Employee Mistakes with Healthcare Plans

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When it comes to choosing the best health plan, employees usually don’t do a very good job, and benefits managers can do more to help workers with their health plans, according to a report from the Pacific Business Group on Health. Surveys have shown that workers just cannot make sense out of much of the… Read more »


Post-Employment Agreements

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With the economy continuing to limp along, companies are taking any precautions they can to maintain a competitive edge. And this includes restrictions on employees after they have left a company. Because of the slack economy, companies now more than ever are doing everything they can to protect their most valuable assets, which include information,… Read more »


Using “Big Data”

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It’s called Big Data, and many are saying it may transform the way human resource departments operate. Big data refers to really huge masses of information. Quantification – analyzing big data — is rushing through not only business but academia and government. Big data has been classified as an economic asset, like gold. Big data… Read more »


How to Show You Value Employees

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f you are in human resources, and you want to give your employees a voice, to really let them know that their opinions matter, there are several things you can do, according to business analyst Sherry Benjamins. One is to have gatherings similar to town hall meetings where employees can communicate with each other and… Read more »


US Green Building Council Releases International Green Construction Code

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Small steps are being taken to further protect people and the environment through construction and design. On March 28, 2012, the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) was released and will increase the energy efficiency of structures, while providing government direction and oversight of green design and construction. The International Code Council (ICC) applauded the… Read more »


More People Hoping to Leave Current Employer

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If you plan to look for work next year, you will have a lot of company. A recent survey of almost 31,000 American workers found that about two thirds of workers are planning to look for a new job next year, about 62 percent. A full 66 percent of workers in the 19 to 30… Read more »


Building Green: LEED Greenbuilding

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We’ve all heard the term “going green” in the public conscience as we try to make carbon footprints more familiar in our vernacular. But we can only do so much by being mindful enough to throw our discarded paper into a separate bin. Larger, upscale projects need to be mindful, too. And this is why… Read more »


The Art of the Termination

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No one, with the exception of despots and tyrants, enjoys having to fire an employee. But terminations are a fact of life for any manager or supervisor. Read below for seven tips on how to let someone go with grace and professionalism: Give the person at least one more chance. Unless the person has been… Read more »


Tips to Improve Your Multitasking Skills

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Multitasking – in which we work on two tasks at the same time – is the norm in today’s workplace. Many experts believe humans aren’t really cut out to multitask. Trying to do two things “at once” means we do neither well and experts recommend that we do just one thing at a time. But… Read more »


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective IT Professionals

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Most IT professionals didn’t have to worry about finding work during the recession. And if follow these 7 tips, you’ll never be without a job, no matter what the future holds. 1) Know your business You may be your organization’s most talented developer or dedicated systems administrator. But if you don’t know what the business… Read more »