A Neglected But Essential Leadership Trait — Why Self-Control Really Matters

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By Prudy Gourguechon – Forbes Boiled down to its essence, self-control is the ability to think before acting. Self-control, or discipline, is an essential character trait that every leader with heavy responsibilities must have. Nevertheless, self-control rarely shows up on any list of the essential traits that make a good leader (with the notable exception… read more

5 Holiday Doldrums & How to Tackle Them

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by:RUN – ADP Productivity can take a nosedive during the holiday season, especially if employees are impacted by a cold or other illness, personal stressors, or inclement weather. While some of these circumstances are uncontrollable, employers can take steps to help make the holiday season as smooth as possible. Here are some ways to address… read more

Avoid These Traps When Disciplining Employees

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Run ADP When an employee’s conduct or performance becomes an issue, employers need to take steps to correct the problem and prevent it from reoccurring. This isn’t always easy, and additional problems can arise if you don’t handle the situation carefully. Here are some discipline related pitfalls to avoid: Inconsistency. Disciplinary practices that reflect favoritism,… read more

What to Do When You Need to Discipline an Employee

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Run ADP When an employee’s conduct or performance becomes an issue, an effective disciplinary process can help correct the problem and prevent it from reoccurring. The following are some guidelines for preventing and responding to performance and conduct concerns. Before Problems Occur: Take steps to help prevent problems from occurring, such as clearly communicating workplace… read more

8 Ways to Handle Employee Resignations

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by Michael Gorman – RecruitLoop Many employers have been there. Everything at the office is going great and everyone seems to be happy. Your team is performing superbly and the latest project is nothing but a piece of cake for them. They communicate, delegate, collaborate, and do everything the company needs. And then, all of… read more

How To Get All The Players On Your Team To Truly Work Together

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by: Phil Kleweno – FORBES Remember high school? There were the cool kids, the nerds, the fashion mavens, the jocks — all sitting at their own tables in the cafeteria. In business, people can feel like they’re back in high school, not sure how they fit in, where they’re welcome, who’s in and who’s out…. read more

Your Top 5 Paid Time Off (PTO) Questions Answered

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by RUN Many employers provide paid time off (PTO) benefits to their employees. However, with laws impacting how employees can accrue and use PTO, it’s no surprise employers have questions. Here are some of the most common questions related to paid time off: Q: Am I required to provide my part-time employees with paid time… read more

7 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

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by:RecruitLoop Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lucy Benton – Chief Editor at Admission Service. Her opinions are her own. The productivity of any company is almost always directly proportional to the performance of its employees. A successful organization will always go through challenging times, and those are the moments when employees matter… read more

Better To Bend Than To Break: Why Agility Matters More Than Ever, And How To Build It

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by:Margie Warrell , CONTRIBUTOR-Forbes “For the times they are a-changin’… ” These immortal lyrics by Bob Dylan are no less relevant today than when he first sang them back in the 1960s. The reality is, we’re living in an age of acceleration – where change is happening faster than most of us can keep up… read more