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It’s Time To Turn Your Managers Into Coaches

In the 2017 ERC/Crain’s Cleveland Workplace Practices Survey, the majority of respondents noted the hiring and retention of talent is their biggest organizational challenge, and that employees were the greatest strength of their company. Why...Show More Summary

Vertical Development for Leadership

Leadership development and professional development are not new concepts, yet their evolvement has been less than progressive. Many organizations focus on the horizontal development of leaders by investing in soft skills and technical skills training with a focus on broadening tools and competencies used. Show More Summary

Trends in Workplace Drug Testing: 3 Facts Every Employer Needs to Know

Given the country’s tumultuous state of affairs when it comes to drug use, employers are faced with monumental challenges that can impact everything from hiring to safety to their bottom line. We know that employers are struggling, b ut much of what we hear about this crisis facing our country, and our companies, is anecdotal. Show More Summary

What HR Can Learn About Diversity and Inclusion From The Oscars

Each year during award show season, it seems a controversial topical movement becomes an unofficial theme. This year diversity and inclusion was the real star of the show. Hollywood is just the most publicized industry dealing with these...Show More Summary

4 Keys to Executive Coaching

There are many factors that go into an effective executive coaching intervention, but there are four that stand out as being essential for success. 1. Alignment To start the coaching project off right, there needs to be alignment between the individual being coached, their boss, and the coach. Show More Summary

Talking To Industry Friends About Employee Salaries: Are You Saying Too Much?

We all do it with our counterparts in the industry…we share stories about that uncomfortable discussion that we had to have with an employee, ask our friends how they have handled sensitive situations, and grumble about our never-ending to-do list. Show More Summary

What Is Succession Planning and Why Is It Important?

According to a Global SHRM Survey, executives worldwide believe their two biggest challenges through 2020 will be attracting the best people to their organizations and retaining and rewarding the best people in their organizations through...Show More Summary

The Rules for Paying Interns Changed: Here’s What You Need to Know

Up until January 5, 2018, when employers needed to determine whether the internships they would offer qualify as paid or unpaid, they would turn to the long held 6-part test that was officially enacted by the Department of Labor (DOL) as of 2010. Show More Summary

5 Training Trends in 2018

As technology evolves, it seems that virtually every aspect of business is evolving with it, including employee training. While there is still much to be said about the importance of instructor-led training, the way the instructors are...Show More Summary

What is Inbound Recruiting?

The concept of Inbound Recruiting is driven by the fact that 73% of candidates begin their job search with a Google search. Organizations looking to attract and retain top talent are reacting to this digital landscape transformation in the same way as Marketers. Show More Summary

The 3 Ps to an Employee Engagement Communication Strategy

It’s no surprise to anyone in Human Resources that high engagement leads to increased retention, productivity, and business success. Assessing the level of engagement or commitment your employees have to your organization through Employee Engagement Surveys is only half the battle. Show More Summary

When Should Sick Employees Stay Home?

When an employee calls in sick we would all like to be able to say, “Yes, of course, please stay home, rest up and get-well-soon. We’ve got your job duties covered, yes—you’ll get paid, and see you back at work in a day or two.” ButShow More Summary

The Performance Management Problem: What Is It and How Do We Fix It?

Performance management is a necessary and valuable practice for both administrative and developmental purposes in organizations. However, many employees involved in traditional performance management, whether as raters or ratees, have...Show More Summary

2018 Vacation Planner and Attendance Tracker

Vacation planners can make an employer’s vacation request and approval process a lot easier and more efficient. We've put together a free Vacation Planner for 2018 that you can download below. Download (PDF) Download (Word) TrackingShow More Summary

2018 HR Compliance Timeline

Monday, January 1 Ohio Minimum Wage is $8.30 per hour Federal Contractors minimum wage is $10.32 per hour. Tipped employees working on or in connection with covered federal contracts minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. FSA limits at $2,650 HSA...Show More Summary

3 HR Processes You Need to Revamp in 2018

Often HR processes become stagnant and untouched due to the “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” mindset. Sometimes that works out perfectly fine, and well, sometimes it doesn’t. Dust off the old untouched processes and implement something new and refreshing. Show More Summary

Winter Is Here, Is Your Inclement Weather Policy Ready?

It seems appropriate that this article about inclement weather policies is being published on the first official day of winter. Of course, this being Northeast Ohio and all, we’ve already been hit with a pretty decent icy blast thatShow More Summary

What Your Organization Can Do to Stop Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

With TIME Magazine’s recent declaration that the “Silence Breakers” (women who have come forward to report their personal experiences as victims of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace) as their “Person of the Year”, there is clearly a desire to see sexual harassment stamped out in the workplace. Show More Summary

The Cost of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

60+ By now, you’ve probably lost count of how many prominent celebrities, CEO’s, and politicians have publically faced allegations of some form of sexual harassment in the wake of revelations over former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s...Show More Summary

Social Media Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Utilizing social media to recruit candidates is at an all-time high. LinkedIn and Facebook have forged a new bridge linking job applicants directly to recruiters and the companies they are looking to join. It is crucial for HR departments...Show More Summary

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