Category: Human Resources

How to Network Without Leaving the House

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Networking From Home

The main obstacle to networking is finding the time to do it. Meeting up for after-work happy hours, weekend conferences, or mid-day lunches, may not work with your schedule. If you are looking to maximize your time and effort, while also meeting new people in your industry, you may wish to rethink your on-line resources, … Read On >


Happy New Year from the People at Improving Communications

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Well lookie here… the Earth has revolved around the Sun once again! Three hundred sixty-five days have elapsed (or as the cast in the musical Rent would sing, “525,600 Minutes”). A year is a good marker for progress made. Once it’s completed, it all starts again.  Happy New Year.   Two thousand seventeen has been Improving Communications’ best year yet. We owe … Read On >


Is HR a Moneymaker?

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HR A Moneymaker?

Some people make the mistake of undervaluing the Human Resources Department. It’s an easy error to make. For those that think that the HR function is NOT a money-maker for the organization–they’re partially right! Read on, and you’ll find that Human Resources, while not a profit center, actually protects businesses from significant financial loss. But the question … Read On >


Digital First Impressions

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Digital First Impression

Last week we went over making a good First Impressions, there is another area that we should cover. Making good Digital First Impressions.   As a professional, you know that first impressions matter. In the past, that first impression was formed as you stepped into a room and greeted your new audience. Today, things are … Read On >


Making A Great First Impression

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First Impression

Every time you meet a new person, whether in person or on the phone, you are checked-out and immediately evaluated. Right then and there, that person forms an opinion. It all works the same whether it is in the work setting or in your social life, and you only get one chance. Do you know … Read On >


Gender-Fair Language

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Gender Fair Language

Sexism, Discrimination, & Bias – OH MY! Gender Fair or Nonsexist language is the standard today. It means selecting words that are gender neutral or gender inclusive. Avoid using “he” to stand for “he or she.” Nonsexist language includes the following: He/she, S/he, his/her, her/his, him/her, her/him A person or people Police officer (instead of Policeman, … Read On >


Running Effective Meetings

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Running Effective Meetings

All our work efforts are to increase productivity and reduce wasted time. As a result, the meetings we hold had better be important ones. Use time well by running effective meetings.


I See Things Differently

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I See Things Differently

When focused on a problem, and not getting anywhere, try these focus exercises. It will change the way you think when you return to the problem.


How to Maximize Human Capital ROI

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Appeared in HR Professionals Magazine | April 2012 by Richard J. Atkins What’s Good For the Goose (Is Not Always Good For the Gander) Most leaders in industry have realized that employees are productive in different ways. Some work better in the morning, whereas others “come to life” at other times during the day. There … Read On >