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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

How to handle a would-be workplace saboteur

I recently landed a dream job as general manager. On my first day, I began individual meetings with each of 12 employees. The hostility I received from one employee stunned me. I learned he thought he should been given the promotion instead of it going to an “outsider.”  Full Story >>

Orlando aftermath in the office, what to do now?

I had to walk away from my office this morning because the comments my coworkers were spouting about gun rights and homosexuality were too much for me. I’m seriously thinking about whether I can go back to work or not. I’m gay and everyone I work with knows it, but they forget my status when they’re making jokes about gay people. I normally...  Full Story >>

Upset about being passed over for a promotion? Here's how to react

When my immediate supervisor was promoted to run another division, I thought upper management would move me into his spot. They didn’t. Instead, they hired someone from outside our company and then asked me to “show him the ropes.”  Full Story >>

Your boss urgently needs to make personal changes - How far can you go without offending?

My boss is the ultimate great guy, but doesn’t take care of himself. He doesn’t exercise enough or eat right and he’s at least 60 pounds overweight. I know this isn’t my problem, but I’ve watched his weight steadily climb in the last six months. I don’t want to offend him, but...  Full Story >>

New FLSA Overtime Rule Will Impact Employees - Steps Employers Need to Take Now

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act and overtime regulations. The final rule takes effect on December 1, 2016.  Full Story >>

Negotiating a higher salary: your best strategy when it’s just not what you want

I've been job-hunting for three weeks and have two job offers. The company I least want to work for is offering a starting salary that's $5,000 more annually than the other. The second company offers to raise my salary in three months if I do well. How do I talk the second company into giving me the higher salary now?  Full Story >>

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