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Ways to look better on Zoom

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I don’t usually look on any camera, so I looked for anything that could help with my Zoom meetings. This article was the most useful, but if you are dreading the next video meeting, I would still do a Google search and find the information that best meets your needs. There are a lot of […]

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The work-from-home experiment continues; what happens next?

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We’re keeping tabs on how employees and employers are assessing remote working arrangements during the pandemic. Most already know the pros and cons, so we don’t dive into that much. It’s just that the prospects of what happens after we transition into a new normal are fascinating. We first shared this article a month ago, […]

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After the crisis, will workplaces be the same?

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With many successfully completing their work from home during the coming weeks, will employees expect to continue working remotely? Work is going to be different for most people during the coming weeks or months. Unfortunately, some will not be working at all. Some will be working from home. Those people will learn what freelancers, contractors […]

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In midst of betrayal and scandal, how will autoworkers decide if a UAW-negotiated contract should be ratified?

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How will free-thinking automaker workers analyze any tentative agreement that would end the GM-UAW strike? I’d be wondering, “is this the best they could do?”More importantly, I’d be wondering if the strike was even necessary, or just a way to distract workers from all of the corruption, lies and deceit. Group-think members will probably vote […]

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Workplace empathy really matters

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Helping everyone truly understand each team member’s role and the challenges within can improve communication and productivity at your site. It can also improve the chances that managers and employees will enjoy going to work.

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FMLA 101

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Managing a staff is hard. Managing a staff when members need to take legitimate leaves of absence or intermittent leave is really hard. Managing a staff when you suspect an employee of abusing leave (and your good-faith commitment to helping him or her) is really, really hard. Check out this primer on the Family Medical […]

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Will Major League Baseball see a walkout this summer?

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On paper, we have at least three more uninterrupted seasons of big league baseball under the current collective bargaining agreement between the players and owners. But those three seasons may be unbearable for MLB players, many of whom are convinced owners are colluding to keep salaries down, even as profits reach new heights. While still […]

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Respect matters, a lot

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Why being respectful is good for your business, and your life This TED talk is worth your time, whether your a leader, staff member, or, because it applies to every day living, no longer working at all.