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14 Nov Professional Ghosting and its Effect on Companies

    In the dating world, two people meet and decisions can then be made. They can agree to move forward together, or either party can choose from three options: communicate the “thanks but no thanks,” do the “slow fade” or just disappear, aka, “ghosting.” As a headhunting...

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09 Oct How to Lose an Employee in 10 Days

  I read an article in Business Insider that included a list of the 10 most common ways managers alienate employees.  After making the investment in hiring your employees, the last thing you want to do is lose them quickly.  The first step to prevention is...

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18 Jul Learn how to fire someone without getting sued

Break-ups are hard. Whether it be a personal or an employer/employee relationship, it’s rare that someone likes the process of giving someone else “the boot.” So often these hard conversations are put off, hoping that someone or something will change so we don’t have to...

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14 Apr What makes a great boss?

I’ve had two great bosses in my life, both of whom I still talk to and respect deeply. Jeff and Andra believed in me and challenged me. They taught me how to think. At 22, I was so mad when I’d charge into Jeff’s office and...

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22 Feb Heeding the Warning Lights

  When I was 16, I got my first car.  My grandfather, being incredibly sharp, purchased this solid steel Volvo behemoth with an additional identical car which had been totaled in the rear end.  A wise man, assuming I’d hit someone before I got hit myself. While...

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27 Dec Great Teams Come From Well Trained, HR Supported Managers

By: Dixie Agostino, SHRM-SCP   Recruiting is expensive, turnover is expensive, and training is expensive.  Since it can be challenging to calculate the return on investment on these expenses, many times they get pushed to the bottom of the pile, relegated to the cheapest vendor, or ignored...

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