Understanding Per Diem - TS Associates

Understanding ‘Per Diem’

“Per diem” or day rate is a fixed amount of reimbursement paid to employees for daily lodging, meals and incidental expenses incurred during business-related travel. The rates are set each year by the General Services Administration (GSA) for destinations within the Continental U.S.; non-foreign rates (e.g., Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam) are set by […]

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Reasons for an Employee Handbook - TS Associates

3 Reasons for an Employee Handbook

There are many good reasons to establish a comprehensive employee handbook. First off, there is the legal aspect, where it provides certain protection in case something goes wrong. Second, it’s an easy way to ascertain compliance with certain labor laws and regulations. Finally, it helps steer employees towards proper behavior and gives them a frame […]

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10 Truths You Learn Running Your Own Business

Starting a business is almost worth it just for what it teaches you about life, and yourself. When we are in school, everything feels super important. Most of us work toward a degree, and make every effort to get out into the “real” world so we can finally become successful, happy and financially free. But once we graduate and enter the […]

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Why These Founders Train Their Employees to Quit

Entrepreneurs Craig Handley and Tony Ricciardi built a business that’s done more than $1 billion in sales in the last decade on the back of an unbeatable company culture. Their business, ListenTrust, is a bilingual, live-agent, English-Spanish sales and customer service company. When consumers need help in English or Spanish, there’s a good chance a […]

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3 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Make You More Productive

If you look up productivity tips, you will notice that the Internet is flooded with them. There are dozens of experts online that want to share the information that they have discovered, and they make lists, articles and infographics. They want you to know how to be productive. Unfortunately, these lists are packed with humdrum […]

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Mentorship: Building Better Leaders - TS Associates

The Art of Mentorship: 3 Steps for Building Business Leaders

Establishing a mentorship program can help businesses grow, employees succeed and executives lead more effectively. A significant majority of women — 63 percent — have never had a formal mentor in their career. It goes (almost) without saying that everyone in the global-business community can contribute to decreasing that number. I was lucky enough to enter […]

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How to give the most effective employee feedback

This article by Deb Liu at Entrepreneur.com offers valuable insight into effective strategies to provide useful employee feedback.  Feedback is sometimes hard to hear and to give, but when given in the spirit of support, it is a gift beyond measure. Giving effective feedback is an essential management skill that can define the trajectory of a person, a […]

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