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Read This to Make Your Job Easier: Multipliers, by Liz Wiseman

April 6, 2017

Read This to Make Your Job Easier: Multipliers, by Liz Wiseman I want to recommend a few books that have had a major impact on me as a manager and business owner, books that have helped me explore and understand more deeply what it means to be a strategic thinker, and to enroll my team…

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California, It Could Have Been Worse

September 2, 2015

It seems like we’re always delivering bad news to hyper-regulated California employers, so we thought it would be nice to brighten their day for a change. Here are two CA employment bills that DIDN’T become laws this year.

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Small Business Help, or Secret Agenda?

March 17, 2015

Small Business Help, or Secret Agenda? There are some kinds of small business help we can do without. I’m sick and tired of so-called advocates for small business running a “this country sucks” lie up the flagpole in hopes of becoming relevant themselves. Today I had a guy from the National Chamber of Commerce stop…

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Your HR To Do List

January 23, 2015

Your HR To Do List When you think about your top goals for your practice this year, are any of them HR-related? They should be! The 5 points on our HR to do list will help you make your practice safer and stronger this year. Revisit job descriptions Well-made job descriptions are powerful: They help…

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Healthy Lunch Ideas for a Healthy Workplace

October 1, 2014

Healthy Lunch Ideas for a Healthy Workplace [image credit: “Buffalo Lettuce Chicken Wraps,” from, via BuzzFeed.] One of the questions we teach everyone to ask prospective job candidates goes like this: “Tell us a little bit about what you do for fun, when you are not at work?” What does this have to do…

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CEDR Does CEs!

June 4, 2014

CEDR Does CEs! I love teaching medical and dental employers what they need to know about HR and compliance with employment regulations, and now I and the rest of the CEDR team will be doing more of it than ever. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) recently certified CEDR under its Program Approval for Continuing Education…