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In response to the #MeToo movement, executives and managers report changes in behavior

Nearly a third of 1,034 executives said they have changed their behaviors to a “moderate, great or very great extent” to avoid behavior that could be perceived as sexual harassment, according to recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management. About a quarter of 1,022 managers said they have changed their behaviors, according to the same research about the impact of the #MeToo movement.

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Employers not rushing to raise wages

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The unknown new territory presented to corporations and their budgets by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has left the majority of American companies holding salary and promotion budgets steady, according to a  survey of what employers expect ...

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The culture revolution: Bracing for the third wave

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American businesses are experiencing a cultural tsunami that is radically changing the business and employee experience landscapes. It will lead to the cleansing of organizations that fail to prepare for the tsunami. Two waves have already hit the workplace with ...

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10 ways to give your workplace a millennial-friendly makeover in 2019

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By the year 2025, millennials will make up approximately 75 percent of the workforce, which amounts to three out of every four workers. If you’re a business owner or human resources professional, you know exactly how important these numbers are. ...

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Five cloud-based employee timekeeping tools

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No matter what your business is, if the law says you have to pay employees an hourly wage, you’re going to need to keep accurate track of the time they spend at work. It’s just that simple. And not simply ...

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SMBs find ways to improve cyber security

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Even if yours isn’t the largest corporation on the planet, the threats to cyber security are out there, they’re growing more advanced every day, they can’t be ignored, but they can be defended against with the right approach. This is ...

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‘A tremendous amount of fun’ Team grows with help from starship role-playing simulator

Players must communicate to survive a roleplaying scenario on the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator. “Effective communication is also one of the central tenets of agile project management, so it just made sense to use Artemis as a tool for teams to improve their communication skills,” said William Wallace, owner of Gaming Nomads. (Incandescent Workshop photo)

William Wallace’s gaming experience company, Gaming Nomads (www.gamingnomads.com), is looking to build small and medium corporate office teamwork with one very simple message: work together, or you’ll fail — and your starship maybe even explode in the middle of space. ...

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For business, a CPA is like a ‘CFO for hire’

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Rick Miller likes to watch his seedlings grow. “I call my startups my seedlings because I am helping to plant them and watch them grow,” said Miller, a longtime SCORE volunteer and a certified public accountant in Brentwood, Tenn. “Most ...

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Do you have a real cybersecurity plan?

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A new survey conducted by Microsoft and Marsh found that two-thirds of 1,300 senior executives polled said cybersecurity was a top five risk management priority for their company. But while companies fear the impact of a cyberattack, only 30 percent ...

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