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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Six Reasons Why Companies Drug Test

    Six Reasons Why Companies Drug Test
    In an article published on March 24, we presented "The Six Key Elements of a Drug Abuse Prevention Program." One of these elements is drug testing. As a follow-up to that article, we are going to post two articles this week on whether or not to implement a drug testing program. The first article will present six reasons why companies implement ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Employment Application Form

    This Employment Application form is used to capture a prospective employee’s personal and professional information at a glance. It seeks the name, address, type of work desired, previous work experience, military service history, education, and references. It states that the Company may conduct a background investigation,and releases the Company from any liability resulting from such investigation. It also states that there ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Building a Compelling Employer Brand

    Building a Compelling Employer Brand
    Talented individuals, who have a choice of employers, behave like consumers selecting products, and employer branding is the method by which you attract and acquire them. People have affinities for brands. People who use Apple computers, iPods, and iPhones respond to the brand’s hip image. You feel different driving a BMW than a Hyundai in part because you associate yourself with ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Interview Candidates, Part 1: Preparation

    How to Interview Candidates, Part 1: Preparation
    Interviewing has been called an art, and there's no doubt that it calls for insight and creativity. But it's also a science, requiring process, methods, and consistency to produce truly accurate and effective results. Look at it this way: Your art will flourish within the sound framework of a systematic, scientific approach. "Having a preplanned structure ensures you're asking the right ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Hustle, Not Talent

    Hustle, Not Talent
    I believe in hustle. Hustle to me is a state of mind. It is a combination of working hard and working quickly. You make mistakes quicker, you make adjustments quicker and you have success quicker. Not only that but once you find success, you sustain that success through continuing the cycle. Hustle doesn’t take a college degree or pedigree. You don’t ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Managing the “Toxic High Performer”

    Managing the “Toxic High Performer”
    In a recent post, I was surprised by the number of SmartBrief leaders (11.74%) that chose “The high performer who is rapidly rising” as their most challenging team member to lead. My response was “really?!” Yes, it can be somewhat challenging to keep a high performer challenged and motivated, but come on, that’s the fun part of leadership. When you have ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Ways to Create an “A Team”

    8 Ways to Create an “A Team”
    "Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." - Vince Lombardi How would others describe the performance of your team? Would they refer to your team “the A team”? Or are they compared to the Los Angeles Clippers (winning percentage: .362)? In either case, here are 8 things you can do to boost the performance of your team: 1. Invest in your ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Why Talent Management Metrics Suck

    Why Talent Management Metrics Suck
    I know he stole it from the great Peter Drucker, but for years now I've heard this constant refrain from my boss: "What gets measured, gets managed." I always want to respond, "Stop already! I get it! I got it the first thousands times, too!" The crazy part is that sometimes I still ignore that advice. Managing people is, after all, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Global Leadership Training Programs

    Global Leadership Training Programs
    Whether you manage a workgroup, oversee a division or run a billion-dollar corporation, to lead in our global economy means to adapt continuously. That means successful executives with an international portfolio must view their own education as a career-long endeavor. Employers have responded to this need with a growing array of global leadership training programs. Whether they’re intensive three-day workshops, a ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Globalization's Impact on the Labor Market

    Globalization's Impact on the Labor Market
    by Rusty Weston | Monster Contributing Writer If globalization were put to a popular vote in the United States, it would lose, according to Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, one of the world’s largest multinational employers. Opponents of globalization contend that an economic race to the bottom is under way as workers in First World economies will be forced to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are Your Email and Voicemail Policies a Liability?

    Are Your Email and Voicemail Policies a Liability?
    In attempting to strike a balance between employee privacy concerns and the legitimate business needs of employers, the scope of the employer's potential liability with respect to its electronic mail (e-mail) and voice mail systems must be considered. Such issues include: 1. E-mail is subject to discovery in a lawsuit. Like other employer records subject to subpoena, e-mail is discoverable. This ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Employment Applications Are For Everyone

    Employment Applications Are For Everyone
    A few weeks ago I wrote a post about anti-harassment training and mentioned the time that I read about one of my employees in the newspaper — specifically their alleged inappropriate conduct. There's another piece of that story I wanted to share with you because I learned a very valuable lesson with the situation. Everyone needs to complete an employment application. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Diverse Candidates Demand Career Growth Opportunities

    Diverse Candidates Demand Career Growth Opportunities
    Employers need to be sensitive to the unique issues that can influence the career decisions of ethnically diverse job candidates, particularly when it comes to factors beyond salary and benefits. Monster's recent study on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce – "A Changing Landscape: The Effect of Age, Gender and Ethnicity on Career Decisions" – looks the commonalities and key differences ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Experiential Training

    Does your organization train employees the same way year after year? Do eyes roll when you announce another mandatory training class? Do your employees scatter like rats when released from the training room for a break? If you answered yes to these questions, your organization might be ripe for something new: Experiential training. h3. What Does It Mean? The term "experiential" ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Employee Discipline “Just Cause” Checklist

    Before deciding to discipline or discharge an employee, employers should ask themselves the following seven questions: 1. Notice: Did the Employer put the employee on notice of the rule and the possible consequences for violating the rule? 2. Reasonableness: Was the Employer’s rule or work order reasonably related to the orderly, efficient and safe operation of the business, and the performance ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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":http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/ofccp/ca_irca.htm says employers ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    OD Pitfall: Internet Model of Organizational Change

    This model presents the perils of attempting sporadic organizational change. Unfortunately this model is used very often in organizations and the resulting failure gives the impression that change cannot be successfully conducted. 1. The process begins with the executive surfing the Internet around midnight. There are some really good ideas out there. Another organization’s success story really excites the exec. He ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Organizational Effectiveness Model

    An organization is composed of many parts. In order for the organization to be effective it is essential that each part be in good working order. Each part must fit and work conjointly with other parts in order for the total organization to perform optimally. In an organization recognized for excellence those parts are aligned so that the whole is actually ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?