Performance Reviews: A Guide for Managers in Los Angeles and Orange County

Posted & filed under Career Review, Planning, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

Annual performance reviews can be stressful for both employees and managers. Here are some simple but effective tactics to help minimize your employees’ anxiety and ensure reviews are both fair and effective: Explain the process ahead of time. Ideally, whenever you hire an employee you should explain the details of the performance review process—how often… Read more »

Staffing for Competitive Advantage

Posted & filed under Career Review, Contingent Workforce, Intraplacement, Planning.

IntroductionContingent staffing, outsourcing, behavioral hiring. All have become commonly used buzz-words among human resource and staffing industry professionals. While the terms refer to different activities, their intent is the same: gain competitive advantage by implementing new tactics and strategies in the hiring and use of labor. If you are familiar with the current trends in… Read more »

CONTRACT OR DIRECT: What’s the best way to get work done?

Posted & filed under Contingent Workforce, Intraplacement, Planning, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

“We did it!” Mike, a partner in a mid-sized firm enjoys their recent success and turns to his partner Keith to tell him the great news!  Keith is perplexed! Wide eyed, Mike said quietly, “We got the whole thing.” Keith slumped down into his chair with concern.  Mike, we don’t have the resources to do… Read more »

Do You Need Workforce Planning?

Posted & filed under Planning.

Workforce planning was one of the hottest areas within HR during the 1980s. Now it’s back on top of the hot HR issues list. Why is workforce planning a burning HR issue again? There are four basic driving factors: A shortage of talent. No one wants to go through the next rapid growth cycle without… Read more »