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Beware the Hazards of Email

Beware the Hazards of Email

It’s a lesson we have to relearn: tone and intent can easily get lost in translation. As we start the New Year trying to figure out new workplace arrangements (hybrid or not?) and tech innovations (bots like the AI-based ChatGPT), it’s important to remember a key lesson about one of the core...

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FTC Proposes Rule that Would Ban Employee Non-Compete Clauses

FTC Proposes Rule that Would Ban Employee Non-Compete Clauses

The Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule Thursday that would ban U.S. employers from imposing noncompete clauses on workers, a sweeping measure that could make it easier for people to switch jobs and deepen competition for labor across a wide range of industries. The proposed rule would...

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Never Answer the Question You’re Asked Until You Do 3 Things

Never Answer the Question You’re Asked Until You Do 3 Things

You love giving answers, but great answers to wrong questions are wearisome. Irrelevance is annoying.Wrong questions: Don’t expect honest responses for accusations. “Why did you do that?” might feel genuine to you, but coming from the boss it’s an accusation. Don’t deflect with fake curiosity....

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Return-to-Office Push? These Staffers Like the Pull

Return-to-Office Push? These Staffers Like the Pull

Many firms set September as a deadline to start enforcing in-person work policies. Not everyone is upset. Returning to the office is supposed to be a drag. But for many employees, the recent push to resume in-person work is proving to be something unexpected: a positive experience. Call them the...

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What Employers Should Have Learned from the Great Resignation

What Employers Should Have Learned from the Great Resignation

The Great Resignation forced leaders to think of effective ways and alternatives to retain staff. Here are the main takeaways employers should have grasped by now. There is no denying that the world has shifted during the height of the pandemic. In the years 2020 to 2021, there has been a historic...

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