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The Growth Company publishes the following resources, authored by Dr. Lynne Curry, a recognized expert in Human Resources.

Recent Articles by Dr. Curry

Yes, your employer can stop you from taking a paid vacation

Can my employer stop me from using vacation days I’ve earned? I’ve worked for my employer for more than a year and earned seven vacation days. My parents and sister plan to visit in late September and I’d planned...  Full Story >>

Sleeping with my boss has made everyone lose respect for me at work

I did the big NO. I slept with my boss. At first it was exciting, and then it got old, but I didn’t know...  Full Story >>

How to handle unsupportive team members at work

When my company promoted me two months ago, I was stunned but excited. My manager’s faith in me made me desire to do my very best.  Full Story >>

You can spare your career from the wrath of a vindictive manager. Here's how

I work for a subsidiary of a company headquartered in Seattle. I do a good job but fear I’ll be fired. Our office manager is a vindictive queen bee. When she’s is angry at an employee, she starts slamming doors, bad-mouthing them to other employees and finding ways to make their work lives miserable. Then, she fires them.  Full Story >>

Supervising and surviving virtual teams

As a manager, how can I supervise employees at remote locations—particularly when I never see them? If I work remotely, how do I make sure I stay on my supervisor’s radar for promotional opportunities? Which employees thrive in virtual team situations?  Full Story >>

Pokemon no GO

I run a small department within a larger company. The company’s overall rules are strict, but I supervise creative types and believe in looser rules. I have six employees, five of whom love Pokemon Go. While I don’t personally play it, I think it adds value to the work day, as it gives them something they share in common. None of them play it during the work day; they do, however...  Full Story >>

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