Employers are always looking for ways to cut costs. Be aware, however, that it can be easy to make risky decisions on how to classify your employees. Whether it is with existing employees or additions to staff, be sure you are making informed … [Read more...] about Make the Right Decision! – Exempt vs Non-Exempt vs Independent Contractor
Do you really know what your employee brings to the workplace? Oh, you may know that they have the knowledge and skills needed to get the job done in an effective and efficient manner. But, do you know the “soft” skills or attributes they bring … [Read more...] about Finding Hidden Treasures – Mining for Employee Competencies
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Watching the news every night and the news talk shows on Sunday, you might be confused as to where we (as a country) are now and where we are going. I’m not a politician or an economic expert, by any means, but I do use common sense and bit of … [Read more...] about Recipe for Success
How often as parents we have heard those words – and how often have we said, “Stop asking! We’ll be there when we get there!” It seems like we have reverted to childhood as businesses and citizens we are still asking, “Are we there yet?” And, all … [Read more...] about Are We There Yet?
One of my favorite movies was the “Magnificent Seven”, an American Western film which was directed by John Sturges. It is a story is about a group of seven American gunmen who have been hired to protect a small agricultural village in Mexico from a … [Read more...] about Magnificent Seven
When you think of the phrase, “back to school” it can bring up several images – it could bring up memories of when you were a youngster, enjoying the summer and all of a sudden faced with the reality that school would be starting up again very … [Read more...] about Back To School – Already?!
We finally got around to making a video. Hope you all enjoy it, and it helps you understand the importance of a cloud based HR system for the small or medium sized business. [yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiJiWM7UKFU'] If you want to … [Read more...] about EffortlessHR Online HRIS – Testimonials and Introduction Video
Before we begin to discuss being a leader, we probably should define what a leader is. This is important because there can be a distinction between being a “boss” and being a “leader”. Your position may define you as a boss, which provides you … [Read more...] about How to be an effective leader
I was the VP of HR for a fairly large organization several years ago when the terrible unexpected happened.You always think, "This can't be happening to us" only to find that it can and does happen. What is it that happened? The second in command, … [Read more...] about Do We Need Succession Planning?