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Daily Archives: December 24, 2008

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Want to Improve Employee Engagement?

The performance management process should evaluate and focus on employee engagement in addition to job performance, according to a paper published from the University...
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Working Smart

Five tips for saving an hour a day The never-ending corporate mantra of the 21st Century has been to “do more with less.” Workers are...
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Lawmakers Consider Legislation to Reduce Obesity

Special task force to discuss employer role in weight management As waistlines expand, there’s little surprise that this public health issue poses a challenge to...
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Canadians Need Less Pay than Americans to Feel Rich

The feel-rich tipping point for Canadians: $296,000 Americans say they would need to earn an average salary of $440,000 per year to feel rich, while...
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Build a Culture of Accountability

Increased accountability increases organizational productivity Holding people accountable for results is the foundation of an organization’s performance; it’s management 101. Yet it appears there is...
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Do Astrology and Birth Order Affect Careers and Compensation?

Are middle children more likely to program computers or fight fires? Do Scorpios or Capricorns belong to a higher earning bracket? A new survey...
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What I Think: Strengthen Strengths Not Weaknesses

The memory is still vivid for me. I walked into my boss’s office for my performance appraisal. I was ready for the discussion, because...
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When It Comes To Breaks, One Size Does Not Fit All

Can we agree on one point right off the top? That working until we keel over from exhaustion is neither heroic nor sustainable? In...
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10 Ways to Welcome Workers with Disabilities

Toward an inclusive work environment Some people are born with disabilities; others encounter them later in life. In Canada, the employment rate for workers with...
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Office Ergonomics

Key to health and safety in the workplace To hire and retain the best workers in today’s hot job market, employers need to be aware...