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You may have read or heard, “To everything there is a season…”.   I will soon be ending my season here at CAI and beginning a new one. My new season is called “Retirement”.  My season at CAI began October 17, 1983, and what a season it has been.  Over the past 33 plus years, my horizons have definitely broadened.  I’ve had opportunities to be… (Show more)
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Did you know? The 2016 North Carolina Policies & Benefits Survey was released last November. This statewide survey covers a wealth of information, including voluntary benefits, time off, pay practices, retirement plans, workplace culture, recruitment and staffing, and termination.   View specific topics and results on myCAI under the Data and… (Show more)
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Nearly 90 percent of executives polled in a recent survey responded that employee retention, particularly amongst new hires, is a key issue in their organization. In the survey, conducted by the Futurestep division Korn Ferry the majority of executives also stated that between 10 and 25 percent of new hires leave within the first 6 months. With… (Show more)
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Organizational redesign involves the integration of structure, processes, and people to support the implementation of strategy and goes well beyond the traditional tinkering with “lines and boxes.” When the organizational redesign of a company matches its strategic intentions, everyone will be primed to execute and deliver them. The company’s… (Show more)
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Teams are often hand-picked and comprised of individuals with similar backgrounds, strengths and attitudes toward teamwork and a common purpose.  However, there is always a chance of ending up with an employee who brings a negative attitude to the team, which can undermine the efforts of the team as a whole.   Ironically, employees with… (Show more)
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Many American workers today are feeling stressed about retirement but are still not taking steps to prepare for it. And those feeling stressed have lower levels of retirement confidence and are less likely to feel financially secure, according to the 2017 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute… (Show more)
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After 33 years of outstanding and dedicated service to CAI and its members, George Ports is preparing to put away his Desk Manual and answer his last member call as a Senior Advice & Resolution Advisor. George is retiring Friday, March 31, 2017! George’s HR journey began shortly after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill. He started his professional HR… (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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It’s hard to believe but summer will be here before we know it. Companies often offer summer employment opportunities to high school and college students.  Youth that are under the age of 18 are required by law to have a “youth certificate” which can be obtained online from the NC Department of Labor or from a local NC Department of Social… (Show more)
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Managing people is no easy task. We ask our managers to do a lot of things well. The list of competencies that are required by managers can be lengthy. For example, managers must analyze issues, make sound decisions, act strategically, motivate others, problem solve and drive execution to name a few.   But to me, all other competencies pale in… (Show more)
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