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There’s a 70% Chance You’ll be Hacked…

There’s a 70% Chance You’ll be Hacked…

...if you don't follow a few simple rules.  According to U.S. government sources: The majority of cyber-attacks occur at businesses with fewer than 100 employees. But, you don't have to be one of them. Here are 5 steps to minimize cyber attacks: 1. Protect the fort by...

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Digital is the New Black

We’ve prepared the top 10 tenets that today’s HR professionals need to know when navigating the digital world of work… …from the prerequisite of being mobile to online engagement and pulse surveys, project management tools accessible by all, ways to digitally share...

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Tenet #1: Go Mobile. Your Workforce Has.

Today’s work is done from the palm of your hand. Web sites and systems (including that of your company) should be responsively designed (mobile-friendly). If your team can’t reference your company’s tasks and communiques on their smart phones, you may be missing out...

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Tenet #3: Corporate eLearning in Snippets

The majority of workers view continuous training as essential or important to career success. According to the Pew Research Center’s 2016 report, The State of American Jobs, “54% see continuous learning as essential. 33% see it as important.” The report goes on to...

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Tenet #4: The Case for Social Media

Social media is a game changer. Applications like LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Yelp, Wikipedia, and WordPress (to name a few) have dramatically transformed life as we know it. According to a 2016 article by SHRM Managing and Leveraging Workplace...

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Tenet #6: Mentoring On-Demand

Many companies are looking to mentoring as a way to boost performance. In fact, the structured act of personal advisement is on the uptick as one of the most effective methods to engage, model corporate culture, build expertise and pass along tribal knowledge. And, in...

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Tenet #7: Does Your Company Have a Pulse

It seems that no matter where I do business – at the bank, with my phone provider, places I shop – everyone wants to know how I feel after speaking with them. Have my questions been answered? Is the service friendly? How satisfied am I with my experience?  If that...

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Tenet #8: People Analytics

Data and analytics has become the Holy Grail among conference titles and trade publications.   Whether in the form of genome sequencing or much smaller (the type found in tracking attrition rates for a department), the potential for uncovering valuable information has...

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Tenet #9: A Short Tutorial on SEO

Walking past storefront windows featuring beautifully attired mannequins and cleverly appointed displays is a favorite pastime for many, including me. Whether a small boutique, or Nordstrom’s floor to ceiling window dressings – I stop, look, and admittedly, crave. In...

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Tenet #10 From Cyber Crazy to Cyber Safe

The world can be a hazardous place, but, evidently, not as dangerous as being online. A decade ago, even the most cynical of tech geeks would not have predicted the extraordinary volume of cyber craziness running rampant today. According to a Pew Research Center 2017...

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Mid-Career Crisis and What to Do About it

By Karen Darrin According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the definition of “mid-career professional” is someone who is 10-15 years into their career.   If you’re like many mid-career professionals, you’ve spent more than a few years working your way up to...

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Checkout the Millennial Checklist

Did you know, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimates released a few months ago and reported by PEW, that Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation? Millennials (defined in 2015 as those between the ages of...

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Navigate the Workplace like an Orb Weaver Spider

Any child can tell you that the whole point for a spider to weave a web is so it can catch its supper. When all grownup, the child (now adult) will go one step further and describe the spider’s web as a highly efficient method for eating dinner. After all, there’s no...

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In Pursuit of Pause

How Mindfulness can enhance Creativity & Innovation by Shannon Jordan, M.A. Mindfulness – What’s All the Hype About? The past several years have seen a proliferation of mindfulness references in both the popular media and academic research circles. The positive...

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Collaboration in 4 Inches

Collaboration in 4 Inches Apple recently announced the introduction of the 4 inch iPhone SE – evidently in response to consumers saying they wanted something smaller now that the iPhone “5s” has been out for a couple of years. The head scratcher is that the “5s”...

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Mentor Like a Meerkat

Mentor Like a Meerkat Taking Workplace Cues from Nature ~ Meerkats are those cute little critters that scurry about in an almost attention-deficit-hyper-active manner striking an upright posture when on the lookout for food or danger. What you may not know, however,...

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