Career to Flounder?

-Unlock the Power of Positive Intent
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Is It the Holiday Blues – or Something More Serious?

Is It the Holiday Blues – or Something More Serious?

In this issue: -Self-Care Is Not Self-ish! -Is It the Holiday Blues – or Something More Serious?
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Master the Modern Job Search

Master the Modern Job Search

In this issue: -Master the Modern Social Job Search -The Sky's the Limit! Steps for Landing That Promotion -Less "Presents", More "Presence"
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Your Modern Guide to Management Efficiency

Your Modern Guide to Management Efficiency

In this issue: -Work Less and Get More Done: A Modern Guide to Management Efficiency
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Is anyone listening to you?

Is anyone listening to you?

In this issue: -Feedback: Getting Employees to Listen -Friendly Fire: Why It Happens at Work – and How to Handle It
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Find your ideal job!

Find your ideal job!

In this issue: -What's the Best Way to Find Your Ideal Job? -How to Take Control of Your Career Destiny -Cheap, Easy and Work-Appropriate: 16 Halloween Costume Ideas
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Is your team dreading this?

Is your team dreading this?

In this issue: -Team Builders That Won't Make Your Team Cringe -Hot Desking: Productivity Booster or Musical Chairs?
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Are things out of control?

Are things out of control?

In this issue: -Highest-Paying Entry-Level Jobs -The Laws of Attraction...Work Edition -When Things Seem Out of Control, Do This
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Why is everyone so angry?

Why is everyone so angry?

In this issue: -Can't We All Just Get Along? The Essential Guide to Workplace Harmony
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Are you indispensable?

Are you indispensable?

Whether you're aiming for a promotion, a raise or just want to increase your job security, here's how to become your team's go-to employee.
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No Experience? No Problem.

No Experience? No Problem.

In this issue: -No Experience? No Problem. -10 Career-Building Questions to Ask Your Boss -Can a Vacation Be Fun AND Cheap?
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Don't hire this person!

Don't hire this person!

In this issue: -Don't Hire Me! -What to Do When You're Fed Up
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The heat is on!

The heat is on!

In this issue: -6 Steps to Get It All Done When the Heat Is On -You CAN Vacation With No Regrets – Here's How
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Please don't do this!

Please don't do this!

In this issue: -The Facepalm-Free Interview -Getting Ahead Starts IN Your Head -Conquering "Time Scarcity"
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Are you asking these questions?

Are you asking these questions?

In this issue: -[Free eBook] Hiring for the Long Haul: Questions to Gauge Fit, Performance and Potential
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Is your resume obsolete?

Is your resume obsolete?

In this issue: -Have Social Networks Killed the Resume? -Career Growth Tips for the Workplace Wallflower -IRS Refund Burning a Hole in Your Pocket?
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We've got the secret...

We've got the secret...

In this issue: -Secrets to Hiring More Productive Employees…even in this market! -Are You an Evenhanded Manager? 4 Characteristics of Fairness.
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Start planning now!

Start planning now!

Don't want to be a remote worker on Mars? Here's what you need to know to stay employable, earn what you're worth, and build a rewarding, future-proof career on planet Earth.
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Eye-Opening Stats on Workplace Productivity

Eye-Opening Stats on Workplace Productivity

In this issue: -Eye-Opening Stats on Workplace Productivity -10 Tips for Maximizing Temp Worker Productivity
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Who do you know?

Who do you know?

In this issue: -It's Who You Know: Network Like a Pro -To Accelerate Your Career Growth, Ask for THIS -Developing Self-Awareness
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Revolutionize your productivity in 2019!

Revolutionize your productivity in 2019!

The 4 "P"s to Revolutionizing Productivity: People, Process, Practice, Partner
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Want to Be Taken Seriously?

Want to Be Taken Seriously?

Tattoos and piercings: Seems like everyone has them these days, but could they knock you out of contention for the job you want? Find the advice you need here. Also. you take your career seriously. So naturally, you want your managers, peers and clients to perceive you as professional and worthy of their esteem, right? Make sure you're not engaging in these self-sabotaging behaviors.
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Let's Talk Money

Let's Talk Money

Feel like job fairs are a waste of time -- or just hate talking to strangers? Here's how to ace your next job fair and land your dream job!
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Ready to pop the champagne?

Ready to pop the champagne?

In this issue: -Pop! Ring in 2019 With a Smart Plan to Achieve Your Career Goals -4 Tactics to Make Training Stick
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Create a career roadmap for success

Create a career roadmap for success

Feeling stalled on the side of the career highway while others zoom past you flaunting raises, promotions and amazing new jobs? Here's how to plot a clear course for your career -- and get on the fast track to success.
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Reader, we feel your pain!

Reader, we feel your pain!

Where are the skills gaps and what happens if it's not bridged?
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Is your resume out of date?

Is your resume out of date?

They're outdated. Cliché. And a general waste of space. If you really want to get hired, remove these things from your resume ASAP.
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Struggling to find candidates? (You're not alone)

Struggling to find candidates? (You're not alone)

Struggling to find skilled job candidates? You're not alone.
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Choose wisely!

Choose wisely!

The rhyme is fine for choosing team members on the playground - but definitely not a smart approach for managing multiple job offers. Here's how to handle the situation professionally - and make the best choice for your career.
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Stop with the secrets!

Stop with the secrets!

Discouraging employees from discussing salary? Time to rethink that approach. Pay transparency is essential to recruiting and retaining engaged employees.
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Do this now!

Do this now!

I'll work out...tomorrow. I'll start reading that career growth book...right after I check Instagram. Sound familiar? If you're prone to procrastination, here are four actions you can take to get the ball rolling on any endeavor.
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Equal Pay: Are you being fair?

Equal Pay: Are you being fair?

Equal pay for equal work: It’s fair. It’s the law. And it’s a policy that will help you recruit and retain a diverse, high-performing workforce. Take pay equality from concept to practice with this comprehensive guide.
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Do you have the right soft skills to get hired?

Do you have the right soft skills to get hired?

They may be called "soft," but make no mistake: Regardless of your industry or job function, soft skills are critical to getting hired -- and succeeding on the job. Which do you need for your career, and how can you develop them? Get the lowdown here.
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Are You Paying Fairly?

Are You Paying Fairly?

As an employer, are you doing your part to close the gender pay gap? Here's how to ensure you're paying employees fairly -- and minimizing your risk of pay equity claims -- by conducting a pay equity audit.
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There's a goldmine in this email!

There's a goldmine in this email!

Employee referrals deliver more than 30% of all hires. Improve quality of hire and retention. And lower hiring costs. So, what are you waiting for? Here's how to create a killer referral program that's a recruiting goldmine for your organization.
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Are you screaming

Are you screaming "Don't hire me!"?

You wouldn't actually scream this at an employer, but could the things you do and say during your job search be sending this message? If you want to get hired, avoid these common faux pas.
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Land an Interview Today!

Land an Interview Today!

The problem could be your resume. Job-search expert Martin Yate shares practical tips for creating a job-targeted resume that gets you on a recruiter's radar. And gets you the interview.
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Is something toxic in your organization?

Is something toxic in your organization?

Job seekers' expectations have changed dramatically in the last few years. Land the best candidates by giving them what they want most during your hiring process.
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You said that?

You said that?

They're generic. Confusing. Utterly meaningless. And you should never, ever use them when describing yourself to a potential employer.
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What I heard about your company culture

What I heard about your company culture

The best companies to work for use culture as a competitive recruiting tool. Here's how to showcase your organization's values, employment brand and more on your website, to attract the talent you need.
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Are you being your best?

Are you being your best?

No matter what you’re trying to achieve in your career -- landing a promotion, finding a better opportunity, earning more money -- success starts with doing an amazing job in your current position. Here’s how to be a dream employee (temp or direct!) -- and get ahead.
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6 HR and Workforce Trends You Need to Know

6 HR and Workforce Trends You Need to Know

Widening skills gaps. Increasing reliance on contingent workers. Mounting wage pressure. How will these and other trends impact your organization this year -- and beyond?
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Get the salary you want!

Get the salary you want!

Sure, you could just blurt out your 2017 earnings or exclaim: "It's none of your business!" But if you really want the job -- and to get paid what you're worth -- here's how to field interview questions about salary.
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Is your pay plan keeping away great candidates?

Is your pay plan keeping away great candidates?

Across the nation, minimum wage continues to rise. Job creation remains solid and candidate shortages have reached critical levels. If you’re serious about attracting -- and keeping -- top talent, it may be time to take a hard look at your pay plan.
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Are you on the market?

Are you on the market?

Made a resolution to get a job (or a better one) this year? Here are 12 ways you can build your skills, grow your network and land an amazing opportunity this year. Best of all? They don't cost a dime.
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Watch out, Reader

Watch out, Reader

Could that employee you recently reprimanded or terminated be seeking revenge by claiming discrimination? Here's how to recognize -- and reduce -- your risk for retaliation claims.
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Could Bad Credit Cost You the Job?

Could Bad Credit Cost You the Job?

Being out of work can take a toll on your finances. Will that employer pull the offer when they see you've missed a few payments -- or are you worrying over nothing? Also, we share five signs your employer truly values you -- and five signs they don't.
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Want to Drive Performance in 2018?

Want to Drive Performance in 2018?

Looking for ways to simplify, streamline and get more done at work in the new year? Use the KISS method. Also, we share tactics high performers use before the workweek starts (and then share them with your team).
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"Let's get started!"

Your new job is filled with possibilities, challenges and growth potential. And during your early days, all eyes are on you. Here's how to shine -- and get ahead, faster.
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How rude!

How rude!

There's a fine line between boorish behavior and harassment; has your employee crossed it? Here's how to tell -- and what to do about it.
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Please don't wear this

Please don't wear this

Details, details. They matter on the job -- and when you're interviewing for one, too! Avoid these outfit mistakes and appearance oversights so you're polished, confident and ready to nail your job interview.
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Make seasonal staffing easy

Make seasonal staffing easy

Dreading your busy season -- or is it already here? This handy guide contains all the tips and tricks you need to find the right help, with the right skills, right when you need them (and keep your sanity!).
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How to get more job offers

How to get more job offers

Candidates who do these things always land the offer. Who the heck are they, and more importantly, how can you become one?
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Snapchat for recruiting? You bet!

Snapchat for recruiting? You bet!

Social tools are becoming indispensable in business. But Snapchat for recruiting -- seriously?! Learn how to build your brand and recruit amazing talent with the latest social recruiting tools, and why a strong recruiting partner is more important than ever.
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You made a great impression, Reader

You made a great impression, Reader

Let the other guys wring their hands and trip over their words. With these surefire tips, you'll make an amazing first impression on your interviewer!
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Your employees want this!

Your employees want this!

Macaroon-baking classes and ping-pong tables are trendy perks -- but do they attract and satisfy top talent? Here's what today's employees want, and how leading employers are delivering. And, use these steps to stare down fears, work through them and get more accomplished.
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Find your dream job

Find your dream job

Career Bliss: Stability. Potential. Happiness. Great Pay. Is that too much to ask for in a career? We don’t think so! These are the industries and positions to seek out if you really do want it all.
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OSHA's new workplace violence enforcement...are you compliant?

OSHA's new workplace violence enforcement...are you compliant?

OSHA just updated its enforcement procedures; have your policies kept pace? Protect your employees -- and stay out of OSHA’s crosshairs -- by identifying risk factors and developing a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program.
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Need an interview?

Need an interview?

Tired of applying to dozens of jobs with zero response? Career expert Debra Wheatman shares her insider’s tips on accessing the “back door” to land more interviews.
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Free eBook: Interview better, hire better

Free eBook: Interview better, hire better

Want to hire better talent? Start by improving your team's interviewing skills. This practical guide contains everything you need to know to interview smarter -- and land the best talent.
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The key to your next promotion

The key to your next promotion

Every job search has its quirks, highs and lows; for most, it's nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. But if something you experience leaves you scratching your head (or questioning your sanity), here's how to decide if it's normal -- or real cause for alarm. Plus, the one transferable skill to make you infinitely more promotable.
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Thought you would find this interesting...

Thought you would find this interesting...

Who's on Facebook these days? Your future employees. Learn about the features, pros and cons of this new recruiting tool -- and determine if you should add it to your hiring toolbox. And, they're cute, they're cuddly and with a little planning on your part, pets can make your employees happier and more productive.
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How to Get AMAZING LinkedIn Recommendations

How to Get AMAZING LinkedIn Recommendations

Pack away the layers. Ditch those dated pieces. And revamp your work wardrobe this spring! Here's how. Plus, aiming for a raise, promotion or even a new job? Let your LinkedIn profile do the "heavy lifting" for you.
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Why you're not attracting the best candidates...

Why you're not attracting the best candidates...

Job postings attracting deadbeats (or no one at all)? Let's fix that! Learn how to write postings that really stand out -- and get better applicants, every time. And, these quick tips will help you get better performance from your entire team, by managing introverts and extroverts properly.
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How To Get What You Want At Work

How To Get What You Want At Work

Want to be taken more seriously at work? Gunning for a raise or promotion? This eBook is packed with practical ways to increase and leverage your influence -- and get ahead.
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Late again?!

Late again?!

Lateness, last-minute call-offs and no-shows aren't just irritating -- they're bad for business. End attendance issues and absenteeism by knowing the law and creating an iron-clad policy. And, if you have older workers on your payroll, can they really be as productive and valuable as your young whippersnappers?
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How to avoid

How to avoid "oversharing"

Wondering why you didn't get that call back for a second interview? Maybe you "overshared." Here's how to strike the right balance when it comes to divulging personal information in your next interview. And, we all have some sense of dissatisfaction with ourselves. Here's how to channel that discontent productively -- and use it as motivation to achieve more.
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Reader, here's your free eBook!

Reader, here's your free eBook!

This month's how-to guide will help you build more cohesive, high-performing teams by bridging generational gaps.
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How to evaluate every job offer

How to evaluate every job offer

You just landed a great offer and you're really excited… well, kind of, anyway. Should you take it? Counter? Walk away? Here's how to make the smart choice for your future.
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Are your employees smarter than you?

Are your employees smarter than you?

Nobody's an expert at EVERYTHING -- business is simply too complex and fast changing! Whether you engage them for an assignment or hire them full time, here's how to effectively manage people with more experience or knowledge than you -- and make yourself, your team and your company even more successful.
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Not every job is on Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed

Not every job is on Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed

Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed are flooded with jobs, but they're not the only game in town. Use these techniques to uncover amazing work opportunities -- including ones you won't find on those big job boards. Also, pushing yourself outside your comfort zone is a difficult, but necessary, step in growing your career. Here's how to stretch yourself and reach new heights in 2017.
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 2017 Employment Law Updates

2017 Employment Law Updates

When the calendar flips, will your company be ready for these important changes? Make sure these issues are on your radar. And, here's how to light the fire -- and keep the productivity you've worked so hard to build rolling into the new year.
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Definitive Guide to Job Search Communication

Definitive Guide to Job Search Communication

Buzzwords in cover letters? Emojis in follow-up emails? YIKES! Learn the "rules of engagement" for communicating with potential employers -- and land the job you want.
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You're wasting time!

You're wasting time!

Want your ideas to be taken more seriously? A bigger budget, raise or promotion? Here's how to get others to notice you in a good way and exert more influence in your organization. Plus, do you really want to really dial up performance? Get everyone on your team to eliminate these small, thoughtless actions that interrupt and eat into productive time.
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Reader's Guide to Getting More Done

Reader's Guide to Getting More Done

Your search for today's best productivity ideas just ended! We wrote the (e)Book on how to make everyone in your organization more organized, efficient and happy.
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Are you stereotyping millennials unfairly?

Are you stereotyping millennials unfairly?

They're tech-obsessed. Entitled. Disloyal. REALLY? If you're recruiting millennials (or other generations) based on stereotypes, you may be missing out on great talent. And, these productivity hacks may be a little offbeat, but they work.
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Oh hey, one more thing...

Oh hey, one more thing...

From sharing "snackable" content to live streaming, here are seven fresh ideas for recruiting your next generation of talent. And, with the average worker experiencing 56 interruptions per day, it's a wonder anybody gets anything done. Here's how to keep daily disruptions from zapping productivity and momentum in your company.
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Important facts on

Important facts on "on-call" employees

Waiting time. On-call time. Exempt vs. hourly. When employees are not technically "working," do you still need to pay them? Get the facts here. Plus, steps to dial-up your team's focus -- and instantly boost their performance!
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Special Report: The Future of Your Workforce

Special Report: The Future of Your Workforce

Here's how to identify and develop promising young employees -- and help them grow into your company's future leaders. Plus, if your team's productivity, engagement and motivation flag during the summer months, use these fun ideas to rally your troops.
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Are your competitors beating you to top talent?

Are your competitors beating you to top talent?

Do you invest sufficiently to recruit A-level talent, or find yourself "peering through the slats" as your competitors hire the best? In the long-run, mediocre talent is no bargain. Here's how to invest in recruiting wisely -- and land superstars without breaking the bank. Plus, how eating meals together can help improve team performance.
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Big changes to overtime rules!

Big changes to overtime rules!

How can you control overhead...and stay compliant?
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Reader, are you ready for the crisis?

Reader, are you ready for the crisis?

Acts of terror. Natural disasters. Cyber attacks. Is your company truly ready to manage crises like these? Plus, if you want to really boost employees' productivity (and happiness) teach them to STOP doing these six things.
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Cannabis Controversy -- Get the Facts

Cannabis Controversy -- Get the Facts

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act protect medical marijuana users? This fact-filled article clears the haze around this contentious issue. Are you frustrated with employees who just don't care about your company or their jobs? Here's why they "check out" -- and what you can do about it.
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5 Workforce Trends for 2016

5 Workforce Trends for 2016

Changes in technology, legislation and workforce demographics will dramatically impact staffing and workforce management in 2016. Stay ahead of these trends -- and make it a breakout year for your company. Plus, who performs better on the job: A hard worker, or someone with innate talent?
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What Do Candy Bars and Employee Training Have in Common?

What Do Candy Bars and Employee Training Have in Common?

Sometimes "bite size" is the best size! Find out how "microlearning" can maximize your training efforts by presenting information in digestible chunks.
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Are the Biggest ACA Cost Hikes Yet to Come?

Are the Biggest ACA Cost Hikes Yet to Come?

Big ACA changes are coming in January. Which ones will impact your business? How can you stay compliant, while keeping costs from spiraling out of control? This month's Great Ideas has the answers!
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Reader, your best people are getting ready to leave!

Reader, your best people are getting ready to leave!

Voluntary quits are at their highest level since 2008. When pay raises aren't an option, what can you do to keep your best people content -- and out of competitors' clutches? This special report shares the practical advice you need to master employee retention. Plus, how to create more productive habits starts with these essential habit-building skills.
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Can you believe what they said during the reference check?

Can you believe what they said during the reference check?

Reference checks are a MUST for making great hires. Use the questions in this month's newsletter to stay legal -- and hire smart. Plus, learn six ways to control "infobesity" with more effective triage.
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Hiring Challenges Survey

Hiring Challenges Survey

In today’s volatile employment market, automatically rejecting job hoppers may cause you to miss out on exceptional hires. Hiring and HR expert Dr. John Sullivan shares 10 reasons to consider frequent job changers -- and how you can keep the best ones from leaving you too soon. Plus, how you can increase your employees' motivation by giving them a greater sense of purpose and ownership.
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How

How "friendly" are you?

It's no surprise: Star performers seek employers with great corporate cultures. The tips in this month's featured article will help you up the "friendly factor" in your company -- to attract and keep great people. We'll also share some tips on how to keep your team from wasting time on unproductive activities.
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The Supertemp Myth

The Supertemp Myth

In this issue:

-Purple Squirrels and Unicorns

-Productivity Tips: Call Your Mom
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Salary data you can use

Salary data you can use

In this issue:

-How to Get Salary Data You Can Actually USE

-Productivity Tips: You're a Horrible Boss (but don't let that offend you)
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Don't panic!

Don't panic!

In this issue:

-STOP Panic Hiring!

-Productivity Tips: Home-Grown Talent
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Why you need to hire under-experienced candidates

Why you need to hire under-experienced candidates

In this issue:

Experience? Why It's Not All it's Cracked Up to Be

5 Best Ways to Build -- or Break -- Trust at Work
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Need talent?

Need talent?

In this issue:

Need Talent? Build a Community

Productivity Tips: Tearing Your Hair Out?
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Ready for Your ICE Audit?

Ready for Your ICE Audit?

In this issue:

Ready for Your ICE Audit?

Productivity Tips: Learn a New Parlor Trick in 2015
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Your employees are dreaming of a White Christmas

Your employees are dreaming of a White Christmas

In this issue:

-Attract. Retain. Grow. Save. Staff Smarter in 2015

-Productivity Tips: What's on the top of your employees' minds this holiday season?
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What do your employees want?

What do your employees want?

In this issue:

-Benefits: Do You Have What it Takes?

-Productivity Tips: Tapping Workplace Creativity
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