Workplace Education and Training

Human Resource Career Advancement – Finally Getting Some Respect?

As an HR lady, I often faced a general attitude of disregard from executives. Back in the day when I was managing the people processes of a tristate manufacturing business, I can remember being left out of important decision making meetings by the management team and the owners of the company. The biggest problem was […] Read more…

8 Genius Ways Your Company Can Boost Employee Engagement

Ask most human resource professionals what’s on their minds (outside of what’s for lunch?) and they are usually concerned with how well the company is doing with employee engagement. Why is this factor so important nowadays? First off, employee engagement is the pathway to a more motivated and productive team. Secondly, high levels of employee […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

The Link Between Occupational Safety And Competency

When one thinks about competency testing and other related assessments and audits, the first thing that comes to mind is middle-management, large corporations and ‘regulated’ type businesses. But what about those that need to take occupational hazards into account in the average workday? Occupational safety is the crux of many jokes involving paper cuts and […] Read more…

Human Resources: Building a Learning Culture in the Office

One job of a human resources professional is to monitor office culture and champion programs, ideas, and policies that create a more productive office environment. While goals such as positive work environments, increased staff morale, and better teamwork are important, HR should also look at creating a learning culture in the office. By fostering training […] Read more…