Author:  Jessica Miller-Merrell

Author and workplace technology strategist. @blogging4jobs

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How to Fix the Culture Problem

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By Jessica Miller-Merrell on August 8, 2014

As great as it is to talk about your company’s culture and to hope to improve it, it can be tricky to actually put your money where your mouth is and really change it. It’s not that most don’t want …Read More

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4 Ways to Maintain Your Employer Brand

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By Jessica Miller-Merrell on July 30, 2014

One of the most important aspects of your job as a human resources professional is one that is often overlooked. You oversee recruiting, hiring, compliance, performance issues, learning and development and so much more, but there’s another part of HR …Read More

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Creating A Workplace that Encourages Employee Engagement

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By Jessica Miller-Merrell on May 20, 2014

Though there’s plenty of talk about employee engagement, the majority of what you hear is about how to handle it on the back end. What if instead of always working to fix the problems that low engagement causes, you created …Read More

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How to Identify Employee Turnover Issues

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By Jessica Miller-Merrell on May 6, 2014

If you’re anything like more than half of companies, the issue of employee turnover keeps you up at night. And if you ask me, that’s not at all extreme or dramatic. Your people are the lifeblood of your organization and …Read More

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How to Increase Employee Engagement

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By Jessica Miller-Merrell on March 21, 2014

If your company is anything like the average organization, about 13 percent of your employees are engaged. That number comes from a worldwide Gallop poll called “State of the Global Workplace” that shed light on the fact that although companies …Read More

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4 More Ways to Increase Employee Retention

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By Jessica Miller-Merrell on March 20, 2014

Some say that the general rule of thumb for anticipating the cost of hiring a new employee is to multiply the employee’s salary by two, but the truth is that is could cost even more than that depending on your …Read More

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Hiring Your Own Boss

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By Jessica Miller-Merrell on February 19, 2014

If you’ve never been in the position to have a seat at the table when it comes to hiring your next boss, let me just tell you that it can be a strange experience. On one hand, it’s extremely valuable …Read More

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Hiring Remote Workers

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By Jessica Miller-Merrell on February 4, 2014

For some companies, telecommuting just makes sense. While some shy away from the unknown-to-them world of working from home or a remote office, there are many organizations that see the value in telecommuting when working in the central office either …Read More

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5 Unique Ways to Boost Employee Morale

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By Jessica Miller-Merrell on January 23, 2014

Engaging employees in the day-to-day business is one of those tasks that seems simple but actually requires quite a bit of effort. People often think it just takes a few changes or conversations to turn people’s attitudes around, but it …Read More

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How to Conduct a Successful Performance Review

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By Jessica Miller-Merrell on December 26, 2013

Whether it’s a small or large one, companies of every size will be doing a great disservice if they skip the annual performance review. Not only is the performance review a great tool to ensure employees are aligned with the …Read More

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