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Hiring decisions and social media
Historic City News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Historic City News has learned that one California company is pitching an idea which can have a profound effect in St. Johns County, Fla. The jobless rate for March in St. Johns County county was 8.6 percent, the lowest in northeast Florida. As more of the potential workforce is actually "on-the-job," employers, who are trying to decide which applicants to interview, can afford to "pick and choose." And, they can be very selective when deciding which employees to keep, and which to let go, in a shrinking economy. More

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Workplace safety pays off
The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
American businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses — money that comes straight out of company profits, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. These costs cut especially deep in today's challenging economic times. But workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent. More

Beyond yellow ribbons
Human Resource Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To a large degree, veterans' workplace issues are disability workplace issues. Although human resource leaders recognize the potential talents and contributions of veterans they have struggled to translate this goodwill into solid HR practices. Here are 10 tips for HR leaders to assess whether their organizations are prepared, so that qualified veterans can fully contribute their talents in the workplace. More

How to be a more reliable professional
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Unreliability was recently identified as the No. 1 career-limiting habit and it's no surprise. After all, if the people you work for (and with) can't depend on you, what purpose do you serve? Truth be told, unreliable people are actually dangerous to the success of the entire team. More

How to build an intern program
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For companies, entrepreneurs and small businesses, an intern program can be a huge asset. However, many CEOs feel that either their company is too small to be deserving of quality interns or that they would not be able to handle an intern program. Luckily, this is far from the truth. More

Managing vibrant boomer women
Sales & Marketing Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This year may be the year when the first baby boomers turn 65, but the average boomer is still only 54, and the nearly 40 million female boomers (few of whom expect to retire anytime soon) will remain a meaningful part of the workforce for many years to come. Successful managers need to get the most out of these women, both individually and in the context of a multigenerational workplace. More

Survey: Employee engagement is king
HR Morning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How will you hang on to your organization's best people once the job market loosens? It's certainly a common question nowadays. And if you think the answer has something to do with employee engagement, you've got a lot of company. Engagement is the top HR challenge companies face over the next three to five years, according to a survey from the Society for Human Resource Management. More

Study: In the workplace, women are often held to a different standard than men
National Science Foundation via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Female bosses sometimes have a reputation for not being very nice. Some display what's called "queen bee" behavior, distancing themselves from other women and refusing to help other women as they rise through the ranks. More

How to successfully manage a meeting and track deadlines
American Express Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Too often employees are walking out of meetings without having a clear idea about what is going to happen next. Here is an outline of how to maximize results from your next meeting and set an agenda for next steps. More

Tips for nailing your presentation to the board of directors
Management Excellence    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While some people view an invitation to present to the board of directors as a prison sentence, this truly can be a career enhancing opportunity. Like any challenging situation, preparation and attitude are keys to success. Remember before you open your mouth that the prevailing attitude of the board is one of interest and hope. You wouldn't have made the agenda if they weren't interested in hearing and learning from you. More
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