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Big Brother Lincoln (5) and Estelle   Many of you may have noticed that I have been absent the last few months…we welcomed Estelle “Stella” Hanes Hinesley into the family on March 15.  The last few months have been full of snuggles, some sleepless nights and a full heart but it is time for me to get back to adult conversation and a semi-normal… (Show more)
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Most of your employees are good, very good, or even great employees, or you likely would not have hired them.   They are reliable and dependable, demonstrate a good work ethic, collaborate as a team player and show initiative.   So, how do you spot a "top" employee - someone who is at the very top of their game?  Some also refer to these employees… (Show more)
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On March 1, 2017 two bills were filed under the name "Economic Security Act of 2017."  Bill numbers are H238 and S174 and were sponsored by six Democrats in the Senate and 14 Democrats in the House.  The primary bill sponsors are Senator Terry Van Duyn of District 49 (Buncombe) and Representative Yvonne Lewis Holley of District 38 (Wake). The… (Show more)
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I realize I might be partial, being the Online Community Manager and all, but I think the Forum in Engage & Connect is one of the most powerful HR tools available to you as a member of CAI. Every month our members share valuable information on the Forum covering a wide range of topics. Thinking about implementing a new policy and unsure where to… (Show more)
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This is the second article of CAI's new Management Tips series. Our goal is to provide you with bite-size information that will help your frontline supervisors become more effective in their roles. We encourage you to forward this information to your supervisors and managers. We will be publishing Management Tips several time per month and we look… (Show more)
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The reality is that the busier that people get, the more likely they will be to take shortcuts. The demands of our work frequently rob us of all free time. To expedite the hiring process, we sometimes look for ways to 'steal' time back. However, in an effort to save time in the short run, we will likely pay the price in the long run. The HR… (Show more)
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From Guest Contributor Jenny Sweet, Attorney at Soule Employment Law Firm, Service Provider for CAI's Pre-Paid Legal Services Plan As a part of your membership dues, CAI members now receive employment law advice from experienced attorneys. Services are provided by independent, local, licensed NC attorneys assigned to serve CAI members in… (Show more)
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“What is the most important thing I can do for you?”   Think of the power in this question for a spouse, friend, aging parent or new neighbor. It says, “I care about you” and that “Your happiness and success matter to me.” It is powerful because it is all about that person’s needs, not the asker’s needs.   The question is just as powerful at… (Show more)
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Social media is useful in so many ways. It helps us keep in touch with friends and family, it helps us stay up dated on world events, it even allows celebrities to connect with fans and followers.  But as with most things, there are down sides to the snaps, chats, posts and tweets. Below are actual employer reviews found on INDEED, a job posting… (Show more)
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Following are the four behaviors that I believe every effective leader must possess:   1. Effective problem solving   The process that precedes decision making is problem solving, when information is gathered, analyzed, and considered. This is deceptively difficult to get right, yet it is a key input into decision making for major issues as well… (Show more)
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