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    Creating an Onboarding Plan

    Creating an Onboarding Plan
    There have been some very good posts written on the subject of onboarding. You can check them out here, here, and here. Some people think of orientation and onboarding as the same thing. I view onboarding as a longer process which includes orientation. Unfortunately, in many companies, orientation has become that half-day event where employees sign paperwork and review the employee handbook. That’s ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Transparency Test

    The Transparency Test
    A little while back, I talked about how transparency seems to have faded from our conversations both on and off social media. One of the reasons for this could be that we don't really know what to look for in terms of transparency. It got me thinking. How do we know if an organization is operating in a transparent manner? So ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Airlines for Business Travel

    The recession turned practically every carrier into a low fare airline; fancy flying was one of the first items chopped from businesses budgets. But the economy is finally turning around. And in an effort to bounce back from billion dollar losses, airlines are offering all kinds of extras to woo corporate fliers. So which perks would persuade you to pick one ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Strategies of Successful HR Executives

    Strategies of Successful HR Executives
    For HR professionals who suspect that the never-ending quest for the proverbial "seat at the table" is an unattainable objective, there are a growing number of examples of HR executives who have not only gained entry to the inner circle but have leveraged positions of significant influence within their organizations with great success. Such wins give those still wrestling with the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Selection vs. Development Assessments

    Selection vs. Development Assessments
    This post is written for the everyday manager, HR manager, coach, or consultant that doesn’t have the time or interest to learn about validation, reliability, confirmatory factor analysis, correlation coefficients, and adverse impact. However, you’re using assessments, and you know just enough to be dangerous. Oh yeah, that pretty much describes me. Maybe you too. I’ve written about assessments for leadership ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Examining Employee Turnover

    Examining Employee Turnover
    The new talk on the street is that the number of people quitting their jobs exceeds the number of layoffs. I wonder if this is the first signs of the double and triple digit turnover that’s been predicted as the economy starts to improve. Any talk about employees quitting always prompts a conversation about the different kinds of turnover. Bad turnover is the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Transitioning into HR

    Transitioning into HR
    Question: What do a minister, a real estate broker and a lawyer all have in common? Answer: They all work in HR now, and each can prove it doesn't take a conventional HR background to work in this field. The Career Changer's Motto: Be Prepared Anne Grove, now a recruiter for Newhouse Consulting, knows a lot about transitions. She began her ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills

    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills
    If you want to start developing leadership skills in your first job, here’s Lindsey Pollak’s advice: Begin with your eyes and ears. That’s what she did in her first role as a program coordinator for the American Woman’s Economic Development Corp. in Stamford, Connecticut. “My pay was very low, so my terrific boss - the executive director of the organization - ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    How You Broke Into HR: Stories From Real People

    How You Broke Into HR:  Stories From Real People
    It seems like the number one question asked on the Human Resources message board is, "How can I break into HR?" These Monster users followed their dreams. So for all of you who have hit the wall in your job search and are ready to give up, these stories are for you. Richard's Path to Recruiting I began a career in ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Meetings: A Necessary Evil

    Meetings: A Necessary Evil
    How much time do you spend in meetings? How much of it is necessary? Industry Week reports that the estimated cost of wasted time in unproductive meetings exceeds $37 billion annually. Estimate a meeting’s cost by taking the average hourly rate of the participants - a conservative estimate for managers is $40/hour - and multiplying it by the number of people ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Get Inspired to Break Into HR

    Get Inspired to Break Into HR
    Good news: There is more than one path into the field of HR, as evidenced by these stories shared by Monster users. Follow their examples, and you may soon be the one sharing your success story with others. h4. Aimee's Journey from Social Work to Retail HR After a successful, draining, and not to mention underpaid, career in social work, I ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Does Leadership Coaching Work?

    Does Leadership Coaching Work?
    Tell me about leadership coaching." A simple request and a post is inspired. Leadership coaching is one of the best professional decisions I made for myself. I started working with a leadership coach while a member of an executive team strategically preparing for company growth. I continued the coaching relationship after changing employers and focused on my leadership. For me, coaching ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Simplify Everything in HR

    Simplify Everything in HR
    My buddy Chris Ferdinandi and I chat throughout the day about what's going in HR, social media and the world. Now I don't know about anybody else but I work from home. So I've got a crew of co-workers, colleagues and friends that I keep in touch with throughout the week. Chris is on that list for sure. We always talk ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    You Can Survive the Behavioral Interview

    You Can Survive the Behavioral Interview
    When asked a traditional question like, "What would you do if you had a customer who wasn't interested in buying the product?" you can make up a story. But when you're asked behavioral questions, the interviewer is listening for specific examples of how you have handled situations or problems in the past. When presented with behavioral questions beginning with phrases like, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Importance of Recordkeeping

    The Importance of Recordkeeping
    In the human resources world, we sometimes get on this kick about recordkeeping. It's boring, tedious and can translate into being labeled bureaucratic. But I read an article this weekend that reinforces the need for paperwork and proper recordkeeping. The article was titled, "The Fisherman and the Tax Man." It's about British Petroleum (BP) requesting tax records from fisherman seeking compensation ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    4 Ways To Earn Respect In Your First Job

    4 Ways To Earn Respect In Your First Job
    When you’ve worked so hard to get that first job after college, the last thing you want is to screw it up. Sadly, new grads do it all the time. The problem rarely stems from lack of knowledge or poor technical skills. It often goes back to something simpler: Your persona in the workplace, particularly during your first few weeks on ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    What Happened to Honest Communication?

    What Happened to Honest Communication?
    We need to talk. Can there be any more gut-tightening phrase in our language? Just ask anyone who's married. Or in any sort of relationship, personal or professional. Any employee summoned to his supervisor's office with that phrase probably shows up simply because there's no handy exit between his desk and the manager's office door. Why do we put off honest ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    High-Performance Organizations View Interns as Long-term Investments

    An often cited rationale for hiring interns is the prospect of having someone around to handle the grunt work no one else wants to do. But these days, many companies have more strategic goals in mind for their internship programs. The latest study from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) - the world's fastest growing and largest corporate network focused on ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Reimbursing Employee Meals?

    Reimbursing Employee Meals?
    A reader writes: Our office has a number of staff that travel to our various satellite offices – most of the travel is same day (home to office back to home)(no overnight stays). There are a few staff members that feel like they need to be reimbursed for breakfast and lunch and sometimes even dinner (if they leave after 5pm) from ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Whatever Happened to Transparency?

    Whatever Happened to Transparency?
    You remember transparency, don't you? Sure you do! Everyone was talking about it several months ago. It came right along with being on social media and operating openly in our communications. The idea was, to be successful, particularly on social media, you needed to be transparent – or, open, honest, and respectful in your interactions with others. Funny thing, though . ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?