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How you treat candidates for your jobs really matters. Sending a candidate rejection letter to the applicants who were not selected for the job is an extra, but positive step, your company can take to build good will with candidates and establish yourself as an employer of choice.

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Looking for a sample candidate rejection letter? Your candidates appreciate receiving official notifications. Use this simple rejection letter to reply.
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Have you ever been the employee of the month? Do you have the best website according to a peer vote? Did you get that great parking spot next to the company door for a week or more?Did you win the teamwork award for the quarter, but you're not quite sure why? Chances are, you're a victim of employee recognition that was not motivational and most likely done wrong. http://abt.cm/1DgWRf8
Avoid employee recognition traps that: single out a few employees who are mysteriously selected for recognition. You sap the morale of the many. Learn more.
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Employees want to balance work with the rest of the activities they wish to pursue in life. Work balance is especially important to your millennial employees who are used to cramming their days with diverse activities and hours of electronic communication.  http://abt.cm/1GjxTDe
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This is a template for an employee developed and owned job plan. You can customize, copy, and use this job plan template as your employees develop their own job plans.  http://abt.cm/1IBYqt0
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When you talk about employee motivation, the reality is that employees are motivated - by something. It's up to managers and the workplace to work with employees to make sure that some of that motivation drives their work. http://abt.cm/1IsAHv3
The reality, when you talk about employee motivation, is that employees are motivated. Learn how managers can tap into their employees' existing motivation.
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Advantages for employers and employees exist when the employer allows employees to work flexible schedules. See what they are...

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Flexible work schedules present advantages and disadvantages - to both the employee and the employer. But, they are definitely worth trying. See both sides.
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Managers go wrong with performance appraisals in so many ways, it’s difficult to identify all of them. Here are four big problems managers and employees experience with performance appraisals.

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Here are five tips for using the discomfort zone in performance conversations to help people see themselves and their situations in new and useful ways. 

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To help employees improve their performance, managers need to talk to them using these five discomfort zone tips in performance conversations to change.
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In today's high-pressure world, you likely feel as if you are on the line every day.  More than ever before, you feel the heat . . . that you have to produce, perform, and get results or else . . . And so you do. How do you know if the pressure you face is derailing you?  Here are 3 signs that pressure is impacting your best abilities. abt.cm/1PjxLFj
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In the world of Human Resources, documentation about an employee’s performance will make or break your ability to discipline, terminate, or fairly promote, reward and recognize employees. Documentation is essential for managers and HR staff for these reasons.

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When HR tells you to document employee performance, what exactly does that mean? Here are guidelines that tell you why, how, and what to document. Find out.
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Need a free, sample job offer letter that is suitable for most employee job offers? The job offer letter is provided to the candidate you have selected for the position.  http://abt.cm/1OUyKLQ
Need a free, sample job offer letter that is suitable for most employee job offers? Your candidates appreciate the job offer terms spelled out. See the sample.
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In the world of Human Resources, documentation about an employee’s performance will make or break your ability to discipline, terminate, or fairly promote, reward and recognize employees. Documentation is essential for managers and HR staff for these reasons.

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When HR tells you to document employee performance, what exactly does that mean? Here are guidelines that tell you why, how, and what to document. Find out.
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    Management Consultant / Writer, 1987 - present
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HR expert, writer, management consultant, trainer, cooking enthusiast, conservative: Writes a forward-thinking HR/blog: About.com Human Resources and a second blog devoted to management and conservative social, economic, and political issues. Loves change, challenge, thinking, learning, reading, writing, traveling, and Lake Michigan.
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    English, Social Studies, Education
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    Organizational Counseling
  • Michigan State University
    Management, Labor & Industrial Relations, Higher Adult and Life Long Education
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They're Watching You at Work
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Search jobs then look inside. Company salaries, reviews, interview questions, and more - all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers

Job Search - Job Search, Employment & Career Advice from About.com
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Five Tips for Effective Employee Recognition
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Employee recognition is not just a nice thing to do for people. Employee recognition is a communication tool that reinforces and rewards the

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Dr. Boofie's recommended treatment for long, cold days where hearty, soothing, warmth is needed. A very easy, slow-cooker bean soup that ta

Carter: Economic Stagnation Explained, at 30,000 Feet
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The man in the aisle seat is trying to tell me why he refuses to hire anybody. His business is successful, he says, as the 737 cruises smoot