Build Trust

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

Greater Options with Flexibility

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Staying in touch with trends in the job market and the preferences of workers of all types are key imperatives for HR and hiring managers trying to find, attract and retain talent. Equally important in terms of productivity and retention, once talent is engaged, is determining work environments to inspire the best results. Tapping into… Read more »

The Right Decision in the Moment

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From a wide range of commentaries and readings lately on business, leadership, HR and future trends, a few nuggets kept recurring that are worthy of thinking about again. Change is happening so quickly, not only is it nearly impossible to keep up, even imagining the future is becoming more difficult. When it comes to business,… Read more »

Wisdom of the Ages

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It is an absolute fact that when you step back far enough, the simple wisdom needed to successfully run your business – interact with and support your people, make customer-centric decisions, do business planning, solve problems and get the best outcomes – can be found in many places, history for one. An Art Markman article… Read more »

There Are No Simple Answers…

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And it is as simple as that. It is easy to espouse quick solutions to problems but as with sound bytes and bumper stickers there is always much more complexity involved than you are led to believe. Even so, people continue to look for simple answers because, let’s face it – complicated is hard. Simple… Read more »

Not All the Rules Have Changed

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Starting out a new year — amidst the ever-changing employment scene with technology advancements, interactive on-line processes and the latest employment screening tools designed to tease out the best candidates, here are a couple of good reminders. People are still people and employment is still a two-way street. Hiring never has been a one-sided process… Read more »

We Just Keep Getting Stronger

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Special News Announcement We are excited to announce that Danika Davis, CEO of the Northern California Human Resource Association (NCHRA), will be joining Merit Resource Group as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 9, 2015. Danika and Merit have worked together for years, both in her role with the NCHRA and before that in other career… Read more »