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How to Spot a Disengaged Employee

Most new hires in an organization work very hard to prove themselves to their supervisors and to management. Unfortunately, not all top performers continue to perform once they are passed up for promotions or they become uninterested in their position. [...]

admin |2020-05-18T15:05:15-04:00 June 8th, 2013| Employee Relations, Management|
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8 Ways to Break into a Career in HR

According to Onet online, the field of human resources is expected to see faster than average growth in the coming decade and human resources positions pay more than the national average. For these reasons many people are considering transitioning to [...]

admin |2020-05-18T15:05:15-04:00 May 21st, 2013| HR Profession|
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Anthropology of a Lazy Recruiter

Yes, I know… you are sitting there scratching your head wondering what in the world I am going to talk about. Here’s the deal, what is up with the recruiters that post positions to all the normal spots, and then [...]

admin |2020-05-18T15:05:15-04:00 April 11th, 2013| Recruitment|
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Is HR Certification (PHR/SPHR) Worth It?

To most it would seem that the HR certification tests (PHR, SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute are held in high regard. After all, can you browse through HR job postings without seeing the inevitable “PHR/SPHR Required” towards the end of the [...]

admin |2020-05-18T15:05:15-04:00 March 31st, 2013| General HR, HR Profession|
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A Recruiter’s Top 5 Job Applicant Pet Peeves

Every day I see candidates shoot themselves in the foot by making silly mistakes. Landing a job is hard in itself; the last thing you want to do is make the wrong impression. Avoid these top five pitfalls and you [...]

admin |2020-05-18T15:05:15-04:00 March 27th, 2013| Recruitment|
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Shotgun Recruiting: Possible with Preparation

It is Friday afternoon at about 4:30 p.m. I am finishing up screening my new resumes for the day, responding to the emails from my regional leaders and getting ready to enjoy a nice summer weekend. Then, my phone rings… [...]

admin |2020-05-18T15:05:15-04:00 March 17th, 2013| Recruitment|
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Tackling Workplace Violence

The horrific school shooting last month at Sandy Hook Elementary has reopened the discussion among HR Professionals regarding workplace violence prevention. While many believe incidents of workplace violence are rare—the numbers speak for themselves. OSHA reports that 2 million American workers a year are [...]

admin |2020-05-18T15:05:15-04:00 March 17th, 2013| Safety|
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Top 10 Annoying Employee Payroll Habits

There’s no perfect job in this world, but I’m convinced that the job of payroll has to be one of the most stressful.  In HR we are responsible for attracting, developing and retaining a talented workforce—it’s pretty hard doing that if we don’t pay [...]

admin |2020-05-18T15:05:15-04:00 March 17th, 2013| HR Technology, Payroll|

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