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Many organizations are recruiting and selecting new talent using wholly inadequate criteria. They further compound the problem by developing and rewarding the wrong people in the wrong ways. These errors often result in future problems, including painful personnel changes and all the associated lost time and money, as well as hits to team cohesiveness, morale and productivity. How can you select and promote people who will engage, commit, innovate, follow and lead? By Bob and Gregg Vanourek

 
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Colorado’s record-breaking fires and floods have caused businesses around the state to deal with their aftermath and, unfortunately, they’ll be doing so for many months to come. Does your business have a disaster recovery plan that would adequately protect your organization? Overall, a business can take these seven key actions to mitigate their businesses risk in a disaster. By Greg Osborn
 
DENVER, COLORADO, JUNE 1911 – Controversy erupted in the State House today with the introduction of a bill to approve a new State Flag, which bears two blue bands on the top and bottom, a white band in the middle and a red “C” slightly off center, filled with a yellow ball. The colors are said to symbolize Colorado’s abundant blue skies, snow-covered mountains, our ruddy soil and the plentiful sunshine, but oppositionists said the “C” flag would confuse people. By Jeff Rundles

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Looking at the past can help inform the future, and it’s a good time to look at the trends coming our way in 2014. How will advances in technology impact the business world and HR processes? How will the rise of a global marketplace change the way people are hired? How will the need for more diverse and skilled workers affect the hiring process? Here are some HR trends to consider as we move into the new year. By Pat Greer
 
 
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