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Communication

Back to basics: getting a good grip

06/14/2016

A good, well-timed handshake to pair with your grin is a sure way to stand out, whether you’re at the company picnic or an industry conference. Here’s how important it is: The prospective employee with the best handshake is more likely to get the job, research shows.

Don’t let email mistakes nullify your attorney-client privilege

06/13/2016

Communication with your attorney is protected by law. But, if you or someone on your staff misdirects an e-mail to a third party, that action wipes out your attorney-client privilege.

How to separate vital info in email chatter

06/07/2016
Here are best practices to follow in order to avoid creating long, complicated email threads that bury important information.

Union: New cellphone rule at college violates privacy

06/01/2016
Instructors, especially adjuncts, often use personal cellphones to do their work. Those devices may now be subject to search by public-college employers in Minnesota under a new rule.

Coaching your team from the sidelines

05/16/2016
When our teams need to perform at their peak, we need to guide them from the sidelines.

The art of giving good instructions to employees

04/13/2016
The ability to give instructions is a vital skill for an HR pro or manager. And it is a skill—one you can learn and improve on. Here are some guidelines.

Telecommuting policy needs to address tech

03/31/2016
Roughly a quarter of the U.S. workforce telecommutes at least occasionally. Attorney Jim Reidy outlines three issues your policy needs to cover.

4 steps to regain control of your bulletin board

02/29/2016
When was the last time you reviewed your break room bulletin board?

Provide formal training on handbook contents

02/25/2016
If all you do with your handbook is bestow it on new employees on their first day, you’re not taking full advantage of it.

10 FBI tricks for effective persuasion

02/24/2016
What can managers, executives and leaders learn from the FBI’s techniques?