Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

Getting the Whole Story

 A new report by the consulting firm Development Dimensions International reveals that most of the people hired by companies in 2012 are already dissatisfied with their jobs. What they were told about the job hasn’t matched what they are doing. How can your company avoid this situation? There are several steps it can take. One… Read More »

What to do About Medical Leave

Medical leave is a legal issue that has led to many questions among companies about its guidelines and procedures. More specifically, the issue arises as to how long companies have to give people for extended medical leave. If an employee has been on medical leave for a few weeks or months, and says he or… Read More »

How Does Your Company Handle Contingent Staffing?

The American workforce is constantly changing, as companies reassess their needs and resources, as different generations enter and leave the workforce, and different economic conditions change employment patterns. More recently, temporary workers have become a much more significant and integral part of the workforce, as companies attempt to control their expenses. In many places, human… Read More »

Employee Engagement Surveys

It is no secret that employee engagement is important to the success of any company. Engaged employees go above and beyond to give their best efforts for the company and care regarding their work. As a result, companies are doing what they can to elevate employee engagement. One of the tools in their toolbox is… Read More »

Growth of Online Recruiting

Recent studies show that Americans spend more time on social networking sites than on all other sites combined. There are more than one billion people now on Facebook. We have online profiles at many different places on the Internet, from where we socialize, where we shop, to where we go for information. And what we… Read More »

Interview Tips for Hiring Managers

There are various kinds of interview techniques that companies now use, techniques that have developed over the years as jobs and job candidates change. Business consultants Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney offer some advice about the fundamentals of interviewing that, they say, should always be kept in mind. The first piece of advice is to… Read More »

Another Take on Job Descriptions

Many times when employers post job descriptions, for one reason or another they end up wide of the mark. They don’t really get at the essentials of the job, or give the applicant a good idea of what the job entails. To help remedy that situation, business consultant Janine Truitt has a few suggestions. First,… Read More »

Tips for Choosing a Good Outplacement Services Firm

During the recent recession, layoffs spiked as the economy sank. To help workers handle the transition, many employers used outplacement services. These are services that help employees who have been laid off search for another job. The employer hires an outplacement firm to help the workers make a quicker transition to other employment. The services… Read More »

Do Outdoors Programs Help Build Leaders and Teams?

Over the years, companies have tried various strategies for increasing worker efficiency and productivity. One of the more well-known strategies has been the outdoor experience for workers to help with team building. In this type of exercise, workers go out into a wilderness setting where they do various exercises that have different goals for the… Read More »

Tips for Outsourcing Your Recruiting Function

Finding the right talent for your company is a constant struggle. The talent shortage is as large as ever. To help find the right talent, some companies have decided to outsource their recruiting efforts. Is this the way to go for your company? There is no definite answer to the question. It all depends on… Read More »