Business Growth: Human Resources

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The New Hire

By Esmond Alleyne, MBA, CPA and James Martin, MPA, CPA Six suggestions to improve education and recruitment of entry level business professionals. Internships = Better Hires. A recent Michigan State…

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“Did you say you work with your spouse?”

By Elizabeth Berry, American Tax Service Friends, family and clients usually think we are nuts. They comment that they would never, ever work with their spouse; then they sigh loudly…

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What I’ve Learned from 20 Under 40

By Tara Dimick Over the last six years, we’ve partnered with the Jayhawk Area Council Boy Scouts to showcase their annual selection of the top 20 professionals under the age…

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Performance Evaluations: Still Relevant in Today’s Business

By Kristina Dietrick, Creative Business Solutions There is a lot of discussion currently as to whether performance evaluations are still relevant in the workplace. Critics of traditional performance evaluation systems…

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10 Leadership Characteristics All Leaders Should Strive to Improve

By Kristin Scott, MSM, PHR, CERP Human Resource Consultant Scott HR Hundreds of books and thousands of articles describe leadership characteristics and traits.  While most people would agree that the…

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Emotional Intelligence & Political Savvy

By Esmond Alleyne, MBA, PA Emotional intelligence is not agreeableness, optimism, happiness, calmness or motivation. These qualities have little to do with emotional intelligence. Nonetheless, emotional intelligence is quite important…

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Business Case for Breastfeeding

We will have Brenda Bandy on TK Business LIVE next week to talk about a business case for breastfeeding. Here are some details. Many employers in Kansas are interested in…

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Power in a Simple Sign

By Tara Dimick, I was recently having dinner at The Pad Restaurant in North Topeka when this sign caught my eye.  Just south of the registers, it serves as a…

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Crime Prevention

By Sgt. Robert Simmons, East County Policing SGT Topeka Police Department In today’s economy, businesses face many challenges to be successful. Among them, one that tends to go unnoticed until…

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Simple Rules for Organizational Excellence

By Doug Von Feldt and Thomas Underwood Center for Organizational Excellence, Washburn University When facilitating a project or initiative, we have found it helpful to establish some simple rules to…