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Your Employees

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 P E Cavanaugh (July 13, 2008)  As one of the reasons given as to why employees quit their jobs, being recognized is one of the leading causes. The opposite expression is also true, that is when they feel devalued or put down. It's a little thing called self-esteem. And you don't have to be a psychiatrist or psychologist to build someone's self-esteem. Take the time to talk to the people who work for you on a daily .. (Human Resources)

Tools and Personal Pride

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 P E Cavanaugh (July 13, 2008)  I remember coming in to work on a Monday, and looking for one of the 4 new $20 brushes that I had bought on Friday for my painters. What I found made me sick, all four brushes sitting in dried up thinner hardened with paint. With brush cleaner and an hour and a half, these 2 day old brushes might be restored. So these 2 day old brushes would need an investment of money and lost time to .. (Human Resources)

Five Reasons Why CEO's Should Not Hire a Diversity Consultant

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 Timothy A Wilson (July 13, 2008)  Those of you who read this are probably thinking I'm some sort of Right Wing Conservative who is against Affirmative Action and Diversity. You may even feel that I'm a closet supporter of Ward Connerly the outspoken opponent of Affirmative Action and founder of the American Civil Rights Institute, which in my opinion is a misnomer both in name and in mission. In fact, I am a strong .. (Human Resources)

How to Start an Employee Referral Program

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 Pat Brill (July 12, 2008)  In this highly competitive market, finding top talent can be a challenge. Employers are searching for successful recruiting methods to bring in the right employees to grow the business. An employee referral program (ERP) can provide you with great talent and at a low cost. It does take some upfront time to create the right program for your company, as well as marketing time to educate .. (Human Resources)

Selecting Trustworthy Employee Through Background Checks

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 Maella Ayson (July 12, 2008)  Some unnecessary situations like scandal and crimes in a company can be prevented if we only had carefully select people who will work in a company. Situations like this are bad publicities and may give bad impression to some investors. Technically, if a company will follow some standard procedure in hiring people to work in their company, they can prevent unnecessary situation. .. (Human Resources)

Strict Compliance in Hiring Employee, Conduct Background Checks

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 Maella Ayson (July 12, 2008)  Taking necessary actions in hiring an employee are very important to secure your company and the people who are working in your company. Background check is one of the most important action or process that you should not overlook. It will help you identify who is qualified to work and has a good moral character. If you are hiring employees you should be strict in choosing whom to hire. . (Human Resources)

Conduct Background Checks to Get the Right Employees

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 Maella Ayson (July 12, 2008)  How can you be so sure if you are about to hire the right employee, an employee that can contribute in the success of your company? Yes, you need to make sure you'll be getting the right employees in your company in order to protect yourself, your reputation, your employees and your business. There are lots at risks, if you didn't get the right employees and you can be complained with .. (Human Resources)

Recruiting Managers and Professionals Use Your Corporate History to Predict Candidates Success

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 Leon Noone (July 11, 2008)  A Corporate Event Question Technique This approach uses actual events that have occurred in your company as a basis for interview questions for the vacant job. It's quite simple. Consider the key elements of the vacant job Identify 4-5 major issues that determine managerial success in those key elements. These may or may not be “problem" areas. But they should be key .. (Human Resources)

Have Background Checks to Prevent Scandalous Incident on Your Company

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 Maella Ayson (July 11, 2008)  Background checks are very important to a company in hiring personnel in their office, especially if the job in your office requires good credibility and must have an honest and trustworthy attitude. For a company, if they want to have a harmonious environment in their office, hiring employee should be considered in attaining this kind of goal. Of course if all of your employees are .. (Human Resources)

The Pros and Cons of a Background Check

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 George Foerstel (July 11, 2008)  First, What Is Background Checking? As the name suggest, it is the process of scrutinizing the personal history of a person. This is done by consulting official and commercial records. In the past, one can do a background search by enlisting the aid of the police. Today though, private companies offer to do background search on people for a fee. Background checking is usually done .. (Human Resources)

Recruiting Resources For the New Business Owner

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 Cathy Baniewicz (July 11, 2008)  As a new business owner, you might not be aware of the many options available to help you find your employees. The following is a list of resources to consider when you are looking to add employee(s) to your company. Your Own Website Here candidates will learn about your company as well as the details regarding the open position. TIP: An excellent opportunity for Employment Branding - . (Human Resources)

What is Customer Retention? Part 1

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 Remy Lebeau (July 11, 2008)  Important facts to consider: Fact # 1: 80% of a company's revenue comes from 20% of its customers. The 80-20 rule which is more commonly known as the Pareto principle has been the rule of thumb in business. As most companies get 80% of their sales from 20% of their clients, one must agree that the 2 most important goals in customer retention is to first foster the customers belonging .. (Human Resources)

What is Customer Retention? Part 2

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 Remy Lebeau (July 11, 2008)  Fact # 4: With just a 5% decrease in customer attrition equates to a 125% increase in profit. By successfully increasing customer retention rate by just 5%, you can expect a 125% increase in your profit. This exceptionally high ROI explains why most companies that are considered industry leaders continually spends on programs that lowers customer attrition. Given these four important .. (Human Resources)

Two Tips For Job Board Effectiveness

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 Tom Lemanski (July 11, 2008)  An effective job posting must strike a balance between attraction and qualification. While these two objectives may seem to be in conflict, they needn't be. In recent years, I have asked to expand my writing skills by authoring job postings for a wide variety of key positions. These skills have need some evolution as I first honed them in the days when our only option was newspaper .. (Human Resources)

Build Vs Buy When to Develop a Custom E Learning Course and When to Buy an Existing Course

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 Dan Norris (July 10, 2008)  With the huge amount of “off the shelf" or “customisable" courses available today and the affordability of this option, it is often the best place to start. However designing something completely from scratch tailored to your application and business will result in a higher quality learning experience. Off the shelf courses are made to be configurable and generic so really .. (Human Resources)

ROI and Feasibility What to Consider Before You Start

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 Dan Norris (July 10, 2008)  ROI or return on investment must be the most talked about concept in learning and development. Kirkpatrick's 4 levels of evaluation have been around since the late 1960s. Yet still these concepts of evaluating training are not filtering into the mainstream L&D community. The most recent in a string of research on the uptake of all 4 levels released by the e-learning Guild recently found . (Human Resources)

Choosing Suitable Content For E Learning Courses

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 Dan Norris (July 10, 2008)  When considering an elearning initiative, choosing suitable content is one of the first issues. Of course the content usually chooses itself. Someone might come to you and request an elearning course for the staff induction or customers might request product training. But how do you compare different content based on their suitability for delivering online? The best way to do so is to .. (Human Resources)

Guidelines For Evaluating Existing E Learning Courses

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 Dan Norris (July 10, 2008)  There are many things to consider in evaluating existing e-learning course ware. The following brief outline provides some points to consider based on sound adult and online learning research and practical experience of what works. You might use this when you are evaluating course samples provided by custom content vendors or perhaps evaluating existing off-the-shelf courses. .. (Human Resources)

Smooth and Seamless A Recipe For E Learning Implementation

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 Dan Norris (July 10, 2008)  Once your e-learning product is developed and tested, it is ready to be launched. Launch strategies will differ depending on the content, the target audience, the purpose of the courses and many other factors. But don't think it is just a case of plugging it in and turning it on. 3 of the most important things to cover at this stage are how will learners know about the course, how will . (Human Resources)

Evaluating an E Learning Project and the Associated Course

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 Dan Norris (July 10, 2008)  It is always a good idea to undertake a full review of an e-learning project - you might be surprised by the information you uncover. We always bring this up at the start and I'm surprised by how many people don't think its too important. We would encourage you to evaluate both the project and the product. Evaluating the Project The project is the “start and stop" task of .. (Human Resources)

Considerations For the Development Phase of an E Learning Development Project

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 Dan Norris (July 10, 2008)  The development phase is the exciting part where you start to see the results of your hard work planning. However if things are going to go wrong, this is often where it happens. Some of the most common issues at this stage include the following. Additional “out of scope" changes popping up putting pressure on budgets and time frames (especially for internally-developed .. (Human Resources)

Conduct Background Checks to Hire Qualified Employees

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 Maella Ayson (July 10, 2008)  Background checks, it may sound too suspicious but very important and useful in so many ways. For most of the companies, this kind of process is very important and critical for the success of their business. There are a lot of reasons why we need to conduct background checks. For security purposes of hiring employee with a good record is the number one on the list of reasons. Let's .. (Human Resources)

Identify Convicts Through Background Checks

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 Maella Ayson (July 10, 2008)  Performing well in your previous job is not enough to convince an interviewer to hire you in a position that you are applying for. Even if you are consider as an asset from your previous job, but with a bad record, qualifying for a job would be difficult for you. It is really too hard especially for those convicted person to qualify for a job they are applying for. Having a criminal .. (Human Resources)

What to Ask When Recruiting

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 Michael J Beck (July 10, 2008)  The facts surrounding someone's past give us an idea of where they're coming from. However, their feelings and thoughts about their past experiences can offer a better insight into their make up. Some questions will be oriented towards clarifying past experiences and decisions; others are directed towards revealing their entrepreneurial thinking capacity. Here is a sampling of questions . (Human Resources)

Interim Human Resources Management Reasons to Be Flexible

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 Clive Sexton (July 10, 2008)  Growing numbers of employees want to work more flexibly in order to achieve a better balance between their jobs and the rest of their lives. But while growing numbers of organizations are trying to accommodate their employees’ requests, they are doing it not out of altruism but for good business reasons. Benefits range from increased motivation, productivity and retention, to .. (Human Resources)

Why Are You Googling? Search For What You Want With People Search Companies

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 Amber Higgins (July 10, 2008)  Looking for a person can be quick and casual with a search engine - but surprisingly difficult to get accurate results. Search engine results, depending only on matching website text, often returning too many irrelevant results or none. Not helpful. A person search has a completely different basis of information and much more flexibility in its approach to names, greater accuracy for .. (Human Resources)

Psychometric Assessment

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 Maruti Gawade (July 10, 2008)  There are three types of psychometric tests and these are: 1) Test of ability 2) Test of aptitude 3) Test of personality Test of ability: This test measures the ability of a person to grasp a new skill needed for a new job. It also lets the employers know the following: a) What a particular employee is capable to learn b) What he will be able to learn in the future. The broad skills .. (Human Resources)

Global Trend Spotting The Keys to Employee Retention and Engagement

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 Dawna Jones (July 09, 2008)  With all the fuss about how to retain and engage employees it must be hard for companies to know what to do next. If you ask an employee, better life-balance will be top of mind. If you ask an entrepreneur, who set their own hours, they would probably say the same thing. Better life-work balance really translates into having a greater sense of control over how to juggle work, home and .. (Human Resources)

How to Recruit and Keep Annuity Agents

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 Bob I Richards (July 09, 2008)  This article could easily be titled “How to Find and Keep Clients. " The dynamics of successful annuity agent marketing for retail clients are the same dynamics for the successful annuity wholesaler marketing for agents. You want to take your own advice and do what you tell your annuity agents to do. Recruiting You have six opportunities for recruiting: cold calling, advertising, . (Human Resources)

Bothered by Someone? Conduct a Background Check!

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 Maella Ayson (July 09, 2008)  Are you being bothered with all of the crimes that happen in the world today? Yes, it may be bothering and frightening to think that crimes can happen anytime and anywhere. So, if you find a person odd or suspicious, definitely, you will be scared and worried, not only for yourself but for your loved ones and business. There are lots of people who really deceive others in order to do .. (Human Resources)

Background Checks As a Security Measure

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 Maella Ayson (July 08, 2008)  Today, a lot of people are having hard times searching for a job and for some reasons there are those who strive so much applying for a job and ended unemployed. Many companies are now very strict in hiring new employees; we can't blame these companies for being strict. They are just being careful who to trust and who they want to work on their offices. If you are an aspiring applicant . (Human Resources)

Free Background Check Simple Guides

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 Maella Ayson (July 08, 2008)  If you surf online, you will find lots of investigation companies advertising that they are offering free background checks on their sites. This day and age, more and more people are into background checks, not only for business purposes but for personal purposes as well. A lot of people now want and need to have accurate and quality information in order to screen or check someone, .. (Human Resources)

Free Background Check Tips

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 Maella Ayson (July 08, 2008)  Internet offered a lot of free services such as, mp3, movies, software, reverse phone search, address directory and lot more. But in conducting a free background check which is a very critical one, relying on free services is not recommendable. There are a lot of sites that offer free background check, but information that you can gather here are same with what you have in a telephone .. (Human Resources)

Technology Brings Convenience in Conducting Background Checks

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 Maella Ayson (July 08, 2008)  Before, conducting background checks will consumed a lot of your time. You need to go to different government agencies to gather information that you will be using. The difficult part doing this task is waiting for the results of your search and transferring from one agency to another. Or if you are conducting a manual search, you will be the one who will research on public archives to . (Human Resources)

When in Doubt, Conduct Free Background Checks

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 Maella Ayson (July 08, 2008)  If you think that your business partner is doing something wrong in your business, you must do something to stop this immediately. When you have observed that your business partner is cheating on in terms of income of your company, you need to act instantly to prevent losing the money you invested. Practically speaking, if you have a doubt with your business partner and you want to .. (Human Resources)

Why Should You Perform Background Checks?

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 Maella Ayson (July 08, 2008)  With the world today, trusting is not that easy. Whether you are about to enter into business or personal relationship with other people, you have to be extra careful. You may find the person looks good, you can see smile on the person's face and even tell you directly that he/she will not do you harm, but are you sure you will only rely on hunch? What will the results be if you will .. (Human Resources)

Doing Background Checks Online

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 Maella Ayson (July 08, 2008)  Conducting background checks is easy these days unlike before. Before, you have to go out, drive your way to several government agencies in order for you to get the information that you need about a person, it can be you are locating someone, screening someone, verifying information, wanting to know more about someone. Whatever your reasons are, you have to give time, effort and a .. (Human Resources)

Me Time 38% of Brits Work Over 60 Hours a Week

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 Sally Fallon (July 08, 2008)  Even with the array of modern time-saving technologies we still have less and less free time. Work life balance issues have been on the agenda for many years and according to a recent survey Brits are lacking in ‘me time’. 75% of us claim that work negatively impacts on our free time with 38% claiming to work more than 60 hours a week. Women in particular are experiencing .. (Human Resources)

Pickings Are Plentiful For Part Time Workers

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 Todd Moss (July 08, 2008)  According to the latest data released from the U S Department of Labor, there are 5.4 million people looking for part time work due to changes in their economic situation. That happens to be a 1.1 million person increase over the last 12 months! That means there are an increasing number of people applying for whatever jobs they can get. This can be good or bad for your company, .. (Human Resources)

Recruit Owners Not Employees

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 Michael J Beck (July 08, 2008)  The three top issues that I seem to work with my executive clients on are Effective Recruiting, Maximizing Production and Time Management. Today I'd like to share some thoughts on how to better identify candidates that are more likely to succeed in our business. Have you ever brought someone on as an independent sales agent, only to have them act like an employee? You told him he was .. (Human Resources)

The Cafe, a Cup of Coffee and a Job Interview A Dangerous Brew

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 Rob McKay (July 08, 2008)  I work in a delightful complex. We have a small, efficient café in the middle of our office park run by a lady who has memorized the Christian name of every customer. I can't tell you how powerful this is. I don't care if the coffee is a bit ‘burnt', or the sushi a bit dry. Nothing is more uplifting than the warm personal greeting she gives me when I drop by. I make a point of .. (Human Resources)

Attracting Great Talent and Hiring the Right People

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 Rene Lacerte (July 07, 2008)  The most important thing you can do for your business is to hire the right people. We all know that, but do we all act on that, all the time? Probably not. In my experience as an entrepreneur, it is too easy to focus on the tasks on hand, to worry about the budget, and to not hire when we should. Raising money, building a network and honing your pitch are all essential first steps in .. (Human Resources)

The Most Popular Worker Wellness Programs

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 Konstantin Koss (July 07, 2008)  Who needs wellness programs? If you work in an office or a jobsite or are a member of an organization who spends a considerable amount of time at work, you will definitely benefit from a well-designed corporate wellness program. Employees spend a minimum of about 200 hours a month at work - a considerable amount of time. Furthermore, distractions, stress, and the pressures of the job .. (Human Resources)

Navigating Through Conflict

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 JL Earlywine (July 07, 2008)  Conflict is something that can't be seen, smelled, or tasted - but it can be felt and heard. In every home, business, and church conflict is inevitable. You know conflict will show its ugly head sooner or later because all of the above listed groups are made up of people. How you deal with conflict will reveal your leadership style, level, maturity, and experience. While others are .. (Human Resources)

Who Do You Appreciate?

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 JL Earlywine (July 07, 2008)  For years the big debate with volunteers has been, “Volunteers must be treated differently than paid staff. " This debate is still going on today in most, if not all, organizations where volunteers serve. So, should volunteers be treated different than paid staff? If so, why? How? With considerable experience in the business world as well as the non-profit world I have had to face . (Human Resources)

You Are Not the Boss

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 JL Earlywine (July 07, 2008)  Employees don't always get to call the shots when planning out their daily agenda. Sound familiar? If you are an employee, or have ever worked for someone, you know what I mean. You come in to work on Monday morning all ready to get your week started. A week you have carefully and thoughtfully planned out; each day is full of tasks and appointments. You know you are going to add .. (Human Resources)

I Just Realized a New Trend Everyone is Getting Their 2nd Generation Learning System

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 Jamie Corn (July 07, 2008)  Why is this happening all of a sudden? Is this a case of follow the leader? Why migrate to another system when you have spent lots of money in getting the first one correctly positioned? I'd like to inject my thoughts into this market phenom in a series of short articles on the best practices in selecting your 2nd or even 3rd Learning Management System. People get tired of their .. (Human Resources)

Piercings in the Workplace How Will We Make This Work?

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 Maria Elena Duron (July 06, 2008)  She's got some on her brows, on her nose, and on her lips. No, I'm not talking about makeup. I was referring to the body piercings of the woman I saw early this morning. She reminded me of the controversial case between Costco and their employee. The said employee was wearing facial piercing and was asked to cover it up while at work. However, she did not want to cover it and the .. (Human Resources)

How to Offer Your Employees a Memorable Special Event by Hiring a Party Rental Specialist

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 Jon Cellauth (July 06, 2008)  There are professionals in every field of activity to offer their expert help. Arranging parties and special events for your organization is something that cannot be risked with the expertise of in-house staff unless you are prepared for a lot of avoidable lapses and gaffes. Professionals thorough in the business of arranging parties and events should be roped in to take charge of the .. (Human Resources)

How to Offer Your Employees a Memorable Special Event Thats Easy, Extremely Fun and Affordable

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 Jon Cellauth (July 06, 2008)  Your hard working employees deserve a good time in the company of their colleagues at the special events. Day in and day out they work hard slogging at their jobs bringing in the revenues for the company. The more they enjoy the event the better they will remember it. When you are spending money it is sensible to spend it wisely and get the maximum value for you per dollars. You can add . (Human Resources)




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