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Upcoming Events

Difficult Conversations Managers Need to Have But Don’t Want To
Power Lunch with Power Training Webinar
September 13, 2012
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM PDT
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Increasing Productivity through Motivation
13505 California Street
Omaha, NE
September 13, 2012
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Call 402.330.1220 to RSVP.

Accountability: Getting Employees to Own Results
Nebraska State SHRM Conf
CenturyLink Center
Omaha, NE
September 14, 2012
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Pricing Varies
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How to Think Like a CEO
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle, WA
September 19, 2012
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Call 425.462.5018 to RSVP.

Contingent Workforce Summit
San Diego, CA
Booth 19
September 20-21, 2012
Call 800.950.9496 to register.

Accountability: Getting Employees to Own Results
San Diego Marriott Del Mar
San Diego, CA

September 27, 2012
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Call 760.732.0171 to RSVP.

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Top News

This month’s issue features an array of important information. Our first two stories deal with two important topics in the workplace: hiring decisions and meetings. First, we will provide you with a couple of easy tips for improving the quality of your meetings, then we will take a closer look at how age discrimination in the workplace should impact your hiring decisions.

Our third topic highlights Apple Inc. As the most valuable company in the U.S, Apple knows what it takes to be a leader in the business world. Lastly, we bring to you our new Legislative Issues section! Here, we will update you on the latest legislative issues impacting today’s business.

Meetings: Quality not Quantity
Meetings are an inevitable part of every professional’s life, which is why it’s more important than ever to look at ways to improve the quality of meetings you are a part of. Reevaluating the size, the length, and the focus of your meeting will maximize the efficiency of your meetings and boost employee performance.
Read more.

Age Discrimination in the Workplace
It is not uncommon for hiring managers who receive countless applications for a position to automatically eliminate older candidates in order to whittle down the stack. While this may seem like an obvious surefire strategy, it could end up hurting you in the long run.
Read more.

New Legislative Issues Section
Busy professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the ever-changing world of legislative issues affecting U.S. businesses. That’s why we launched a new business legislation section on TradePost! Here, we will provide you with the most important changes that impact the way you do business. Be sure to check out our section each month to stay updated and fresh on the various issues taking place in the business world.
Read more.

Apple’s 5 “Core” Ingredients for Success
As the most valuable company in the United States right now, Apple Inc. has what it takes to succeed. They’ve demonstrated 5 “core” business practices vital to any professional or business wishing to be successful.
Read more.

August Jobs Report
August's Economic Situation Summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics rings a less–than-happy tone as job growth increased and unemployment slightly declined, but not to the expectations of government officials.
Read more.


Safety Rules
Every year, businesses nationwide incur tremendous cost due to workplace accidents. Often, these accidents are completely preventable with just a little bit of effort and foresight. Check out our checklist for keeping yourself and your employees operating smoothly and safely! Read more.

  Go Figure  

The average age to retire in the United States, according to a recent Gallup Poll.

  What Do You Think?
Does your company reimburse their employees for certain tuition expenses? Weigh in
• Yes
• No

Management Matters
Are conflicts in your workplace making things a little tense? Employee disagreements can have a suffocating affect on productivity. Tackle the problems head on and mediate the situation with some advice from someone with years of experience! Read more.


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