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Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership
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Welcome to The Team! What to Include in a New Hire Welcome Email 

A successful onboarding strategy starts as soon as new hires receive their very first email—the welcome email. The new-job jitters are real, but welcome emails help set expectations and ease first-day butterflies. Having a well-crafted welcome email immediately makes new hires feel more comfortable and helps new hires start off on the right foot with your company. Read on to learn how to write a successful welcome email and prioritize your company’s employee experience from day one:

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Texas Lawmakers Pass Sweeping 'Paycard' Law

When it comes to payday, employees aren’t typically used to being asked “paper or plastic?” With a law set to take effect on September 1, 2019, Texas is set to join the growing list of states that allow employers to pay their workers via “paycards” by default.

Below, we’ll detail the sometimes controversial payment method and what the new law specifically entails for Lone Star businesses and their employees.  

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5 Critical Benefits Employers Should Invest In Now

Today, employee benefits span well beyond just healthcare, vision, and dental insurance.  They’re a useful way of attracting and retaining talent, as well as standing out from your competition. In fact, according to Glassdoor, 89 percent of millennials would rather have more robust benefits than a pay raise. 

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Nevada Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Drug Tests

As states move to legalize medical and recreational marijuana use, employers around the country are left scratching their heads trying to determine the workplace impact. With a new law, Nevada lawmakers have given them a bit more clarity. 

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7 Ways to Lift Spirits This Halloween

Halloween can be a tricky holiday to navigate in the workplace. Not everyone may feel comfortable participating in the festivities so here’s the key—keep it fun and voluntary to ensure that you’re creating a safe space for both those who love the holiday as well as those who may be a bit frightful. 

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