Should You Consider a Candidate With an Online Degree?


Close to two million students are taking at least one online course offered by a college or university. Between 2002 and 2012, there was an increase of nearly 30 percent in academic institutions that offered online degree programs. Today, the percentage is about 65 percent of all schools. So clearly, online studies are a force… Read more »

Pros & Cons of Workplace Drug Testing


Forty-four states, including California, have legal requirements mandating that employers conduct employee drug testing. In addition, although there are no comprehensive federal laws governing drug testing, there are regulations which apply to certain industries and circumstances. Above and beyond the legal ramifications, there are pros and cons associated with drug testing. When setting your policy… Read more »

How to Know If Your Employees are Miserable


Companies with engaged employees outperform those whose workforce is unhappy by up to 200 percent. Unhappy workers can cost your company thousands of dollars a year or more in absenteeism, lost productivity and related areas. Warning Signals Unless they come right out and tell you, it may not always be obvious when a person is… Read more »

Email is Killing Your Productivity: Staying Productive amid Distraction


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With ongoing onslaughts of work emails, personal emails and multiple open browser windows, the workplace is becoming increasingly distracting. We’ve all experienced a colleague’s phone buzzing during a meeting or conversation,  and it’s tough to get back on track following these digital distractions. According to a recent University of California study, there are typically only… Read more »

4 Ways to Make Job Seekers Line Up to Become a Part of Your Culture


To land top talent, you need to borrow a page from your marketing department and apply some serious selling strategy to your hiring process. Just like your company competes for customers to buy your products or services, you’re in a competitive bidding war for the top talent on the market. Share what makes your organization… Read more »

Start Showing Your Co-workers That You’re Thankful for Their Help


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The holidays are just around the corner, so it’s a great time to show appreciation to your co-workers for what they do for you all year round. You may even want to set your first New Year’s resolution – and make acknowledging your peers at work a regular practice, regardless of the season. Some of… Read more »

Solving & Overcoming Income Inequality


As reported by the White House, full-time working women receive 77 percent of their male counterparts’ salaries. April 20 was “equal pay payday,” representing how far a woman needed to work into 2015 to earn as much as a man did in 2014. And as cited by 77 percent of females and 63 percent of… Read more »

Encouraging and Promoting the Growth and Development of Your Workforce


Encouraging their personal and professional growth shows your employees that you care about their progress and their future – and it inspires lasting loyalty. Here are some tips for offering learning and development to help all your team members improve: Do … Serve as a role model. Take an active part in your own professional… Read more »

Get Ahead … But Don’t Become a Workaholic!


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  Hard work pays off. But overly long hours can throw off your delicate work-life balance and be harmful to your health and well-being. Being a hard worker is not the same as being a workaholic. Workaholism, like all addictions, becomes a recurring obsession as you practice repeated destructive behavior, despite knowing how harmful it… Read more »

How to Develop a Policy on Wearable Technology in the Workplace


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Welcome to a new world of person-to-person surveillance where rules, boundaries and etiquette have yet to be established. Your HR team needs to upgrade its policy manual to address the opportunities and threats of wearable technologies, especially covert recording devices. For instance, two of the most touted wearable devices are smart glasses, with 100 million… Read more »