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Managing Employees

5 Tips to Reduce Turnover

Turnover is costly and disruptive.  Here are five tips to reduce your turnover and find and keep your good employees. Know what you want.  Before you hire someone, decide what you are looking for and the the best way to attract good candidates.  Write a job description, post an attractive ad answering the question, “why should a […]

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Is Your HR Running at 100%

I have never seen a company that is running at 100% effectiveness. Let me tell you why. A company, or any organization, is a complex integration of people and systems. Organizations start as dreams and plans, but are built in fits and starts, to address immediate problems and opportunities. Companies never look exactly as planned. […]

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A Simple Performance Review System

Performance reviews are dreaded by employees and managers alike, and are usually unproductive. Let’s change this to make it a productive growth experience instead of a mechanical and hollow process to get through. Back in the days when I was the Director of HR for a large service organization, we did a massive amount of […]

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Simple and Effective Onboarding Program

Hiring great employees is a major priority for most companies. The time, expense and effort that goes into the process makes it critical that you have a high success ratio when they walk in the door on the first day. But hopes are often dashed. Up to a third of new employees will quit within […]