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Important to think about retirement on first day of job

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It’s not exaggerating to say that your financial plan for retirement begins the first day on your first job. “Starting younger has been proven time and time again that it’s the easiest way to have a successful retirement,” said Susan ...

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6 top tax and bookkeeping books for small business owners

A quick Google search on missed tax deductions will bring up articles listing anywhere from seven to as many as 50 commonly missed tax deductions. Indeed, the tax code’s extreme complexity makes it highly likely that small business owners will ...

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5 surprising stats about disengaged employees

These days, we’re hard-pressed to find an employer in disagreement with what is now common wisdom: employee engagement is essential to organizational success. Whether it’s customer service, profitability, or employee retention, the canon of data supporting the positive effects of ...

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How to create, claim, and verify your Google Business listing

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Getting your business verified by Google requires you to create a Google business account, locate your Google Maps listing, and claim that listing. It’s a bit of a process, but it is well worth it. A Google My Business profile ...

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Building a prospect list

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Whether you are building a new sales team or expanding an existing operation, finding and reaching new customers is one of the most difficult challenges that your company must address. Even the best of your salespeople will sometimes struggle to ...

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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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Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected. Some references to Mary Ann Sardone used an incorrect name in an earlier version of this story. The unknown new territory presented to corporations and their budgets by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of ...

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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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The link between gratitude and happiness

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The days and weeks fly by and it takes all you’ve got to stay afloat in a sea of responsibilities. Deadlines, meetings, presentations, bills, social obligations, soccer practices — how often do you pause to take a breath and truly ...

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5 Tips for Setting Up a Mentor Program to Boost Employee Engagement

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As growing professionals, we will never be too successful to benefit from having a workplace mentor. No matter your tenure or status, there is always someone out there from whom you could learn a thing or two. You’re looking for ...

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BS jobs: Should you evaluate yours?

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In evaluating your company’s organizational structure, how many positions are superfluous? Would eliminating some or all of the administrative or managerial positions hurt the bottom line? Would it hurt or improve morale? And what about the employees in those roles? ...

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