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The little mistake that drives up your healthcare costs 25%

February 18, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

What if the people driving up your company’s healthcare costs the most weren’t the insurance companies or politicians, but folks a lot closer to home?


XEngagement system generates 12% higher profits

November 13, 2012 by Bob Hill

Most companies claim they engage employees on a regular basis, but very few have a process in place to ensure managers are doing so in an effective manner.  More…

Motivating when the budget’s tight

September 4, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Good managers are always looking for new and creative ways to keep employee morale and productivity high.


10 effective interview questions

August 28, 2012 by Bob Hill

These 10 questions get to the heart of which candidates have true potential and which ones are only there because they’re in desperate need of any job.   More…

75% of managers say they’re not ready for this

August 7, 2012 by Bob Hill

A new survey reveals the majority of supervisors could wind up in the wringer if the job market continues looking up.  More…

Oops! Firm mistakenly fires all its employees

July 24, 2012 by Valerie Helmbreck

One company learned a hard lesson about firing an employee via email.


The top 1% of earners in the U.S. majored in …

January 30, 2012 by Bob Hill

According to the Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey, these five majors comprise the largest pool of top earners in the U.S.:  More…

5 rules for turning excuses into profits

January 23, 2012 by Bob Hill

Too many managers pay attention to the wrong goals.


X5 presentation lessons from the master — Steve Jobs

November 23, 2011 by Bob Hill

The late Apple co-founder will be remembered for a number of things, including his ability to attract and captivate audiences and the media. An analysis shows he used the same formula — one that anyone else can employ. More…

Are these 3 people ruining your business?

November 16, 2011 by Jim Giuliano

Given the chance, these three types of people will destroy your company. Most times, the only choice is to fire them. More…

The 15 worst excuses for calling in sick

November 2, 2011 by Jim Giuliano

What do beavers, garage sales and refrigerators have in common? Read on.


The most valuable employee attribute

October 19, 2011 by Bob Hill

In a recent New York Times interview, Stetson Hats CEO Pamela Fields reveals how employees made her a more capable CEO.  More…

How to know when HR is killing your business

October 12, 2011 by Jim Giuliano


If these behaviors ring a bell, you likely have a problem. More…

3 traits that separate great sales hires from poor ones

July 25, 2011 by Bob Hill

New research proves far too often, managers focus only on sales candidates’ positive characteristics, and not nearly enough on their negative ones. More…

Better to make salaries public?

July 21, 2011 by Bob Hill

Would making employees’ salaries public lead to a better workplace.  More…

Which type of comp plan is best for your business?

May 30, 2011 by Bob Hill

Every business is different, which is why one-size-fits-all bonus plans rarely have the desired impact, long-term.


What types of incentives get results?

May 17, 2011 by Bob Hill

It’s the age-old question: How do you develop an incentive program that encourages people to increase their productivity without taking shortcuts?  More…

New flight rules if you get bumped

May 3, 2011 by Bob Hill

For starters, you can now collect a lot more. More…

How much will the average raise be this year?

March 25, 2011 by Bob Hill

A new study reveals how much the average company will be offering in terms of pay hikes (and other incentives). More…

Lawmakers look at bias against the unemployed

March 2, 2011 by Bob Hill

A highly discouraging trend reveals a lot of employers have little or no interest on easing the burden for unemployed workers. And some legislators aren’t happy about it.  More…


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