HR Best Practices

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Travel Expenses for an Out-of-Town Food & Beverage Interview: Here’s What the Employer Should Pay

February 5, 2018 in Career and Job Search Tips, HR Best Practices, Interview Tips

 

The phone screen is complete, and it’s time for the employer and candidate to meet for a face-to-face interview. This is great news! Except for one small problem: The food & beverage organization is located 250 miles away from the job seeker. During the hiring process, any conversation related to money can be a sensitive […]

 

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Employee Engagement: The Time To Do It Is Now

January 29, 2018 in HR Best Practices

 

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” The same philosophy applies to employee engagement. The ideal time to deal with engagement was decades ago. Developing organizational culture takes time. Training managers takes time. But you know that. So, what do you do if employee engagement hasn’t […]

 

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Don’t Interview Another Food & Beverage Professional – Until You Invest 15 Minutes Doing This:

January 8, 2018 in HR Best Practices

 

Want to dramatically improve your quality of hire? Before you interview another food & beverage professional, take 15 minutes to read our most popular interview advice posts. You’ll find everything you need to break through a candidate’s interview façade, prompt more meaningful discussions and reveal whether an individual really has what it takes to excel […]

 

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What 2,700 U.S. Workers Want from Their Work

December 26, 2017 in HR Best Practices, News

 

As we inch closer to the end of the year, it’s natural to reflect on what we are grateful for in life. Many workers, it turns out, are not including their job on their gratitude list this year. How do we know? Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report found more than half (51%) of workers are […]

 

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Ask These 8 Questions to Fix Employee Turnover

December 11, 2017 in HR Best Practices

 

Employee Turnover Cause: Sour Supervisors? Employee turnover is affecting every organization in every industry from Iowa to India, from California to China. It doesn’t seem to matter if you are a small company or a multi-national, whether you’re selling food, clothes, and technology or providing healthcare to patients. Employee turnover is a growing problem. That […]

 

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Do Not Overlook This Powerful Recruiting Tool

October 16, 2017 in HR Best Practices

 

That Recruiting Tool is Paid Time Off Although Americans are notoriously bad for not taking their vacation time—even when they’ve accrued it–paid time off (PTO) remains one of the most attractive benefits employers can offer. So, when you’re hiring, don’t underestimate its importance as a recruiting tool. Having outdated PTO policies or offering minimal vacation, […]

 

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The Surprising Answer About Firing for Cultural Fit

October 2, 2017 in HR Best Practices

 

Question: We want to terminate an employee who doesn’t fit with our culture. Can we do this? Do you foresee any issues? Answer from Kyle, PHR: First things first, check your policies and any correspondence (like an offer letter) that have been given to the employee to ensure that you have established an at-will employment […]

 

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