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Ask the Experts: Karen Shannon

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Question: How can we retain our talented staff?

Answer: When people are empowered and excited about their work their productivity, morale, and ultimately, business performance increase significantly. As a leader, you can increase employee engagement and encourage people to stay with your organization by addressing three areas that get to the heart of what really matters to them and that drive their job satisfaction. Join our seminar, Engaging & Retaining Talent, on October 19.

Question: Have you ever been convicted of a crime?

Answer: How long have you lived here? What would you do if your spouse is transferred? Are these legally defensible interview questions? Join our Navigating the HR Jungle seminar on September 14 to learn about lawful interviewing, taking corrective action, employment discrimination, preventing and handling harassment, employee privacy, seven principles of management and more.

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