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Asian Companies Now Investing More In Their People

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 Steve Went (April 08, 2009)  Large companies across Asia are increasingly investing in human resources - attracting and keeping the best human capital as well as training them for business opportunities which they might face when the economy is more upbeat. In a recent Hewitt Associates study of 912 companies and 180,000 employees in eight markets, including Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, India, Hong .. (Human Resources)

How to run an exit interview

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 Gregor Spowart (February 24, 2009)  Exit interviews are fantastic at opportunities for employers and you should grasp them with both hands. You’ll have someone speaking to you with very little to lose so they’ll be incredibly honest. When they’re being honest then you have a chance to find out what REALLY goes on in your company and what you can work on. As an IT Recruitment company, we have had loads .. (Human Resources)

Employee Job Description Explained

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 Ndunuju Adiele (January 15, 2009)  Job description is an essential part of every job in every organized working environment. Writing and compiling job descriptions is another very important job of a Human Resources person in an organization. It is very important because it covers details of the day-to-day duties expected from each employee in all departments of a given firm. While writing job descriptions for each .. (Human Resources)

Core Roles Of A Human Resources Expert

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 Ndunuju Adiele (January 15, 2009)  The human resources department is one of the most important departments in an organization. Almost all the activities of an organization revolve around the HR department. A Human resource professional must perform a lot of functions and roles in an organization towards the actualization of the corporate goals and objectives of the firm in a way to drive the organization's vision and .. (Human Resources)

Recruitment And Selection Process

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 Ndunuju Adiele (January 15, 2009)  The most important job of a Human Resources person is the selection and hiring/recruitment of employees. It cannot be faulted that the success of any firm depends on the quality of human resources or talents in that firm. This is why it is very important for any human resources expert to be very sure of hiring the right staff without compromising anything from the onset. The questions .. (Human Resources)

Human Resources - The Benefits For Your Business

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 Amy Nutt (December 22, 2008)  Most small businesses don't even consider using human resources, but it's not uncommon to find larger companies ignoring this potentially beneficial area, as well. Human resource consulting can be a very useful way to improve your business by keeping your employees happy and productive and maintaining a smooth running business. Why Use Human Resource Consulting The main reason to use .. (Human Resources)

Sexual Harassment Training Policy - What Employers Need to Know to Stay Compliant

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 Jason Chisolm (November 13, 2008)  Sexual harassment is a term that has become increasingly popular over the past forty years. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that all companies have a legal responsibility to provide a harassment-free workplace for their employees. In order to provide such an environment it is imperative that the company understands exactly what sexual harassment is, how to recognize it, as well as . (Human Resources)

Hiring Expats For Work

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 Peter Garant (October 22, 2008)  Anyone engaged in business today recognizes the rising costs of labor as one of the major hindrances to expansion. While there are several ways that this issue is being addressed, one of the most viable is by hiring expat workers. There are numerous advantages of having expats in your workforce. The first is that they are not difficult to find. There are now, in such countries as New .. (Human Resources)

Sexual Harassment Training

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 Syed Rehan (October 22, 2008)  Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome advances, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, seeking sexual favors, or inappropriate sexual interference of a person's workplace or work performance. What Law Says Legally, sexual harassment is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - it is a form of a sexual discrimination. The act applies to a workplace where .. (Human Resources)

Why Would a Business Want to Use a Temp Agency

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 Amy Nutt (October 22, 2008)  Companies may wonder why they should hire an hr consulting firm, i. e. , a temp agency, to locate quality employees. In a highly competitive corporate world, knowledgeable help can mean the difference between a constant influx of clients and bankruptcy. Statistically speaking, every disgruntled customer that leaves your establishment equals seven or more people who won't give you a .. (Human Resources)

Evolution of Recruitment

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 James Davey (September 25, 2008)  With today's current economic climate, recruitment agencies have to look at their current methods to see if they are keeping up to date with the markets needs. It's all well having some of the best consultants, resources and reputation behind you but without knowing the market properly they are all useless. When many of us started in recruitment things were very different. Let's look at . (Human Resources)

The Basics of Recruiting Software

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 Caitlina Fuller (September 25, 2008)  Businesses are in a bit of tough spot right now. There are a number of people who are seeking employment, so each position will often have a number of potential candidates. The real question is how you will ultimately pick the right person for the job. The good news is that you will be able to utilize a number of new software packages to help you make the right choice and organize all .. (Human Resources)

The Benefits of Staffing Software

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 Caitlina Fuller (September 25, 2008)  Recruiting has taken on a whole new life in America. People regularly circulate their resume to many major companies and several smaller regional firms just to get a shot at a good job. This means that those on the recruiting end have to deal with a lot of paperwork and a lot of decisions. It is therefore understandable that a lot of people are looking to outside help for their .. (Human Resources)

Income Insurance - Do Employers Co-Fund Employee Contributions

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 Donald Griffith (September 24, 2008)  Great news in the insurance industry. There is a win win product for the employer and the employee. That product is income insurance. Income Insurance provides employees with a safety net if they or there spouse get sick or injured. It covers the bills for people that have not put away for a rainy day. Now here is the greatest part it doesn't cost the employer a dime to implement and .. (Human Resources)

Why Company's Should Have Paid Time-Off Benefits

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 Brandy Pelzel (September 22, 2008)  Everyone needs a break from work once in a while. Whether you offer PTO in the form of a set amount of days per year to be used however the employee wants, or if you have specific vacation and sick time, these are great benefits that are given to your employees. There are a few different reasons to have paid time off for your employees. 1) Providing paid time off for your employees is .. (Human Resources)

Employees Demand Income Protection Insurance

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 Donald Griffith (September 22, 2008)  As a Business Consultant I speak to companies all day long. I am completely surprised at how many owners do not think to give Employees to protect their incomes via insurance policies. The silly thing is that owners do not pay a dime for these types of plans and providing income protection plans increases retention of valuable employees and provides a Tax deduction to the employer. .. (Human Resources)

Fishing For Trophies How to Hire Someone For Your Shop Who Really Blows You Away!

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 David N. Rogers (September 12, 2008)  In order to figure out how to keep the right employee, we must first understand that attitudes have completely changed in today's world. An HR director for a very large, well-known computer manufacturing firm told me a while ago that when she sees more than three years at the same job on a resume, she immediately assumes that the person is complacent and that their resume gets stuck at .. (Human Resources)

How Engaging is Your Business?

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 Hilary Jeanes (August 26, 2008)  August's over and everyone is returning to work reinvigorated by their break. Or are they? Many people return from their holidays wanting a change. Some have plans for their next holiday, a new partner or a house move. For others it's a new job. And the journals, papers and websites will soon be crammed with new job opportunities. Business leaders, too, often return to work filled with . (Human Resources)

Recruitment - The Most Important People-Related Business Decision You'll Ever Make

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 Hilary Jeanes (August 26, 2008)  I was interested to see in The Sunday Times Rich List that there were many owners of recruitment consultancies- perhaps I should think about changing career. They are successful and there are so many of them because employers keep making wrong recruitment decisions. Views wax and wane about whether staying with one employer for a long time is a good thing and whether you can trust .. (Human Resources)

Training - A Good Investment?

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 Hilary Jeanes (August 26, 2008)  A while back,  I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days at the National School of Government (NSG) in Sunningdale, UK, courtesy of one of my clients.   It was Ascot week, which made the visit all the more memorable, because not only was I able to indulge in my favourite pastime of people watching,  it was made all the more memorable because of the eclectic mix of people. .. (Human Resources)

Check First Before Deciding - Conduct Background Check

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 Maella Ayson (August 26, 2008)  Like every person in this world, we all need security and safety. We can not be too trustful in a person that we have just met for the first time. It is hard to give full trust to an individual especially if that person look too suspicious. It is not a bad thing to be suspicious, it is like being safe and sure that you won't make any mistake in the end and regret an action that you .. (Human Resources)

The Secret to Filling Open Jobs - Faster

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 Chris Archer (August 26, 2008)  Have you ever had an open job requisition come across your desk, that you were positive you could fill quickly - only to find thirty days have passed, and there are STILL, no qualified candidates in your pipeline?  As a hiring manager, or human resources professional, responsible for the recruitment function, you are painfully aware of the number of hours necessary to source for your .. (Human Resources)

The Four Day Work Week and Its Contribution to Going Green

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 Robert Barrie (August 26, 2008)  Much the same way that consumers are developing an environmental conscience, businesses are expressing a desire to improve their carbon footprints, as well. There is a win-win scenario to recycling and conservation, and many ways to do it. The costs, cost savings, ease of implementation and enforcement, and the impact on the environment vary. In quite a few businesses and organizations . (Human Resources)

Talking to Employees

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 Heather Richards (August 25, 2008)  In an Interview When you are interviewing a prospective employee, you must show them some of the same traits that you want to see in your ideal candidate for the position. For instance, why should your employee be passionate and enthusiastic about working for you, if you do not show enthusiasm about your business? Be open about your company and the position your applicant is striving .. (Human Resources)

Motivating Generation Y - Getting in the "Flow"

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 Kevin R. Nash (August 25, 2008)  The stereotyping of Gen Yers (born between 1982 and 2002) by Baby Boomers (born between 1943 and 1960) and Gen Xers (born between 1961 and 1981) tends to be that they have short attention spans, are spoiled, disrespectful, and technology-dependent. In reality it is probably more accurate to describe Gen Yers as fast-paced, multitasking, fun-seeking, and technology-savvy. One thing is .. (Human Resources)

Finding Nurses - Recruiting Nurses From Colleges

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 Roy Vera (August 24, 2008)  This is an area that often is ignored by new medical staffing agencies and goes roughly untapped. You will find that the more seasoned nursing staffing agencies are actively involved with recruiting nurses from colleges. The path of least resistance should be the path you need to find. What I mean is, college nurses are eager to find work, often times they are so hungry to work they .. (Human Resources)

Background Check on Employees

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 Maella Ayson (August 24, 2008)  People have different personalities. They have different ways of living. Environment has a big role to a person's well being. And because of this, every person's personalities depends on the environment where they grow. When a person entering a business or applying for a position on one company they will undergo different test or interviews. However, not all details of their lives are .. (Human Resources)

Healthcare Staffing - Google Can Help in Finding Customers

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 Roy Vera (August 24, 2008)  Can the giant Google really help in finding customers for your medical staffing or nursing staffing agency? What would you have to do to actually find Hospitals or medical centers to secure contracts using this search engine? There is an answer to this question! But, the answer is not always what you may think, and the answer is not traditionally what others may want you to believe. The . (Human Resources)

How to Recruit Foreign Nurses? Part 1 of 5

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 Roy Vera (August 24, 2008)  The idea of recruiting foreign nurses remains a very profitable means to begin growing your medical staffing agency. The barriers to entry though remain high in terms of investment required to attain foreign nurses to begin positioning yourself to cover shifts. With that said, it is an area that can be moved into with proper research and securing enough investment to sustain the longer . (Human Resources)

How to Recruit Foreign Nurses? Part 4 of 5

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 Roy Vera (August 24, 2008)  If you have been reading the previous articles on how to recruit foreign nurses you have a better understanding what is needed to begin the process to acquiring proper documentation to attract foreign nurses to the US. With that said, these are things any medical staffing agency will need to make sure are completed before any process can begin to recruit foreign nurses. Let's review .. (Human Resources)

Nursing Staffing - Can the Internet Help Find Candidates?

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 Roy Vera (August 24, 2008)  There is no doubt that the Internet can help a medical staffing agency, nursing staffing agency, Radiology Staffing Agency, Dental Staffing Agency or any type of staffing agency find and secure candidates to send to customers. The Internet is a hot bed to secure nurses, radiology technologist, ultrasound techs, PT, OT or Respiratory technologists. The only thing is you need to know how . (Human Resources)

Nursing Staffing - Can the Internet Help to Find Business?

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 Roy Vera (August 24, 2008)  Traditionally medical staffing agencies have used typical strategies to secure accounts by visiting hospitals or medical centers and dropping off business cards or marketing pamphlets in the hopes that they may be interested in working with your staffing agency. The problems with this methodology is that all medical staffing agencies or nursing staffing agencies are using this method .. (Human Resources)

Nursing Staffing - How to Recruit Nurses Online

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 Roy Vera (August 24, 2008)  Finding nurses online to fill shifts for your medical staffing agency or your nursing staffing agency may seem like a daunting task, especially if you are not quit versed with the online community. This article will attempt to provide a simple yet an effective way anyone can use to begin a marketing campaign online for your staffing agency. Keep in mind that the techniques here may be .. (Human Resources)

Staffing Nurses - How to Recruit Nurses Offline?

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 Roy Vera (August 24, 2008)  In an attempt to find nurses, many new or existing healthcare staffing agencies stop short of using effective methods to acquire much needed candidates to fill shifts, especially when those shifts need to be filled at times in a moments notice. Lets face it, the medical staffing industry often survives on the idea that you should be ready to fill a shift 24 hours a day, well! At least .. (Human Resources)

4 Jobs in Human Resources Explained

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 Dean Forster (August 17, 2008)  The human resources department of the company is one of the most under appreciated parts of an organization. Though they are the people who have some of the key roles to play in the organization. In the recent times the demand for jobs in human resources department has increased. This increase is at all levels ranging from management level posts like Director, HR to entry level jobs .. (Human Resources)

An Intended Interview

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 Patrick Basister (August 16, 2008)  Courtesy. Professionalism. These are broad terms for a person's actions relating to his official tasks or activities that would leave a mark on his reputation. This came to mind because of a situation that left a not-so-good initial impression on me by someone in the same field I am in - Human Resources. As a background, I have been looking for new employment opportunities for some .. (Human Resources)

The Essential Role of Employees Background Check

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 Maella Ayson (August 15, 2008)  We know how critical the hiring process is to you. Quite literally, the next person you hire could be the reason for your company's success or failure. Many questions may arise in you in your process of selecting the best applicant you have. Here are some of them. Do you have employees that do not exactly seem what you thought they were? Do you have doubts about who is working side by .. (Human Resources)

Employers' Background Check

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 Maella Ayson (August 15, 2008)  In today's world, nothing is stable. You do not know people that you can lean on or trust especially if you are in a business. Because of what is happening to our environment, many employers think about background check of every individual that come in and out of their business. There are many reasons why employers conduct such investigation. 1. Is it trustworthy person? Sometimes .. (Human Resources)

How to Fire an Employee - The Do's and Don'ts of Terminating Employees to Keep You Out of Hot Water

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 Cissy Pau (August 15, 2008)  Having to fire an employee is one of the most difficult and traumatic decisions that a business owner can make. Letting an employee go is hard not only on the employee, but also on the employer, and the other employees in your company. It is a decision that should never be undertaken lightly. Common reasons for firing an employee include: Performance-related issues Poor personality .. (Human Resources)

De-stressing the Workplace - How Individuals and Organizations Both Benefit

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 David Hoza (August 15, 2008)  I view de-stressing of the workplace as a team oriented action. Utilizing an approach supported and perhaps centered by organization leaders is I believe highly valuable in creating a common context for discussion and action. Individual actions and motivation go hand in hand with the organization in creating an emotionally satisfying workplace as well as managing outside stress issues .. (Human Resources)

Why Run a State Background Check?

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 Wesley Lynx (August 15, 2008)  Are you an employer who needs to know the past of a potential employee? Are you in a new relationship and are curious about the past of your new mate? If so, then you should consider a state background check. Once you run a background check, all your questions will be answered! In today's world many people run state background checks on many people. The reasons for these background .. (Human Resources)

New Recruits - New Recruits Need All Help

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 Saif Chy (August 07, 2008)  Companies spend huge amount of money for finding and hiring the perfect employee-especially managers. But not helping them to get acquainted with their work, colleagues, the environment and the system will make them search for another job. So, the sufficient support and guidance must be provided to make them productive. On the first day, usually the HR person or a superior introduces .. (Human Resources)

When Does it Make Sense for Companies to Add to Their Staff by Using Temp-To-Hire Employees?

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 Mimi Jeter (August 07, 2008)  More and more companies are viewing temporary employees as an efficient and cost-effective way to recruit and test the abilities of workers before bringing them on board full time. Temp-to-hire placement is a strategic recruiting tool which saves time by allowing a staffing partner to test and pre-screen candidates for you, will save the company money during the trial period because all . (Human Resources)

My 6 "A-HA's" in Building a Successful HR Career

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 Becky Regan (August 07, 2008)  Recently on a hot, late summer afternoon I shared an iced tea and revealing conversation with a fellow senior HR colleague. We reminisced back to the beginning of our careers, asking each other why we originally decided to enter the human resources field several decades ago when it was still known as “personnel management. " We found as we chatted that our reasons for choosing HR .. (Human Resources)

Improve Your Employee Hiring and Screening Practices

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 Jim Sirbasku (August 07, 2008)  Did you know that an estimated two-thirds of employee hiring decisions may be mistakes? This article will provide you with information that can help you improve your employee hiring and screening practices so that you can cut costs and maximize productivity in your organization. Whether you're an owner, an executive or a manager, the following information will be beneficial to you. .. (Human Resources)

Visitor Shoes - What Are They?

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 Patrick P Smyth (August 07, 2008)  Put yourself in visitor shoes. Would you, like most people, hope they were clean and free from germs and bacteria? Even when wearing your own socks, there is a real chance that germs can infiltrate your body. Wearing shoes previously worn by strangers conjures up feelings of human hair in food, and often it doesn't matter that the hair is one's own! The standard clause in workplace .. (Human Resources)

Training Can Be Cost-Effective If You Know How to Shop!

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 Jack R Wilson (August 06, 2008)  To be effective, training does not have to be expensive. Picking the correct training is the key. It's just that simple. Ah, but the question is what “is" the right training? Must you send someone to a seminar to hear “the speaker of the week?" to get high quality training? Or, must you pay five-hundred to more than fifteen-hundred dollars for training DVDs that dance, .. (Human Resources)

Why Cant the Recruiting and Staffing Industry Operate More Like the Real Estate Industry?

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 Tanya Willette (July 31, 2008)  In the real estate industry both buyer and seller can have a representative. A listing agent represents the seller after securing an exclusive right to market a property. A buyer's agent works to find the right property that meets their client's requirements. A listing agent will almost always post their listing with a multiple listing service (MLS) to achieve the maximum exposure for .. (Human Resources)

Train a New Employee

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 Annette Greco (July 31, 2008)  You have a new employee! Congratulations. Now it's time to train the new hire for the position. Remember, proper and thorough training will lay the foundation for the new hire's success in your company. The first day on the job will set the tone for the new hire's future with your company. Be sure to be on time, greet the applicant warmly on the first day, show him or her around and .. (Human Resources)

Where to Find Great Employees

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 Annette Greco (July 31, 2008)  You've got to get the word out about your company and your job openings. Just like marketing your company to perspective clients, you are marketing your company to perspective employees. Ask for referrals from people you know. Everyone knows someone who needs a job. Talk to your past customers, colleagues, employees and friends. Offer a referral fee to your employees for recommending a . (Human Resources)




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