With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand. This is the opening line of the song “76 Trombones” featured in the famous musical, The Music Man. While I am a fan of brass sections, this blog post is not about marching bands. The opening line from the song reminded me of the necessity for [...]
An internship is what you make of it. Here's how to make yours a key piece of your career path.
I use a credit/debit card for almost all of my purchases. It makes it extremely easy to track where, when, and how I spend my money. I actually get annoyed when I have to pay cash. Unsurprisingly, I’m not the only one who likes to collect data on my purchases. Pretty much every business that [...]
Recently I was speaking at a university about the importance of connection and Connection Cultures to help students, faculty and staff thrive in institutions of higher education. After I spoke, the president of the divinity school came up to me and said I needed to see a great new comedy entitled Warm Bodies. He informed [...]
Kim Loan Duong is 32, and onto her third business: Empire Society; Prestigious Models; and Image Powerhouse. Her journey also bucks some of the conventionally-held wisdom about entrepreneurship, and in this way, makes business success more accessible to the everyday woman. Here are 3 myths Duong busted on her way to serial entrepreneurship.
401(k), 403(b), pension plans and health insurance plans are wonderful perks to offer employees. But, many companies don’t understand the compliance required by the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that goes along with offering these benefits to employees. Show More Summary
Want your career to pay dividends? Why not manage it as you would your financial assets?
Tired of erring with clients? Joel confessed he made a huge error with a long-standing client. He was hired as their sales consultant to drive sales. You can imagine the past few years were not stellar but the company did manage to make the numbers they needed. So Joel was able to continue on a [...]
Being a well-versed salary survey user is an important part of managing employee compensation at your organization. After all, salary surveys are the leading source for setting pay rates. What data should you use, and what data shouldn't...Show More Summary
Provided by AISS, A Sterling Infosystems Company The "Do's" DO: Obtain Applicant Consent. The first step in pre employment screening is to obtain applicant consent. This isn’t just good advice—it’s also the law, as outlined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Show More Summary
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) recent guidance on background checks suggests that employers need to exercise more due diligence in their hiring practices. Its guidance on background check practices underscores the importance of five key practices in the hiring process. 1. Show More Summary
Signing up for a LinkedIn Profile requires only a few simple pieces of information. However, the more complete your profile is, the more opportunities will likely open up for you. According to LinkedIn, a "100% complete profile" includes...Show More Summary
HR may not always be able to directly contribute to the bottom line, but there are a number of impactful ways that it can help drive revenue. Here is a list of 14 things your HR department can do to drive revenue at your organization. Win over talent from your competitors. Show More Summary
Like most employers, you’ve probably been faced with the challenge of how to manage rising salary increase budgets, reward high performers, and sustain your organization’s financial health by meeting and exceeding margins achieved in past years. Show More Summary
We've all been there. You're at a meeting or a networking event and you meet another professional. Within the next couple days you search for that person through Google or directly through LinkedIn to learn more about them and possibly even connect. Show More Summary
Over the past several years, charges of retaliation filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have significantly increased, making retaliation a major legal risk that employers face. Here are several ways that employers...Show More Summary
Remarkable HR leaders can emerge at any level. Whether they are an entry-level recruiter with a strong ability to hire unique talent, a tenured training manager who has a knack for building employees' skill sets, or a mid-level employee...Show More Summary
The Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would “pave the way for women to more easily litigate their way to pay equality” failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday as Republicans united against the measure for the second time in two years, according to this story from The New York Times.
Good customer service is the heart of every business. It flows from employees who engage internal and external customers, meet their needs, and exceed their expectations. Good customer service creates a "wow" experience for your customers,...Show More Summary
Successful, effective performance management by managers essentially boils down to simply answering 4 key questions for your employees. What is expected of me? Managers have an obligation to tell employees what is expected of them in terms of job responsibilities, projects, and goals or objectives. Show More Summary