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Your Company Has A Lot to Lose when a New Hire Doesn’t Stay

By Jeana Quigley

There’s a lot of noise about talent. Where to find it, how to attract it, hire it and keep it. Everyone’s talking about great talent because that’s what makes your company awesome. Having great people equals success. But in the middle of all that noise is the bridge that gaps finding the talent and keeping it—onboarding. It’s taken HR and managers a lot of time and en...

5 Things Every Successful Leader Does

By Dale Kurow

To be a great leader takes a lot of focus and consistency in your approach to workplace successes, problems and people. Many leadership talents are natural and instinctual. But many can also be learned behaviors and attitudes; experienced approaches when facing certain circumstances. Across the board, here are five things most great workplace leaders do every day: 1. Challenge the team Whether enc...

5 Reasons to Love HR Blogs

By Jeana Quigley

Some years back, we compiled a list of the Top 25 HR Blogs on the Internet. We spent time measuring and weighing, poking and prodding to find the healthiest blogs out there. We wanted to know which blogs HR leaders were engaging with and what most helped them. And then we shared what we learned, so other HR leaders everywhere could know which blogs were relevant. And let’s face it: A lot of ...

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Organizational structure can be underlying cause of workplace issues

By Joan Lloyd

Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure, determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something breaks, and so it goes with organizations. How an organization is structured basically means how the reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a great deal about the culture, function a...

A Hard Look at the Soft Stuff

By Janine Moon

With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work, then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult, and something to be suffered. While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...

What questions can employers legally ask?

By Nick Reddin

Question: What questions can employers legally ask? When dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12 years ago that was a false charge to begin with. This is a great question that a lot o...

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Managers must earn their employees’ trust

By Joan Lloyd

"Trust me." Yeah, right. Trust is in short supply at work these days. Yet managers sometimes think because they’re the boss, trust should be automatically granted. Can you hear the employee chorus? "Yeah, right." Waning loyalty has become the hallmark of the modern workplace. Downsizing, reorganization and other corporate "gotchas" have created employee cynicism. And yet, as a manager, you n...

Why Should an HR Professional Think Like Marketer?

By Lizz Pellet

To increase the ROI of recruitment and retention. Why does HR need to think like a marketer, easy, marketers see the value chain from start to finish. Think about sales flyers or coupons you receive in the mail, or that “free” download via the Internet. They will most often have an event or incentive code that you need to enter in order to receive your free gift or discount. Th...

Its Just a Suggestion

By Rick Speckmann

How many times have you found yourself feeling sandblasted with another person’s advice. It is pretty frustrating to be in the presence of the annoying, highly opinionated “advice giver." After all, you were only looking for some input and somehow you ended up with a command. Why is it that some people don’t know the difference between providing a recommendati...