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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.

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Need quick answers?

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Try AskELR, our online employee and labor and relations service designed to provide online support to employers without employee relations support. Service ranges from one-time basic answers to complex project management. Learn more at askelr.com.

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Real employee feedback makes all the difference

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Ready to overcome the fear of employee feedback once and for all? Our scientific, user-friendly platform – when combined with our expert analysis and support – can make your workplace and relationships better. Communication Labs’ behavioral science platform Thrive Matters  utilizes custom, sector-specific software that assists organizations in assessing employee satisfaction, individual learning styles and organizational […]