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  • Plan to Welcome New Hire

    Fear can be dangerous. It can turn into a mindset in which things aren’t questioned and mindless obedience to authority becomes the norm. In fact, most of the advice we hear in the business, whether from the employer or employee perspective, is based in fear.…

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  • Minimum Wage Issue is Complex

    HR professionals are in a unique position within this discussion because they represent management while advocating for employees as needed. As a business owner, I understand the business owner’s struggle. We are a small company and the margins achieved pay the bills. As with most small businesses, labor costs are the largest chunk of the expenses. When this particular cost goes up, the entire cost of doing business changes. Everything needs to be examined and changes must be made to accommodate the new reality.…

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  • Living With Fear of a Mistake

    Fear can be dangerous. It can turn into a mindset in which things aren’t questioned and mindless obedience to authority becomes the norm. In fact, most of the advice we hear in the business, whether from the employer or employee perspective, is based in fear.…

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  • Difficult Talks Skill and Courage

    With summer, comes the inherent lowering of dress expectations. Problems with hygiene and personal appearance are difficult for most managers to address. Honest and respectful conversations that tackle difficult topics require planning and skill. If you find this too difficult, hire assistance to do this with you. As with most problems, avoidance is not the answer.…

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  • What Employees Really Want

    Employees need good leaders. Leaders need to understand that they may need coaching and managers need training. Leaders need to get out the trenches and communicate the vision. Build the road so that everyone can travel the path. Leaders and managers who gain loyal followers consistently do what they say they are going to do.…

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