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Entries from December 2009

Being an Expert Is Not Enough

December 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

We all recognize that an outsider coming in to speak or train has a degree of automatic credibility.  Even if the Human Resources Department has someone who can provide information on the same topic, there is cachet in hiring an external source. Since I am personally one of those outside people who are brought in […]

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When Working Less Means Increasing Productivity

December 9th, 2009 · No Comments

It is a common dilemma:  Should I work over the weekend so that I keep up, or should I take time off to maintain a work-life balance?  The more frequent response seems to be, “Keep working.”  A survey from the Society for Human Resource Management found that 70% of workers go beyond scheduled hours and extend their work week into […]

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Cross-Training as a Swine Flu Measure

December 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Cross-training is a way of maintaining a company’s productivity levels. This applies whether you are a large corporation of a two-man partnership. Companies are starting to recognize some of their failures in this regard as they prepare for possible swine flu outbreaks.  At a September conference held by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and […]

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Tags: Planning