Monthly Archives: March 2008

What You Can Learn From “The Office”

As normal, everyday people, most of us that have seen The Office get a good laugh out of it. As HR professionals, it’s hard not to laugh (or cringe) at some of the things that happen at the workplace of … Continue reading

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Intuit: “Wii at Work”

Intuit, a 2007 NorthCoast 99 winner, recently published a blog post about one of the reasons they are a great workplace. You’ll be surprised to find, though, that the post isn’t about great benefits or excellent work/life balance…it’s about Nintendo Wii. … Continue reading

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New York Times: Keeping up with HR Blogs

The New York Times business blog Shifting Careers recently published a post about Alltop, a website that we spotlighted recently that acts as an “online magazine rack” of blogs. We recently posted an article about this website and learned that we were featured … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning for your HR Department (2 of 3): Employee Engagement

Spring is a great time to take a step back and assess your HR function. Last week we discussed developing and updating your employee handbook. This week we will look at assessing your employee engagement practices. Why is employee engagement … Continue reading

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What Motivates a Sales Team?

According to the results of a recent national sales compensation survey released by ERC, in addition to financial incentives, organizations are also using non-financial rewards to motivate their sales teams. A possible reason for this may be that non-cash sales … Continue reading

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50 Great Workplace Ideas: Week 3

For the past two weeks, Where Great Workplaces Start has been posting 10 great workplace ideas a week. If your organization is located in Northeast Ohio and you believe you work for a great workplace or know someone that does, … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning for your HR Department (1 of 3): Employee Handbooks

It’s that time of the year. Time to clean out your desks, time to throw away all of those papers that you were saving because you thought you would “need” them and felt the need to “file” them. This time … Continue reading

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