HR Management

10 FAQs About Employee Background Checks

You hear about it in the news, on the radio, and on television every day.  Cases of workplace violence on the rise. Embezzlement on the rise. Sexual harassment on the rise. Background checks on all future hires are even MORE important than ever before to the success of your organization!  There are a lot of […]

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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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HR Department of One – Making the Most of Lunch Breaks

As a former and sole HR Manager of a manufacturing plant in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina; I often found myself using lunch breaks to get extra work done. Being an ‘HR department of one’ while it can be rewarding, also often has its challenges — time being one of the biggest. Yet, […]

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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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HR & Recruiting Tips – 3 Ways You're Missing Out on Better Candidates

A competent workforce is essential to the success of any business. As a human resources professional, the responsibility of finding the best and the brightest falls mostly on you. However, stress, a cumbersome hiring process, and other common factors may lead you to turn away promising job candidates unwittingly. Recruiting new hires is never easy, […]

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Human Resources News – Americans are Wasting Vacation Days

Vacation days are hard-earned and shouldn’t be treated lightly. So why are so many US workers missing out on their vacation days and not taking what is theirs by law?  Lack of Employer Support Leads to Less Vacation Use Unlike workers in other developed countries where workers have better legal protection, the vast majority of […]

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