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5 Ways to Show Compassion at Work

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Feb 10, 2020 11:46:48 AM

When it comes to compassion in the workplace, some may cringe, as they believe that opening up and showing kindness or “friending” team members is a recipe for disaster and it’s best to keep work life and personal life separate.

But let’s face it- you spend 40+ hours a week with these people. Would a little compassion really be the worst thing?

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Topics: Leadership, HR, Culture

5 HR Trends to Watch in 2020

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jan 27, 2020 2:52:51 PM

The new decade will bring new distractions for HR, but HR Gurus will need to maintain the focus on keeping the human in human resources and staying up to speed with the latest trends that cultivate culture, boost people productivity, and increase employee engagement.

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Topics: Leadership, Now Trending, Technology, Workforce Management, HR, Culture

5 HR New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jan 6, 2020 11:34:14 AM

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to review your priorities and set goals for the year to come. For HR Gurus, this means going well beyond setting personal New Year’s resolutions like losing weight or eating healthy. It means reviewing people processes, recognizing weaknesses, and crafting a strategy for how to improve.

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Topics: Leadership, Workforce Management, HR, Culture

Tabletop Team Building: How Board Games Can Improve Trust, Inspire Creativity, and Enhance Communication

Posted by Guest Post on May 3, 2019 9:40:25 AM

Looking for a team-building activity that everyone can enjoy? Board games might be just the ticket. Not only are they entertaining, but if you utilize them properly, they can vastly enhance your workplace, helping your employees better-enjoy one another’s company and improving a wide range of skills. Here’s why.

What do you think of when someone mentions ‘Dungeons & Dragons?’

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Topics: Leadership, Now Trending, Culture

Avoid These Hiring Mistakes to Create a Great Company Culture

Posted by Guest Post on Nov 28, 2018 3:31:23 PM

There are a lot of benefits to having a strong company culture. Employees who work well together and feel like a member of a trusted team tend to be more productive and engaged at work. Leadership skills within strong company cultures are more developed than in companies who lack this valuable asset. All of this culminates into better revenue for a business.

To create a great company culture, you need to hire the right people for your team. Somehow, this effort seems to be more easily said than done and hiring mistakes are made frequently. Here are some of the common hiring mistakes to avoid.

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Topics: Leadership, Recruiting

How to Keep Employees Motivated During a Leadership Transition

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 2, 2018 2:17:45 PM

 

Leadership transitions are tough for any company. No matter if it’s for good reasons or bad, this is going to be one of the biggest challenges you’ll ever face in HR.

Part of the issue is in keeping people motivated. Uncertainty about the future of the organization, or maybe even their jobs, tends to get people distracted, hurting productivity and the long- and short-term health of the company.

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Topics: Leadership, Workforce Management, HR

Saying “No” How 1 Simple Word Can Double Your Productivity

Posted by Guest Post on Apr 5, 2018 10:36:27 AM

For many people, the word "no" is an impossible one to use.

We want to make other people happy, so it can be difficult to say no to family and friends. It's also hard to say no to a career opportunity or to a co-worker that wants your help.

But sometimes in life, it's necessary to put your foot down.

Learning to be a little bit selfish can be a good thing, and it can help boost you in ways you never thought possible.

See how these 5 benefits to learning how to say no can improve your productivity and quality of life.

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Topics: Leadership, Workforce Management

Ask an HR Guru- What is Your Go-To Interview Question?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 29, 2018 6:07:00 AM

Wouldn’t it be great to know ahead of time what questions you were going to be asked in an interview?

In a recent post, we outlined the 6 questions that a candidate should never ask during a job interview. This week, we wanted to hear the interviewing process from an HR perspective so for our segment, Ask an HR Guru, we reached out to a diverse group of HR professionals to ask: What is your go-to interview question?

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Topics: Leadership, HR, Ask an HR Guru

Ask an HR Guru- Why HR?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 5, 2018 3:43:43 PM

 

HR Gurus are the ones on the frontline that directly interact with your people and continuously work to make a difference in your organization day in and day out. The tight-knit HR community is comprised of passionate HR Gurus who are committed to grow as independent professionals, but also dedicated to learning new ways in which they can help improve their people and organizations.

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Topics: Leadership, HR, Ask an HR Guru

Drafting a Championship Team

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Aug 30, 2017 12:00:08 PM

As we prepare for the Super Bowl, we all have a tough decision to make- which team should I root for?

The two teams playing in the Super Bowl are arguably the best two teams in the NFL this year. However, there is a lot of time, coaching, and leadership that goes into building a championship team.  

Behind all great teams is a well-thought-out strategic plan and leaders that have a proven methodology to attract, retain, and engage top players. 

The same holds true in the workplace, and a solid strategic plan starts with establishing your employer brand through mobile apps, social media, and career sites such as Glassdoor and CareerBuilder. These are just a few ways in which you can reach more individuals to expand your talent pool.

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Topics: Leadership, Now Trending

    

 

    

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