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Happy New Year!

 

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Attendance Challenges

Almost every situation possesses some unique factor or cause.  In the case of employee absenteeism, the axiom holds just as true.  Employees miss work for a variety reasons stretching between the completely justified to the absurd.  Nevertheless, most of the … Continue reading

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This Week

Dear Readers, I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. I am on vacation this week and look forward to posting next week.

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Capturing Ideas: Building Idea Factories

Great ideas redefine our world.  Many of the conveniences that make our lives easier and more complete started as simple ideas.  Most successful organizations possess a dedicated group of employees that imagine, development, and convert ideas into reality on a … Continue reading

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Positive Engagement

As human resource professionals, people regularly come to us for some type of assistance.  On a regular basis, employees need information about programs, procedures, and services; advice on an issue in the workplace; and help with a frustrating or negative … Continue reading

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Countering External Barriers

In our previous post, we discussed some of the major challenges to young leaders that were external in nature.  The primary barriers pertain to three core areas: knowledge, support, and interaction.  A young leader needs to have knowledge of one’s … Continue reading

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Why Should We Recognize Greatness?

Employee recognition is a key part of developing and maintaining a highly productive workforce.   Although at times it might be thought of as being a nice gesture that an employer uses periodically to make employees feel good, in reality, it … Continue reading

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Think Like an Entrepreneur

Most of us at one time or another allowed ourselves to dream of what it would be like to be our own boss.  This natural day dream might have occurred when we did really well and thought of how nice … Continue reading

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I Do Not Want to Lead

Traditionally, most employees wanted to grow into leadership positions in their career.  A measure of your value to an organization related to how quickly you moved from doing the work to overseeing those that do the work.  Although different generations … Continue reading

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Dealing with Bullies

Hershcovis and Julian Barling of Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada assessed 110 studies from a 21 year period to identify the relative impact of aggression and sexual harassment on the workplace.  The major consequences linked with aggression and harassment include: … Continue reading

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