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Old-Fashioned Ways Are New Again

by Andrew SzczesniakApril 8, 2013 11:27 AM

If my mom only knew.

When I was younger, my parents would encourage (mandate) that I help them in the family garden out back. However, that really cut into my wiffle ball playing/tree-climbing/insect-torturing summertime. I came up with every excuse in the book to get out of it. I was told it was good exercise and that the vegetables we grew were healthier and better for me than anything we bought at the grocery store. I didn’t care. I was a kid. I hated vegetables.

Now we appear to have come full circle. Not only are gardens making appearances in the suburbs, they’re also starting to dot cityscapes and in a surprising twist, corporate campuses.

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Solving Small Businesses' HR Problems

by Andrew SzczesniakMarch 26, 2013 10:00 AM

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • Losing good employees to competitors.
  • A cranky work environment.
  • Excessive workplace injuries.
  • Out-of-control healthcare costs.
  • Ridiculously high unemployment insurance costs.

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Employee Retention: Keeping Top Talent

by Chrystal ValentiMarch 18, 2013 9:30 AM

Once you’ve hired your employees, it’s important to keep them happy on the team. In addition to the cost benefits of employment continuity, there are also morale and productivity benefits.

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Is Recruiting a Good Use of Your Time?

by Kurt SchlassFebruary 7, 2013 9:10 AM

In a former life I was a general manager. A large part of my position was screening and interviewing potential new hires. This important yet time-consuming process included:

  1. Phone screening
  2. Background checks
  3. Scheduling initial interviews
  4. Clearing my schedule to make time for interviews
  5. Conducting interviews

...you get my point.

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