Using Social Networks to Communicate with Employees

In the last few years, the use of social media sites and the number of members have exploded. Most recent figures say that 1.2 billion users around the world are actively engaged in social networks with Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, MySpace, Pinterest, and LinkedIn leading the way. (Source: comScore) Users typically spend up to 6.5 […]

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Violence in the Workplace – What to Do When it Happens

Episodes of workplace violence seem to come up in the news every week. When employees act out aggressively towards others, either provoked or not, there is always the possibility for damage and injury. This week, I was brought into a situation concerning an employee who was bullied to the point where he acted out inappropriately […]

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HR Tips – Developing a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

At any time, a disaster can occur that can take a company down in a matter of hours. From natural disasters to full-scale information security breaches, any organization can fall prey at any time. Consider the great loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs, thousands of formerly booming businesses, and a severe impact on the […]

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Retaining Top Talent with Flexible Work Options

When an employee leaves your organization, this can take a large bite out of your staffing budget…and your bottom line profitability. While some industries typically suffer a larger percentage of employee turnover, there are ways of reducing this by taking into account what motivates employees to stay on board in the first place. Why Flexible […]

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Social Media and HR Information Management

The topic of secure information management in an ever-increasing social networking world is a concern of many HR professionals. With news about recruiters and HR managers monitoring the activities of their staff, the US government has been busy creating legislation designed to address this issue. In a recent post, Tess talks more in-depth about the […]

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