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Employee Development: Using Best Practices to Create a Modern Approach


According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their careers. Employee Development is one of the critical factors in employee retention, but today’s modern workforce requires a modern approach. Employees don’t want to feel like a cog in the wheel. They want to...
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Manager Development: Creating a Strategy that Retains Top Talent


Organizations need skilled managers more than ever before.  As organizations become flatter and more dispersed, managers become the glue that connects strategy to implementation. They facilitate communication, collaboration, and coordination within the organization as well as with partners. At the same time, they’re responding to environmental, cultural, and technological changes while still managing their department’s...
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Employee Engagement – Unlock the Secret to Employee Productivity

Back in the day, employers would speed up assembly lines, raise their voices, provide bonuses, or threaten employees when they wanted to increase productivity. Those tactics didn’t work well then, and they certainly don’t work well now.  In today’s economy, employee engagement is a key driver of productivity in every organization. What Influences Employee Engagement?...
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Five Key Components of Successful Onboarding and Integration

According to the National Association for Business Economics, most business economists predict the US will fall into a recession within the next two years. Are you futureproofing your organization? In our previous article, we discussed how to successfully acquire new employees. Once you’ve added to your team, it’s time to ensure they have a smooth...
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Employee Acquisition Strategy and Successful Execution

Successful employee acquisition involves much more than job interviews and acceptance. It’s all about finding the ideal candidate, with the right fit, and making a great first impression. When done strategically, employee acquisition can reduce risk and save money over the long haul. Recruiting Practices From communicating the right values in job postings to onboarding...
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3 Common Reasons Why Employers Lose Unemployment Claims

When employees leave, employers spend the majority of the resources filling the gap left behind. Unfortunately, they don’t always make sure the T’s are crossed at the moment of employee separation, which can create a problem should an employee decide to file an unemployment claim. If you want to reduce losses from unnecessary unemployment claims...
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It’s Time to Update Your Employee Handbook

Employees can be an incredible investment for your business. They can also become a risk. One of the most effective ways to manage potential problems, and protect your employees, is to have an up-to-date employee handbook. January is the perfect time to review your current handbook and revise it. Here are a few things to...
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Building Relationships Through Acts of Service and Giving

Service is putting others first while displaying the highest degree of professionalism, competency, integrity, and results. Stewardship is managing resources strategically to provide immediate and long-term financial benefits and opportunities. Service and Stewardship comprise two of the S’s in S3 Management Group and are core to who we are. As a company, we see things...
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Does HR Really Matter

Does HR Really Matter? 3 E’s to Establishing Credibility

Does HR really matter? Yes! The cost of employee turnover varies from organization to organization, and role to role.  It’s clear that it’s not free, and the annual price tag is in the billions. You can evaluate the Employee lifecycle, make recommendations, implement new policies, train, and have the best documentation. But, if HR isn’t...
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