Template: Hiring Process Checklist

Getting ready to begin searching for your next great employee? Hiring is exciting, but it’s also an involved process that’s full of potentials for missteps and errors. Start out on the right foot using this hiring process checklist as a template for your search. While this hiring process checklist is a good place to start…

What is HR’s Role in the World of the Remote Workforce

Telecommuting, working remotely, home-sourcing, telework – whatever you choose to call it, one of the biggest trends in many industries today is the rise of the remote workforce. With improvements in communication options and an increased focus on business opportunities that extend beyond geographic location, companies have begun to look beyond city, state, and even…

The Importance of the Team

What is a team? It seems like a simple question, almost to the point of ridiculousness. But what are the qualities that define a great team? Trust? Chemistry? Ability? Everyone’s gone through a team-building exercise at least once or twice, but what’s the point? The concept of the team is more than just a feel-good…

Why Onboarding is Critical in Talent Acquisition

Imagine this: a company recently hired a new employee. On her first day, she comes in, receives some paperwork and meets her manager, and gets started. Her performance is shaky at first, but shows real promise. Then, two months after she begins, she puts in her two weeks notice. What happened? Poor Onboarding Drives Away…

5 Reasons Growing Companies Need HR Help

Small business growth is every entrepreneur’s dream, but with all the extra work to put in and logistics to consider, it can feel like a nightmare. When a company reaches a stage of rapid growth, it’s important not only to make the current expansion as smooth as possible, but also to lay the groundwork for…

Performance Reviews Aren’t Dead

We’ve heard it all before: “Performance Evaluations are dead.” There are a lot of valid reasons; they take too long, they don’t actually change performance, and so on. But there are a lot of organizations who are digging in their heels and sticking with it – and they’re getting good results. Here’s why performance reviews…

How a Commitment to Lifelong Learning Impacts Performance

If you log onto Facebook around the country in the coming days, you’ll see picture after picture of elementary to high school students heading off for their first day of school. It’s a fun and exciting time as they prepare to embrace another year of growth and learning ahead. But as a business professional, why…

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