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Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace Starts With The Job Ad

The worldwide protests against racism and police brutality have forced many people to think about sweeping, positive changes in society that will result in racial equality. In the workplace, it’s well-documented that diversity and inclusion benefit both individuals and businesses, and that these factors are also important to job seekers. As businesses reopen during the pandemic and millions of unemployed hit the job market, how companies attract the best candidates will be determined in part by how inclusion and diversity are emphasized during the recruiting process, says Jack Whatley (www.humancodeofhiring.com), a recruiting strategist who specializes in creating employer branding campaigns.

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Why The New Normal Office Culture Can’t Have The Same Old Abrasive Boss

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many workplaces temporarily and others permanently. Working remotely is more common, and for those returning to a physical office, the seating arrangements, meeting protocols, and other dynamics of the pre-pandemic work environment will be different.

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US Paycheck Protection Program - A Forgiven Loan to Cover Employee Payroll Costs

In the midst of the US version of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US government is offering loans to small businesses so they can pay their employees whether the business is in operation or closed down due to virus exposure concerns. The terms are extremely simple, requiring only the basic information about the business, number of employees, and average monthly payroll expense for 2019. View the information sheet below and follow the link if you want to apply. Applications for businesses open on Friday April 3 while contractors and freelancers can apply begining Friday April 10, 2020. The first paragraph is headed "Fully Forgiven" and seems like it may be the most interesting part of the offering.

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Boost Immune System While Social Distancing

As COVID-19 continues to spread and we make lifestyle adjustments in response, the challenge is to maintain your mental and physical health in light of mounting stress. These strategies will help. As social distancing becomes our new “norm” over at least the next several weeks, the pressures may be overwhelming. There are challenges finding childcare and keeping necessities stocked, never mind keeping yourself safe at work and out in the world. And how much disinfectant is enough, anyway? We all need to think about practical coping strategies while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are five to employ today:

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Is It Time To Refresh Your Company Handbook?

Standard operating procedure for the company handbook usually requires new hires to attest with a signature that they have read and understood the information within the handbook. We deliver the handbook, request their signature, and then retain the documents for our records. However, you have an opportunity to do more with this important business practice.

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Is Your Business A Revolving Door? 10 Ways To Keep Your Best Employees

Employee retention and turnover are important terms to every business owner and leader. But sometimes the driving factors behind why employees leave aren’t fully grasped or addressed by leadership, and if that disconnect persists, the business suffers while some of the best employees beat a path to the door.

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When Money Is Not Enough; How To Grow Productive, Loyal Employees

When Delta Air Lines announced plans to pay out a record $1.6 billion in profit sharing to its 90,000 employees – the equivalent of about two months pay for each of them – workers across America likely turned envious. If only their employers would do the same.

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Flexible Working and employee retention

Attitudes are changing worldwide in the conversation of what the modern workplace should look like and feel like. The emergence of flexible work has snowballed into a workplace revolution that is alive and thriving across the globe. A CEO friend of mine recently opined that her business was always a flexible place to work however, admitted it wasn’t policy just manager discretion. If we as leaders, business owners, and managers take the work/life balance conversation seriously enough we will be attempting to put the flexible concept to the test and be ahead of what is coming down the tracks. It actually needs to also be part of retaining staff and increasing productivity conversation. 

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5 Questions to Ask Your Employer About Family-Building Benefits This Open Enrollment Season

Open enrollment, happening now until December 15th, is the period during which you may freely enroll in or change your benefit selections. Your employer benefit offering may change as well and now is the time to understand those benefits and the impact they will have on you and your family.  Plans sold during the open enrollment period generally go into effect January 1, 2020.

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Is Your Tech Startup Ready for Tomorrow’s Success?

Everybody knows that it’s uniquely challenging to start a business. And, even though two-thirds of Americans dream of beginning a new business, relatively few actually will. What’s more, many that do will fail.  That reality naturally produces a fear of failure that can cloud our thinking in the early days of a startup, causing many entrepreneurs to focus too narrowly on immediate success. In some ways, this is because starting a business requires a level of grit that is inherently shortsighted. However, most major corporations and all successful SMBs launched as a startup, and one of their differentiating features is their ability to make decisions in the beginning that prepare them for long-term success.

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