Rules Are Good for HR: Here’s Why

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HR is responsible for much more than just collecting and organizing paperwork. It’s role in any given organization is to keep employees fulfilled, satisfied, and motivated. That said, it takes a lot of structure to create a healthy and productive work environment, and the world’s best HR professionals rely on a strong policy framework to help them do it — … Read More

Performance Management: A Good Thing for Employers, a Great Thing for Employees

Performance Management is a Good Thing

Throw around words like “outsourcing” or “automation” at work, and you’re likely to make employees nervous. That’s understandable — these terms tend to conjure up images of pink slips falling en masse over a sea of empty desks as layoffs decimate the office your staff once called their workplace. Who wants that? Probably no one. But here’s the thing: those … Read More

Which HR Technology You Use Matters (No, Really!)

Most business owners (me included) understand that Human Resources is an important department, but not everyone is aware of just how many responsibilities fall under the HR umbrella. Consequently, it’s easy for the owners of small and medium sized businesses to assume they can handle HR functions on their own — which is almost never the case. While it’s true … Read More

Could Turkey, Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie Change Your Business?

Thanksgiving week, one of those times during the year when the feeling among co-workers and clients changes ever so slightly. People thank each other more, have more empathy for teammates, clients are bit more forgiving, and the general tone is one of humor and light heartedness. People slow down a bit, take time to have longer discussions, and simply engage … Read More

Technology and HR – Like C-3P0 and R2-D2… They Just Go Together

Over the last 20 years, through my work in various HR services companies, I have essentially worked for over 30,000 small and medium sized businesses. While I would like to think I provided them great service and value, there is no question that they provided me insight into their world, their challenges, and specifically how the people side of the … Read More