HR Essentials

A crash course in Human Resources management filled with practical tips and advice to make your HR function as effective as it can be.
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STOP Panic Hiring!

Tired of reacting to last-minute needs? Use these practical tips to accurately forecast your staffing and hiring requirements (no crystal ball required!).

Experience? Why It's Not All It's Cracked Up to Be

Hiring an under-experienced candidate sounds like a risky proposition, but here are six reasons it makes good sense.

Are Performance Reviews Dead?

Clearly, you can't just abandon reviews entirely. But if your processes were developed five or more years ago, they may no longer serve your company well -- and may require a fresh approach. Why?

Disruptive Technologies: The Next Big Things in HR

The cloud. Wearable tech. Big Data Analytics.

It's critical for you to understand how these technologies will potentially alter the landscape -- particularly when it comes to human resource and workforce management -- so that you can prepare yourself and your organization for change.

They Can See Right Through You

Employer review websites like Glassdoor and Indeed have surged in popularity over the last several years. People use these websites to "peek into" life at different organizations, to get a better understanding of what it's like to work there. They look up salary ranges, employee satisfaction levels, management style, career growth opportunities, and more before they even apply for open positions.

So what does this mean for hiring managers? How do sites like Glassdoor and Indeed affect your ability to fill open positions, and how can you use your profiles to help you attract and retain strong candidates?

Above the Influence

Drama. Gossip. Office politics. Whatever you call it, it's probably alive and well within your organization. Here are eight actions you can take to promote productivity, integrity and a positive culture in your company.

Get Your Ducks in a Row

Want better results from your temporary employees - every time? Then get your staffing "ducks" in a row. Use these simple tips to prevent problems, ensure temporaries get off to a great start, streamline management, and get the most from your investment.

7 Interview Questions to Assess Work Styles

How do you create a happy, productive work environment where everyone works effectively together? Start by understanding your employees' work styles.

When you interview or conduct performance reviews, use these questions to identify individuals' preferred methods of work.

Results at Work: Simplifying Staffing for a High-Volume Staffing User

A large part of our role as a staffing partner is to simplify staffing for our clients. Here's an example of how educating a new user helps make their job easier.

Get Better Temporary Staffing Results--Permanently!

No less an authority than The New York Times recently trumpeted, “The Rise of the Permanent Temp Economy.” While so many other industries have faced downturns, the staffing industry has been on the upswing as many companies realize the value of the contingent workforce. But like so many other tools, a staffing agency is only valuable if you know how to use it right. To ensure you get the best results from using their services, follow these 10 best practices.

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