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Many companies underestimate the benefits of social mechanisms so much that they enact policies to restrict their use – much to the dismay of employees. But smart businesses recognize that the future is social. Instead of blocking and banning, businesses leaders must embrace this trend and use it in their favor. Data shows that companies with social networking applications get more work done, not less. Thirty-four percent of employees report increased productivity when allowed to incorporate social media tools into their work day. By J.P. Westwood

Don't wait for DOL to come knocking
The first question employers ask when they find out that they will be investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is, “Why me?” The answer is fairly straightforward. The majority of Wage and Hour investigations are initiated as a result of a complaint. Almost all of the complaints come from current or former employees. By Kalen Fraser

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If you and I want to build a strong team, we want to be a catalyst for growth rather than whip people with disdain. We should spend whatever time is necessary to find the strengths to build on in each person. One of the strongest tools used by really good managers of people is respect. By Pat Wiesner

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