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Human Resources December 2011 Archive


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Promote Your Growth and Motivation

Thursday December 29, 2011
Your personal and career growth and development are paramount if you want to experience joy in work and life. Make this the day you spend taking a look at the ... Read More

Tap Into the Power of Mentoring

Wednesday December 28, 2011
Are you interested in a serious recommendation about how you can jump start your career and your professional development in the New Year? Find a mentor. A mentoring relationship is a ... Read More

Your Top 10 Favorites From 2011

Wednesday December 28, 2011
Are you interested in what others are reading on this Human Resources site? Thanks to the magic of online stats, I pretty much know when an article is a hit ... Read More

See What You Missed

Tuesday December 27, 2011
With so many December holidays converging this year, I imagine most of you were busy preparing for and celebrating holidays. I know that I was although my husband and I ... Read More

Stress Less for the Holidays

Thursday December 22, 2011
Want to keep productivity and employee spirits positive during the holidays? The positive morale of your employees can keep your business humming in spite of the festivities, time off from ... Read More

Celebrate Employee Retirements

Tuesday December 20, 2011
Not just the time of year for holiday parties and office cheer, the end of the year brings its share of retirements, too. Employees end their official working career ... Read More

Need a Rejection Letter Example?

Monday December 19, 2011
Does it seem like a strange time of the year to focus on rejection letters for potential employees? Not to me because I have always advised people searching for jobs ... Read More

Never Skip Background Checking

Saturday December 17, 2011
Anyone who works for a business has stories to tell about candidates and background checking. For the holidays and the New Year, resolve that you will never skip background checking, ... Read More

Make Better Hiring Decisions

Saturday December 17, 2011
Hiring employees remains a critical function for Human Resources, managers, and all employees of an organization. Finding the right match in the new employees that you hire is critical for ... Read More

Employee Performance Review Tips

Friday December 16, 2011
Are you interested in what will make your performance reviews effective and motivating? I've pulled together my ten best ideas from participating in and observing performance reviews throughout my career. Performance ... Read More

Make Meetings Work

Wednesday December 14, 2011
People spend so much time in meetings that turning meeting time into sustained results is a priority for successful organizations. Actions that make meetings successful occur before, during, and after ... Read More

Gift Your Boss or Coworker

Tuesday December 13, 2011

Top 10 Human Resources Trends of the Decade

Monday December 12, 2011
Last year, I put together my top ten trends of the decade for Human Resources. They remain relevant a year later, so I am running them by you one more ... Read More

Provide Thanks and Reassurance

Sunday December 11, 2011
One year, my husband received a love and thank you note for the holidays from one of our employees. The staff person articulated why he had come to our company ... Read More

Performance Management Promotes Success

Saturday December 10, 2011
Are you fed up with the return on investment you experience when you subject people to your current performance appraisal process? Are you changing your approach to performance evaluation and review? ... Read More

Love Your Work

Friday December 9, 2011
As you know, I'm in Michigan, and winter is definitely here with snow today. As my husband and I left the grocery store recently, I noticed a man bundled up ... Read More

How to Fire an Employee

Thursday December 8, 2011
Firing an employee is stressful for all parties - not just for the employee losing a job. No matter how well you've communicated about performance problems with the ... Read More

Sample Employee Handbook Introduction

Wednesday December 7, 2011
You want to introduce your employee handbook and standards of conduct in such a way that employees understand the gravity of the content, yet still feel welcomed by the company. ... Read More

Ring in November's Favorites

Tuesday December 6, 2011
Interested in the November favorites of my newsletter readers? Once again, I am featuring your favorite content from the past month. Different than my ongoing most popular list, these are ... Read More

Need a Cell Phone Use Sample Policy?

Monday December 5, 2011
After talking with a friend in New York about their state law that prohibits cell phone use while driving, I added a small addendum to my cell phone use sample ... Read More

Sample Team Norms or Guidelines

Thursday December 1, 2011
Every team has two components that team members must pay attention to if the team is going to succeed. The team must pay attention to the content (or goals or ... Read More

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