1. Make everyone an “independent contractor” to avoid costly payroll benefits Independent contractor status is a very slippery slope if not clearly defined at the outset. CRA wants their pound of flesh and this is where they always come looking for it.
INSIST your contractor…Continue
See It!! Feel It!!! Change it!!!
In the beginning of March I will be traveling to Raleigh to participate in the Capital Associated Industries Conference "HR 20/20: Focus, Evolve, Lead, facilitating a breakout session on identifying waste in your organization. As I look around the HR space many conferences are including similar programs on change management. However the…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 24, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments
Let me begin by stating that in no way am I espousing one religious view over another. Further those of you, who have followed my blog since its inception in 2007, know that I rarely touch on the ethics end of our profession. Having said that one of my local churches once again posted the Sunday sermon topic,…Continue
An interview is always stressful for people who have a tendency to get panic attacks. Some people might have a…Continue
Added by Sharon Kaith on February 5, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Holly DeMuro.
Any employee who has gone through the dramatic economic downturn that began in 2008 knows, for the last few years, the mantra has been, “keep your head down, keep working, and be glad you have a job.” During this period, employers instituted round after round of layoffs and the remaining employees continued to absorb more work…Continue
One of the posts I get is from the Networked Lawyer…Continue
While popular creative wisdom suggests leaders must schedule time for innovation to occur, the question becomes how much…Continue
Added by Drew Marshall on January 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
'Tis the season to show your team gratitude! There is a ridiculous amount of value in showing value, but we just don’t seem to do it enough. There are countless ways to let your team know that you see their hard work and appreciate it, but I bet you…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on January 8, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
We all know what Thanksgiving is about…food. Just kidding, it’s about being grateful andshowingthat gratitude. Hopefully that spirit lasts longer than the leftovers and you’re returning to the office with thanks. This time of year we are all made aware that we need to show those around us that we value them. As a family member or best friend, that is pretty easy to do. It…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on January 7, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
As football season comes to an end, the fair weather fans are coming out of the woodwork. Your coach is a hero…unless they lose. Your fantasy football QB is amazing…until he gets sacked. We’re all there screaming and buying t-shirts when the times are good, but do you leave the stadium to beat traffic in the 4th of a bad game? No one wants…Continue
Several years ago I walked into my favorite bookstore and was fascinated by a book on the shelf.What caught my eye was the bright orange cover and the band of duct tape across the cover. The book was Chip and Dan Heath’s first book titled “Made to Stick.” Since then I have been looking forward to reading their other works. It is no different for their newest work titled “Decisive.”
In Chapter 7 titled“Ooch”, they talk about a company which scheduled interviews for an open…Continue
Human Resource Executive magazine in their September 16 issue reported the results of the 2013 “What’s Keeping You Up at Night” survey. As in past years 35% of the respondents replied that getting employees engaged within the organization. The ongoing solution was employee engagement surveys every 12-16months. While surveys are fine, they tend not to explain some of the reasons for the non-engagement
Without exception every organization is seeking to find and retain engaged employees…Continue
Find the best technology so that you can teach and learn in the fastest most efficient way, but don't just start and stop with good tech. There is a human side to this equation. Even the best training management software is better when management knows how to lead their team through it. An article recently featured on Inc. gives us some great tips on how to teach anyone…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
The benefit of choosing a recruitment agency is it can be helpful in matching your qualification and work experience with the companies that are looking for skilled manpower. Hunting jobs through an employment agency will take a lot of searching out of your hands. Most of the agencies have…Continue
Added by Sharon Kaith on August 30, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Finding the right learning management system for your company can be a dauting task. You need tools that help streamline the training process and get work done faster. You need services that…
Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 2, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments
Boolean Operators and More Updated!!
So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 5/14/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments
Over the past week I have been going through some family issues which began with a medical emergency last Friday. Everyone we talked to from our family practitioner to the ER medical team believed that the signs pointed towards one thing. When the surgeons went in to operate on Saturday morning, they found an entirely different problem was manifested in the same environment. Upon reflection we do the same steps in the HR world we work in.
Every single day we are confronted with…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on May 2, 2013 at 10:14am — No Comments
Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?
All you hear when you talk to companies is fit, the right fit, fits in with the team, etc. The problem is fit, can and usually does mean ensuring that the people you bring in, are of similar type,…Continue
In the LinkedIn groups (TLS-TOC Lean & Six Sigma in particular) there has been an ongoing conversation about when you merge the three. In the course of the discussion we posted a comment regarding an output from a seminar we were facilitating which talked about an organization in which the job requisition was reviewed and approved three times by the same person in a hiring effort. One of participants replied that that was an indication of mismanagement not a system problem. He further…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 12, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments
The Clock and The Compass
by Jon Bartos
“How to keep your top producers ecstatic about working for you and your Organization”…
Added by Jon Bartos on April 8, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments