Posts Tagged ‘human resources’

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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A Better Way to Do Performance Reviews (Part 2)

As part of our series on best practices, we made the case for why you need to prioritize giving feedback to your team through a scheduled performance evaluation. This week we’re going to talk about a better way to conduct performance reviews. Good management includes an element of coaching. If you watch coaches they are…

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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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Why Your HR Policies Need an Annual Checkup

When it comes to routine “life” maintenance there are some things you are probably disciplined in keeping up-to-date on: Oil change every 5,000 miles? Check. Dental cleaning every six months? Check. Flossing once a day? (Okay, we’ll skip that one.) Replace your smoke detector batteries at Daylight Savings Time? Check. Review and update your HR…

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