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Within the past year or so, there have been several dramatic developments in labor and employment laws employers must be aware of, despite their size, throughout the United States. Companies need to gain a full understanding of these employment-related developments, which will probably have noteworthy impacts in the coming months. Overtime pay Employers need to Read more »

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Whether you’re a middle manager of the head of an entire business, leadership is a daily challenge. As a leader in your company, your success squarely affects the success of those you manage, as well as the company as a whole. Good leadership habits can propel others forward; however, the wrong ones can bring everybody Read more »

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Approximately 70 percent of all corporate mergers are unsuccessful, according to research from the consultancy Bain & Company. While mergers can fail for many reasons, cultural clashes at merged businesses appear to play a noteworthy role. A 2009 survey found 92 percent of respondents saying their merged business would have benefitted from a better cultural Read more »

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All companies must spend time and resources on essential non-revenue producing activities such as taking care of payroll and managing employee benefits.   These HR functions are typically handled with technology solutions and that means tech troubles in this department can cause a nightmare. For many small and medium-sized companies, outsourcing part or all of their Read more »

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There are a lot of costs that go into hiring and retaining employees, and those costs are expected to go up, specifically the costs of health insurance and taxes. While debate to repeal and replace Obamacare rages on, employer costs for providing health insurance to their employees are projected to go up. Furthermore, wages are Read more »

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With the unemployment rate currently very low, employers are finding the competition for highly-skilled workers is quite fierce right now. More than in the past, businesses have to tweak their recruitment strategies to survive in a highly-competitive market fueled by ever-expanding technology. Simply hiring workers as per unusual is not enough. Hiring manager must concentrate Read more »

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A “skills gap” is generally defined as the difference between skills needed to perform a job effectively and the skills possessed by the average prospective worker. Because employers can’t find candidates with the skills they want, positions in their company will sit unfilled, or a company will hire someone with an insufficient skill set and Read more »

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Employee turnover is extremely costly to any company. The price of replacing an entry-level worker is 30 to 50 percent of the person’s yearly salary. For mid- and senior-level staff members, the cost can hit 150 and 400 percent respectively. With every departure, there is a negative impact on morale and productivity. Even when so-called Read more »