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The title can be: Important Rulings For LGBTQ Workers

Important rulings have passed through the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the last few months regarding protections for LGBTQ people in the workplace.
 
In the simplest of terms, this means a few important things. ...




Performance Management Platforms Keeping Pace with Appraisal Trends

As organizations around the world have transformed their performance management practices from annual reviews to systems with more frequent check-ins, many of the technology platforms supporting the appraisal process have followed suit with their own innovations. ...




How to Be the Best Manager You Can Be in an Industrial Workplace

There are things that make a manager more effective no matter what type of industry for the workplace. A major part is having your employees respect and trust you. Here are some ways that you can be the best manager for an industrial setting.
 
Be Safety-Conscious
 
Be aware of any safety hazards that may exist in the workplace. ...




Office Politics Isn’t Something You Can Sit Out

Ask most people about workplace politics and they’ll say they’d prefer to avoid it. Yet, most also know that developing political competence is not a choice; it’s a necessity. The ones who who manage to reach the inner circle are at a great advantage. ...




Giving a Business Presentation? How to Improve Your Self-Confidence First

No matter how prepared you are, a business presentation is a high-pressure situation. If you aren’t a naturally self-confident person, this pressure can become too much and make you overly nervous, thus affecting your performance. If you want to give a successful presentation, you need to be both confident and relaxed. ...




What Kind of Havoc Might They Be Wreaking at Your Company?

CEO, COO, CFO, CCO, CMO, CIO: The list of C-suite titles seems to be taking over every letter of the alphabet. However, all of these "chiefs" are wreaking havoc in today's small business and startup cultures.
And culture is no joke to these leaders. ...




With Today's Changing Workforce Demographic, Companies That Want to Succeed Would Do Well to Offer This Employee Benefit

The "typical" American family is evolving. Single-parent households are on the rise, women are increasingly serving as the family breadwinner and employees are being tasked with caring for both children and aging parents.
Meanwhile, the generational makeup of the workplace is also changing. ...




5 Expert Tips for Hiring the Right People

Small-business owners can’t just sit back and wait for perfect employees to walk through their doors. If only it were that easy! So, how do you hire the right people?Experts in HR, talent acquisition, and professional networking recently gathered at the Hire Smart Small Business Event hosted by Intuit and LinkedIn to answer that question. ...




Opioid crisis forcing employers to take drastic health plan steps

If your company is worried about employees’ abuse of opioid prescriptions, you’re not alone.
 
The majority of large employers (80%) are “concerned” about employees’ abuse of prescription opioids, according to the National Business Group on Health’s (NBGH) Large Employers 2018 Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey. ...




There's no longer such a thing as 'retirement age'

In a recent column for MONEY, personal finance guru Suze Orman laid down the law about when we ought to retire: "Seventy is the new retirement age," she let us know us in no uncertain terms. "Not a month or year before."
 
Apparently she realized that such a pronouncement might be hard for some people to swallow because immediately afterward she added, "Don't 'Oh, Suze' me just yet. ...