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3 Reasons Why Small Companies Need HR
19 Oct

3 Reasons Why Small Companies Need HR

by Jaysa Toet in HR Trends 0 comments

The first thing business owners think about when starting a company is their core business. An idea becomes a product or service fueled by the passion that started it all. Once the dream becomes a reality, passion for the cause quickly becomes inundated by other business requirements such as securing funding, legal support, space and…

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Key Communication Tips for Effective Change Management
15 Aug

Key Communication Tips for Effective Change Management

by Devan Graham in HR Trends , Leadership 0 comments

Change management planning can quickly be derailed without a solid communication plan.  On the other hand, a strong communication plan can help make up for unforeseen circumstances or an imperfect change management strategy. Here are some key change management communication tips to help you navigate the change path: COMMUNICATE THE PROBLEM In order for people…

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Take a Little Time for Yourself
20 Jun

Take a Little Time for Yourself

by Devan Graham in HR Trends 0 comments

I just came back from holidays and for the first time in a while I’m actually feeling refreshed!  I don’t know about you, but usually when I take time off, I don’t feel like I have enough time to truly detach from work and rest.  By the time I’ve settled into to vacation mode, the…

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How to Win (Or Lose) Credibility Through a Simple Email
21 Feb

How to Win (Or Lose) Credibility Through a Simple Email

by Devan Graham in HR Trends 0 comments

Every time we communicate with someone at the workplace one of three things happens – we maintain the relationship, we build on the relationship, or we destroy the relationship a little (or potentially a lot).  This is true for everyone, but especially for Leaders.  Being intentional about what you say and how you say it…

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Intentional Networking for Non-Schmoozers
06 Feb

Intentional Networking for Non-Schmoozers

by Cheryl Krestanowich in HR Trends 0 comments

I hate the thought of schmoozing. Going out of my way to develop false relationships with people I don’t really care about on topics that I’m not interested in with the goal of obtaining someone’s money is the epitome of time wasted.  That’s a level of flakiness that’s best saved for a toaster-strudel. What I’ve…

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Is HR a Dumping Ground in Your Organization?
08 Dec

Is HR a Dumping Ground in Your Organization?

by Rachel Poppe Weessies in HR Trends 0 comments

The HR department is often seen as a listening ear and a place for people to go whenever they want to chat with someone. Sometimes it can become a place where people dump all manner of complaints and problems. This can take many different forms, such as an employee venting to HR about all their…

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Three Ways to Be a Crappy HR Professional
26 Aug

Three Ways to Be a Crappy HR Professional

by Brad Lutz in HR Trends 16 comments

  Work Too Hard Solve Problems Care About Employees Unfortunately, there are all too many crappy HR professionals out there.  Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of wonderful and successful HR Professionals, but there are also many (usually well-meaning) HR pros who make some common mistakes and jeopardize the effectiveness of not only…

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Performance Reviews – The Good, The Bad, and What’s Next
04 Aug

Performance Reviews – The Good, The Bad, and What’s Next

by Devan Graham in Employee Engagement , HR Trends 0 comments

There’s been a lot of talk lately about big name companies ditching their performance reviews and saying goodbye to the traditional performance review format. While I can see why organizations are frustrated with the process, the focus of this conversation has often been on why reviews are being left behind and not enough discussion yet on…

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Investigations – Not a DIY Activity
31 May

Investigations – Not a DIY Activity

by Devan Graham in HR Trends 0 comments

I am not crafty.  I don’t spend my spare time scrapbooking or baking homemade jams, although I do enjoy consuming the latter!  But every once in a while I get the urge to create something, to tackle a creative project.  In the end it usually turns out okay, but not always great, as my forays…

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Fostering a Respectful Workplace in the Construction Industry
16 May

Fostering a Respectful Workplace in the Construction Industry

by Rachel Poppe Weessies in HR Trends 0 comments

There are people in my life who work in the construction industry who often get sworn at, berated for small mistakes, and are only rarely, if ever, praised or recognized for their hard work. They don’t like going to work every day and have little respect for their leaders. While many construction organizations are good…

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