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4 Best Practices For Your Hiring Process

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jul 13, 2018 6:35:13 AM

Improving economic indicators, lowering unemployment rates, and a notable surge in business growth and expansion means more hiring. But, for many companies, the hiring process could use some help.

In larger companies, the HR staff is often responsible for a number of the recruiting and hiring functions for new employees. While there are some aspects of these functions that are fairly universal and never really change, there are other aspects that should change or even be added to the process.

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Topics: HR best practices, recruiting and hiring, new hire, employee turnover, workforce management

7 Best Practices For New Hire Onboarding [Infographic]

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 29, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The proper onboarding of new employees has far reaching implications for any organization. Knowing just what to do and how to do it well, however, can be a challenge for any HR manager or workforce management professional.

Exactly what your onboarding process should look like is going to be determined primarily by your business model, your industry, the size of your organization and - to a significant degree - by your company's culture.

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Topics: HR best practices, onboarding best practices, employee onboarding process, employee onboarding, handbook

How To Improve Workforce Management With Employee Reviews

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 21, 2018 3:47:51 PM

Most businesses provide employee performance reviews at least annually. Unfortunately, too many fail to be consistent or default to an impersonal template approach. Yet, strategic performance reviews can be a tool to create a powerful workforce environment.

Everyone wants to know "how they're doing" on their job and in their workplace. Ideally, an employee performance review can provide that assessment. When done well and consistently, reviews can help workers perform better and feel more engaged in their own performance and success. 

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Topics: HR best practices, employee turnover, bonuses, workforce management, performance review

Being Prepared For Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 8, 2018 3:25:49 PM

No business owner wants to be subject to an employee lawsuit, but the odds are good that any business will be at some point. The question for HR management is whether the organization is prepared when it does happen.

There are two major aspects that need to be addressed when it comes to employee lawsuits. These are prevention and preparation. Building a culture and management structure that minimizes the prospect of employee claims is an ongoing effort. Preparation is largely an HR task that can be integrated into standard management practices.

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Topics: HR best practices, HR compliance, harassment, discrimination, workforce management

Be Clear On Workplace Harassment

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 25, 2018 8:40:00 AM

Workplace harassment of various kinds is an unfortunate reality in businesses. And employers are subject to liabilities when it occurs. HR managers needs to be clear about harassment laws and policies.

Despite the recent news stories about the subject, harassment of various types does not appear to have decreased noticeably in the American workplace. In fact, current statistics reflect either a heightened awareness of harassment, or an actual increase in incidents. Either way, the numbers are too high.

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Topics: HR best practices, labor law compliance, harassment, sexual harassment, privacy issues

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