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 »

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 »

How to Use Facebook… And still show your face at work

Posted & filed under Social Media, Workplace Stress.

By now, you probably understand the potential dangers of social media. Indiscriminate use can seriously damage your professional reputation. So when people in your office (especially your boss) want to be your Facebook friend, how do you use Facebook so that you can still show your face at work?Here are several quick tips for managing… Read more »