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How Toxic Employees Can Keep You Out of Trouble

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Avoiding a toxic hire, or letting one go quickly, delivers $12,500 in cost savings. A Harvard Business School study of more than 60,000 employees found that “a superstar performer–one that models desired values and delivers consistent performance” brings in more than $5,300 in cost savings to a company. Amazon is known for its demanding work environment and because of this, all employees […]

Business Owners Don’t Confront Workplace Harassment at Their Peril

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The threat of a workplace or sexual harassment claim, makes most business owners shudder. And the thought of having to handle one is a sure-fired way to feel a spike in your heart rate. It’s so much easier to not think about the possible existence of these issues in your workplace, to be deluded by a dangerous complacency. Consider this. […]

Why Hiring Based on Cultural Fit Is a Disruptive Practice

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Tina Huang, an Asian woman, filed for discrimination based on gender, saying current employees hire and promote candidates who look and act like them. Do you find yourself guilty of this practice? Making diversity part of your hiring process will provide the appropriate structure for learning and succeeding in this multi-cultural market. It Starts from the Top Diversity in the […]

Why Company Culture Is the Best Prescription to Make Your Business Great

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Great company culture can improve people’s lives as well as your bottom line. Having a great culture does not mean you’re “done”.  As the organizational goals and strategy change over time, the culture should intentionally be changed. But, what can you actually do to make your culture great? 82 percent of the respondents to Deloitte 2016 Global Human Capital Trends […]

How Work-Life Balance Limits You from Moving Forward

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Chris O’Neil CEO of Evernote, masters work-life balance. He makes a list every night, stays fit, blocks out his workweek by theme and listens to his children. How does all this magic happen? Where are the children when he is at work (or the gym, or on the road, or sitting serenely in a meditative state on a pillow)? When […]