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Tech-free meetings improve ideation

06/03/2015

More and more research is surfacing that indicates that technology hurts your ability to understand and process important information. The next time you conduct a brainstorming or problem-solving session, follow these tips to encourage deep thinking.

The big lie about work that no one really believes

05/29/2015
Writing in his new book The Alliance, Hoffman calls out what he calls the biggest lie employers tell employees.

Few bosses talk politics, but some twist employees’ arms

05/15/2015
Only a quarter of employees polled said their managers have brought up national, state or local politics at work. However, 14% said they felt the motive was to coerce them into agreeing with the boss.

What are people thinking? 3 survey tools

05/02/2015
Free survey tools enable you to query your customers, staff or followers about a particular topic. You can set up a two- to three-question survey in under five minutes with any of these online survey tools.

Get the Most Out of Exit Interviews

04/25/2015
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When you hire someone with a disability …

04/15/2015

You’ve just hired a new employee. She uses a powered chair. You know she can do the work, but you’re concerned with how she’ll fit in with the team. Here are a few tips on how to make everyone feel more comfortable.

NLRB probes slow response to post office data breach

04/13/2015
The National Labor Relations Board has taken the U.S. Postal Service to task over its delay in informing its employees of a cyber breach in the late summer or early fall of 2014.

Building a team, block by block

03/25/2015
Carving out standing meeting times with every employee you lead may be the secret to building a dream team. Here’s why.

Workplace lexicon update

03/13/2015
Sadly, these buzz phrases have recently entered the vocational vocabulary, according to Forbes.

Bright idea: Think outside the suggestion box

02/23/2015
Often, employees do have some great ideas. They just need the right way to deliver them to you.