Posts Tagged ‘hr’

Negotiating in HR – Bolster Your Bargaining Power

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“You Say Tomato…I Say…” How Similarity Might Count More than Being Nice During Negotiations Whether you are negotiating salary, corporate reorganization, or a sale, effective negotiation skills are critical.  A new study points out that negotiating success may have more to do with personality than talking points. Common sense dictates that when you need to…

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Continuing Education: What It Does For Your Career

This very instant, you are likely looking for fast and easy ways to boost your career in one way or another. You might be unhappy with your employer, stuck in a dead-end path, bored with your current responsibilities, or confused by changing trends. You might just be looking for a better way to make a…

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Selling a Business: When and How to Tell Employees

Selling a Business: When and How to Tell Employees If you’re interested in selling your business, your compassion has probably kicked in. You know it’s more than just numbers and a building: you’ve had loyal employees who have worked with you for years, and you want to take their feelings into account. In some ways,…

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Job Interviews—What Really Works?

Job Interviews—What Really Works? Is there a best way to interview? Panel or one-person, telephone or video, structured or unstructured?  These are just some of the variables involved with developing a fair and effective method of interviewing job candidates. The talent marketplace is tight and job interviews are being used by candidates as well as…

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United Incident Highlights Power of Social Media…for HR

United Incident Highlights Power of Social Media…for HR The now-infamous incident when United Airlines roughed up a passenger on Flight 3411 concluded with the acceptance of a settlement by the injured party. But the settlement is by no means the end of the story. There are few people with access to the internet who are…

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New Facebook Features Boost Hiring Outreach

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New Facebook Features Boost Hiring Outreach Facebook recently amped up its job application capabilities—what does this mean for HR, recruiters, and applicants? In terms of numbers, Facebook reports 1.23 billion daily active users.  Without argument, user engagement on Facebook is unmatched.  While using Facebook as a talent pool is not new, the social media channel…

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New Survey Ranks Jobs Most Likely Considered “Boring”

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New Survey Ranks Jobs Most Likely Considered “Boring” A recent survey offers a picture of the jobs considered “most boring,” by the people who occupy them. Employment data company, Emolument, surveyed 1,300 professionals to find out which sector currently considers itself the most bored.  Counting down the top-ten most boring job types looks like this:…

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Uber: A Cautionary Tale for HR Policy

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Uber: A Cautionary Tale for HR Policy What happens when you try to grow a business without well-crafted HR policies? Enter: Uber. Taking a look at the challenges that this popular rideshare company has faced can help you understand what not to do when shaping the culture of your business. Let’s focus on an important…

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Marijuana Legislation Leaves Drug Testing Up in Smoke

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Marijuana Legislation Leaves Drug Testing Up in Smoke  Ongoing changes in attitudes and laws regarding marijuana are leaving some employers and HR without a feasible drug policy. HR policies have a direct impact on your recruiting, engagement, and retention, and your drug policy is an important one.  At present, 28 states and the District of…

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What HR Managers Need to Know About Hiring Millennials

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What HR Managers Need to Know About Hiring Millennials Contributed by Sophia Beirne Millennials seem to have a bad reputation when it comes to working in an office environment. As with most stereotypical representations, this is undeserved. Millennials are the people who will carry your company into the future with their innovative ideas and fresh…

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