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NJ Paid Sick Leave – What you need to know

Effective October 29, 2018, all companies in New Jersey must implement paid sick leave for their employees, according to the NJ Paid Sick Leave Law. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about what this means and what needs to be done by Monday. Who is covered by the new law? All W-2 employees…

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3 Ways to Build Employee Engagement

Looking for ways to build employee engagement? Without spending a dime? Here’s some food for thought on how you can improve your bottom line and your perception as an employer of choice. Think of your employees with a customer mindset There’s a shift happening among high performing companies where employees are viewed through the same lens…

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When it’s time to part company…

No one looks forward to firing someone. It’s one of the hardest things we do as leaders. The conversation is confronting, we don’t know how the person will react and, honestly, we don’t get a lot of practice. Here are a few suggestions to help you if you’re planning to part company with an employee.…

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Managing Change? Ask these questions before you start

Before you embark on a change management project, ask yourself these questions.  They will help you identify what you need to achieve ongoing sustainable change in your organization. Is it achievable? This is not about whether the change can be implemented.  It’s about whether your people will change. For example, most technology-driven change pushes efficiency and…

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Harassment in the Workplace

This morning, NBC announced that Matt Lauer was terminated for misconduct, the latest in a string of harassment complaints across several high-profile industries.  It’s left employers wondering how deep the problem is and how to create a workplace where people feel safe and are treated professionally, while at the same time, respecting personal lives and,…

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There is No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance

Whether you started work 20 years ago or graduated this summer, you feel it. Whether you are single or have a partner, have kids, pets or plants, there is a growing perception that there is no such thing as real ‘down time’ anymore. We bring our tech with us to the beach and our kids…

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Building Engagement from the Inside

Gallup recently released an article that ranked employee engagement by state and even where it’s at its highest, it’s at 37%. In many states, it’s much lower and overall, it’s 33%. So what’s everyone else doing?  Half of all surveyed employees said that they were ‘not engaged’ and active disengagement was as high as 21% in…

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Cultural Growing Pains

How do you protect your small company culture as you grow? It’s a great question. Now that you’ve hit operational running speed, how do you incorporate the badly needed business processes that will allow you to scale without sacrificing the “startup vibe” that has become your company identity and employer brand? Culture starts at the top.…

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Why Traditional Outplacement Doesn’t Always work

If you find that you’re struggling in your job search, even after having received outplacement support, you’re not alone.  In fact, in the US, you would be hard-pressed to find an outplacement firm ready to publish success metrics on job placement of their participants.  Here are a few insights into why you might be struggling and…

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5 Simple Tips for Great Hiring

Looking to hire the best people for your organization? It’s not as hard as you might think, but there are some key activities that will help you attract and select the best talent for your company. Make it a priority.  Your people are your business. Treat recruitment, hiring and on boarding as a business priority rather…

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