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Off Topic But a Good Point About Trusting Employees

This post by Michelle Golden is actually referring to dress code policies, but I think the sentiment certainly applies to what I’ve been saying around here. Just imagine this quote when it comes to employee’s use of social networking tools: When can we treat our team members like the judgment-applying knowledge workers that they we…

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What’s Your Retention Plan?

According to the AJC, Small perks carry weight around the office. That got me thinking about what I hear from friends and acquaintances about their workplace, and how they’ve handled the current economic recession. In the midst of budget cuts, it’s important to find ways to show your employees that you value them. It seems…

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Common Misconception About Younger Employees

In an otherwise maddening post about his experience with a law school student, Craig Ball makes an interesting “throw away” comment: We look to the crop of eager young lawyers to be inherently more adept at e-discovery than we who preceded them. After all, they have iPhones. Craig (who I assume was being facetious), is…

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What Will an Economic Recovery Mean to your Staff?

Kevin Eikenberry posts some interesting thoughts in video form about what will happen when the job market starts to recover, positing that your best and brightest will be the first ones out the door. I actually tend to agree. I’ve been thinking, for quite awhile now, that when the job market bounces back and people…