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    What Role Should Gut Instinct Play in Hiring?

    What Role Should Gut Instinct Play in Hiring?
    A reader writes: As a fellow recruiter/manager, how much do you count your gut instinct into the hiring decision? If someone on paper has all the experience you want and answers all the technical questions correctly and the hiring manager loves him, but he just for some reason gives you a creepy vibe or is a little off-putting -- I'm sure ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    HRPeople Member Websites

    This listing is for HRPeople members who run and maintain their own personal websites. - Want to get linked? Email: info@hrpeople.com for more information. - See your link here? Make sure to add a link to HRPeople on your site. • Document Management Systems • Privateer Resources Philippines • Talent Junction: Blogging Ideas for Human Resources • JNT Consulting • Anchor ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Enforcing Company Policies

    Enforcing Company Policies
    A reader writes: I recently started managing a department of approximately 15-20 people. I have found that there are a lot of rules and procedures in place but most are not being enforced. Obviously I've started to have all of these rules enforced or adjusted so what we are telling people to do matches what our written policies state. The problem ...
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    Employee Relations

    Employee Relations
    In this article, I'm going to look at three areas of discussion on the subject of employee relations: • What Employee Relations means • How Employee Relations works • What is needed to be successful What Employee Relations is: Employee Relations is, of course, the relationship between employers and employees. Here in the UK, this is known as Employer/employee Engagement. Perhaps ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Leaders, Watch Out for Blind Spots

    You’re driving down the highway and need to make a lane change into the left lane. You glance at your rear view mirror, side view mirror and look to your left. All is clear, so you put your turn single on, begin to make the change, and all of a sudden, you hear a horn blow. You turn again to the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Partner with HRPeople

    Partner with HRPeople
    Have your own website? Have a MySpace account? Here's a great way to spread the word about HRPeople. Just copy and paste the code from the text box below the image of your choice into the HTML body of your page. HRPeople is now offering all member-owned websites the opportunity for partnership and link swapping. Email: info@hrpeople.com for more information. If ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    HRPeople's Featured Partners

    Take a look at some of the other sites we recommend for HR professionals. And don't forget about our featured writers! Add a link to HRPeople on your site. [photo:53297] Recchion and Associates, Inc. Gary Recchion, with Recchion and Associates, Inc., has 20 years in global career development and outplacement coaching and training supporting both individual and corporate clients from Phoenix, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    HRPeople's Guide to Firing & Layoffs

    HRPeople's Guide to Firing & Layoffs
    Unless an employee has been caught padding his or her expense account, sexually harassing clients, or plain-old dropping the ball with a critical task, you will probably NOT enjoy the process of letting him or her go. In today's economy, pink slips are coming to hundreds at a time as departments shut their doors. Letting an employee go is a difficult ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    “Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic” That We Can All Learn From

    “Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic” That We Can All Learn From
    Every service provider is challenged with engaging employees and creating systems to deliver a positive customer experience, but none more so than those who work in healthcare. So what can be learned from the Mayo Clinic? This excerpt, from the book Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic by Leonard Berry and Kent Seltman explains it best: “Imagine what can be learned from ...
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    Workplace Gathering a Meaningful Ritual

    Workplace Gathering a Meaningful Ritual
    One of my former clients, a small department of a large organization, engages in a morning coffee klatch – staff arrives on or before 8 AM, turn on their computers, and then gather around the table in a small lunch room for coffee, tea, cereal, and/or a variety of goodies available. (The office always has a generous assortment of baked goods ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Critical Questions for the Employee Experience

    Critical Questions for the Employee Experience
    There’s an interesting guest post on Customers Rock! about customer experience and emotion by Colin Shaw, author of The DNA of Customer Experience. He writes that companies still don’t get the reality that more than half of a customer experience is about emotions – feelings that can either drive value or destroy it. So when he meets with companies, he asks ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Assess Your Leadership Development

    Assess Your Leadership Development
    What's the #1 differentiator between companies that excel at succession planning and leadership development and those that simply "go through the motions"? It's the ownership and commitment of the senior executive team. They believe in its strategic importance and treat it as a high priority. Without this, the typical reaction from every manager is likely to be "What's the point? We ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    What’s Behind Employee Turnover

    What’s Behind Employee Turnover
    Leigh Branham explores the real reasons employees leave in his book, The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave. He provides insight across the continuum of what prompts employees to start thinking about leaving to their disengagement and ultimate departure. Based on the results of extensive employee exit interviews, Branham found these reasons why employees leave: • The job or workplace was ...
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    Interview with David Zinger, Employee Engagement Specialist

    Interview with David Zinger, Employee Engagement Specialist
    Following is an interview with David Zinger, founder and host of the Employee Engagement Network. [Note: this interview is excerpted from Sybil F. Stershic’s Quality Service Marketing Blog on Internal Marketing & Internal Communications.] 1. In talking about employee engagement as something that “enriches everyone in the workplace,” you emphasize that “It is not sucking out more discretionary effort from ...
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    Talent Management: How to Invest in Your Workforce

    Talent Management: How to Invest in Your Workforce
    The war for talent. The coming brain drain. Mismanaged succession. In recent years, judging by steady increases in spending on talent management, workforce challenges like these have become top of mind for most companies, large and small. But what is the most productive way to invest in your workforce, and what are the chances you will see a tangible return? A ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers

    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers
    The immigration debate isn't just about undocumented workers, employers are key players too. No matter which side of the debate you favor or what role you play in the hiring process, job seekers of all kinds should understand the rules that employers must follow when hiring both citizens and noncitizens. The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1996 says employers ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Emotional Mismanagement

    Emotional Mismanagement
    What's a manager to do about feelings in business? Why, manage them, of course. Not to mock your question in the slightest; we're dead serious. Because if there's one thing that doesn't get enough blame for undermining productivity, creativity, and the smooth functioning of business, it's the mismanagement of emotion in the workplace. Too many managers let people go, emotionally speaking, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The Benefits of Behavioral Interviewing

    The Benefits of Behavioral Interviewing
    It didn't take long for Woodbriar of Wilmington, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Massachusetts, to earn its payback from a healthcare consultant's advice. Woodbriar is a successful organization with a clearly defined mission and culture. But in its industry (healthcare) and specific niches (long-term care and short-term rehabilitation), recruitment is an ongoing challenge. Retention is also an issue. To ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +9
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    How to Discuss an Employee Performance Problem

    How to Discuss an Employee Performance Problem
    The thought occurred to me the other day that while I’ve written a lot about the importance of accountability and dealing with poor performers, I’ve never actually written a post on exactly how to have a performance discussion. I have, however, written about how not to deal with underperformers. Knowing how to sit down with an employee and have an effective ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Are You a Talent Magnet or Talent Poacher?

    Are You a Talent Magnet or Talent Poacher?
    Some companies consider it unethical and bad business practice to recruit out of a competitor’s talent pool. Others disagree, saying that it’s a legitimate and necessary part of doing business. I’m no expert in external recruiting, so I’ll leave that debate to the experts. However, what about the concept of “internal poaching”? What’s wrong with a manager hiring a star performer ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?