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New Hire

5 Ways to Prepare for an Employee’s First Day

You’ve worked hard spending the time to find the perfect candidate for your open position. Now their official starting date is coming up fast and they are fully prepared for it. A first impression is a lasting one, but not every company has dedicated human resources personnel. It can be easy especially in small businesses [...] READ MORE

5 Futuristic HR Jobs to Consider

The world of human resource management is evolving into a more complex and global development. HR departments will not look the same 10 years from now and leaders in the field will need skills in marketing and brand management, information technology, finance, corporate relations and community activism. To get a better understanding on how the [...] READ MORE

Does Your Nonprofit Organization Have a Culture Problem?

Your nonprofit organization should provide an environment that encourages high performance, retention and engagement among all employees. If you sense your organization lacking in these areas, perhaps it’s time for a cultural needs assessment. Here are 5 signs provided by Nonprofit HR, that your organization may have a culture problem,   5 Warning Signs 1. [...] READ MORE

9 Ways of Measuring Talent and Recruiting Efforts

Avoiding a hiring mistake and trying to retain the best talent takes more effort than one might think. The competition for the best talent is increasing and agencies are faced with more hiring challenges. Though, having a strong recruitment staff and program that keeps track of the metrics listed below will help pinpoint the main [...] READ MORE

Employment Report

The Highs and the Lows of the Most Recent Employment Report

We are pleased to report that the unemployment rate is finally dropping, hiring is increasing across the board, and employers are making strides to hire strategically.  However, just as every cloud has a silver lining, this growth is now putting additional stresses on internal hiring managers—Reports say that filling open positions is harder than ever.  [...] READ MORE

HR Strategy

Building a Strategic HR Department

Although HR is responsible for the hiring strategy that will ultimately help grow the company and make it successful, HR executives often complain that they do not feel as if they are not viewed as strategic leaders within the organizational hierarchy. According to former fast Company deputy editor, Keith Hammonds, HR people “have no seat, [...] READ MORE

Performance Appraisals

4 Strategies for Meaningful Performance Appraisals – Tips for HR Leaders

For any company wanting its employees to grow, develop and adapt, supplying them with quality, meaningful feedback is an absolutely essential requirement. Not only do employees need honest performance feedback to continue improving in their current position, they actually want it.  READ MORE

4 Strategies for Meaningful Performance Appraisals – Tips for HR Leaders

For any company wanting its employees to grow, develop and adapt, supplying them with quality, meaningful feedback is an absolutely essential requirement. Not only do employees need honest performance feedback to continue improving in their current position, they actually want it.  READ MORE

CFO Questions

3 Role Review Questions CFOs Should Ask

Often times, those in the management role see annual performance reviews as a process required by HR.  Various polls also show that employees don’t find much usefulness in the review process due to their formality and infrequency. However, there is a great deal of value to be found in taking the initiative to check in [...] READ MORE

Compensation Trends

Compensation Trends for 2014

In a competitive workforce, employers are constantly focused on retaining top-level talent. A critical factor in securing and retaining the best employees is your compensation package and how it compares to what your competitors are offering. Buck Consultants has released their annual Compensation Planning Survey report. Completed in August 2013, the survey of U.S. employers [...] READ MORE