Human Resources, Leadership, New Hire, Recruiting

If Its On the Internet, It Must Be True!

How quick are we to believe what we read and find on the Internet! Remember the State Farm Insurance commercials promoting their mobile app where the girl tells her friend “If it on the Internet, it must be true.” We laugh and roll our eyes at the stupidity of the comment…yet, so many people pass judgment or… Continue reading If Its On the Internet, It Must Be True!

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Benefits, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

Do Not Use Overtime as a “Performance” Award!

Whether you are a seasoned or new manager – repeat after me:  “Overtime is not an award for performance.” Reality: “Overtime” is that necessary evil businesses have to face when a critical job simply needs to get done and it can’t be done within a normal allotted period of time.  Yes – employees like overtime… Continue reading Do Not Use Overtime as a “Performance” Award!

Human Resources, Leadership, Recruiting, Veterans

Shame on Companies for NOT Hiring Veterans!

Monster.com put out a “Veterans Career Confidence Index” in November 2011 to gauge how both veterans and employers view employing our vets in civilian jobs.  At the time, 77% of employers “agreed that veterans or those with prior military experience are prepared for a career transition out of the military.”  What a great thing to see… Continue reading Shame on Companies for NOT Hiring Veterans!

Communication, Human Resources, Recruiting

A Psychic Side to Every HR Professional

When some people think of HR professionals, they think “paper pushers” or “company rule enforcer.”  Others, nickname us the “counselor.” An effective HR professional needs to be – as Mae West put it – fluent in body language as well as a good listener.  We have all come across friends and family that “tell us… Continue reading A Psychic Side to Every HR Professional

Benefits, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

Employees Skipping Breaks – Why You Should NOT Encourage It

The dynamics of the workplace have changed from employees simply punching a timeclock to this world of “working until the job is done”…regardless of the number of hours it takes.  As employers, we push our employees to give 100% and employees, in turn, have had it burned into their brains that they need to give… Continue reading Employees Skipping Breaks – Why You Should NOT Encourage It