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This One Thing Can Make Or Break Your Employee Engagement

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Your Relative Performance: A Better Predictor of Employee Turnover

Your Relative Performance: A Better Predictor of Employee Turnover

Human Resources

Last week, I compared two employee turnover metrics. One metric was a self-reported measure gathered through surveys. The other metric reflected the employment status at a later date (the objective... read more

Are PR Agencies Setting New Parents Up to Fail?

Are PR Agencies Setting New Parents Up to Fail?

Human Resources

I got a note from a friend a few weeks ago. It was a story I’ve heard before. “I’m burned out on my agency job.” This friend went on to... read more

Negotiating Salary From the Employer’s Point of View

Negotiating Salary From the Employer’s Point of View

Human Resources

After recruiting all levels of job seekers for the past decade, I’ve come to understand that many people lack a true understanding of how to negotiate salary. The most common... read more

5 Job Interview Questions Designed To Trip You Up

5 Job Interview Questions Designed To Trip You Up

Human Resources

It’s the human element that makes interviewing for a job so tricky, so daunting. You can hold all the practice interviews and rehearse all the canned answers you want, but... read more

Short-Term Jobs: Do They Have a Place on Your Resume?

Short-Term Jobs: Do They Have a Place on Your Resume?

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Landing the right job can take time. You may go through some short-term positions in the interim as you find the right fit. Or, you may hold more than one... read more

How to Say No To Your Boss

How to Say No To Your Boss

Human Resources

You all had times where your boss wants you to take on a new assignment or asks you to do something that is outside of your job description. In this... read more

I Leaned In and I Fell Over

I Leaned In and I Fell Over

Human Resources

I haven’t exactly read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, but I did read excerpts of it online, and I have heard it discussed ad nauseam. Despite my skepticism, the parts... read more

Self-Reported Intentions vs. Actual Behaviors: Comparing Two Employee Turnover Metrics

Self-Reported Intentions vs. Actual Behaviors: Comparing Two Employee Turnover Metrics

Human Resources

Reducing employee turnover is an important way to improve how a company performs. It is estimated that employee turnover costs companies 16% of the annual salary ( $75K) of higher... read more

Hiring Interns: The Differences Between Getting a Lazy Frat Bro and an Ambitious Young Professional

Hiring Interns: The Differences Between Getting a Lazy Frat Bro and an Ambitious Young Professional

Human Resources

If you are a small business looking to hire an intern for the first time, you probably have many reservations and questions regarding the search, hiring, and management process. While... read more

Don’t Let Office Conflicts Sink the Ship

Don’t Let Office Conflicts Sink the Ship

Human Resources

The workplace can be a stressful environment. Many factors contribute to this stress: how tasks are designed, management style, work roles, career concerns, and environmental factors. One of the most... read more

5 Ways to Identify Problem Job Candidates (Before They Become Problem Employees)

5 Ways to Identify Problem Job Candidates (Before They Become Problem Employees)

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There can be costs of a bad hire to any organization, no matter how big or small. As with most situations, it is better to be proactive rather than reactive.... read more

HR - Change is Coming

HR – Change is Coming

Human Resources

“It’s time to say good-bye to the Department of Human Resources. Well, not the useful tasks it performs. But the department per se must go.”  Ram Charan, HBR July 2014... read more

Vet-O-Matic: An ATS for the Serious HR Professional

Vet-O-Matic: An ATS for the Serious HR Professional

Human Resources

Remember those persuasive infomercials that touted a machine that processed all kind of food ingredients into precisely what you wanted? That 1960’s machine was (and still is) “Veg-O-Matic”, one of... read more

What is Your Current Salary?

What is Your Current Salary?

Human Resources

What is your current salary? I’m sure you have been asked early in the interview process, “What is your current salary?” If it was up to me, I would have... read more

5 Human Resource Management Mistakes Small Businesses Make

5 Human Resource Management Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Human Resources

As a business owner, you’re challenged with a variety of tasks every day. Small business owners take on multiple roles, from accounting to legal to human resources. Regardless of whether... read more