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5 Steep Costs That Companies Pay Because Of A Toxic Boss

Working for a difficult or temperamental boss is common in the U.S. One survey showed roughly half of the employees quit their job due to what they termed a bad boss. But high turnover isn’t the only downside such bosses cause. Abrasive or toxic leadership creates many other costs for organizations and employees as well, from personal health to the company’s financial health, says Dr. Katrina Burrus, author of Managing Brilliant Jerks: How Organizations and Coaches Can Transform Difficult Leaders into Powerful Visionaries (


Employee Promotion - Internal or External?

Promotion is one of the human resource’s core tasks that determine the direction of an organization. As simple as it may sound, it is one of the difficult undertakings that keep human resource managers hoping that the decision they make will help the organization achieve its goals. The hardest part is choosing one person to fill a vacant position from a large stack of resumes from many potential applicants, some of whom have been within the organization and those who have never worked there but have impressive CVs. Which would be the best choice? The person who has worked within the organization doing a great job, working hard to help the organization achieve its goals or a new face with an impressive CV but has not worked within the organization and has not been tested before? The reality here is, you have all these options at your disposal. Here are the benefits of promoting employees internally that might help you make the right decision:


Preparing Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Agreements for Your Employees

Many new businesses squirm at the idea of preparing and enforcing Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation agreements for their employees. The truth of the matter is that both legal documents are common especially in certain industries like the tech world. With data breaches happening regularly – a company must take precautions to protect their intellectual integrity.


Are You Minding These Payroll Issues?

Payment of employees is one of the seemingly easy tasks in an organization. Simple as it may appear, there are many mistakes that many people make that have ended up costing human resource departments in many companies. Payroll errors can cost organizations money but can damage their reputations as well. Here are some common mistakes that small businesses make and how they can be avoided.


3 Tips for Better Remote Employee Engagement

You can encourage remote employee engagement by setting expectations early, creating opportunities for socialization, and leading by example. The novel coronavirus expedited the movement towards remote work as millions heed stay at home orders to flatten the curve.


Five Steps to Create a Transitional Retirement Option For Your Employees

The relationship between companies and their employees has been forever changed by the Covid-19 virus. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Since late January, Americans have been shifting from their traditional roles and workplaces toward their home offices. They’re using telecommuting technology and learning new capabilities daily. There’s a shift occurring and the biggest question for companies will be whether this happened to you or for you.


How To Help Employees Thrive, Even When Their Career Goals Are Uncertain

These uncertain times filled with racial unrest, a global pandemic, massive unemployment and economic anxiety have caused some people to reevaluate their lives and their priorities. Within that introspection, there are a few potential outcomes, whether it’s reassessing career goals, losing sight of them, or coming to the realization that some workers are happy in their job and do not aspire to a higher position.


Top Software for Managing Remote Teams

Managing your remote team members to make sure everyone is working on the same page can be challenging. Having managed a global workforce for over five years, I have seen significant improvements in the communication applications and tools to make this a lot easier.


Achieving Racial and Social Justice in the Workplace Requires Leadership, Action, and Commitment

I was 4 years old, when my parents fled communist North Vietnam on a US landing craft going to South Vietnam. In 1970, I received a four-year scholarship from US AID and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974, but was required to return to South Vietnam after graduation. 


Should you get a certification?

In certain industries certifications are mandatory to advance a person’s career further.  In other domains certifications are a helpful tool in the pursuit to earn more money and obtaining a coveted promotion. Certifications look great on a resume and can help a candidate stand out from their competitors. Not everyone can obtain a certificate – it takes hard work and dedication – not to mention some certification are more expensive than others. Before registering for a certification course it’s important to weigh the positives and negatives. Is the amount of time and effort worth obtaining? Is the monetary benefit from the certificate going to more or less than the cost of the certificate itself?  


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