HR Best Practices

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Five Traits to Help Identify Mentors in Your Organization

July 8, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

An effective mentoring program provides a wide range of business benefits: Facilitated onboarding.  Mentoring speeds up the process of bringing on new hires as well as redeploying existing employees into new lines of work. Increased employee satisfaction and retention.  Research has shown that employees who participate in mentoring programs have higher job satisfaction and reduced […]

 

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Ways Recruitment Services Can Save Time and Money

June 29, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

The time and costs associated with recruiting, screening, interviewing, evaluating and hiring employees are significant.  So why do it on your own?  A recruitment services firm can provide quick and cost-effective access to the talented professionals you need: Position Specification and Search Strategy Development.  Before starting a search, a professional recruitment firm will help you precisely define what type of individual you […]

 

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Tips to Retain High Performers

June 15, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

Because of their drive to achieve personal career goals, high performers are unafraid to take risks – this includes leaving your company for a competitor’s.  So how do you keep your best and brightest working for you?  Use these insights to motivate your high performers and maximize their job satisfaction: They need opportunities to learn […]

 

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2010 Food and Beverage Industry Salary Survey Shows Across-the-Board Reductions

June 8, 2010 in Food & Beverage Industry Information, HR Best Practices

 

The results are in for FoodProcessing.com’s Fourth Annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey of over 1,600 professionals in the food and beverage industry. Here are some of the survey’s key findings: The average pay in the food & beverage industry declined by 6.3% over the past 12 months to $93,537 – the lowest average since the survey […]

 

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Managing “Divas” in Your Workplace

May 18, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

The word “diva” no longer refers exclusively to a distinguished female opera star. In recent years, the term has commonly been used to describe any difficult employee, male or female, who: is used to getting what he wants; thinks he needs no guidance or management; lives for drama in the workplace; is hyper-critical, sensitive and intolerant; […]

 

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Talent Gap Looms as Global Economy Improves

May 11, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

According to a worldwide survey of senior managers, years of staff cutbacks have undermined trust in the workplace. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s new report, titled “Companies at the Crossroads,” recommends that to restore that trust, companies must put their employees first  – or risk experiencing deep talent erosion and sustained underperformance as the global economy recovers. Here are some […]

 

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Tips for Writing Effective Job Descriptions

April 27, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

Have you ever bought something on impulse?  Ever wonder what attracted you to the item in the first place? Whatever the reason, something about the way that product was marketed created a strong attraction in you – strong enough to make you act. In many ways, job postings are a lot like the impulse items […]

 

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Why the Lowest Price isn’t Always the Best Value in Recruiting

April 13, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

Most of us today are conditioned to look for the best possible price.  In most cases, this makes good economic sense.  But when it comes to recruiting services, the company offering the lowest prices isn’t necessarily going to deliver the best value. Here are a few good reasons why shopping around for the lowest-priced recruiting services might […]

 

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Tips for Creating an Empowered Workplace

April 6, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

As a manager, you know that empowered employees: have the authority, and take the initiative, to make sound business decisions; are energetic, passionate and committed to doing a great job; are creative and innovative problem solvers; continually strive to improve quality, productivity and morale; all because they feel personally rewarded for doing so. But while […]

 

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