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Is Your Employee Handbook Missing Something Important?

Writing an employee handbook is a daunting task for most employers.

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How to Show Your Employees You Value Them on Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day is the first Friday in March, so it’s coming up! This special day is a great time to show your employees that you value them.

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The Best Boss: What Your Employees Want From You

What Does it Take To Be A Great Boss? As the owner and operator of your business, you have likely wondered “what makes a great boss?” There are a number of key characteristics great bosses share. The team at Optimum Employer Solutions, an HR outsourcing company, has gathered together some of the top characteristics that…

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Why Performance Reviews Are Important

What’s the deal with performance reviews? As a business owner, you already know the importance of recruiting the best staff. As a leader, you want your team to perform at their best level. Many of you may also use performance reviews to conduct quarterly or annual evaluations of staff work, efficiency, and morale. If you…

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Creating an Employee Recognition Program

What’s The Point Of An Employee Recognition Program? Employees want recognition. This is especially true for the employees who work hard for your company. An employee recognition program is a great way to show appreciation to these employees. Employee recognition programs initially began as a nice way to show appreciation. Now, many companies align them…

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How to Win Over a Top Candidate Before They Walk Through Your Door

Winning Over A Top Candidate A good candidate will make a judgment about your organization before they walk through the door for that first interview. This is because good candidates research a company they are interested in working for. It is estimated that 64 percent of job seekers use the company’s website as their main…

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The Performance Review Process: Making It Work at Your Company

What Is a Performance Evaluation? The annual employee performance evaluation process is a normal thing in the business world. Annual reviews offer organizations a chance to make sure that management and employees are on the same page in terms of business goals. Employees can also learn about issues that should be addressed as well as…

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How to Avoid Holiday Stress at Work

Holiday Stress is Real It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Juggling extra holiday to-dos, trying to get your shopping done, and hitting your end-of-year goals all while managing clients and employees, it’s enough to make anyone lose their cool. A 2018 study conducted by PR Newswire found that 88% of Americans experience…

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Surprising Productivity Drains and How to Avoid Them

Avoiding Productivity Drains If you have noticed a dip in productivity among your employees, there may be some surprising reasons why. Often times, a low productivity rate is automatically linked to a “lazy” or under-performing employee. However, there are many things you, as a leader, can do to increase your team’s productivity. We have put…

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