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Avoiding Nepotism in the Workplace

Avoiding Nepotism in the Workplace

While many HR challenges can be attributed to recent advancements in technology or to generational differences, the issue of nepotism in the workplace is one that can be be traced back decades ago. Although the negative impact of nepotism is magnified depending on the size of the company, the issue itself is one that can, and does, impact a company with as few as five employees, and as many as 500,000 employees.

How to Measure Employee Engagement

How to Measure Employee Engagement

One of the many duties of a human resources leader is to determine the level of employee engagement within the organization. And while quantifying employee emotion and commitment represents a unique under taking, it is most certainly not an impossible task.

The Importance of the Proper Work-Life Balance

The Importance of the Proper Work-Life Balance

Finding the right balance between your work and personal life can be a challenge, especially since the introduction of technology that makes it seemingly impossible to get away. The truth is, though, that blurring the line between the two worlds makes for a much more stressful environment.

The Dos and Don’ts of Earning a Raise

The Dos and Don’ts of Earning a Raise

Everyone wants to be paid what they’re worth, which often entails negotiating for a raise at their current job. While wanting an increased salary is perfectly understandable, there are some definite dos and don’ts when it comes to asking for a raise. Here...
Exploring the 4 Day Work Week

Exploring the 4 Day Work Week

Today, millions of people are overworked across every business sector. While workers once fought for the 8-hour workday, that principle has largely been abandoned. Today, workers are toiling away for 10, 12, and more hours per day, and very often not receiving...
What’s Your Leadership Style?

What’s Your Leadership Style?

If history has shown us anything, it’s that there are quite a few ways to be a leader. What makes history remember you, however, is how effective (of ineffective) your leadership skills are.   In business, whether you’re leading a corporation or just a small team...

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