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Employee breaks are often an issue of concern to employees, and employers. The question above, related to employee breaks and Iowa law, was asked by a recipient of our weekly newsletter, so we wanted to share the answers with all of you…. Each state has it’s laws related to the issue. In Iowa, there are… Read more »

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Lets face it, workplace stress is a mess! Ever experience headaches within a couple of hours of arriving to work? How about light headedness, back or neck pain, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, worthlessness, reduced productivity, lack of motivation or irritability? All of these are symptoms of stress and may be related to workplace stress. WorkSource offers three… Read more »

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What do all the “best companies to work for” have in common? They all have powerful employer branding. In today’s marketplace, how employees perceive you is more important than how customers perceive you. That’s because it takes top talent working for your organization to help create a great customer perception and drive the business forward…. Read more »

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Most Human Resource (HR) professionals are already well aware of the benefits of using social media to find candidates in their industries. Many source LinkedIn on a regular basis to find and vet candidates. But there are some companies who still haven’t jumped on the LinkedIn band wagon. WorkSource breaks down the benefits of LinkedIn, and… Read more »

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During the 80’s and 90’s it was the norm to stay with a company for fifteen years or more. Millennials are finding that particular “career scenario” just doesn’t apply in this day and age. More and more, people are finding themselves hitting a plateau in their jobs and looking for challenges in new work environments…. Read more »

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Decorum, etiquette, and integrity; three characteristics needed when it comes to job searching while still employed. Conducting a confidential job search is not always easy, but many workers who have ambition and drive want to grow their skills and talent. It’s certainly ok to branch out into new areas of your career, but doing it… Read more »

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When your company posts a job, the first thing you typically see are the standard white-paper resumes that explain their skills, experience and education. While some may prove more creative in their resume delivery, most often it is not the case. Trying to find innovative new hires takes more than just reading the white-paper resume;… Read more »

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Every worker is entitled to a safe and healthy work atmosphere. This means that workers should not feel that they are at risk of serious harm or safety while on the job. Whether by representative (a person acting in an authorized capacity of an employee bargaining unit or lawful representative capacity) or as a concerned… Read more »

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Employee engagement is vital when it comes to assessing turnover rates within your organization. According to the Corporate Leadership Council’s Employee Engagement Study of 2013, only 31% of employees surveyed are fully engaged at work. The findings also showed that employees who know their boss’s well, as a person, are more likely to stay with… Read more »

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“Different people have different things to say. Each hears things differently. Leadership can inspire in meetings, but they can also inspire by example.” Jeffery Gitomer Why do most employees—even some management, dread the very unpopular “weekly meeting?” Probably for the same reason many struggle with being productive at work—they don’t feel they are getting enough… Read more »