Q & A: Department of Labor with Jodie-Beth Galos, Esq., SPHR

Jodie-Beth Galos answers your toughest questions. You’ll learn about independent contractors … how to integrate employees returning from active military duty … and the best time of day to give an employee a  warning.   Question: I know the Department of Labor is all over employers for misclassifying employees as independent contractors — improperly applying…

10 Steps for Making Business Writing Easier

  Do you panic when you have to write a business letter, memo, or report? Feel baffled over coming up with the right words for expressing your points? Do you dread having to think about style, grammar, and syntax? If those thoughts hit home, you may well be making the task of business writing much…

Employee Handbook Essentials

  Let’s face it: running a business is a complicated endeavor. Owners and managers must not only be talented and familiar with their field, but they must also deal with the challenging and intricate issues of employee relations. Training and dealing with new hires, keeping experienced employees happy, and streamlining day-to-day operations are issues owners…

Webinar: 8 Traits of High-Integrity Leaders

You know the value of integrity, the behaviors and traits that exemplify high moral character. And you strive to lead this way; if you didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this right now. But if you’re like many people, you may have some issues translating your personal strength of character into quantifiable leadership skills. In just…

5 Business Books You Should Read

  The best leaders know that their education is never over. They constantly seek knowledge that will better their chances for success. And many of the most successful business leaders have read the following five books. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or new to management, these five works are essential to your professional development.  …

Case Study: University of North Carolina Find Success with New Training Initiative

When C. Ray Doyle, Facilities Services Training Director for the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, was asked to develop an on-going training program, his colleague recommended the Enterprise Learning Solutions team at National Seminars Training. Doyle worked with an Enterprise training consultant to create a focused leadership training program for around 100 mid-level supervisors.…

Webinar: 30 Minutes to Better Networking

There is no question that networking is an essential tool for any professional. And in this economy, networking is a necessity, not a luxury. Contrary to popular belief, networking is not about money or finding a job or making a sale or gathering a collection of business cards. Rather, networking is all about establishing and…

Successful Negotiating Tactics for Women

Studies show that women are less likely to negotiate than men, even though they are equally competitive. Women are, however, better at advocating on behalf of someone else than they are at negotiating for themselves.  The reluctance to enter the negotiation could be costly. According to her book Women Don’t Ask, Linda Babcock shares details…

Employee Retention: Tips for Keeping Employees Happy

Happy, engaged employees are more productive. They’re more likely to stick around. They’re more likely to say great things about you and your company. But not all companies have budgets that include thousands of dollars designated for “happiness.”  You might not have a ping-pong table or gourmet lunches.  But, even without all those perks, you…