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A Fine Employee Engagement Line: Managers, Are You Too Hands Off?

Engage. Empower. Inspire. Motivate—It’s the mantra of every manager on the planet.  “Engaged employees are more productive,” you’re told. “Empowered employees think outside the box and see opportunities.” “Inspired employees are self-motivated and want to do their best.” There are more tips online on how to inspire, engage, motivate and empower employees than you could…

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9 Things to Include When Onboarding Your New Hire

  Before your next new hire gets down to business, there are a few things that need to happen. Put your company’s best foot forward. Good, well-structured employee onboarding is where company culture, employee engagement and productivity begin. First-day-on-the-job horror stories abound—from being plunked down in a corner with the employee manual to being scooted…

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Do You Have a Side Gig? You’re Not Alone

  Many professionals these days have side gigs. In my own circle, one friend in marketing works a few hours on weekends in a winery tasting room.  Another commercial real estate professional spends time working for a painter.  A school librarian friend takes on freelance graphic design projects … an IT professional as a DJ…