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Thirty years ago, a hardworking female executive in Japan had to hide in the washroom until all the men in her company had left before she could return to her desk to finish her work. It was deemed unacceptable for female employees to stay in the office after 5pm. Today, the percentage of women in leadership positions in companies such as Shiseido’s Japanese operations have increased...

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Workplaces have always had multiple generations working side by side. There's the fresh-faced younger generation of newcomers, the established middle generation that holds most of the management roles and the older generation of senior executives who are 30 or 40 years into their careers. Each of these distinct age groups comes with their own generational differences, which can cause some friction among colleagues and bosses. The...

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It's the holiday season! The holidays are a time of celebration, food, and fun, but it is also a time where companies must be sensitive to the varying religious and cultural customs of employees. It is nearly impossible to acknowledge every holiday celebrated during this time, however there are steps organizations can take to create an inclusive environment around the holidays. Here are three steps...

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If you insist on having meetings, here are some tips that you can use to make them more effective. Have A Clear Agenda This is the most important rule for meetings. Do not even think of scheduling a meeting if you don’t have a clear agenda. You’re wasting everyone’s time if you don’t have a clear agenda for people to go through. Here are some important tips when it comes...

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If your team members are not engaged on a regular basis, there is a reason: the culture is not congruent with engagement. Ultimately, to get employees more engaged, the culture must be transformed. One of the biggest challenges to getting employees engaged is over-planning. Too often, leaders say, “We have been working on a plan for three years, but have not seen any improvement.” Just planning...

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There’s a reason that well over half of all small businesses and nearly all larger ones use a human resource information system (HRIS) of some kind. Few things can help benefit your organization quite like an HRIS. While most smaller organizations rely solely on payroll solutions, there are a wide range of other HR functions that an HRIS can help the HR department with. Knowing when to invest in an HRIS solution can be easier than...

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