Employee Management

Getting Real about Performance Management

A good performance management system lays the foundation for all kinds of employment decisions, motivates employees by recognizing success and corrects issues before they get out of control.Sounds great in theory, right? Unfortunately, we are often so busy that we do not always think to formalize performance management beyond the annual review. Let’s take a […]

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Keep Drugs and Alcohol Out of the Workplace

United States Department of Labor data shows six percent of Americans aged 12 or older used drugs within the past month, and use is greater in those between the ages of 16 and 25 – the segment of the population joining the workforce at the highest rate. In addition, 14 percent of United States workers […]

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Why Employers Perform Pre-Employment Background Checks

“Don’t they trust me?”   That question is heard frequently in and around the employment circuit, usually in regards to the pre-employment background check. An applicant who poses this question has generally gone to great lengths to impress his or her prospective employers on the application, on the resume, and in the interview. They think […]

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What Employees REALLY Want from their Employer

This should be common sense, but there are certain things employees want from their employer most the time that can elude even the best of HR teams. And it doesn’t matter which industry we speak of or how long the employees have been working at a company. Every single employee wants to be treated fairly […]

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HR True Story: Walking the Line and Remaining Strong in Your Values

Today, I’d like to share some very intimate and candid insight into what it’s really like to be a human resource professional. For years, I have dedicated a big part of my life to educating and inspiring those who have an interest in the people side of business. While this has been a rewarding experience, […]

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When Bad Weather Strikes – An HR Manager’s Guide to Unscheduled Time Off Requests

In the last few months, as numerous storms have swept across the USA, it’s not surprising that the amount of time off requests coming in to the HR office have been high for many employers. This is usually the norm, because employees have to deal with their children, personal property, and other responsibilities when the […]

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