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Supreme Court’s Union Ruling and Impact on HR Practices

The U.S. Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 ruling that mandatory public-sector union dues are unconstitutional. Employees must now opt-in to having union fees deducted …

A Quitting Bonus? Amazon’s “Pay to Quit” Policy Explained

“Please don’t take this offer” reads the first line of Amazon’s “Pay to Quit” proposition. The rest of the page explains how current Amazon warehouse …

5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Employment Brand

In the mid 1990’s, people were talking about employment brands (EB). Mark Hornung, now the Director of Employment Branding at Teradata, was arguably the first. …

New Ways to Think About Employee Retention

The movement of people into, through, and out of an organization is a well-studied phenomenon. It is described variously as recruiting, attrition, retention, growth, layoffs, …

5 Completely Ineffective Leadership Styles (and How to Fix Them)

Real-life Leaders, Their Shortcomings, and How They Overcame Them “A business owner has to realize that, as the saying goes, ‘A skunk stinks from the …

Implementing a Small Business Pay Structure

Create accurate job descriptions and benchmark each job to make sure your business has a solid pay structure. Pay Structures A company’s pay structure is …

Avoid Employee Burnout: Bring Summer Fun to the Office

Employers Should Embrace the Allure of Summer, Not Fight It While possibly more noticeable in four season cities, summer longings can defy geographical zones to …

The Importance of Pay Philosophies  

Consistent Pay Philosophies Value Employees Pay Philosophies A pay philosophy is a company’s commitment to how it values employees. A consistent pay philosophy gives the …

4 Reasons Not to Be Facebook Friends with Your Employees

Should Managers be Facebook Friends with Employees? Signs Point to No. How often do you check out your own page? You might be surprised by …

5 Strategies to Create a Culture of Accountability in the Workplace

These 5 Simple Steps Will Significantly Improve your Culture of Accountability Accountability is a topic covered in basic management courses. Unfortunately, there seems to be …