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February 2013
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Top News

Hiring Essentials
As costly as turnover can be, it’s critical that you find the right person for your position from Day 1. That means not only knowing where to look, but sharpening your skills so you can pinpoint that needle in a haystack and select the right applicant as easily and painlessly as possible. Read more.

Thoughtful Leadership
Thoughtful leadership is key to improving performance and productivity. Check out some helpful tips we have for you to become the best leader possible!
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Fiscal Fiasco? How Politics Will Effect Business in 2013
As we step foot into 2013, all eyes and ears are on any news surrounding the nation’s fiscal policy. From coming dangerously close to stepping off the fiscal cliff to heated discussion around the debt ceiling, politics are heating up in Washington.
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January Jobs Report
In January, the U.S. economy lost 2.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% from 7.8%, but this is a typical swing at the beginning of the year because of the volume of seasonal holiday jobs that end after Christmas.
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Management Matters

The Importance of Customer Service
As a manager, customer service is one of the most important factors contributing to a business’ success. Check out this list of best practices and skills you need to excel at the game of customer service! Read more.

Go Figure

Percentage of employers who plan to hire temporary and contract workers in 2013, according to a recent CareerBuilder Survey.
Management Tip


When communicating with your team...
Be sure to tailor your communication style to your employee’s preference. Productivity levels will soar when you are flexible to your team’s preferences


Safety Rules

For this month’s safety topic, we consider two important Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) topics. First, February 1 was the annual deadline by which many U.S. employers needed to certify their OSHA 300 Log. Second, with the recent release of OSHA’s revised regulatory agenda, OSHA is changing the way it will prosecute employee fatalities caused by willful OSHA violations. Read more.


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