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my coworker brought a spouse on our business trip and it was weird

A reader writes: I have a job that has an on-boarding program with a heavy emphasis on shadowing. This is normal in my industry and most seasoned professionals started their careers in this field by shadowing others. The work that we do is confidential, requires travel via long car trips, overnight stays at hotels, and …

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why won’t anyone eat the last cookie, former employee still logging into database, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. There’s a rumor I had a physical fight with a staff member, but I didn’t I just found out from one of my staff, Fergus, that two of his coworkers, Betty and Veronica, told him when he was hired a year ago that I had …

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How to Make Employees Happy

Successful businesses have three things in common: an excellent leader, satisfied customers, and happy employees. Compensation can only keep employees long enough. But a positive work environment with attractive perks and benefits to supplement their salary can make happy employees stay for longer. Treat your employees as your first-level customers because that’s what they are. …

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4 Ways to Support Working Mothers in Your Organisation

Balancing work with parenting duties can be a serious struggle. For new mums, making the transition back to work after maternity leave can be a difficult process. To understand more about the struggles working mothers face during this time, and how businesses can best support them, HR training providers DPG have recently surveyed 1,000 UK …

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telling my friend I don’t want to hire her, employer loves me but is still interviewing other people, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. How to tell my friend I don’t want to hire her I was recently made manager of a small tourist shop. The shop is open six months out of the year and my job is to hire/fire, order supplies, and keep the place up and …

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