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Background Check For Bank Employee

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 Maella Ayson (July 03, 2008)  Hiring an employee on a bank company is very critical. Knowing that money makes this company working, activities like processing bank accounts, giving loans, receiving payroll money, processing a lot of transactions such as withdrawal and deposits. In a bank, employees should be trustworthy and honest. They are the one who do all these processes in a day. You don't want to encounter .. (Human Resources)

Dealing With Employee Terminations

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 Michael J Beck (July 02, 2008)  In a recent workshop I conducted on “The Art of Dealing with Difficult People", we spent some time discussing terminations. If you've ever had to terminate someone, you know how difficult and stressful this can be. (Donald Trump excluded!) Over the years, I've developed a leadership philosophy that has enabled me to let someone go in a way that not only is more comfortable, but .. (Human Resources)

Attract Quality People to Apply For Your Positions

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 Gil Shabat (July 02, 2008)  Hiring the right people is a key to any business's success - in fact, I truly believe that if one had to choose only a single thing to focus on, it would be hiring these people. With that said, I find it quite disturbing that most companies I come across skip the most vital part of the hiring process- enticing employed people to apply for their positions. As a result, such companies .. (Human Resources)

Background Checks Choosing the Right Office Personnel

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 Maella Ayson (July 01, 2008)  Managing an owned company is a very critical task, you should be careful of every decision that you will make. Taking good care of the welfare of your employee is very important. That is why you should be careful in hiring an employee so that you can maintain a peaceful and harmonious relationship in your office. Before hiring an employee it should under go in a series of exams and .. (Human Resources)

Discovering the Possibilities With Informational Interviews

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 Sandy Fowler (July 01, 2008)  What's an Informational Interview? An informational interview is very much what it sounds like. It is an interview you conduct in order to get more information. The twist is that you are the interviewer. When you request an appointment to interview someone you are contacting someone as an expert in their field, job, industry or organization in order to learn from them. This is your .. (Human Resources)

Factors to Consider in Selecting a Background Screening Firm

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 Barry Snyder (July 01, 2008)  There are many things you should consider when selecting a background screening firm if you need to run background checks. Some companies can gather certain information for you. You should be sure the firms can get the information you need. Background checks often include quite a bit of information depending how extensive they are. They can be basic and include only a motor vehicle .. (Human Resources)

Streamlining Background Checks a Must

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 Barry Snyder (July 01, 2008)  Background checks must be streamlined in order to gather exactly the information you are looking for. This protects you as the employer but it also protects the applicant's privacy rights. Employers are not allowed to hold certain knowledge about information against prospective employees. It can be very difficult not to discriminate, especially when there are other candidates and it is . (Human Resources)

Conducting Background Check Helps a Lot in Employing New Employees

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 Maella Ayson (June 30, 2008)  The best thing that an employer does before hiring applicants is by screening them. Screening applicants doesn't end in interviewing applicants. Yes, in interviewing applicants, you will find lots of these applicants that are looking good. As you ask questions, some of them can provide you with sweet talks, but in hiring persons in your company, you can't simply base it with looks and .. (Human Resources)

Background Check is Important in Employment Process

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 Maella Ayson (June 30, 2008)  As an employer, it is not that simple to hire an applicant. There are lots of factors and things to think about such as yourself, your reputation, your business and your employees. With all of these, it is really very important that you make sure you will be getting assets and not risks that can destroy your company or can do harm to your other employees. With the things that are .. (Human Resources)

Business Ethics The Vanishing Quality

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 Pkp Iyer (June 30, 2008)  While business activities are on the upward trend, the concept of Business ethics is doing a vanishing act. In this rat race for acquiring wealth, man, not only the businessman, is throwing to the winds all those benchmark qualities and characters that had been handed over to him over the generations. Business today is nothing but cut-throat competition, no-holds barred trade practices .. (Human Resources)

Recruiting Mr Excellence and Not Mr Average Why Diamonds Are Worth More Than Pebbles

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 Mike Idziaszczyk (June 30, 2008)  "A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections. " (Chinese proverb) What is the best way to select talented staff? The established process is to identify a set of desirable qualities and then select candidates who are at least average across all of these qualities. However in this line of thinking, the pebble - a candidate who is entirely average, is more .. (Human Resources)

EEOC Claims on the Rise

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 Crystal O'Brien, Esq. (June 30, 2008)  The analysis of claims brought to Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions around the country for 2007 are in. Pregnancy discrimination claims reached an unprecedented high with nearly 5,600 charges being brought. Racial discrimination claims reached a new high of 30,510, which surpassed last year's claims by 12% and is a high that hasn't been seen since 1994. And retaliation, sex, .. (Human Resources)

Benefits of Using HR Outsourcing to Manage Company Growth

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 Mike Selvon (June 28, 2008)  There are many small to mid-size companies that have times of fast growth and turn to human resources, or HR, outsourcing, rather than hiring new HR staff members internally to deal with their growth spurt. HR outsourcing can be a very effective way of meeting the demands of strategic growth and expansion of a business and can cut the overall costs by allowing the current and .. (Human Resources)

Recruitments, Applicants, and Staffing Agency Software

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 Caitlina Fuller (June 27, 2008)  Candidate sourcing could be one of the toughest jobs to do. This job requires people-handling skills and technical knowledge. Looking at the importance of the recruitment people, it is easy to conclude that no business could exist without this department. The major uses of the recruitment department include: Being able to encourage candidates to apply for a certain vacancy in an .. (Human Resources)

Staffing Problems? Let Software Do the Job For You!

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 Caitlina Fuller (June 27, 2008)  Companies who are serious at growing big know the importance of labor pooling. In the past, recruitment depended greatly on newspaper ads but in the modern society, this just isn't enough anymore. With more and more jobs that require special skills, there are less and less people who are qualified to take the tasks. The increase in technical jobs gave way to unfilled positions and these . (Human Resources)

Managers, Leaders, Human Beings

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 Natalia Hernandez (June 25, 2008)  Leadership: the magic word that everybody wants to use and be associated with. Thousands of books published, thousands of conferences, classes, etc. Who do we think of when we think about ‘great leaders'? What kind of behaviors and attributes come to mind? We think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , M. Gandhi and mother Theresa -to name a few very visible non-arguable leaders. What .. (Human Resources)

Interviewing and Recruitment How to Select the Right Candidate

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 Louis Jordan (June 24, 2008)  The interviewing process can be extremely stressful for all parties involved. While there is no exact science to selecting the right candidate to fill a position within your company, there are some simple steps you can take to narrow down the search. You should always be prepared in advance for an interview. You should be familiar with exactly what the job requirements are, what .. (Human Resources)

Hiring Non Immigrants by IT Consulting Companies Top Three Concerns

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 Lalitha Brahma (June 23, 2008)  Information Technology consulting companies in United States hire foreign nationals from other countries. Dealing with immigration issues is one of their major challenges. Having worked in a Lawfirm and Information Technology consulting company, I can relate to the challenges that a business owner goes through. I am not an expert, but from my experience I would like to share my .. (Human Resources)

Behavioral Interviewing

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 Tiffanye Hawes (June 23, 2008)  Most of you will be reviewing current resources and assessing the need to acquire new talent for projects and goals in 2008. Therefore, I want to provide guidance with regard to behavioral interviewing techniques. This method of interviewing ensures the candidate provides you valuable insight to actual performance and illustrates ways he/she has behaved in particular situations. Your .. (Human Resources)

Hire the Best For Your Cash Only Medical Practice

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 James Egidio (June 23, 2008)  On the outset, a cash only medical practice would seem to be the ideal business environment for a savvy physician: no insurance companies to set pricing structures and necessitate pre-qualifying standards; no mountains of claims to process; the ability to see fewer patients on a daily basis; and a lessened amount of overall paperwork. For patients, a cash pay medical practice should .. (Human Resources)

Background Check Secrets A Basic Background Check Policy

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 Lee Hill (June 23, 2008)  Applications of The Basic Background Check Policy, Freely Available For Use Under The Creative Commons License Agreement. * This basic background check policy applies to all Staff and Hourly employees of American Acme Corporation. * Purpose o It is important that American Acme Corporation's business missions are supported by qualified employees, with a safe and secure environment for .. (Human Resources)

Cutting Edge Consulting Recruiting

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 Ron Mason (June 23, 2008)  Are you building deep meaningful relationships, creating referrals from past clients and candidates? Are you having your referral sponsored, executing a simple consistent marketing strategy, role playing conversation daily, under promising and over delivering? Does this sound old school to you? While focused on these simple processes you are powerfully executing a cutting edge .. (Human Resources)

Recruitment Consultancies

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 Callum McFee (June 22, 2008)  As a company MD I feel I should share my thoughts about recruitment consultancies with you, as I'm sure many of you will have experienced similar situations and the resulting frustrations. Firstly we're a relatively small company and, if possible, we like to avoid going down the route of using recruitment agencies due to the costs involved. This, however, is becoming increasingly .. (Human Resources)

The Second Dimension of Screening Sales Talent

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 Lee Salz (June 22, 2008)  My wife Sharon and I dated for exactly two years before I proposed to her. Over our two year courtship, I got to know her likes and dislikes. I understood her goals in life and her aspirations. She knew the same about me. On July 24, 1996, in the White House Rose Garden (true story), I asked Sharon to marry me. She excitedly agreed. What might have been her response if she didn't feel .. (Human Resources)

9 Basic Steps in the Recruiting Process

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 Pat Brill (June 22, 2008)  You are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department and are knowledgeable around the business functions. What about the people tasks? Managing employees starts with recruiting. . . finding the right talent. I've created a simple systematic guide to help you through the maze of hiring the right talent. 1. Job Opening - decide who owns the recruiting process. . . you or .. (Human Resources)

The Powerful Rewards From Positive Words at Work

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 Susanne Alexander (June 22, 2008)  Speaking respectfully of your managers, company policies, products, and services, will generate positive feelings in your coworkers and customers. If you struggle with your attitudes toward work, you would be wise to consider what internal or external issues you may need to resolve. In assessing whether you have unresolved issues or attitudes towards a particular person, think about .. (Human Resources)

Job Description

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 Laurus Nobilis (June 21, 2008)  The role of the Human Resource Department is to find, employ and train the adequate candidate for a specific position. Also, HR with cooperation of relevant department must define parameters required for specific position. There are two main documents that define the status for every employee. First one is Contract of Employment. The second is the Job Description. While Contract of .. (Human Resources)

The Interviewing Process

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 Bob Hamilton (June 20, 2008)  The interviewing process that I followed with each of these successful leaders was as close to identical as possible. Following a brief telephone discussion, there was a brief in-person interview. During that interview I presented both the process and the desired outcomes from the interviews that were to follow. Next each participant was provided with the opportunity to examine the .. (Human Resources)

Business to Business Mailing List Is it Useful?

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 Chris J Burns (June 19, 2008)  Commonly referred to as Business to Business (B2B), commercial transactions between businesses take place daily. Since there is a need for businesses to reach other businesses, it is crucial that they have access to up-to-date information about them. Be it their supplier, purchaser or even competitor, businesses need information such as phone numbers, addresses and business .. (Human Resources)

Dispute Resolution Facilitators Mediators and Arbitrators

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 Terra Stern (June 19, 2008)  Alternative dispute resolution has become a popular way to identify the root cause of a problem and to build a solution strategy. In some environments this is accomplished by a mediator or arbitrator. Mediators act as neutrals to reconcile the parties’ differences before proceeding to arbitration or litigation. Arbitrators act as neutral third parties to hear the evidence and .. (Human Resources)

Background Checks The New Norm

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 Steven Maclin (June 19, 2008)  Since 9-11, background checks have pretty much become a part of modern life in the United States. They serve numerous types of purpose, ranging from private and personal stuff to business and professional due diligence. Online background checks have increased over 2000% over the last 2 years because they are user friendly and inexpensive to perform (usually about $30). These checks can . (Human Resources)

Assessment Based Intervention in Family Owned and Operated Business

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 Richard Kercz (June 19, 2008)  Family run businesses provide a unique set of challenges for growth and development. For better or worse, family dynamics inevitably find their way into the corporate culture. Non-family members brought into the family business, especially at the senior levels, often find themselves in the uncomfortable position of having to balance sound business practices with a history of family .. (Human Resources)

Hiring is Fun, Firing is Not!

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 P E Cavanaugh (June 18, 2008)  Personnel or Human Resources - Hiring and Firing Whether one part of the company is more important or not. Human Resources are the one part that if not working, can make your life Hell on earth. We can control just about any phase of our companies operations. Your own sales, marketing, all are objective relationships; but, when it comes to people all bets are off. Just when you get .. (Human Resources)

Competitive Strategy For E Recruiting and Its Benefits

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 Umair Ahmed (June 18, 2008)  The use of internet recruiting has dramatically increased in the last five years. A telescopic view of online recruitment is that everywhere you look and every thing you see is highlighting some sort of Website address. Whether you are ordering food, looking for a good book, banking, or buying insurance, everything can be done from the comfort of home via the World Wide Web. It is .. (Human Resources)

Background Checks Explained

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 Simon M Skinner (June 18, 2008)  Now, more than ever before, background checks are crucial to our success as a business owner or property renter. Today's world is full of dishonesty; identify theft, and many other various forms of crime. Someone walking into our business to fill out an application or calling us wanting to rent our property may look seemingly harmless, but a simple employee screening or background .. (Human Resources)

Six Sigma Projects in the Human Resources Department

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 Tony Jacowski (June 18, 2008)  The Human Resource department is suited in two ways for Six Sigma projects. One is implementation of a project in the HR activities, and the second is the involvement of the HR department in carrying out some of the activities in the execution of Six Sigma project at the organizational level. It has to be understood that though HR is not a huge department of the organization, it has a .. (Human Resources)

How to Stop Call Center Agents From Leaving

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 Kristel Nicole Eniego (June 18, 2008)  This job pays you a lot of money for your people skills. There is no other way of looking at this. You can work at a call center without a college degree as long as you are proficient with computers (and in this day and age, who is not proficient with computers?) also, you have to be good with people. However, the qualities of a call center agent extend to more than people skills. .. (Human Resources)

3 R Manifesto (Recruitment/Retention/Revenue)

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 Toby Marshall (June 18, 2008)  12 Self Evident Propositions Yes, there are minor exceptions to each Proposition Yes, each could be expressed more tactfully and qualified with more words (as we have in my books and media articles) But words just remove the spotlight from the significant problems of a self-serving industry. Direct and blunt makes it harder to ignore and discount 1. That there are only small pockets of .. (Human Resources)

Recruiting Abdomen Ultrasound Technologist For Your Staffing Agency

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 Roy Vera (June 17, 2008)  How to recruit abdomen ultrasound technologist for your staffing agency? Indeed this article will dive into the high income generating modality for many medical staffing agencies. The abdomen ultrasound technologist by itself is a mighty force that many existing staffing agencies need. But, how do you find the them to fill shifts when called upon to do so. The thing about the techs .. (Human Resources)

Are Employees a Core Competency?

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 Lisa Adan Mills (June 17, 2008)  Distributorship that administer the world of distribution by performing in the higher quartile of their business and folks which will take part in a still greater part in the predictable expectations usually have features that frequently generate a big and extremely difficult group of self-governing associations among extremely different sets of populace. Troubles with recruitment and .. (Human Resources)

Getting the Right People For Your Company

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 Nafa Danfad (June 16, 2008)  First impressions count, but if you are unlucky enough to get to know that your first impressions were wrong, things would turn against you and you may lament it. This is something you should be concerned about when finding the prospective people to boost your company's standing. And when you are looking for that pool of candidates, it is not about following your heart, but rather, it .. (Human Resources)

What is the Law Behind Flexible Working Hours

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 Sean Cravenplan (June 16, 2008)  Flexible Working: Time for a change? The Flexible Working Regulations came into force on 6th April 2003. But will they really make a difference for parents of young families in this country? The main provision of the new regulations is the right to make an application to work flexible time to aid you in caring for your child. A request can be made for flexitime, working from home, job .. (Human Resources)

Ten Step Plan For HRIS Software Selection

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 Clay Scroggin (June 15, 2008)  This HRIS Software or HRMS software selection advice is based on my experience of more than 15 years within the HR software industry. I have seen hundreds, if not thousands, of companies during that time do a good job and unfortunately, many who did a poor job with this process. You certainly don't want to go through the process a year or two down the road again because you ended up .. (Human Resources)

Back to Basics How to Hire The Very Best Employees!

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 Becky Regan (June 15, 2008)  I know you must think that this is very basic information for a HR professional. But wait a minute, isn't hiring smart quite simply, the primary reason that any Human Resource department exists? It's the foundation of all other HR functions. Daily, we are assigned the task of recruiting talented people for multiple jobs at all levels of the organization. Does your recruiting system .. (Human Resources)

The Talent Scarcity Myth

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 Toby Marshall (June 15, 2008)  Most business people believe there is a talent crisis. Why? Because every professional conference in Human Resources or Retention or Recruiting, starts with a version of: * Talent is scarce because the population is aging * You must spend big dollars on . . . whatever the conference is about . . . to either recruit (or retain) people. And because there are thousands of articles .. (Human Resources)

Creative Company Picnic Ideas Turn Ideas Into Rave Reviews

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 Larry Klein (June 15, 2008)  Start With the Basics Before you let your creative juices flow freely, it is important to know the parameters. There are certain aspects of your company picnic that cannot be changed or altered. Make sure you are aware of any circumstances that might put an end to your best company picnic ideas. For example, going over your budget might be something that the powers above you would not .. (Human Resources)

Follow These Steps For Productive, Worthwhile Meeting

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 Tom Fuszard (June 10, 2008)  You've just received notice of an upcoming meeting. “Ugh, " you cry. “Not another meeting!" You roll your eyes and wonder how you'll survive yet another hour of useless babble. Why are meetings so detested? Simple. Many are so poorly planned and executed they are a waste of time. That's a shame. Done properly, a meeting is a very effective way to disseminate information to .. (Human Resources)

Technology For Recruitment Consultants Who Want to Win

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 John Bult (June 09, 2008)  Linux operating system. This is not for the technologically faint hearted, Linux is a ‘community engineered’ alternative to the Windows operating system. Benefits to recruitment agencies are The machines are often cheaper and faster than a Windows PC They carry equivalent packages (e. g. word processor, spreadsheet, presentation etc. ) for all available Windows office .. (Human Resources)

Promote Employee Self-Responsibility - 10 Ways to Instill Accountability

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 James V Phelps (June 08, 2008)  With a business culture that's become fraught with outsourcing, downsizing, streamlining and virtualizing, many organizations are looking for employees to become more self-sufficient. Thus, for managers and coaches, promoting self-responsibility within employees has become a primary objective. So, what is self-responsibility in a business context? It's a practice in which an employee .. (Human Resources)

Love it Or Hate it - Dubai is Dubai

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 Antonu Bezboruah (June 05, 2008)  Dubai and its immaculate ambience always mesmerizes people visiting it. A cosmopolitan land filled with endless recreational opportunities, Dubai is much more than a business hub. However, behind all the glamour and tall buildings lies the sad plight of the expatriate workers whose hands have actually carved the much lauded concrete edifices of this place. Dubai is blessed with clear .. (Human Resources)




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