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Finding the Meaning Behind Team-Building





Categories: Professional Development

Much is said about the benefits of team-building, but how do we do it in a way that doesn’t just feel like adult games at work? First, it is important to have a “why” behind the games—a larger learning point or goal that adults can get behind. Here’s an example. There are many team-building activities […]

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Corporate Team-Building Activities





Categories: Professional Development

The best team-building exercises have a goal or purpose— one goal may be to provide a shared structured experience that allows team members to get to know each other better. Here are some ideas for team-building exercises that tend to achieve better team camaraderie. While this may take some planning, a shared volunteer experience supports […]

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Update: Overtime Exemptions Final Rule (Video)





Categories: HR Corner, HR Training

Transcript So December 1, 2016 came and went. And guess what employers around the country did not do? You guessed it. They did not implement the new rules governing overtime exemptions. Why not? Is the whole country suddenly non-compliant? No, of course not. You know better than that. What did happen is in November a […]

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USCIS Increases I-9 Penalties (Video)





Categories: HR Corner, HR Training

Lisa Smith covers the increase in I-9 penalties for noncompliance. Transcript In my last installment, we talked about the new I-9. Let’s talk about why it’s so very important to make sure you follow all of the instructions. Did you know, in addition to publishing the new I-9, USCIS also raised the penalties for noncompliance? […]

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USCIS Issues a New I-9 (Video)





Categories: HR Corner, HR Training

In this video, learn about the new I-9 form released this year. Transcript So, 2017 has arrived and we have a brand new I-9. Did you know that? On November 14th, 2016, the USCIS issued the new version of I-9. The mandatory implementation date for this I-9 is January 22nd, 2017. So if you haven’t […]

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Motivating Employees Through Employee Engagement Surveys





Categories: Management, Supervision & Leadership, Professional Development

There are many survey tools available to assess employee engagement in your organization. This article provides ideas and activities to engage your employees through two simple and interactive employee surveys. These surveys will provide you with feedback about employee motivation and offer paths forward for increased engagement. Survey 1: Defining Employee Engagement To build employee […]

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8 Simple Activities that Build Employee Engagement





Categories: Management, Supervision & Leadership, Professional Development

Thoughtfully motivating and engaging employees takes a concerted and systemic approach throughout the organization. That said, there are also simple activities that also support employee engagement — make it a point to do one a day and you will see the benefits in both the short and long term. Say “thank you.” Be specific about […]

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