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How Human Resources Can Lead by Example

Human resource managers wear many hats and have to keep tabs on a lot of different things. With all of this going on, it is easy to overlook their leadership role in a company, says management expert Nor Franco. To regain that leadership role, Franco offers five tips for leading by example. The first is… Read More »

Harnessing the Power of Employee Surveys

Companies have a valuable resource to help them plan for the future. Unfortunately, it’s a resource that is often overlooked. This resource is the company’s employees. A recent survey has shown that many companies are not using their employees to best advantage by not soliciting their opinions about the company and its planning. Surveying employees… Read More »

Should You Go Back to School?

When the recession hit, you got laid off, and are now looking for a job. The good news is that you have many years of experience in your chosen profession. But you don’t have a college degree. Should you go back and get one? There is no simple answer to that question. Here, it’s a… Read More »

Should You Rehire an Employee Who Left?

You have a job opening, and you have advertised for the position. Among the applications you have received is one from a former employee. And so here you are confronted with a question, should you consider rehiring a person who has left the company? There obviously are differing opinions about the question. Some might dismiss… Read More »

Handling Layoffs

Layoffs are always a difficult thing to do. And for a business they present a unique set of problems, beginning with how you as an employer can carry them out in a caring and compassionate manner, respecting the dignity of everyone involved. To handle layoffs in an empathetic way, you should let all the employees… Read More »

Dealing with Job Search Setbacks

When looking for a job, you are going to run into all kinds of people. Some will be courteous and pleasant, others will not. Some will take a sincere interest in your situation, others will not. Some may be downright rude to you. In other words, you are going to run into all different kinds… Read More »

Employer and Employee Issues Within an Aging Workforce

In a recent survey of small businesses, about one-third of the companies responding said they were setting up plans to pass along the knowledge gained from their experienced workers to younger employees in preparation for the retirement of older workers. In fact, small businesses are outpacing their larger counterparts in preparation for the impending retirement… Read More »

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Evaluation Tools for Hiring Right

To get the right people for your company, it takes work, good judgment and even a little luck. To improve the process, two business researchers, Dr. Charles Handler and Dr. Steven Hunt, are touting the effectiveness of applicant evaluation tools in hiring new workers, which they say are effective in showing how well a person… Read More »

Declining a Job Offer

With an economy that has been losing steam and marked by widespread layoffs, it would seem that people would not have much use for advice on how to turn down a job offer. So, if you are fortunate enough to be able to turn down a job offer, you also need to realize that you… Read More »