Posts Tagged ‘HR’

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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Four Ways You Can Soften the Impact of an M&A for Your Employees

AOL Buys Time Warner for $162 Billion Exxon-Mobil Merger Not Expected to Raise Prices at Pump Will Whole Foods Benefit From the Amazon Effect? When we read headlines about mergers and acquisitions (M&As), the focus is typically on dollars and cents (billions of dollars, potentially), the impact on the consumer, and projections about the potential…

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Tackle Your Biggest HR Challenges With These Four Best Practices

Imagine you show up for the big game. Your uniforms boast the best performance technology to maximize player comfort and movement. You brought all of your staff—your trainers, managers and coaches. Everyone has signed a contract and you have team insurance. There’s just one thing—you never developed a playbook for your players. Or maybe you…

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Six Ways to Create a Culture of Appreciation

Whether it’s a teacher slapping a “Well done!” sticker on our spelling test or a school cheer (“2-4-6-8, Who do we appreciate?”), it’s a great feeling to have your hard work recognized. Our need for praise, or having our efforts appreciated, is not something we outgrow. However, often times, when we get out into the…

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Manager’s Guide to Holiday Gifts and Year-End Bonuses

“‘Tis the season to be jolly” and in the workplace that can come in the form of holiday gifts or end-of-year bonuses. Rewarding your all-stars and spreading some holiday cheer can go a long way in boosting employee engagement. But before you go playing Santa, consider what you can afford, what employees really want, and…

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Lessons on Leadership from Braveheart

Academy Award winning film, “Braveheart,” features an iconic scene that showcases transformational leadership. Based on the life of William Wallace, a warrior fighting during the First War for Scottish Independence in the late 14th century, Wallace is urging his unlikely band of fighters to face the imposing English army. If you somehow have missed this…

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Building a Magical Culture without the Disney Budget

Some companies have cultures we crush on. (And I don’t say this lightly because we have it pretty great here at Patrick Payroll!) But let’s face it, with perks such as on-site foosball, gyms and car washes or free gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner (we’re looking at you, Google!), some workplaces feel more like Disneyland…

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Five Ingredients for a Great Company Culture

Baking soda. Baking powder. What’s the difference, right? Well if you’re baking, using baking soda instead of powder can leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Teaspoon or tablespoon? If you’re talking about how much hot sauce to add to a recipe the difference could be dinner with a kick, or dinner in the trash.…

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