Posts Categorized: HR Advice and Tools

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Contemplating firing an employee? Ask yourself these questions first.


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Although there are plenty of rewarding aspects of being a manager, there will come unfortunate times where you will need to decide whether or not to let an employee go. Obviously the entire termination process can be emotionally challenging and gut-wrenching, but it should never be an impulsive decision. To be sure you are making…

5 Perks Your Employees Want This Summer


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In a city where winter just lingered until late April, failing to be flexible as an employer during the summer months is a mistake too many organizations make. You can’t blame your employees for being a bit distracted when the summer weather finally hits, so it’s important to offer summer employee benefits that will keep…

3 Signs an Employee is about to Quit


Your best employee just handed you their letter of resignation. How did you not see this coming? Blindsided and panic-stricken, you realize you have minimal time to find a replacement. To avoid being caught off guard in the future, here are some signs to help you realize an employee is about to quit. Working hard…

How Professional Development Improves your Business


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Professional Development – Process of improving and increasing capabilities of staff through access to education and training opportunities in the workplace, through outside organization, or through watching others perform the job. Professional development helps build and maintain morale of staff members, and is thought to attract higher quality staff to an organization. Professional development, career…

How to Pick Between Two Qualified Candidates


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The hiring process is unpredictable. Most of the time, you invest months into trying to find a decent candidate for your open position and still come away empty-handed. However, once in a blue moon, the unheard of happens. What happens when you meet not one, but two perfect candidates for your opening? Although this situation…

Why You Should Let Your Employees Work From Home


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Flexibility and work life balance are key words that will attract any applicant looking for a new position. Allowing your employees to work from home is a great benefit to offer that promotes both of these things. This perk is becoming more than just a millennial trend that many companies are adapting, although we understand…

The Perfect Candidate Declined Your Job Offer…Now What?


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Finally! You’ve met the perfect candidate for your open position after exhausting months of back to back interviews. They have the proper amount of experience, exceptional characteristics, and they fit right in with the rest of the team. It’s a no brainer that you are going to extend a job offer. But to your surprise,…

Reducing Employee Turnover


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Employee Turnover: When employees leave a company and have to be replaced. Does your business have the reputation of having high employee turnover? Before applying to an opening, the first thing that smart job seekers will do is check the ratings to see what previous employees had to say about working for your organization. Seeing…

Tips on Conducting Exit Interviews


Exit Interviews

“In today’s knowledge economy, skilled employees are the asset that drives organizational success. Thus companies must learn from them—why they stay, why they leave, and how the organization needs to change. A thoughtful exit-interview process can create a constant flow of feedback on all three fronts.” – Harvard Business Review Exit interviews can be extremely…

Why Summer Fridays are Beneficial


Summer Fridays

Friday is here, the sun is shining, and your employees’ eyes are glued to the window and clock itching for the weekend.  To avoid these unproductive habits, many employers have adapted to allowing Summer Friday hours as an additional, inexpensive employee perk.  As a manager, you may be wondering why this would be beneficial for…