Posts Categorized: Project Management Best Practices

Showing Appreciation: Going Beyond the Obvious

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If you are a human resources manager, you naturally rely on a lot of people in your organization to get things done. And it’s natural to show your gratitude to people who have helped you. But when it comes to showing appreciation, business consultants caution that you should look beyond the obvious people to those Read more »

Increasing Employee Engagement

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With the uncertainty in the economy, and companies demanding more and more from their workers, employee engagement with their jobs has sunk lower and lower. Business analysts say that to keep your company productive, you need to have employees that are engaged with their jobs. The experts offered a number of ways to build and Read more »

Employee Aggression toward Human Resources

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A  recent survey has provided some evidence to suggest that people in human resources have become the target of aggressive actions by other workers simply because of their role in the organization. Almost one-third of the Kentucky-based human resource workers surveyed in an online poll reported being the target of aggressive behavior, which included things Read more »

Sustainability in the Workplace

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A number of business experts argue that human resource departments need to take the lead in implementing sustainability programs for their companies. Human resource departments are best positioned to spearhead this type of initiative, they say. Sustainability generally refers to the efforts made to enhance quality of life for employees, society in general and making Read more »

Human Resources as a Company’s Change Agent

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According to consultant Brad Power, human resources can and should be an integral part of the change and improvement at a company. Power lists a number of ways that human resources can do this. One important way that a company’s human resources department can drive change is through the hiring process, making it clear to Read more »

Your Company as a “Neighborhood”

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As a human resources specialist, one of your responsibilities is working with procedures and policies that pertain to corporate culture, the values and goals of the company and how they can be best achieved by employees. In doing this, human resources should lead the way in fostering the idea of the company as a neighborhood, Read more »

How Important is HR Certification?

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There is a lively debate going on in the business world about the idea of certification in human resources. Namely, does it enable an increase in effectiveness or does it just represent a body of knowledge steeped in old, conventional ways of thinking. At some companies, certification is mandatory, while other companies wrinkle their noses Read more »

The Importance of Stories at Work

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One very good way of learning about how things are going at a company and the atmosphere of the company is to listen to the stories employees tell about their work experiences. You may hear more positive stories – about the hard work that people do to keep their customers happy, or how they work Read more »

Candidates Are Interested in More than Just a Job’s Duties

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As you try to fill openings at your company with the most talented people possible, you are obviously working to come up with the best questions to ask job candidates. Naturally, applicants have questions of their own, some more probing than others. But it is to these more probing questions that your human resources department Read more »

Temporary Workers and Employer Liability

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One of the regulatory traps that businesses sometimes fall into when they use staffing services is the employment classification of contingent workers. Many times a business that uses contingent workers from a staffing firm takes on certain responsibilities for the workers, responsibilities usually associated with “regular” employment. By doing this, the company allows itself to Read more »

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