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A must read for anyone who manages and hires people!

A must read for anyone who manages and hires people!

In this issue: -Catapult Your HR Career
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Are your employees aware of changes?

Are your employees aware of changes?

In this issue: -Change That Sticks: How to Properly Communicate Workplace Policy Changes -Potential: How to Spot It and Develop It in Promising Employees -Critical Employment Law Issues in 2019
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Where can you find

Where can you find "clean" candidates?

In this issue: -"High Times": The Debate About Marijuana Legalization and the U.S. Workforce -Facing Fears: The Key to Ramping up Productivity and Performance -Critical Employment Law Issues in 2019!
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Is the

Is the "H" in HR going away?

In this issue: -Keeping the "H" in HR -Remote Work Sample Policy
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You need these!

You need these!

In this issue: -Best Apps for Busy HR Professionals -Spring Clean Your Life: Cutting Commitments
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Tech in HR: Trends for 2020

Tech in HR: Trends for 2020

AI. VR. NLP. Organizations spend billions investing in new tech for recruitment, training, performance management and more. Where is it all heading? This eBook shares the biggest tech trends that are revolutionizing HR.
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Get Them Off to a Great Start: New Hire Checklist

Get Them Off to a Great Start: New Hire Checklist

In this issue: -Get Them Off to a Great Start: New Hire Checklist -Staff Can't Concentrate? Eliminate "Attention Residue"
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What makes the biggest impact on your hiring results?

What makes the biggest impact on your hiring results?

Need help building your case internally for better onboarding? These statistics paint a clear picture of why a robust program is essential to recruiting, engagement, satisfaction and performance. Also, few hiring managers realize increasing your hiring speed can have one of the largest impacts on hiring results. Use these tips to hire better, and faster!
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[Free eBook] Give New Hires the VIP Treatment

[Free eBook] Give New Hires the VIP Treatment

This comprehensive guide contains everything you need to get promising new employees off to a great start.
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Stop herding cats!

Stop herding cats!

Superstars not accepting your offers? Here's how to effectively sell your company and opportunities -- and get more high performers to sign on the dotted line. Also, Leo Babauta shares a simple method for managing disorder -- and keeping your sanity.
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It's that time of year again!

It's that time of year again!

Headed into your busy season - or is it already in full swing? Here's how to make smart staffing and hiring decisions to keep departments fully staffed and performing at their peak.
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Here's when to walk away from a job candidate.

Here's when to walk away from a job candidate.

Sometimes, you gotta cut your losses and walk away from a candidate -- even in today's employment market! If you're hiring, look for these signs that a budding employment relationship is already on the rocks.
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Stop Losing New Employees!

Stop Losing New Employees!

With nearly one-third of new hires quitting during the first three months, you need to do everything possible from day one to ensure they get off to a great start. Ready? Let’s do this!
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Would you hire an imperfect employee?

Would you hire an imperfect employee?

Chasing after purple squirrels? Leave that to purple dogs. Here's how to overcome recruiting paralysis and hire great people who will thrive on the job -- even when they're not "perfect."
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Recruit Better Talent: Overhaul Your Employer Brand

Recruit Better Talent: Overhaul Your Employer Brand

Employer branding tools are the most innovative talent acquisition technologies implemented in the past two years -- yet only half of employers leverage them! If you want to attract and retain better talent, grab your digital scrub brush and polish your company rep. This guide shows you how.
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Is a Zero-Tolerance Drug Policy Too Harsh?

Is a Zero-Tolerance Drug Policy Too Harsh?

Increasing legalization of marijuana (both medical and recreational) is prompting employers across the nation to re-examine their policies. While it's never acceptable for an individual to work under the influence, what's the right drug policy for your organization in light of changing legislation? Get the facts here.
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Stay Compliant

Stay Compliant

The reason for prohibiting questions about a candidate's salary history is clear: Closing the gender pay gap. What's less clear? How evolving legislation will impact your hiring process. Here's how to stay compliant -- and still find out what you need to know.
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I thought this might be useful...

I thought this might be useful...

Employee handbooks need more than a "quick update"? Use these great ideas to transform it into a living document that's compliant, comprehensive, welcoming -- and (dare we say it) fun to read!
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Would you throw someone in the pool who didn't know how to swim?

Would you throw someone in the pool who didn't know how to swim?

Just show them where their work space is, toss 'em a pen, and send your new hire off to the races. Well it's not that easy. Here's a bunch of great tips to improve your onboarding process. Plus, what would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? You'd be surprised at the difference a few smart rules could make.
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How to leverage your benefits to find star employees

How to leverage your benefits to find star employees

Open enrollment may be over, but you can use your retirement benefits offerings as a year-round recruiting and retention tool. Here's what's new for 2017 -- and how to leverage your offerings to build your employment brand and strengthen your talent magnet.
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Is texting the interview of the future?

Is texting the interview of the future?

Dr. John Sullivan explains why that little smartphone in your hand is the next big thing in interviewing. Skeptical? Then read this.
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Your end of the year compliance to-do list

Your end of the year compliance to-do list

2017 is just a few weeks away! Use this handy checklist to wrap up 2016 to-dos and prepare for a Happy -- and compliant -- New Year. The U.S. gender wage gap may be narrower than ever, but it's still over DOUBLE the size of other industrialized nations'.
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Your employees feel left out!

Your employees feel left out!

Do your recognition efforts make all employees feel valued -- or left out and stressed out? Improve your results by learning from these mistakes. Plus we'll share 8 tips for excelling in HR.
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What

What "counts" as sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is painfully common, but it can be hard to stop, especially if victims are afraid to report it. Know the law and learn the best ways to spot, stop and ultimately prevent this type of workplace discrimination. Plus, use our step-by-step guide to get paid what you’re truly worth.
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Reader, are you afraid of ghosts?

Reader, are you afraid of ghosts?

Social recruiting is undeniably important, but it's not your only option (especially in a tight candidate market). Use the handy how-to chart in this month's newsletter to recruit "social ghosts" -- talented people who aren't addicted to their phones. And,if you've experienced a recent setback or failure on the job, here's how to turn it around.
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Don't Let Your Boss Read This One...

Don't Let Your Boss Read This One...

Could that employee you recently reprimanded or terminated be seeking revenge by claiming discrimination? Here's how to recognize -- and reduce -- your risk for retaliation claims. Plus, Productivity Pro Laura Stack shares seven tips for sneaking away from the office a little earlier (and making a little more time for summer fun!).
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Parental Leave: What you need to know now!

Parental Leave: What you need to know now!

The push is on for paid parental leave. Find out what's on the horizon, and how the right leave policy can help you attract and retain great employees. And, tips to make every moment of your day count--by working smarter.
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Your employees are getting ready to

Your employees are getting ready to "check out"

How can your workplace avoid getting burned by the summer "brain drain"? Just use the helpful hints in this month's newsletter. Also, we'll share tips on how to make every meeting more productive, enjoyable...and fun!
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I bet these candidates didn't get the job!

I bet these candidates didn't get the job!

In this month's issue check out the "chart-topping" quotes from actual resumes (needless to say, these candidates did NOT get the job!). Plus, how to face your fear and advance your career!
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OSHA's new

OSHA's new "impactful" inspections - Are you prepared?

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is shifting from a "quantity" to a "quality" approach this year -- which means increased scrutiny and more complex inspections (yikes!). Here's what every smart HR pro should do to prepare for OSHA's newer, more "impactful" inspections. And, we'll look at what causes dysfunctional thinking at work -- and how to kick it to the curb!
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Discover how your team truly feels about you!

Discover how your team truly feels about you!

In this issue we'll discuss the power of the anonymous employee survey. It can give you a true understanding of how your team feels about you. And, a two-step process to simplify, let go and feel better about yourself at day's end.
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Are candidates red-flagging you?

Are candidates red-flagging you?

In today's tight talent market, you can't afford to rule out an otherwise promising candidate for the wrong reason. Follow the guide in this month's Strategies for Success to make the right decision. Plus what happens when candidates red flag you?!
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Same-Sex Marriage is Here. Is Your HR Dept Ready?

Same-Sex Marriage is Here. Is Your HR Dept Ready?

It's official: Same-sex couples must receive the same legal treatment as opposite-sex couples. From benefits offerings to HR policy, find out the implications for your business. And, Dr. Lloyd Thomas shares practical strategies for responding more productively to negativity.
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Is your busy season right around the corner?

Is your busy season right around the corner?

Dreading your busy season? Your company relies on you to find the right help -- with the right skills -- right when you need them. Start planning now. This handy guide contains all the tips and tricks you need to get it right (and keep your sanity!). And, productivity expert Laura Stack shares small changes you can make to be a lot happier (and more productive) in your job.
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Do you know the secret to attracting high performers?

Do you know the secret to attracting high performers?

How can you win the war for talent? Use the right "ammo" to neutralize the competition and get high performers to accept your offer. Of course, that starts with knowing what top talent really wants.
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Can you handle the truth?

Can you handle the truth?

Sometimes the truth is tough to handle. But if you want to succeed in HR you have to learn to deal with the truth. In this month's featured article we'll show you how to get the honest feedback you need to truly improve your performance and move ahead. Plus we'll share simple meditation techniques to clear your head and relax your body.
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Hurry up!

Hurry up!

In this issue:

-The Need for Speed

-Help Wanted (Everywhere)

-Simplify Your Life: Why Can't I Get Going in the Morning?

-Give Us Your 2 Cents
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Reader, are you prepared?

Reader, are you prepared?

In this issue:

-Don't Get Left in the Lurch

-Technology Time-Suck

-Simplify Your Life: "I Don't Have a Tech Addiction"
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The 7 Deadliest Hiring Mistakes

The 7 Deadliest Hiring Mistakes

In this issue:

-The 7 Deadliest Hiring Mistakes

-The Real Cost of Hiring the Wrong Person

-Simplify Your Life: Should You Grab that Cuppa?
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What's keeping you up at night?

What's keeping you up at night?

In this issue:

-What Keeps You Up at Night?

-Simplify Your Life: Curing "Hurry Sickness"
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Is your company ready for a big knowledge loss?

Is your company ready for a big knowledge loss?

In this issue:

-Losing It: How HR can prevent knowledge loss

-The Silver Tsunami

-Simplify Your Life: Hacks to Organize Your Small Space
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