Is IT Taking Over HR?

Posted & filed under Leadership, Planning.

Today’s HR departments leverage IT to benefit almost every aspect of their daily operations. Continual technology improvements, coupled with declining costs, have fueled a surge in HR’s usage of technology: Software is being deployed to manage areas such as internal mobility, appraisal management, succession planning and personal development. E-recruitment and performance management software are dramatically… Read more »

It Pays to Help New Staff Start Right

Posted & filed under Leadership, Planning, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

Managers should invest wisely in well-designed staff orientation programs. Effectively orientating your new employees can pay big dividends in staff retention, employee commitment and customer satisfaction.   Staff members who are properly trained and welcomed at the beginning of their careers feel good about their choice of employer, fit in quickly with peers and colleagues… Read more »

The Death of “Command and Control”

Posted & filed under Career Review, Leadership, Planning.

As business owners and managers are forced to compete in a more volatile and complex environment, the traditional “command and control” approach to leadership is no longer effective. No matter what size the organization, factors like globalization and new technologies have created the need for new styles of leadership. Traditional problem-solving techniques and top-down management… Read more »

Pinterest… for Recruiting? Really?

Posted & filed under Intraplacement, Planning, Social Media, Staffing Tips.

Maybe you’ve read about Pinterest’s amazing stats. 11.7 million unique users by January 2012, making it the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark. Drove more referral traffic to retailers than LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+ combined in January 2012. Had a user base of 3.3 million people as of… Read more »

How to Find More Time In Your Work Day

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Surveys conducted throughout the United States have found that the average employee admits to wasting approximately two hours out of every eight-hour work day. This does not include lunch and other scheduled breaks. If you find that you don’t have enough time to get your work done, it may be because you’re wasting more time… Read more »

How to Execute Your Strategic Plan in 2013

Posted & filed under Planning, Staffing Tips.

Over the past several weeks, you’ve spent countless hours with your team in strategic planning sessions–assessing your strengths and weaknesses, identifying new opportunities, analyzing potential threats and setting the course for your business over the next 12 months. The result? An ambitious, yet achievable, strategic plan. Congratulations! You’ve cleared a major hurdle many organizations fail… Read more »

Top 10 Job Hunting Blunders

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Whether you are just starting your professional life, a seasoned pro looking to make a savvy career move, between jobs, or simply feeling the need to move on, the quality of your job hunt will determine your level of success. Do you know what actions might put the kibosh on your quest? Here are 10… Read more »

The Top 10 Ways to Retain Good Employees

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Share the results of good work, tangibly. Bonuses, cash, and non-cash rewards need to be tied to results so that, in receiving them, the employee knows that he or she is being rewarded for his or her specific contribution. Gifts given at the whim of the CEO can be regarded as actually demeaning in that… Read more »