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Terminations: How managers rationalize putting them off — and then screw them up anyway

Managers will go to great lengths to avoid the dreaded “termination conversation.” And when the confrontation finally happens, they often screw it up. Here are some suggestions to solve both problems.
 
First, a few of the more common rationalizations supervisors use to avoid dropping the axe – and why these avoidance tactics don’t make sense:
 
‘Maybe they’ll improve’
 
This is usually an idle hope – if they were going to improve, wouldn’t they have done so before things got this far? If the proper remediation steps have been taken and minimal standards still aren’t being met, it’s time to take action. ...




Why You Should Get To The Gym On A Stressful Work Day

For anyone who is feeling absolutely buried at work today, here is one piece of advice: Do not miss that workout you had planned. 
 
According to a recent study published in Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, being in good shape is critical for protecting your body against high-stress moments at work. ...




5 Companies Getting Employee Engagement Right

Some companies are revered for the way they keep employees engaged and passionate about their work. Here, we share with you five of the best organizations with the most engaged staff who go the extra mile, and share the strategies and practices that keep them at the top of the employee engagement game. ...




9 High-Rated Companies Hiring Veterans Now

Coming out of a multi-year stint in the military, it’s not always easy to find work that makes you happy, pays the bills and offers healthy opportunities to grow and advance a career.
In the past week, in our focus on veteran members of the job force in honor of Veterans Day, we took time to cover the jobs employers tend to hire veterans for. ...




7 deadly sins your managers may be committing

Managers get blamed for a lot of turnover and internal issues, but how much of that is really their fault? 
 
Well, as it turns out, probably a lot of it, according to a study by Gallup that looked at employee engagement levels throughout 2. ...




Wal-Mart launches campaign to support veterans

St. Louis – Wal-Mart has launched the 2016 Greenlight A Vet campaign and is asking all Missourians to join the national movement of visibly showing support for the nation’s heroes.
 

Once veterans return home, they are often more camouflaged than ever. ...




How You Can Pay Veterans Back With a Job

Switching industries can be hard for anyone, but for post 9/11 veterans returning to the workforce after deployment, it can be particularly tough.
 
Reintegration has many challenges, from reconnecting with family to relating to people who do not understand military life or deployment, says A. ...




How to Recruit and Hire Military Veterans into Your Company

As our nation commemorates Veterans Day this year let us consider how your company could improve how it recruits and hires military veterans.
 
 
 
According to a recent 2016 SHRM survey, 68% of HR professionals report that they are facing challenging recruiting conditions in the current market and 84% saw a skills shortage in the previous year. ...




Maine employers say hiring veterans is more than a public service – it’s good for the bottom line

For some Maine businesses, hiring veterans is not only a public service, it’s good for business.
Sometimes the transition from military service to the civilian work world can take some adjustments.
Business owners, however, say the effort is worth it, and military experience can be good preparation for life afterward. ...




Seven Reasons Why You Should Keep Recruiting During the Holidays

Conventional wisdom says that, between Thanksgiving and New Years’ Day, the job market slows like molasses in, yes, winter. It’s true that traffic dips on the job boards, and if you are a recruiter you may have experienced lower response rates recruiting during the holidays. ...