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I am very excited to join the A&R team at CAI. I have known of the great service that CAI offers for quite a while as one of my previous employers is a member, and I often sought advice and consultation from CAI.   From my very first Human Resources course as an undergraduate, I was hooked, and knew that the HR profession was for me. But, landing… (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     North Carolina employers operate under several state-specific anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation laws. These laws cover a variety of protected classes that include race, religion, color, national origin,… (Show more)
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Most of us return home after the workday, and invariably, someone asks “how was your day?”  More often than not, our response is something like “it was ok”, “nothing special”, or “just another day”.  Is that the kind of day we should be aiming for?  Is it really enough that the definition of a good day is one where nothing happens?  I hope not!… (Show more)
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We are excited to announce that we have added three CCH State Law Compare tools on our myCAI site:   State Employment Laws State Payroll Laws State Benefits Laws   These self-serve, always up-to-date, 24/7 tools allow you to quickly compare and/or track state laws in all 50 states.  You can use the tools now at… (Show more)
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Managers often have a long list of reasons they don't delegate work as they should.  These include:   Not trusting employees to get the job done correctly ("Only I can do it right!") Saying it is quicker to just do the task themselves Believing that sharing knowledge on how to do more would jeopardize their own job security Fearing that… (Show more)
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This week on the myCAI Member Spotlight I had the opportunity to learn a little more about Sandy Gainey! I loved hearing about her passion for people and the many resources that have aided her development both personally and professionally. Sandy, thanks for your commitment to your company and your contributions to our community!   Tell me a… (Show more)
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As the weather begins to get warmer, employers should begin taking steps now to protect employees from heat-related illnesses.  In addition, employers need to be prepared to recognize and treat these conditions quickly if they arise in the workplace.  Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are not only common during the summer months, but heat stroke can… (Show more)
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Many studies have documented how positive people practices can help increase company sales and profits. Positive people practices engage employees who engage customers who give you better business results.  Sounds logical…   Then why have employee engagement scores plummeted even as companies spend millions to improve morale? Why did a recent… (Show more)
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Recruiting top employees involves a relevant understanding of what attracts candidates to an opportunity; what do they want, and what are their priorities.  Once you have them on board, how do you retain them?  The needs and priorities of an employee can be different than those of a candidate. In addition to the usual priorities like… (Show more)
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Although it took place almost two decades ago, I still vividly remember my first workplace experience with a helicopter parent. I was interviewing candidates at a job fair, and in strolls a young man followed closely behind by his mother. I was taken off guard when the mother boldly stated that she was going to sit in on the interview. It took me… (Show more)
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