Employee Retention

Many companies are losing their best. Replacing your top employees is costly – much more costly than a great retention plan. Taking the time to evaluate and reenergize your retention capabilities is crucial. Examine your company as a whole, of… Read more »

Five Steps to Maximizing Cloud Storage

Cloud storage (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Amazon Cloud Drive) has been a efficiency-enhancing development in the workforce, enabling staff to access shared documents, conversations, and software from practically any device, anywhere in the world, but people still have… Read more »

Conducting Effective Meetings

Regardless of emails, phone calls, memos, etc, meetings are still one of the most effective ways that people share and exchange information, get feedback, plan, collaborate, and make important decisions for their company. While technology is an incredible blessing, it… Read more »

HR Managers and LinkedIn Groups

LinkedIn hosts thousands of discussion forums – groups focused on a considerable range of industries and subgroups with even more specific targets. These groups are a powerful feature on the world’s biggest social network for business. Joining, and participating, in… Read more »

Return–to–Work Strategies

Many companies will have, at some point, an employee who is injured on the job. Establishing an effective return-to-work program, benefits both the employee and the company. The worker benefits by being productive again and receiving a salary, and the… Read more »

Why Accurate Job Descriptions are Important

An accurate job description documents the responsibilities, the competencies, and the skill/experience/education required for a company position. They are essential to evaluate work distribution, organize your departments, recruit quality, and set standards for employee reviews. Last, but not least, they… Read more »

When a Negative Background Check Requires an Individualized Assessment

The candidate for hire made the short list. He/she is on the top, but the criminal background check came back with a negative report. This isn’t that surprising; according to the US Department of Justice, 30% of American adults have… Read more »

Hiring Leaders Watch for Five Traits

Every company wants to hire candidates who will be leaders in their field – candidates who understand the big picture while they actively pursue the details, helping take the company to new levels. Although anyone can list leadership qualities on… Read more »

Big Data’s Big Impact on HR

While many professionals think of big data in the realms of marketing and commerce, its benefits are not exclusive to those two industries alone. Simply put, big data is the term used to describe a collection of information so large… Read more »

2014 HR Compliance Issues

Another important trend to review during Quarter one is projections for any potential HR compliance issues during the year. This is especially important for HR professionals in small businesses that may not have their own cohesive set of compliance policy… Read more »