150 Things HR Professionals Worry About

150 things HR professionals worry about

So HR just hires people, right? If you work in an HR role, you’re shaking your head. ThinkHR compiled the following list of 150 topics that HR professionals handle. Whirks’ mission is to keep you out of the grind so you can focus on your company’s WHY – the passion behind your organization. If you’re…

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How to Set New Year’s Resolutions in an HR Role

It’s that time of year – your Facebook feed is starting to fill up with people talking about the New Year’s resolutions they’re going to crush this year. The age-old question remains: how long will they last? Gym memberships spike in January and start to fall off in February and March. Too often, we set…

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Let us reintroduce ourselves!

Meet Whirks! Since we stepped into the payroll world back in 2009, we have been thinking about what our name should be. Patrick Payroll just hasn’t encompassed all that we do and what we want to do. Our name didn’t clarify that we are a lot more than just an ordinary payroll company. We have awesome people…

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Change is in the air

I’ve probably heard this phrase a million times, and I smile every time I hear it because I know it means change is coming. Around my house, fall is an exciting time for many reasons. With the new season, we get cooler weather, comfort food meals, and football, which leaves everyone excited. (Not to mention…

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Tips for Avoiding HR Overload

If you are responsible for HR in your company, a smorgasbord of tasks probably lands on your desk each day. You already know that being adaptable is a crucial part of working in any job, especially in human resources. However, when your normal routine is derailed, it’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed. We could spend…

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Change is Hard!

My kids, ages 16, 14, and 12, have been back at school about a month now. Full speed ahead, super active, and super teenagery (is that a word?). When school starts back, my wife and I’s world just changes. Back to games or practice every night of the week – usually with three kids going in three different directions. We are back to studying late at…

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Top 3 Tips from the Whirks Staff

What’s your top three tips for small business owners? We asked our local experts (the Whirks staff) for their best bits of wisdom! Rose Heckendorf, Client Care Coordinator 1. Make sure you’re keeping your business and personal expenses separate. It’s a lot easier to do this on the front-end and it can save you a…

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What You Need to Know About Developing Your First-Time Managers

You believe you’ve identified the perfect employee to fill a management role at your business. Now what?  Unfortunately for many first-time managers the next step is figuring out how to lead or manage people without being provided with formal leadership training. In other words, “winging it.” According to The Ken Blanchard Companies’ First-Time Manager Survey,…

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How to Identify Potential Managers Within Your Ranks

If you have a spot open in management it’s tempting to look only to your top performers to fill it. Or maybe it’s time to conduct an annual performance review for your account executive who keeps blowing up her sales goals. She’s been with your organization for three years and is hoping for a promotion.…

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