Intellectual Property and the Workplace

In a competitive business environment, where innovation and new ideas are essential, companies must protect themselves against loss. Intellectual property rights refer to products such as copyrighted works, trademarks, patentable inventions, and industry knowledge or trade secrets. If such proprietary knowledge or products are lost, it will be detrimental to [...]

2019-04-25T01:37:41+00:00August 14th, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

I Just Need a Minute! What to do When Employees are Nearing Their Breaking Point

Stressed out employees spells trouble for an employer. Not only does morale and productivity plummet but staff turnover may increase. According to Kathryn Dill of Forbes, a study by Monster that included approximately 7,000 workers found that 42 percent had left a position on their own volition because of stress; [...]

2019-04-25T00:58:41+00:00August 7th, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

Employers Confirm They Plan to Hire an Increasing Number of College Graduates

A survey by The Chronicle of Higher Educationconducted in 2013, found that one half of employers polled experienced a dearth of recent graduates with adequate skills. The skills cited include the ability to adapt, problem solve, and communicate effectively. Despite this, Nanci Hellmich of USA Today offers encouraging news for [...]

2019-04-25T01:38:18+00:00July 28th, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

3 Team Building Exercises That Aren’t a Complete Waste of Time!

According to Jon Katzenbach, author of The Wisdom of Teams, effective teamwork measurably improves an organization’s success. Encouraging collaboration can improve interpersonal relationships and reduce conflicts and distractions. The American Management Associationstates that team building activities are designed to foster trust. Communication, a commitment to a goal, and a willingness [...]

2019-04-25T01:38:47+00:00July 21st, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

Why Google and YOU Don’t Need to Hire the Top College Graduates

Tom Friedman of the New York Times, interviewed Laszlo Block in February 2014. Block is personnel chief at Google, and shared his perspectives with Friedman concerning Google’s lauded staffing success. The company is renowned for its hiring expertise and exceptionally talented employees. Google’s hiring policy does not rely on impressive [...]

2019-04-25T01:39:45+00:00July 14th, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

Using Your Phone at Night is Killing Your Workplace Productivity

Reports that smartphones are detrimental to health are nothing new. Boston Magazine reported in December 2013 that constant checking of social media, email, and text messages on smartphones causes eye and vision problems. Symptoms reported by doctors at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear infirmary include dizziness, dry eyes, headaches, and [...]

2019-04-25T01:40:16+00:00July 7th, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

Creating an Accommodating Workplace for Diabetic Employees

The American Diabetes Association reports that over eight percent of the population is affected by the disease. Employers are expected to provide reasonable accommodations for diabetic employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodations refers to adjustments to a job, employment practice, or the work environment, and must [...]

2019-04-25T01:40:51+00:00May 30th, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|
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