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What’s new with you?

Now that the winter is over, I thought I would check in and ask, “What’s new with you?”  You and I talked a while back about small business, human resources, or LinkedIn. I wanted to follow up to ask “could I help you in any way?”   Spring will be in full swing soon and it’s a […]

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Paying it Forward

Paying It Forward!

When I think of paying it forward, I think of an act of kindness to help another person with no expectation of payment. I know helping someone else is the best way to give back to others. If someone in your life provided you with the encouragement, inspiration, or support that allowed you to pursue […]

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Employee Handbook — YES or No?

An employee handbook is written with employees as the intended audience. It is most often written using a layout for easy referencing of company policies and procedures and is a tool for familiarizing employees with basic company policies and benefit programs, as well as the general expectations of the company, including what is acceptable and unacceptable […]

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Seminar Series for Business Owners

Dube Consulting in conjunction with First Beacon Business Advisory Group offers a seminar series.  Please accept my personal invitation to business owners who work with Dube Consulting to attend the First Beacon seminar series that covers topics important to the success of a small business.  These seminars are of no cost to you – but a […]

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Dress Code – Summer No No’s

It’s approaching summertime, and many companies allow workers to dress more casually without a dress code.  This means it is time to re-visit your dress code policies. The hot weather forces employees to wear inappropriate attire in the workplace.  Most employees simply don’t know what is or is not appropriate.  Let me shed some light on […]

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Top 5 HR Risks: What Can You Do About Them?

Top 5 HR Risks: What Can You Do About Them? If you lose a key employee what impact will it have on your business? We all have some employees we consider mission critical while others are more easily replaced; losing either type of employee can expose your company in one of several risk categories of […]

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Harassment: How To Stop It Before It Starts

Managers assume that harassment is no big deal for their employees.  Do you really know if harassment is an issue for your employees? Have you asked them? According to a recent survey, 48% of U.S. employees have either experienced or witnessed “abusive conduct” at work (27% have suffered abusive conduct at work; another 21% have […]

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How Do You Handle Attendance Problems?

Are you challenged with attendance problems? It is Thursday afternoon and I receive a call from an Employer.  My employee came in late and I know it.  (Me) How are you so sure? (ER) I saw them walk in past  their scheduled time.  (Me) Did they punch in?  (ER) I will have to check. (Me) […]

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