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December 14, 2011
Posted by Mark Penick - Franchisee, Link Staffing of Austin
If you think that your initial step as leader or manager is to cast a vision, set a new direction and strategy for your team, then hire people to help you fulfill your vision, think again. Most business book authors tell us to do it this way. In his origi read more
December 12, 2011
Posted by Link Staffing Services
It’s that time of year again, the party season. You probably have an office party and a couple other business-related celebrations on your calendar. You should definitely go to have a good time. But since you’ll be in close contact with people who might b read more
December 9, 2011
Posted by Link Staffing Services
Every employer knows there are tax advantages to be gained by engaging independent contractors rather than salaried employees. And there’s nothing improper about using ICs in the right situations. But governments are losing millions of dollars in payroll read more
December 7, 2011
Posted by Link Staffing Services
We recently ran across an interview with Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez in which he discusses his approach to solving problems in his business. What impressed us was the premium this leader of a very high tech pharmaceutical business put on ensuring his empl read more
December 5, 2011
Posted by Link Staffing Services
Everyone knows stress is dangerous, not only to individuals, but to the businesses they work for. No one can fully estimate the economic damage caused by workplace stress. But we know stress adversely affects decision making skills and there’s no question read more
December 2, 2011
Posted by Link Staffing Services
When a job candidate enters your office these days, he or she may seem to know an awful lot about your company. And not just about the business end, either. You may be asked questions that could only be prompted by an insider’s knowledge of what it’s like read more
November 30, 2011
Posted by Link Staffing Services
What Scrooge wants to knock the Holiday bonus? Consider the havoc wreaked by Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) in Nat’l Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, all for want of the precious holiday perk. read more
November 28, 2011
Posted by Link Staffing Services
Some managers seem to think workplace humor is a waste of time at best, a potentially offensive minefield at worst. Let’s lighten up. As Missouri-Columbia Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business Professor Chris Roberts pointed out in his paper entitled read more
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