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  • Tested Strategies to Manage a Counter Offer
    Posted by Lorna O'Brien on 05 August 2016

    Your employee has asked for a meeting. They hand over their resignation letter and let you know that they’ve accepted another job opportunity. They will be working out their two weeks’ notice. Now the ball is in your court. Is this someone you would hate to see go? If so, what are you options? Companies will often issue counter offers but they may not really know how this will affect them in the long term. Here is some insider information on the best way to manage a counter offer for a great employee.

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  • 7 Tips to Motivating Employees
    Posted by Lorna O'Brien on 29 February 2016

    No matter what you build, invent or sell; your organization can’t move forward without people. CEOs, company founders and managers the world over know that keeping the teams beneath them moving forward together in harmony means the difference between winning and dying. Prof. Leonard J. Glick, Professor of management and organizational development at Boston’s North Eastern University, teaches the art of motivating employees for a living. Below are a few of the tips he shared with FORBES MAGAZINE for entrepreneurs and managers looking to keep their people smiling and producing.

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