5-Minute-Fix: Questions to Ask Yourself to Improve Productivity

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You’re not the only one. You’ve been sitting at your desk all day, and now you’re staring into the abyss of your computer screen. Productivity is at zero. This is when we get off track, and our minds wander to checking Facebook or browsing Amazon.

 

No matter how far off track you are, however, there’s hope! You aren’t doomed to watch cat videos forever. There are factors that you can take control of in just a few minutes to help you ...

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Your Employee Made a Mistake—Here’s What to Do Now

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Even your best employees will make mistakes. It happens, whether they’re star employees or just your average Joes. How management addresses the situation can make all the difference in helping your employee get back on track, and in turn, creating a more productive and meaningful team.

 

Once an employee has made a mistake, whether it’s showing up late repeatedly, not completing a task for a client, or simply cutting corners, you have to act quickly but thoughtfully. These can be sensitive ...

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How HR Managers Can Help Build a Better Workplace

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As a hiring manager, great talent has to go through you before they can make it onto the team. That’s why HR managers can help build a better workplace from the time they onboard talent until a first work anniversary and beyond. Creating a positive office culture isn’t about free food and unlimited vacation. It’s about ensuring that employees know they are respected, valued, and given opportunities to grow.

 

A positive company culture helps foster growth, boost productivity, and most importantly, ...

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Weekend Roundup: Vacations, Friending Colleagues on Facebook, and Hurricane Irma

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This week, things are getting back to business as usual after Hurricane Harvey at our Headquarters in Houston. Unfortunately, our friends and clients in Florida are now recovering from Hurricane Irma. In today’s weekend roundup, we have insights on closing during natural disasters, taking vacations, and friending colleagues on Facebook.

 

Starbucks Closed and Paid Its Workers During Hurricane Irma

Starbucks closed 700 of its stores along the Southeastern coast and in Puerto Rico ahead of Hurricane Irma and offered to pay ...

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Weekend Roundup: DACA, Obesity, and the EEOC Sues Estée Lauder

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The federal government is winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and the announcement has worried hundreds of thousands of the workers who use the program. For employers, there are also many unknowns. Many employers have begun to ask how this decision will affect their workforce. In this DACA edition of the Weekend Roundup, here are three articles providing advice from immigration attorneys and experts.

 

What could happen to workers and employers if President Trump ends DACA?

Marketplace speaks ...

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Hurricane Harvey: How Your Company Can Help Storm Victims

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As many of us in the Houston area get back to work after catastrophic flooding, conversations are turning to how businesses and employees can help. At KRESS Employment Screening, a Houston-based company, this has been a topic we haven’t been able to stop talking about in the office. However, no matter where you are in Texas or the U.S., your company and employees can help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

 

If you or your employees are wondering how you can help storm ...

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Weekend Roundup: Salary Histories, Medical Marijuana, and Overtime Regulations

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This week, we have three major stories from across the country. San Francisco is testing the waters with a new salary history ban, medical marijuana causes complications in Massachusetts, and on the national stage there is a new development in overtime regulations.

 

New San Francisco Ordinance Bans Salary History Question

While ban-the-box ordinances no longer shock the HR industry, this ordinance may come as a surprise to some. A new San Francisco regulation bans employers from asking job candidates for their ...

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Hurricane Harvey: Ten Ways to Help Your Employees

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Evacuation orders are still being announced in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which has caused massive damage and displacement of individuals in the coastal communities of Southeast Texas. Employees and employers working in all the areas affected by the storm and subsequent floods are balancing their personal and professional lives during these anxious times. Whether they have been unable to work during the past week or unable to return home, there is an obvious financial and emotional toll.

Natural disasters can ...

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