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Networking for Introverts

Environments that are loud and crowded like most networking events often make me anxious, awkward and so exhausted that I find myself wishing I could teleport home.

Fellow introverts: can you relate?

No Expectation to Workplace Privacy

Balancing employee privacy rights and an employers right to protect company business interests can make workplace privacy a complicated issue.

Here's how we uncomplicate it...

10 Reasons Your Small Business Needs an Employee Handbook

No matter how many employees you have, an employee manual or employee handbook is an essential tool for running your business.

Have you created your employee handbook yet?

Why Your Small Business Needs a Social Media Policy

You’re a small business. You have an awesome group of bright and discerning employees who you trust not to do anything stupid online. Of course, you don’t need a social media policy. Or do you?

Independent contractors sign off policy manual

Should you require your independent contractors to sign off on your policies?  For example, harassment, code of conduct, intellectual property, safety?

dealing with difficult employees
We've all had to deal with a difficult employee, but a NOTMIC is a specific type of difficult individual.  NOTMIC is an acronym for "No One Told Me I Couldn’t".
 
personal activities in the workplace

I came across this ad while on the Skytrain on my way to the airport.  It depicts an office worker shopping online at their desk - enticed by promotions only available between 9:00 to 5:00 Monday to Friday - also know as workdays for most of us.

social media policy

To tweet or not to tweet? It's complicated. Consider a new approach to help you determine if personal use of social media will ultimately be allowed in your company.