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Reader, your competition is way ahead!

Reader, your competition is way ahead!

Your competition is already planning for next year. What about you? Here's how to make the most of the remaining months, and create momentum to make next year your best yet.
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Reader, we've got a big idea for you!

Reader, we've got a big idea for you!

Drive profits, innovation, performance, retention and more -- by getting your entire staff to think more strategically. Here's how.
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Time for a revolution!

Time for a revolution!

Change is inevitable. Will your business cause it -- or play catch-up? Take the lead. Revolutionize your industry with these disruptive (and highly profitable) practices.
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Top Candidates do not equal Top Employees

Top Candidates do not equal Top Employees

In this issue:

-Top Candidates do not equal Top Employees

-Fuel More Arguments at Work
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Do more. Spend less. Go crazy!

Do more. Spend less. Go crazy!

In this issue:

-Understaffing: a Risky Proposition

-Productivity Tips: 5 Ways to Keep Employees Happy

-Free Survey to Gauge Employee Happiness
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Another day, another crisis

Another day, another crisis

In this issue:

-Expect the Unexpected: How to Manage a Crisis While Maintaining Workplace Productivity

-Productivity Tips: The 25 Hour Day!

-Results at Work: A New Approach to an Old Problem Improves Productivity and Saves Money

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2013 EEOC Criminal Background Check Guidelines -- Are you in compliance?

2013 EEOC Criminal Background Check Guidelines -- Are you in compliance?

In this issue:

-To Check or Not to Check? Straight Talk About EEOC Guidelines for Conducting Criminal Background Checks

-Productivity Tips: Keep Interviewing Simple

-Tools: Dos and Don'ts for Conducting Criminal Background Checks
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Feel more like a referee than a manager?

Feel more like a referee than a manager?

In this issue:

-Feel More Like a Referee than a Manager?

-Productivity Tips: Fun & Flexibility Boosts Productivity
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Creating Championship Teams for Your Office

Creating Championship Teams for Your Office

In this issue of Key Ideas:

-Creating Championship Teams for Your Business

-Take Control of Your Day--Before it Takes Control of You!

-Meetings & March Madness
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Free eBook: MBO for 2013

Free eBook: MBO for 2013

In this issue:

-The Shredder Ate my Report--Improve Performance with "Management by Objectives" (MBO)

-Productivity Tips: What's Out? Multitasking. What's In? Mindfulness!

-Case Study: Simplification. Streamlining. Single-source options.
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Welcome to the new Key Ideas!

Welcome to the new Key Ideas!

In this issue:

-Hiring in 2013? Key Talent Acquisition Trends to Watch

-Five Ways to Make This Your Most Productive Year Ever!

-Why questions can be your most powerful employee motivation tool.
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Very Impressive!

Very Impressive!

It's a cliche because it's true: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And when you're making that impression in front of a group, the stakes go up.
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Are You Making These Hiring Mistakes?

Are You Making These Hiring Mistakes?

Interviews are about more than asking questions. This checklist will show you 15 ways to assess your interviewing skills.
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"Want to do lunch?"

Setting the stage for the future success of any employee is crucial, and it begins at the beginning. And if you want your new employees to add value from the start, here's how to make it easy for them.
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How can we improve?

How can we improve?

Despite high unemployment, many companies are finding it increasingly difficult to hire and retain the best and brightest skilled employees for their organizations. Today, I would like to ask for your help in evaluating how our company can better address these challenges in the future.
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How to Win Customers and Influence Complainers

How to Win Customers and Influence Complainers

As Mad Men's Don Draper once famously said, "If you don't like what is being said about you, change the conversation." This month's edition of Great Ideas shows you the right way to do that using social media.
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Bored?! Check This Out!

Bored?! Check This Out!

Want to inspire your team without spending a fortune? Try these three ideas.
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Hiring Failure: Do Tech Skills Matter?

Hiring Failure: Do Tech Skills Matter?

You know how important fit is, so you'll want to read this month's Great Ideas. It's a quick guide to the most important soft skills: what they are, why they're important and how to identify them.
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The Idiot's Guide to Being the Boss

The Idiot's Guide to Being the Boss

In this article, you'll find nine simple rules--guidelines, if you will--for what to wear, how to act, what to say and what not to say when you're the boss.
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Got a Minute?

Got a Minute?

In this article, we'll show you how to identify--and alter--those activities that are draining precious minutes from your day.
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Curing TOXIC negativity in your workplace

Curing TOXIC negativity in your workplace

In this article, we'll show you how to identify the causes of negativity in your company--and more importantly, what you can do to wipe it out!
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Do Performance Reviews Give You Performance Anxiety?

Do Performance Reviews Give You Performance Anxiety?

This month's issue of Key Ideas is geared toward taking the stress out of that situation. Take a few minutes to read our collection of helpful hints and proven strategies below. I promise--it won't hurt a bit.
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To "E" or Not to "E," What is the Answer?

But when it comes to training, what is the best method? Classroom-based training is probably the most familiar to many of us, who grew up learning in a classroom. But e-learning uses the latest technology to share knowledge and training. What type of training is best for your organization?
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Forget about annual reviews!

Forget about annual reviews!

Keep productivity humming and results churning--plus keep your employees happier--with a defined performance management system.
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The truth about workplace diversity

The truth about workplace diversity

An organization's success and competitiveness depends upon its ability to embrace diversity and realize the benefits. But managing diversity is more challenging than it seems.
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Have you ever lied on a reference check?

Have you ever lied on a reference check?

Do you know the five steps to an effective and legal reference check? Not sure? Then check out this month's Key Idea.
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Key Ideas: 10 Interview Questions You Must Ask

Key Ideas: 10 Interview Questions You Must Ask

Did you know that a bad personality fit is the most common reason for a bad hire? But how can you tell if someone will really fit into your corporate culture? Here are 10 questions you can ask to ensure the person you are about to hire is a great match for your company.
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Great Ideas: Temps are more than fill-ins

Great Ideas: Temps are more than fill-ins

Partnering with a staffing firm is more than just a good position fill, quality service or being responsive to business needs. Successful partnering brings long range strategic value to each organization, helping to increase productivity, control expenses and improve profitability.
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Key Ideas: Retain Your Best Employees

Key Ideas: Retain Your Best Employees

I hope you enjoy this month's article on retaining your star employees. And check out the article 10 Tips for a Staff That Lasts from our Staffing Resource Center for more tips on employee retention.
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Great Ideas: The Secret of Extraordinary Leaders

Great Ideas: The Secret of Extraordinary Leaders

Do you know what it takes to be an extraordinary leader? That's the subject of this month's issue of Key Ideas. I hope you'll really enjoy our feature article--it is essential reading if you're looking to hire and develop great leaders.
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Key Ideas: Get More Out of Your Team

Key Ideas: Get More Out of Your Team

Want to increase the effectiveness of your team? You'll find out how in this issue of Key Ideas.
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Are You a Busy Boss?

Are You a Busy Boss?

This month in Key Ideas, we're focusing on a topic that's critical to the success of any business--being an effective boss and leader.
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Let's Celebrate!

Let's Celebrate!

Now that the holidays are over, it's time to put an end to the celebrations and get back to work, right? Not so fast! As this issue of Key Ideas highlights, you may actually want to keep celebrating. In fact, the right celebration can be a key factor in achieving your goals!
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Mastering Performance Reviews

Mastering Performance Reviews

This issue of Key Ideas focuses on the review process. Our feature article will show you how to conduct "pain free" reviews that produce great results
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The bomb on the plane

The bomb on the plane

People are overworked and overstressed. And it's taking a toll, not just with extreme behavior, but in terms of declining productivity levels, increasing turnover, and rising costs. So how can you prevent your people from "pulling a Slater?" This month's article will teach you how to deal with the stress factor at work.
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Why pay for performance comp plans fail

Why pay for performance comp plans fail

Why do most "pay for performance" comp plans fail to improve profits? That's a tricky question, and one we hope to answer with this issue of Key Ideas.
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Inspire Your Employees Now

Inspire Your Employees Now

This month's Key Idea will show you how you can inspire your employees and increase loyalty, passion, and engagement throughout your workforce.
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Should you use social media in hiring?

Should you use social media in hiring?

Do you use social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn as part of your hiring process? If so, be careful! As our feature story points out, when used incorrectly, social networks can get your company into serious legal trouble!
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Do You Know Who You are Really Hiring?

Do You Know Who You are Really Hiring?

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 30 percent of small business failure is caused by employee theft. And the cost of making a bad hire can be two to seven times an employee's salary. To mitigate your risk of hiring objectionable or even dangerous employees, background checks are essential. In this article, you'll discover five keys to conducting thorough, legal, and effective background checks
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Use Temporary Staffing to Manage Your Workload

Use Temporary Staffing to Manage Your Workload

Discover a better way to even out the highs and lows in your workload, save money, and reduce employment risk
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10 Great Ideas for Good Supervision

10 Great Ideas for Good Supervision

Poor supervision is often one of the biggest causes of high turnover. In this economy, you need to hold on to your best people. This Key Ideas article that offers 10 best practices for employee supervision
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Today's Businesses Need Gladiator Leaders

Today's Businesses Need Gladiator Leaders

Spartacus. Maximus. Just the mention of these gladiators conjures up images of strength, bravery, and honor. Management consultant Greg Smith says these "gladiator virtues" can actually help any organization improve their position and get ready to take advantage of the coming economic upswing.
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Increase Employee Productivity

Increase Employee Productivity

Increase Employee Productivity
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