5 Ways Leaders Can Improve How They Give Feedback

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Giving feedback is a balancing act. Be clear, but not rude. Be kind, but not confusing. Get your point across without making anyone cry or rage. As a leader, it’s essential you master this balancing act as soon as possible because your feedback is invaluable. Leaders have the opportunity to endorse and nurture good behavior, […]

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7 Tips to Increase Pay Transparency in Your Company

This post originally appeared on PayScale’s blog Compensation Today. Pay transparency has increased in prevalence over the past few years, and with good reason. Transparent pay practices lead to higher satisfaction and lower intent to leave, according to a 2015 PayScale study. Transparency also improves performance, according to this study in a restaurant setting. With so […]

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Employers: Gender Bias and Salary Histories – Why It’s Best Not to Ask

This post originally appeared on PayScale’s blog Compensation Today. Several U.S. states or cities have recently introduced, or are considering, a ban on employers inquiring about the salary history of job applicants as part of more extensive equal pay legislation. The reasoning? Because women still face a pay gap in comparison to similarly qualified men – […]

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3 Incredibly Simple Tips To Help You Attract More Applicants

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The majority of today’s job seekers find all of their information on prospective employment opportunities online. They can find open positions that match their skill sets, research the companies hiring for them, and decide whether or not they’re interested—all with a few easy searches. This means that if you want to attract a large pool […]

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Telecommuting and Company Culture: The Real Impact

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(Editor’s note: In keeping with our recent telecommuting theme, Jessica Halcom from TechnologyAdvice shares her thoughts on telecommuting’s impact on company culture.) Today’s employees work from a smorgasbord of cloud-based systems and take business calls on a native smartphone app, making it easy to work from any location. Throw a few team collaboration tools like […]

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Building Engagement Among Your Remote Workforce

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(Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of posts on the topic of remote workers. Check out the other two blogs here and here.) It’s 8:30 AM, and you’re nestled in your favorite sweats, looking out your window at your picturesque backyard flower beds, sipping your favorite brand of tea. Ahhh, sounds amazing. […]

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Best Software For Staying Connected To Remote Workers

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(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts on the topic of remote workers. Check out the other two blogs here and here.) The need to find tools for managing remote workers is becoming increasingly important for several reasons. For starters, remote workers now constitute 37 percent of the U.S. workforce—a four-fold […]

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