Archive for March 2017

New Survey Ranks Jobs Most Likely Considered “Boring”

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New Survey Ranks Jobs Most Likely Considered “Boring” A recent survey offers a picture of the jobs considered “most boring,” by the people who occupy them. Employment data company, Emolument, surveyed 1,300 professionals to find out which sector currently considers itself the most bored.  Counting down the top-ten most boring job types looks like this:…

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Uber: A Cautionary Tale for HR Policy

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Uber: A Cautionary Tale for HR Policy What happens when you try to grow a business without well-crafted HR policies? Enter: Uber. Taking a look at the challenges that this popular rideshare company has faced can help you understand what not to do when shaping the culture of your business. Let’s focus on an important…

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Marijuana Legislation Leaves Drug Testing Up in Smoke

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Marijuana Legislation Leaves Drug Testing Up in Smoke  Ongoing changes in attitudes and laws regarding marijuana are leaving some employers and HR without a feasible drug policy. HR policies have a direct impact on your recruiting, engagement, and retention, and your drug policy is an important one.  At present, 28 states and the District of…

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How to Create a Positive Corporate Culture

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How to Create a Positive Corporate Culture Contributed by Tess Pajaron It is not uncommon for large corporations to be faulted for their inability to create a positive culture within the company. There are a variety of reasons that can hold companies back from achieving this type of culture, and similarly, there are steps that…

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Are You at that Point? What is the Best Way to Quit a Job?

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Are You at that Point?  What is the Best Way to Quit a Job? There is a reason it is called an employee or job “lifecycle.”  It has a beginning and an end.  While we usually talk about onboarding, let’s take some time to talk about offboarding yourself in a way that preserves relationships and…

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What Does the Future of Business Look Like? Ask 1,379 CEO’s

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What Does the Future of Business Look Like?  Ask 1,379 CEO’s While we would all like to know the future, crystal balls are in short supply.  Instead, Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC) offered up its 20th annual global CEO survey, released recently in Davos, Switzerland. While a small business struggling to meet its bottom line, or even…

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