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5 Workplace Nightmares and How To Avoid Them

Posted by Alexa Rivera on Oct 12, 2021 9:51:00 AM

If you know anything about Human Resources, you know there are countless responsibilities for HR leaders to keep track of. Some are beautiful, some are daunting, and some are downright terrifying. At PeopleGuru, we don't take lightly how vital the role of an HR professional is and because it's such a crucial role, there are some sticky situations you want to steer clear of (and at all costs). That's why we've assembled five workplace nightmares to avoid just in time for the spooky season.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Law, Time and Labor, Workforce Management, HR, Culture

How To Be The Best Leader For Your Team

Posted by Guest Post on Sep 23, 2021 8:53:00 AM

The key to having a successful business is having the right people in the right positions. Team leaders can help you take your business to the next level by leading teams to success. Unfortunately, many businesses lack strong leadership. This shortage of talent can lead to high employee turnover, lack of organization, and lack of communication, all of which can hurt your business. 

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Topics: Leadership, Staffing, Workforce Management, Culture

6 Leadership Traits to Resolve Workplace Conflicts Seamlessly

Posted by Guest Post on Aug 4, 2021 7:57:00 AM

Business owners, your perpetual concern is to grow your business. But you can't do that if your employees don't see eye to eye with one another.

If your workplace environment is toxic or your employees can't stand one another, you can't nurture your company's future. Therefore, business owners and managers, need to add workplace conflict management to their tasks list as a priority.

Unfortunately, to manage workplace conflicts, there's no straightforward formula available. As people are involved in the process, you can't resolve conflicts using the same approach all the time. In the words of Dale Carnegie —

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Topics: Leadership, Workforce Management, HR

Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Veteran Employees

Posted by Guest Post on Jul 15, 2020 11:01:36 AM

One of the biggest obstacles for military veterans is finding meaningful employment after service. These highly trained individuals are required to make a dramatic shift in their terminology, practices, habits and expectations when entering the civilian workforce. Despite this, however, veterans can bring numerous benefits to your organization, including proven leadership and problem-solving skills, integrity, loyalty and a strong work ethic.

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Topics: Leadership, Recruiting, HR

How to Rehire Furloughed Employees

Posted by Allyson Edwards on May 7, 2020 10:55:20 AM

In times of economic downturn, employers may choose to furlough employees vs. laying off employees, but what does it mean to be furloughed?

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Topics: Leadership, Staffing, Workforce Management, HR

The Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Mental Health

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Apr 30, 2020 10:29:40 AM

COVID-19 has its own set of physical symptoms, but with 1 in 5 Americans suffering from some form of mental illness, this period of uncertainty is not the time to let mental health take a back seat.

A recent study shows that nearly 7 in 10 employees report that the COVID-19 pandemic is the most stressful time of their entire professional career. These high stress levels are reflected in the increase of prescriptions filled in mid-March with 78% of all anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and anti-insomnia prescriptions being filled as new prescriptions.  

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Topics: Leadership, Healthcare, Disaster Plan, HR

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

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