BEAT THE FIRST DAY BLUES

BEAT THE FIRST DAY BLUES: HOW TO MAKE A NEW EMPLOYEE’S FIRST DAY THE BEST IT CAN BE The first day of any new job is often nerve-wracking and overwhelming, no matter what your position in the company may be. Not only is it time to show off all of the skills that got you…

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WAYS TO BOOST EMPLOYEE MORALE

5 (ALMOST) FREE AND UNUSUAL WAYS TO BOOST EMPLOYEE MORALE You know when office morale is low. There’s a feeling of discontent in the air, which usually fuels poor performance, office gossip, and high turnover. Some managers try to boost morale via peppy slogans or incentive programs. The problem is that posters don’t usually work,…

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PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL MISTAKES

THE 7 MOST COMMON PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL MISTAKES For many companies, the end of the year brings holiday hours, a break room full of treats, and the dreaded annual performance review period. Employees are generally anxious to hear whether their performance has earned them a raise (and maybe a bonus) while bosses usually dread the paperwork…

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WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BAN SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE

WHY BANNING SOCIAL MEDIA AT WORK IS BAD FOR BUSINESS It’s a debate that’s raging in offices across the country: Should employees be allowed to use social media at work? Those who think that sites like Facebook and Twitter have no business in the workplace point to declines in productivity as their privacy concerns. Employees…

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THE MOST UNUSUAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

THE MOST UNUSUAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS — AND HOW YOU CAN KEEP EMPLOYEES HAPPY WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK When it comes to employee benefits, most of us expect the standards: Paid vacation time, sick time, a retirement plan, and health insurance. But what about house cleaning? Or travel stipends? Or spa services? At some companies, the…

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