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Simple rewards have outsized effect on employee morale

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One of the most controversial and debated issues in any business is rewards and recognition. Who gets rewarded? How much? Is it enough? Too much? Are we rewarding the right behaviors? The questions go on and on. Rather than focus ...

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5 tips for dealing with the media as an expert source

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TV and print reporters interview experts on all kinds of topics, from how to design a home office to the best ways to save for retirement. As an expert in your field, you may be called to participate in a ...

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B2B payments: Transitioning from high touch to high tech

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Over the past few months, our workplaces have changed tremendously. Offices that were once full of people are now nearly empty. Work that was once done in person is now being done at home. With so many now working remotely, ...

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Pandemic brings legal challenges to the workplace

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MINNEAPOLIS —  Even a year into a worldwide pandemic, COVID-19 still has attorneys scrambling on a number of fronts — not the least of which is employment law. Employment attorneys have been fielding calls on the subject since it became a ...

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Poll: For many employees, remote work boosts productivity

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BALTIMORE — Employers need not be worried about the pandemic quashing workers’ productivity; more than half of workers report that their productivity has increased since they started working from home, while less than 10% report decreased productivity, according to a ...

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How to combat ‘Zoom fatigue’ in the workplace

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“Our senior leaders want us to have our teams do a six-hour online training program. I know that it’s necessary to cover this material – and doing it all at one time is the way it’s always been done — ...

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How employers can support parents working at home

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In the absence of daycares and in-person schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic, working parents have scrambled together a childcare strategy, which likely includes plenty of screen time, stress and guilt. Working from home has been a difficult adjustment for all; ...

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Work from home “burnout”: What it is, how to manage it

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Remote workers are allotted more flexibility to take breaks when they please because, for the most part, they are setting their own schedules – or at least have less rigid structures than they did while being in the office from 9 ...

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Anticipating COVID vaccine, employers ponder best course

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PROVIDENCE, RI — With several U.S. pharmaceutical companies now conducting large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trials, employment lawyers are beginning to field queries from their corporate clients on whether their employees should be required to take the vaccine once it becomes available. ...

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When doing the right thing is the wrong approach

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NEW ORLEANS, LA — One of my favorite aspects of my career in the insurance industry is the ability to deliver a positive outcome to someone in the midst of a personally challenging situation. Whether it’s giving someone the means ...

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Let’s change the game in which ‘everybody knows that the dice are loaded’

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In February 1988, Leonard Cohen released an album entitled “I’m Your Man.” As I read a piece published today in the Washington Post regarding millions of dollars that recently went to executives ahead of Chapter 11 filings, the first stanza ...

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David and Goliath: Why small business must reject fear to survive

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I remember reading about David and Goliath as a child and wondering if such bravery was real. At the time, my world was vast and unexplored… the notion that the impossible could be made possible was motivating and energizing.As a ...

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Silence is golden: Business owners’ statements could harm livelihoods

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Everyone has an opinion. But that doesn’t mean you have to let everyone know what it is, especially when it could lead to hurting your livelihood. In the midst of one of the most divisive political and social climates ever, ...

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