Human Resources Sitemap - Page 3 2016-09-26

Improve Your Relationship with a Micromanaging Boss
Do you work for a micromanaging boss? This is frustrating for a self directed employee. Use these five tips to improve your relationship with your boss.

20 Questions You Must Ask If You Are Laid Off or Fired
If you are laid off or fired, these are the top 20 questions you need answered. The answers will help you plan, make decisions, and move on. See the questions.

How to Reduce Employer Liability at Holiday Parties
Holiday parties and events are great for employee morale. But, liability comes with the holiday party, especially when employers serve alcohol. Find out more.

Want to Know How to Manage Your Manager?
Want tips on how to build a closer, more successful relationship with your manager? Prove yourself trustworthy, dependable, and hard working. See more tips.

What Should Employees Do If Managers Ignore Complaints?
You've complained to your manager and nothing happened. What should you do next? It depends on the type and seriousness of your complaint. See what to do.

What Is a Stay Interview with Employees?
A stay interview makes more sense than an exit interview. It will help you identify what will retain your current, valued employees.

Tips for Employers about Alcohol at Company Events
Do alcohol and company events mix? Employers must decide whether to serve alcohol at work events. These tips will help you minimize the focus on alcohol.

Why Do Employees Quit Their Jobs?
Employees quit their jobs for reasons that employers can control - and other reasons that are life related for employees. Find out what employers control.

Seasonal Employment - Deal with Fluctuating Customer Demand
What's a seasonal employee? They work only part of the year but are covered by the same laws as regular employees. See more about seasonal employment.

How Employees Respond to Change after Layoffs
Following layoffs, your remaining employees will deal with changes to their team and work environment. Explore more about managing change after layoffs.

6 Reasons Why So Little Gratitude Is Expressed at Work
Interested in why so little gratitude is expressed at work. One study determined it's the least likely environment for thanks. Find out 6 reasons why.

When You Go to HR, What Confidentiality Does HR Owe You?
Employees claim they can't trust HR because HR is untrustworthy and not confidential. Are they really? No. Here's how HR has to deal with confidentiality.

Linda Brenner Biography
Meet Linda Brenner. She is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Talent Growth Advisors (TGA), a national management consultancy. This is her biography.

Ways to Minimize Employees Wasting Time at Work
Do your employees waste time at work? It may not be their fault. Time wasting starts with leadership direction. Here are five ways to minimize time wasting.

Paid Time Off Employer Comparisons
Want to compare the paid time off that you offer your employees with that of other employers? These figures will give you a general idea of the range.

5 Surprising Reasons Why Employees Hate HR
Employees love to hate their Human Resources staff. Read about five reasons employees hate HR, including seeing them as incompetent and dishonest.

Take 5 Key Steps to Enrich Your Job
Want to enrich your job so that you're happier and more productive at work? You'll feel more valued and contribute your best. If so, follow these five steps.

How to Land a Human Resources Job
Interested in a career and job in Human Resources? These are the steps you need to follow to accomplish your career choice: Land a job in HR.

What's the Best Day for an Employee to Start a New Job?
Wonder what is the best day for an employee to start a new job? It's definitely not on a Monday which is commonly scheduled as the start day. Find out more.

Must Employers Tell Applicants Why They Weren't Hired?
Are you legally obligated to tell job applicants why they were not hired when you reject them? If not, what ethical and humane reasons might exist?

How Can I Transition into HR for a Mid Level Job?
Want to transition into HR with years of related experience and a Masters degree? Reader wants a mid-level position not a beginner's job. Here's advice.

Inform Manager of Internal Job Search?
Did HR behave unethically or did the employee breach an organization norm when she failed to tell her manager about her internal job search? Or neither?

How to Annoy Your HR Manager
Want to annoy your HR manager - or conversely, avoid behavior that will make your HR manager unhappy? Here are actions and behaviors you'll want to avoid.

How to Stay Up-to-Date on Current HR Employment Laws
Need to stay current on employment laws and regulations? These are the methods that HR finds useful to keep track of ever-changing state and Federal laws.

Why You Need to Consider Working Remotely as an Option for Employees
Consider employees working remotely as the talent war for scarce skills escalates. It's also an option rather than losing valuable employees. Here's why.

4 Reasons Baby Boomers Should Consider Telecommuting
When you think about who is telecommuting, does Gen Y come to mind? Studies show that your Baby Boomer employees may gain the most. See four reasons why.

Why Teleworking May Not Work for All Organizations
The trend is more employees working remotely. Marissa Mayer bucked the trend - she called Yahoos back to the office. Here's why it may be right for them.

Are Employers Required to Notify Applicants Not Hired?
Are you legally obligated to notify applicants who were not hired for your posted job? If not, what ethical and humane reasons to do so might exist?

What Is Expense Reimbursement?
Want to understand expense reimbursement and how it works to pay employees back for business travel and expenditures? Find out more about reimbursement.

Must HR Post Job Openings Externally?
As an employer, do you need to post job openings externally before making a job offer to a candidate? The circumstances vary.

How to Become a Manager Employees Want to Follow
Want to become a manager who employees want to follow? Use these six tips to set the pace and create the environment that will attract committed followers.

10 Simple Secrets of Great Communicators
Have a coworker who demonstrates great communication skills? Want to share ten of their secrets? They will help you become a powerful communicator.

Should an Employer Increase Hours with No Extra Pay?
A business plans to ask nonexempt staff to work more hours with no pay increase. See why this is a bad idea and what HR can do to influence this decision.

Salary Increase Letter Template for Employees
Need a sample salary increase letter template? The letter confirms the manager's compensation discussion and documents the salary increase.

What Does ESOP Stand For and How Does It Work?
Want to know what an ESOP is and the advantages for employees and owners of a company with an Employee Stock Ownership Plan? Here is how an ESOP works.

Should Employees Share Rooms When Business Traveling?
Should employees share rooms on business trips, attending training or conferences, or making sales calls? Read about pros and cons here.

How to Schedule and Pay Seasonal and Temporary Employees
Interested in how to schedule and pay seasonal or temporary employees? These are the rules about hours, overtime, and the effect of the ACA for employers.

Sample Thank You Letters for Going Above and Beyond
Want to recognize an employee who went above and beyond his job description to contribute to the company's success? Here's a sample thank you letter.

Interview Questions to Assess Conflict Resolution Skill
Need job interview questions that you can ask prospective employees to help you identify their conflict resolution skills? Use these for candidates.

Inclement Weather or Other Emergency Policy Sample
Need a sample policy for when inclement weather or an emergency causes company closure? This policy balances dealing with employee and company needs.

Inclement Weather or Emergency Business Closing
Know what you need to communicate to employees so that they know what to expect if your business closes for inclement weather or an emergency? Find out.

How to Disagree with Coworkers Effectively
Worried about damaging work relationships if you disagree? You can damage more than relationships if you don't know how to disagree effectively.

Best Tips for Successful Disagreement
Disagree with a co-worker about an approach, a market, a solution, or a problem? Sometimes this is necessary for the good of your organization.

How to Pursue a Career Change in HR?
Do you want to further develop your HR career by making a career change into a new role in HR? Pigeon-holed in one department? Here are steps to take.

Employee Recognition Tips - Make It Effective
Why do managers act as if employee recognition is such a scarce resource? It can help motivate employees every day. Here are tips about how.

How to Make Your Recognition Program Successful
Formal recognition programs require more structure, communication, criteria, consistency, and fairness than informal methods of employee recognition.

Employee Pay for Snow Days, Rain Days, and Emergencies
Know your legal obligations about paying employees for rain or snow days, or other emergencies? How about your ethical responsibilities? Take a look.

How to Communicate a Pay Raise to an Employee
Need to know how to effectively communicate a pay raise to an employee? Here's how to avoid tricky situations when discussing employee raises.

How to Provide Coworker Feedback for a 360 Review
Know how to respond to a manager's request for feedback for a 360 review? How you respond makes a difference in the feedback your coworker receives.

6 Tips for Working With a Younger Boss
Are you working for a Millennial boss, someone who is years younger than you? There are six simple actions that you can take to make the situation go well.

The Downside of Hiring Generation Y
Interested in the downside to managing Gen Y employees? They bring significant skills. But, they have challenging characteristics and attitudes. Find out more.

More Sample Questions for 360 Reviews
Looking for sample questions to use when you request 360 feedback from an employee's coworkers? These questions help you organize and share the feedback.

7 Tips to Help Millennials Climb the Corporate Ladder
Millennials may want to consider the possibility that they can build a successful career with their current employer. These seven tips tell them how.

Here's Why You Need a Fraternization Policy at Work
Need to understand why you might want to adopt a fraternization policy? These are reasons for a policy in an employee-friendly, forward thinking workplace.

3 Ways HR Is Evolving to Meet Emerging Challenges
Innovative HR leaders are adopting solutions that help them use data more effectively, achieve employee engagement, and contribute to the company brand.

The Hiring Process: How Employers Hire Employees
Need to know the critical steps that must occur in your hiring process for you to successfully hire superior employees?

Priorities When You Start a New HR Department
Whether you're new or experienced in HR, are you charged with starting an HR department in your organization? These steps will make the department succeed.

How to Build a Successful Workplace Wellness Program
Want to build a successful employee wellness program? Heed these dos and don'ts for the most successful programs that give you a return on your investment.

What's the Best Day to Fire an Employee?
Do you know the best day to fire an employee? HR practitioners have debated this for years - and the answer has changed with the advent of the Internet.

Become a Much Better Business Communicator
Want to become an effective workplace communicator? Here are the resources that will help you achieve your goal.

Sample Questions for 360 Employee Reviews
Need a structure for the data of your 360 review process? Use these sample questions to organize the manner in which you receive feedback.

10 Reasons Why Your Employees Hate You
Do you know why your employees hate you? And, do they? It's probably your bad management practices more than other factors. Find out more.

How to Encourage Healthy Food Choices at Work
Want to provide healthier food choices for employees? You can if you don't take away their ability to choose. Healthy alternatives are the answer. See more.

Here's How to Reestablish Your Failed Dress Code Policy
Did your business casual dress code fail? Successful policies need widespread support from managers. Here's what to do if your dress code is ignored.

How to Announce that a New Employee Has Joined the Team
Need a new employee announcement? These samples let your employees know that a new employee is starting. They're prepared to welcome the new employee.

Advice and Tips for New HR Professionals
Looking for tips about what new HR professionals should pursue to quickly deploy their knowledge, education, abilities and excitement in their new careers?

Compensation Trends for Forward Thinking Organizations
Want to know the latest trends about salaries in organizations? Learn more about the changing world of salary and worker compensation.

Cures for Workplace Negativity
Do you experience negativity in your workplace? While it's better not to let it get started in the first place, you can cure work negativity.

Salary and Compensation Trends for Forward Thinking Organizations
Want to know the latest thinking about salaries in organizations? Learn more about the changing world of salary and worker compensation thinking. Page 2.

Compress Your Job Search Timeline
Want to find a job faster? Even in this digital age, human interaction remains key to reaching employers during your job search.

Walk Your Talk: Leadership and Sponsorship in Action
Interested in what often goes wrong when managers attempt to foster change and innovation? Employees learn best when managers walk their talk. Find out how.

Leadership Style Tips: Tips for Effective Delegation
As a manager, you decide every day what leadership style will most effectively accomplish your work and goals. Here's how to delegate effectively to staff.

Performance Development Planning and Process
Looking for the process that is the heart of employee performance management? You can exchange goals and expected outcomes with employees.

Beyond Traditional SMART Goal Setting
SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based) once supported organization success. No more. SMART goals require so much more.

How to Manage an Employee Performance Challenge
See a response to a reader who asks how to manage an employee who ignores her requests, challenges her authority, and is not accountable for time off.

Sample Workplace Condolence Letter for a Family Death
Need a sample condolence letter for a coworker who experienced a close family member's death? They're appreciated. See a sample letter for a family death.

What Are Negligent Hiring Claims?
Want to find out about negligent hiring claims? They don't happen often, but employers need to take care not to hire an employee that could lead to a claim.

Top 10 Reasons Why Employees Quit Their Jobs
Concerned about retaining your best contributing employees? You should be. Here are the top 10 reasons why employees quit. You control these work conditions.

Want to Make Teleworking Work?
When you consider letting employees telework, you need to answer hard questions, make decisions, and adopt a policy. These are the decisions employers face.

Create the Life You Want With a Mid-Career Crisis
Are you working in a career you love? If not, why not change careers? Use these career resources, tests, and tools to select a career you can love.

Create Your Own Path: Career Promotion Tips
Are you interested in learning how you can promote your career so that you are picked for the next promotion or leadership opportunity? Here are tips.

Communication and Professional Image in Networking
Want to know the first steps in creating a professional image at work? Your appearance and how you communicate are the first factors people evaluate.

Your Image Is You: Communication and Appearance in Networking
Want a more professional image when you are networking for success? These networking tips will help you make mutually beneficial connections. Find out more. Page 2.

Top Ideas for Recruiting Great Candidates
Need to recruit top talent? Forward thinking employers recruit a candidate pool of qualified potential employees before they need to fill a job.

Recruiting Stars: Top 10 Tips for Recruiting Great Candidates
Recruiting employees? You want to recruit a pre-qualified pool of candidates before you need a new employee. Here are four more tips about recruiting. Page 2.

Recruiting Stars as Employees - Top 10 Ideas
Starting from scratch when you launch each new employee recruitment? You don't have to recruit employees this way. Build a pre-qualified talent pool. Page 3.

How to Conduct a Phone Interview with Sample Questions
Want to save staff time and energy when interviewing potential employees? Use a phone screen to narrow your candidate field. Here's how to conduct one.

Phone Interview Questions for Screening Candidates
When you do a phone interview to narrow your field of candidates, here are sample questions that will help you identify your best prospects to interview. Page 2.

Telephone Interview Questions to Screen Candidates
When you do a phone interview to select your qualified candidates, here are sample questions that will help you identify your best prospects to interview. Page 3.

Working With Recruiters: What Is a Recruiter, Really?
Curious about the role of the recruiter in your candidate search? Who pays the recruiter? What do you want to look for in a good recruiting firm? Learn more.

Working With Recruiters - What Is a Recruiter - Really?
Curious about the role of the recruiter in your job search? Who pays the recruiter? What do you want to look for in a professional recruiting firm? What recruiting scam do you want to avoid? These questions and more are answered about recruiters. Page 2.

Keep Your Best: 20 Retention Tips
Interested in keeping your best employees? Retention will be a challenge, according to a study. Learn 20 tips about how to retain your best employees.

Top 10 Ways to Show Appreciation to Employees
Looking for ways to show appreciation to your coworkers and employees? Opportunities are unlimited and need not be expensive or time-consuming. Learn more.

How to Provide Feedback that Helps Employees Improve
Want to know how to provide feedback that has an impact on employees? Choose your words and approach carefully to avoid defensive responses.

Receiving Feedback With Grace and Dignity
Interested in hearing about how others view your work? Make it easy for them to tell you. If they think you'll consider feedback, you'll get much more.

Want to Know How to Manage the Perfect Project?
Want to complete projects successfully? End on-time, within budget, and involving the people you need for integration? Use these project management steps.

Interviewing Styles: Tips for Interview Approaches
Did you know that a variety of interview types and approaches are available as you seek the perfect candidate for your job? Find out what they are and when they're useful.

One-to-One, Group, Serial, Panel, Sequential Interviews
Did you know that a variety of interview types and approaches are available as you seek the perfect candidate for your job? Find out what they are and when they're useful. Page 2.

More About Selection Interviews
Did you know that a variety of interview types and approaches are available as you seek the perfect candidate for your job? Find out what they are and when they're useful. Page 3.

Interviewing Styles: Tips for Interview Approaches
Did you know that a variety of interview types and approaches are available as you seek the perfect candidate for your job? Find out what they are and when they're useful. Page 4.

Interviewing Styles: Tips for Interview Approaches
Did you know that a variety of interview types and approaches are available as you seek the perfect candidate for your job? Find out what they are and when they're useful. Page 5.

Why Can't I Reach My Goals? - Dark Side of Goal-Setting
Why don't most people set and achieve goals? Goal setting is a motivating practice - done right. Learn how such a potentially successful practice goes wrong.

The Darker Side of Goal Setting: Why Goal Setting Fails ...
Why don't most people set and achieve goals? Goal setting is a motivating practice - done right. Learn how such a potentially successful practice goes wrong. Page 2.

16 Tips for the Employer to Reduce Employee Holiday Stress
Looking for ways to reduce employee holiday stress and keep productivity and morale high? Here are 16 actions you can take to help employees reduce stress.

Tips About Developing Alliances at Work
Do you want to effectively accomplish your work mission? If so, you need allies, people who support your ideas at work.

Team Building and Delegation: How to Empower People
Need a framework that tells you when and how much to delegate to employees? Employee involvement has several options for you to use to empower employees.

Holiday Job Searching for HR Jobs
Did you know that the holidays are a good time for job searching? There's less competition, for example. Use these tips to amp up your holiday job search.

Tips for Effective Management Success
Do you want to become a successful and well-liked manager? Here are seven tips for people who want to become great managers of people at work.

What Brings You Joy in Your Workplace?
What brings you joy at work? I've shared what brings me joy in my workplace. In sharing mine, I hope that I remind you to think of yours. Find out more.

How to Address an Employee Sexual Harassment Complaint
Do you need to know how to deal with an employee sexual harassment complaint at work? You can use these steps to investigate harassment.

Goals of the 360 Degree Feedback Process
Want to know more about 360 feedback? A lot depends on your organization's goals in offering 360 feedback. Learn more about 360 degree feedback goals.

The Issues You Need to Resolve When You Use 360 Feedback
Join the debates about 360 degree feedback. Anonymous or shared? Web-based or paper and pencil? Affects compensation or not? Find out about the issues.

360 Degree Feedback: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
360 feedback is a provides employees with the opportunity to receive performance feedback from coworkers. See what a 360 review accomplishes.

360 Degree Feedback - About the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
360 degree feedback is a process that gives employees performance feedback from coworkers. Learn more about the good benefits of 360 feedback. Page 2.

Problems With 360 Degree Feedback Processes
360 feedback that gives employees the chance to receive performance feedback from coworkers. However sometimes the results aren't pretty. Page 3.

Outcomes and Methods for Your 360 Degree Feedback Process
The outcomes you experience from your 360 feedback process depend on the goals you want to achieve. Employee development is the best outcome. See more.

Sample Hourly Employee Attendance Policy
Need an hourly attendance policy? Here's a sample policy that you can modify to suit your organization's needs. It also deals with poor attendance.

How to Professionally Deal with a Bad Boss
Want tips for dealing with a bad boss? Some don't realize that they are bad bosses. Others revel in badness. Find out how to deal with your bad boss.

The HR Role: Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility
When companies are global, a challenge in garnering success is to respect other cultures and workforce environments and adopt a social consciousness.

HR Employment: Tips It's Time To Quit
In HR, you balance management advocacy and employee advocacy. You also balance administration and forward-thinking practices. It can be demanding. See more.

Executive Support and Leadership in Change Management
Change is possible; change capability is necessary. Check out the impact of executive support and leadership in effective, successful change management.

Change Management Lessons From the Field
Surveyed users of the HR website to tap into their change management tips and advice. Their knowledge didn't disappoint. Check out the survey results.

Build Support for Effective Change Management
Change can succeed. Effective change management strategies help. Here's how to build support for change prior to and during the change.

Why Communication is Important in Change Management
Effective communication helps drive desired and required changes in your organization. Learn how to effectively communicate change.

Planning and Analysis to Manage Change Effectively
Change is possible; the need for change is increasing; change capability is necessary for organizations that will succeed in the future. Find out more.

Change Management Tips
As the speed of change increases, change management is a fundamental competency needed by Human Resources staff and organization leaders. Here are tips.

Change Management Wisdom: Strategy, People, Communication
Change management is a fundamental competency needed by managers, supervisors, Human Resources staff, and organization leaders.

Why Not Use Your Baby Boomer Employees as Mentors?
Baby boomers play a key role in mentoring the next generations of employees. Use baby boomers to mentor because of the knowledge older workers can share.

Tips for Effective Coaching for Managers
Would you like to become an effective HR or management coach? These tips will help you interact successfully with employees in a coaching relationship.

How to Encourage Meaningful and Needed Conflict at Work
Believe it or not, conflict is necessary for problem solving and effective interpersonal relationships at work. Here's how to manage healthy work conflict.

How to Deal With a Negative Coworker
Need tips on how to deal with a negative coworker? Negativity matters when you spend so much time at work. Find out how to deal with negativity.

Progressive Discipline Warning Form
Need to know how to correct an employee's performance? Disciplinary action is sometimes needed. This warning form documents the disciplinary action.

How to Fire an Employee - Legal and Ethical Termination
You can get your company in legal hot water if you don't know how to fire an employee properly. The steps that you take really matter.

Immediate Employment Termination for Cause - Advice
Firing an employee does not have to be the worst experience of your year. You can use the occasion to examine what went wrong in the employment relationship.

How to Fire an Employee With Compassion and Class
Firing an employee does not have to be the worst experience of your year. You can examine what went wrong in the employment relationship. Page 2 of 3.

How to Fire Someone With Compassion and Class
Firing an employee does not have to be the worst experience of your year. You can use the occasion to examine what went wrong in the employment relationship. Page 3.

Can You Encourage Employees to Practice Self-discipline?
Do you hate taking disciplinary action and other distasteful tasks such as firing an employee? Encourage workers to choose self-discipline instead.

What's the New Coaching Role for HR Staff?
The HR professional plays an important role as a coach to managers. Want to explore the new expectations of the HR coach in the coaching role? Learn more.

Diversity in the Workplace: Search for Similarities
A good way to think about diversity in the workplace is to start by recognizing that you and diverse coworkers have more similarities than differences.

5 Recommendations for Employee Satisfaction Surveys
Interested in obtaining useful, actionable results from your employee satisfaction surveys? You can obtain trustworthy results if you use these methods.

How to Gift the Boss or a Special Coworker
What do you buy for your boss or coworker when you'd like to give a gift for a birthday, the holidays, or a special occasion? Here are 10 great ideas.

Keys to Employee Satisfaction
Employee satisfaction has decreased significantly over the past twenty years. Interested in learning why? Need ideas about improving it? Find out more.

How to Select Human Resources Information Technology
A Human Resources information system (HRIS) is essential for companies to manage their benefits and employee information. Here's how to select your HRIS.

More About How to Select Human Resources Information Technology
Human Resources information technology (HRIS) is essential for companies to manage their benefits plans and employee information. Here's more about how to select your HRIS. Page 2.

Business Quotes About Integrity and Ethics
Are you looking for inspirational quotes that emphasize integrity, honesty, and business ethics? These are my favorites on this topic for the workplace.

Inspirational Quotations About Commitment to Business
Interested in seeing favorite and recommended quotes about commitment? They're useful to enhance employee inspiration and motivation. See the quotes.

Inspirational Quotes for Work about Intention
Looking for a business quote about intention for a work publication or video? These quotes emphasize the power of intention and purpose in employee lives.

Motivational Quotes for Business and Work
Looking for an inspirational quote about motivation to excite the team and help your employees successfully contribute? Here are my favorite quotes.

Inspirational Quotes for Business about Team Building
Do you need an inspirational quote about teamwork, team building or teams for your workplace publications, presentations, or website? These are favorites.

Inspirational Quotes About Work - for Work
Interested in using an inspirational quote about work in your newsletter, on your website, or on a poster? These are my favorite quotes. Take a look.

Quotes about Trust, Trustworthiness, and Integrity
Need a quote about trust? These quotes about trust and integrity will help you create newsletters.and websites and give you thoughtful snippets to ponder.

Use a Behavioral Interview to Select the Best Employees
When you ask behavioral interview questions that your candidate must answer with examples of past performance, you identify great employees. See how.

Unusual Job Interview Questions for Candidate Assessment
Because your job candidates have prepared answers to common interview questions, you might learn more about a candidate by asking unusual questions.

Failing to Empower Employees to Make Decisions
Do you understand empowerment as an organizational strategy and way of interacting with employees? Take a look at the key factors that can make it fail.

Teamwork Job Interview Questions for Employers to Ask
Need interview questions to ask potential employees to assess their teamwork skills? These sample questions will draw out their team building skills.

Tips for Team Building in the Workplace
Need tips that will make your team building and teamwork rock? These 12 tips are the keys to creating effective, productive teams. Check them out.

Tips for How to Build Successful Work Teams
Need tips that will make your team building and team work rock? Here are 6 more tips that are key to creating effective, productive teamwork. Why not take a look? Page 2.

3 More Tips for Successful Team Building
Need tips that will make your team building and team work rock? Here are 3 more tips that are key to effective, productive work teams. Why not find out? Page 3.

Downsizing a Business With Dignity
How you downsize your business matters - for the employees who remain and the employees who are laid off. Treat employees with dignity. They'll remember.

Remaining Employees Can Soar After Downsizing
If you do the right things right, you can minimize, and even eliminate, the negative organizational impacts of layoffs. Find out more. Page 4.

How to Break Into a Career in Human Resources
Want to break into a career in Human Resources? It's a fast-growing, potentially lucrative, career field. Here's how to get your foot in the door in HR.

Reasons Why HR Is Often Misunderstood
Does HR have a bad reputation because employees find them uncaring, clueless, and unprofessional? Or, are there reasons for HR actions? Find out.

More About How Survivors Can Soar After Downsizing
If you do the right things right, you can minimize, and even eliminate, the negative organizational impacts of layoffs. Find out more about how. Page 2.

Even More About How Survivors Can Soar After Downsizing
If you do the right things right, you can minimize, and even eliminate, the negative organizational impacts of layoffs. Find out even more about how. Page 3.

Layoff Survivors: Coping When Coworkers Lose Their Jobs
Employees experience a new world of jumbled emotions while they learn to cope with the loss of coworkers in a layoff. See how to help them cope and thrive.

Layoff Survivors - How Layoff Survivors Cope When Coworkers Lose Their Jobs
Employees experience a world of jumbled emotions when they learn to cope with the loss of coworkers in a layoff. More about how to help them cope and thrive. Page 2.

Management Job Interview Questions for Employers
Need job interview questions that you can use to assess your candidate's skills and experience in management and leadership of employees? Here are samples.

Powerful Management Training
Want to know specifically the topics organizations need to cover for effective management training? These are topics needed to help managers succeed.

Help Develop Employee Strengths - Not Weaknesses
Organizations spend too much time trying to develop employee weaknesses when they should spend the time developing their strengths. Find out why and how.

The New Roles of the Human Resources Professional
Interested in the new roles of Human Resources professionals? Transformation of the traditional role and three new roles for HR staff are provided.

Survivors Can Soar After Downsizing
If you do the right things right, you can minimize, and even eliminate, the negative organizational impacts of layoffs. Find out how.

Human Resources Careers: Job Prospects and Earnings
Many are eager to start a career in Human Resources as it is a fast-growing field with opportunities. Job prospects are increasing; income is above average.

How to Best Manage a Deadbeat Employee
Want to know how to deal with a dead beat employee? You know the employee I'm talking about. He's always walking on the edge, but never falls off.

Steps in Performance Improvement Coaching
Responsible for managing the work of others? If so, you know it's a challenge. Performance improvement coaching done well will help employees improve.

How To Talk So Employee Performance Produces Results
Want to improve employee performance? You can talk with employees every day in ways that reinforce and support their performance improvement. Find out how.

Characters You'll Meet at a Business Meeting
Want to know more about how to deal with the crazy cast of characters you'll find in your business meetings? Learn more about ten dysfunctional characters.

Tips About Building Employee Motivation and Morale
Looking for ways to build employee motivation and morale? The manager is the key factor in what makes or breaks an employee's day. Find out more here.

Is Your Social Media Policy Too Restrictive?
A social media policy that is too restrictive of employees' rights can land an employer in court, losing a lawsuit. See three best practice recommendations.

10 Tips to Promote Your Creative Thinking
Want to foster innovation at work? Listen to employees. Take time for creative thinking. Here are ten ideas about ways to think creatively.

Foster Success for People: Two Musts for Motivation and Positive Morale for Employees
Tired of hearing that people are your most serious resource? That's fair. These buzz words sound trite. People are your only resource. Love them.

How to Develop Employee Motivation and Positive Morale
Tired of hearing that people are your most important resource? These buzz words sound trite. People are your only resource. Here's more about how to love them. Page 2.

Foster Success for People: Two Musts for Employee Motivation and Positive Morale
Interested in knowing more about employee motivation? These resources will help you explore all aspects of employee motivation. Get the resources. Page 3.

Management Systems Critical to Employee Performance
Employees who report to managers most often fail because they don't know what you want them to do? Here are five management systems you must make work.

Motivation Is All About the Managers...Duh!
The top three things that employees need at work for motivation and success come from managers. Find out more about the manager's role in employee motivation.

How an Open Door Policy Ought to Work
Know how to use an open door policy in a way that doesn't undermine the relationship employees need to build with their own boss? Here's how to implement.

Culture: Your Environment for People at Work
People in every workplace talk about organization culture. It's a mysterious word that describes a work environment. Learn how to understand the culture.

6 More Characteristics of Organizational Culture
Want to know more about organizational culture? Here are six more characteristics of culture at work. See how you can work with them in your organization. Page 2.

How to Understand Your Current Company Culture
Want to understand the culture that exists in your organization? Here's how you can understand your current culture, by just walking around and looking.

How to Make Values Live in Your Organization
Understanding and embracing the values that are important for your workplace success means taking the time to identify them. Here's how to identify values.

Why to Use a New Employee Welcome Letter and a Sample
A welcome letter confirms the employee's decision to accept the position and helps the employee feel wanted and welcomed.

See a Sample New Employee Welcome Letter
This sample new employee welcome letter tells the new employee what he or she needs to know to start a new job. See a sample letter with a schedule. Page 2.

Performance Appraisals Don't Work
Performance appraisals, or performance reviews, as they have traditionally been approached in organizations are fundamentally flawed. Find out more about why and how. Page 2.

Blogging and Social Media Policy Sample
Need a sample social media policy so that you can develop one that makes sense for your business and employees? Here's a recommended policy you can use.

Cell Phone / Smartphone Policy Sample for Workplaces
Need a cell phone policy sample for your workplace? You can use it to create your own policy, but it is not to be construed as legal advice. See more.

Sample Letter to Introduce a Dress Code
Interested in creating and implementing a dress code? Use this sample letter as your guide when you inform employees of the new dress code. See the letter.

The Performance Appraisal Process Doesn't Work
Performance appraisals, or performance reviews, as they have traditionally been approached in organizations are fundamentally flawed. Find out why and how.

How to Create an Employee Suggestion Program
The pitfalls of an ill-conceived employee suggestion program are multiple, legendary and most frequently - avoidable. Find out how to create a successful one.

Create a Successful Employee Suggestion Program - Establish Guidelines
The pitfalls of an ill-conceived employee suggestion program are multiple, legendary and most frequently - avoidable. Find out more about how to create success. Page 2.

How to Create a Successful Employee Suggestion Program
The pitfalls of an ill-conceived employee suggestion program are multiple, legendary and most frequently - avoidable. Learn more about successful ones. Page 3.

Use LinkedIn for Recruiting Employees
Do you know how to use LinkedIn for recruiting employees? You can pay, but there are other effective ways, to recruit employees by networking on LinkedIn.

Use the Web for Recruiting Talent
Recruiting online is crucial to finding great candidates in today's competitive recruiting market. Here are the two best ways to use the web for recruiting.

Do Recruiting Planning That Ensures a Superior Hire
Know how to use recruiting methods that will ensure superior hires? You can plan your recruitment to hire qualified, committed employees. Here's how.

Top 10 Tips for Successful Employee Recruiting
Need to know more about recruiting superior employees? You can if you use a systematic process and focus on improving your pool of candidates. Here are tips.

Top Tips for Attracting the Best Employees
Need to know more about recruiting superior employees? You can if you use a systematic process and improve your pool of candidates. See five more tips. Page 2.

How to Provide Effective New Employee Orientation
New Employee Orientation is a critical factor in helping a new employee develop a productive, lasting relationship with your organization. Here are tips.

Tips for Effective New Employee Orientation
Needs tips, tools, and ideas for providing an effective new employee orientation? If you orient new employees effectively, you are more likely to earn loyalty and retain them. Page 2.

More Tips for Effective Employee Orientation
Need tips, tools, and examples so that you can create new employee orientation processes that promote employee loyalty and retention? Find ideas here. Page 3.

How to Ask Your Employer for a Pay Raise
Do you want to make more money for your job? If so, you need to know how to ask for a pay raise. Follow these steps for your best chance for a raise.

How to Ask for a Pay Raise - Next Steps
Do you want to make more money on your job? If so, you need to know how to ask for a raise. Follow these additional steps for your best chance for a raise. Page 2.

Your Lifetime Income Potential: How to Make More Money
Do you think that work is not about the money? I'd disagree vociferously. Work is not about money only when you make enough. Find out how to make more.

Your Lifetime Income Potential
Do you think that work is not about the money? I'd disagree. Work is not about money only when you make enough. Here's how to maximize income potential. Page 2.

How to Ask for a Pay Raise in a Tough Economy
How do you ask for a pay raise when economic times are tough? Use these tips to successfully get a raise even when the odds are not in your favor.​

Reduce Employee Turnover - Human Resource Tips
Looking for ways to reduce employee turnover? The work environment, rewards, and career growth are high on the list of employees you want. Here are 18 tips.

What Pay Raise Can You Expect From Your Employer?
Want current information on pay raises available? See what employers are paying employees. You might be surprised - pleasantly - or not. Take a look.

Halloween in the Office - Why Halloween Hi-jinx Should Frighten Employers
Halloween celebrations in the office bring challenges for employers. You need to worry about the fun stuff for employees, but also your legal exposure.

What Employers Do About Employees Surfing the Web at Work
Employees spend between one and three hours a day surfing the web on personal business at work. Here are employer concerns and recommended actions.

Four Major Tips about Employee Training Transfer
For training to improve performance, specific activities must occur after training. These four activities enable employees to practice skills learned.

How to Develop a Social Media Policy
Know how an appropriate social media policy can support and take advantage of your employees' use of social media? Trust me, they're participating. See how.

Avoiding Layoffs: Alternative Cost-Cutting Strategies
Before you do a workforce reduction, you will want to consider other cost cutting options. Most alternatives will impact your largest expense - people.

Four Tips to Make Training and Development Work
What you do to support employees before they attend a training session is as important as attending the session for training transfer to the workplace.

Tips for Transferring Training to the Workplace
Some tips about how you can make the information imparted in your training sessions transfer to the workplace.

Life and Family Challenges With Flexible Work Schedules
Considered adopting flexible work schedules for employees to help with their life and family challenges? There are advantages for employers, too. See more.

What Is Human Resource Development (HRD)
Need to know more about Human Resource Development (HRD)? It's the overall umbrella for how you help employees continue to grow and develop their skills.

Employer Provided Tuition Assistance
Tuition assistance is a valued benefit that employers offer employees. It's a win-win benefit that encourages ongoing employee skill development. Learn more.

How a Supervisor Can Manage Absenteeism
Did you know that almost two out of three employees who are absent from work are not ill? Supervisors can manage in ways that reduce absenteeism. See how.

Role of the Supervisor in Managing Absenteeism
Want to know more about what is recommended for supervisors to effectively manage absenteeism? Here are more steps to follow, including disciplinary action. Page 2.

Here's How to Become a Learning Organization
Organizations with the best chance to succeed and thrive in the future are learning organizations. Find tips for how you can turn your organization into one.

Employee Training to Increase Retention - HR Skills
Interested in your potential payback from employee development? You can affect employee motivation and retention by helping your employees enhance skills.

Sample Policy Receipt Acknowledgement for Employees
Need a sample policy acknowledgement form that employees sign to indicate that they are aware of the expectations of their workplace? See the sample policy.

Open Door Policy Sample For the Workplace
Want to see a sample open door policy so that you have a guide when you develop your own policy? Here's a straightforward, simple sample policy.

Your Mid-life Challenge Is to Re-ignite Career Passion
Concerned about whether your career provides meaning and personal fulfillment? If so, you may be ready to make a career change. These tips will help you.

Promote Your Personal Growth and Motivation
Feeling down about your job and life? Here are ideas that will help you explore your personal growth, set new goals, and get excitement back into your life.

Here's How to Prepare Your References for HR's Call
Did you know that you need to prepare your references for a reference check from a potential employer? That's how they can help you land the job. Learn more.

How Employers Hire an Employee
Your candidacy for a job can feel interminable. Here's some insight into the employer's hiring process that will help you understand what is going on.

Steps to Life-long Self-development
Successful people practice life-long self-development. Studies show that they have similar characteristics. They are willing to grow by challenging themselves. Find out how? Page 2.

The Keys to Life-Long Self-Development
Successful people practice life-long self-development. Studies show that they have similar characteristics. They are willing to grow by challenging themselves. Learn how. Page 3.

How to Stop Being Miserable at Work
Are you unhappy at work? It is entirely possible to take charge and get in control of the factors that make you miserable. Try this advice.

What It Means to Be Agile at Work - Examples
Who do you want to hire, train, and nurture for your future? Employees who are resilient, agile, and nimble, who embrace change, empowerment and customers.

HR as Product: Be the Human Resources Brand of Choice
Are you interested in rethinking the role of the Human Resources practitioner? Here are tips for the HR department's image, reputation, and brand.

How to Market Your HR Department
Are you interested in rethinking the role of the Human Resources practitioner? Here are more tips for the HR department's image, reputation, and brand. Page 2.

More Tips for the Human Resources Department Image
Are you interested in rethinking the role of the Human Resources practitioner? Here are even more tips for the HR department's image, reputation, and brand. Page 3.

Becoming a Sage: The Keys to Life-long Self-development
Successful people practice life-long self-development. Studies show they have the similar characteristic of willing to grow by challenging themselves.

How to Keep Your Job
Hope that nothing ever threatens your job? The economy and the challenges of your company can affect it. Here are ten steps you can take to make your job safe.

Bring Your Passion Back to Work
Do you want to bring your passion back to work? These ideas will help you recharge, rediscover, and become excited about feeling passionate about your work.

Form a Green Team to Improve Your Work Environment
Want to raise employee awareness of energy saving opportunities in the workplace? Form a green team to learn, educate, and implement ideas. Here's how.

What Is a Non-Compete Agreement in HR?
Are you interested in understanding what a non-compete​ agreement is and its implications for employees? Find out here before you sign.

11 Tips for Your Workplace Response to Tragedy
A national tragedy or a personal tragedy has a huge impact at work. Workplaces can help people successfully weather tragedies.

When Tragedy Strikes - 11 Tips for Your Workplace Response to Tragedy
A national tragedy or a personal tragedy has a huge impact at work. Workplaces can help people successfully weather tragedies. Find 11 tips about how. Page 2.

Workplace Violence Examined
Violence can happen in your workplace. Find out what to watch for to predict violent behavior, what occupations are at risk, and what situations turn violent.

How Companies Can Protect Against Identity Theft
Interested in preventing employee identity theft? As an HR office, you have lots of sensitive and confidential employee information to protect. See how.

Why HR Should Report to the CEO
Who should the Human Resources office report to? When you consider the importance of people in your business success, the answer is obvious. Find out more.

Want to Know Why HR Should Never Report to Finance?
Does HR report to finance in your organization? It's a hold over from when HR was not strategically thinking about people. You need checks and balances.

Nonverbal Communication - Listen With Your Eyes
Nonverbal communication is the single most powerful form of communication. Find out more about why and how you can interpret nonverbal communication.

Interpersonal Communication Success Tips
People are sensitive to nonverbal communication: tone of voice, facial expression, and more. Interpersonal communication dynamics must match your words.

Sample Human Resources Assistant Job Description
Need a free, comprehensive, sample job description for a Human Resources Assistant? You can customize this sample job description for your company needs.

See a Sample Human Resources Assistant Job Description
Need a free, comprehensive, sample job description for an HR Assistant? You can customize this sample job description for your organization's needs. Page 2.

Sample Human Resources Assistant Job Description
Need a free, comprehensive, sample job description for a Human Resources Assistant? You can customize this for your organization or company needs. Page 3.

Sample Human Resources Recruiter Job Description
Want to know what an HR recruiter does? Here's an HR recruiter job description that tells you in detail about the job and what the employee contributes.

Sample Human Resources Recruiter Job Description
Want to know what an HR recruiter does? Here's more in an HR recruiter job description that details the job and the employee's expected contribution. Page 2.

How to Develop a Job Description
Why is developing job descriptions important? They provide clear direction for employees and needed legal protection for the employer. Learn more.

Job Specification Sample for Human Resources Director
Need a sample job specification for the position of Human Resources director? This sample will help you define the role in brief, unlike a job description.

Job Specification Sample for a Marketing Manager
Need a job specification for a marketing manager? This sample provides an example of a job specification. It lists responsibilities and needed experience.

Inspiring Leadership Characteristics
Would you like to know what makes a leader inspirational? Learn more about how to draw forth the inspiration and motivation in the people you lead.

Leadership Interview Questions for Employers to Ask
Need interview questions to ask potential employees to assess their leadership skills? These sample questions will draw out their experience.

Secrets of Leadership Success - Choose to Lead
What makes a leader successful? These ten key factors go a long way toward defining the leadership traits and styles that create leadership success.

Leadership Values and Workplace Ethics
Successful leaders demonstrate their values and ethics in every action they take at work and in their interaction with coworkers. Learn more about values.

Leadership Vision - The Secret to Leadership Success
Businesses start because the founder had a vision about what he could create. Sharing the vision in a way that compels action is the secret to leadership.

Strategic Planning Pitfalls to Avoid
Learn strategic planning pitfalls to avoid. These are the key challenges that you will encounter as you attempt to implement a strategic plan. Be prepared.

Are You Up-to-Date on the Family and Medical Leave Act?
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires employers to provide twelve weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees. Find out who qualifies and more.

Sexual Harassment and Other Hostile Environment Claims
Need to understand the legal issues that surround workplace harassment? Start with the fact that sexual harassment is not the only kind to prevent.

Employment Terminations: How To Avoid Legal Problems
Need tips about how to legally and ethically terminate an employee from their job? Ask these questions to make sure the termination is fair and supportable.

How To Avoid Legal Problems When Firing an Employee
Want recommendations about how to avoid a legal challenge following an employment termination? These eight tips will minimize the risk of being sued. Page 2.

The Galatea Effect: The Power of Self-expectations
When you work with people, the power of expectations is most significant. The expectations that employees have of themselves is the most powerful of all. Page 2.

Management Secrets: Pygmalion and Galatea Effects
When you manage people, the power of your expectations is more significant than almost anything else. Find out how your expectations affect employees.

Important Factors Every Employee Wants From Work
These factors basically define what employees want from work. After adequate pay, these are the most important needs of your employees.

Use Passwords That Affirm Your Unique Greatness
What words do you type over and over on a daily basis? Your passwords. So, why not make them words that positively affirm your great qualities?

Are Your Employees Ready to Commit to Change?
Are your employees ready to change? Employees are more apt to support change if they are ready to make changes and you build their commitment. See how.

The Secret of Workplace Motivation
You can't motivate employees. There, I've told you the truth. You can create an environment in which employees choose motivation. Here is the secret.

Sample Performance Development Plan Form
Need a performance development planning form that enables you to write and track the work performance and development goals of employees? Here's a sample.

Checklist for the Performance Management Process
This Performance Management Process Checklist will help you create an effective employee performance management and development system. See the checklist.

Performance Management: Interview With Robert Bacal
Want to change your approach to performance management and review? In an interview with Robert Bacal, we offer a different approach to performance management.

Two Sample Welcome Letters for New Employees
Here are simple, sample welcome letters for new employees. These letters serve just one purpose. You are welcoming your new employee to your organization.

Become a Better Business Presenter - Almost Instantly
Presentation skills enhance your career progress. Use these nine tips to learn to make effective business presentations. You can, you know.

An Employer's Guide to Interview Thank You Letters
What do employers look for in an interview thank you letter? Here are tips about what you can learn about your candidates from their emails and letters.

Biography of Gina McClowry
Biography of Gina McClowry who is the Manager of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Phonak, LLC.

How to Improve Employee Recognition in Five Ways
Managers who prioritize recognition know the power of recognition in employee motivation and productivity. Learn 5 ways to make recognition more rewarding.

The Power of Positive Employee Recognition
Want to know how to make employee recognition both positive and powerful? These tips will help you recognize employees in the best possible ways.

Tips for Effective Employee Recognition
Employee recognition is not just a nice thing to do for people. It's vastly more important in helping you achieve your business goals. Learn more.

Why Should You Ban Employee of the Month Recognition?
Employee of the Month is an organization's effort to recognize one employee's contributions. But, it doesn't work very well. Here's why you need to ban it.

Key Points about Open Enrollment for Benefits
To get the most out of open enrollment and their benefits, employees must fully understand the benefits their employer provides.

Build an Organization Based on Values
Values are a critical factor in building an organization's business strategy. Why not identify and nurture those that support your mission and vision?

How to Do Space Planning for Your Office
Need tips about space planning in your office? You can gain management input for space needs and create a workplace that effectively houses employees.

Encouraging Employee Involvement Helps People Thrive
Recruiting, retaining, rewarding, and motivating staff are the most important strategic roles of the manager and the Human Resources professional.

What 4 Factors Are Driving Employee High Performance?
Are you interested in demonstrating high performance at work? Joe Calloway, author and coach, offers four keys to showing off your high performance at work.

These Quotes about Optimism Will Brighten Your Day
Optimism is the tendency to look at the bright side of any situation and expect the best possible outcome from any event. Read my favorite optimism quotes.

How (and Why) to Write a Personal Vision Statement
Do you have a personal vision that guides your life and provides direction for your choices? You can create a personal vision statement that does. Here's how.

10 Days to a Happier, More Successful Career and Life
Want to lead a happier, more successful career and life? Certain fundamental principles underlie your success. Find out more in this ten-day​ program.

How to Take Responsibility for Your Life
Who's responsible for your life? That's the most important question when you consider the life you're living. Find out more to ensure happiness and success.

10 Tips for Successful Teamwork
Have you wondered how some work groups exhibit effective teamwork and others remain dysfunctional for the life of the team? Find 10 keys to successful teams.

How and Why to Create and Adopt Team Norms
Interested in creating effective teams? Every team develops norms, consciously or unconsciously. You can create team norms to ensure success. Here's how.

Sample Team Norms or Relationship Guidelines
Know what effective teams need to monitor? The goals and outcomes expected and the process it uses to accomplish these goals. Here are sample team norms.

Casual Dress Code Sample Policy for the Office
Interested in knowing what is appropriate for employees to wear in a casual work environment? Here's a casual work dress code policy for the office.

Casual Dress Code for Manufacturing and Industrial Settings
Do you need a dress code for your manufacturing or industrial setting? You do if customers visit. Your manufacturing employees can project a professional image. See a sample dress code.

Casual Dress Code - Manufacturing & Industrial Settings
Page 2. Do you need a dress code for your manufacturing or industrial setting? You do if customers visit. Your manufacturing employees can project a professional image. See the specifics in a sample dress code.

How to Dress in a Business Formal Workplace
Need a dress code for employees who must inspire confidence from customers? Find a sample dress code for an office that requires business formal attire.

Dress Code for Customer Interaction and at Trade Shows
Even if your workplace allows business casual attire, you may have different standards when employees visit customers or trade shows. See what to require.

Job Interview Questions to Assess Interpersonal Skills
Here are interview questions that will help you assess your candidate's skills and experiences in interpersonal communication and relationships.

How to Develop Effective Work Relationships
Know the most significant factor in succeeding at work? It's the relationships you nurture with your coworkers and boss. You can play well with others.

Inspirational Quotes for Business about Empowerment
Looking for an inspirational quote about employee empowerment or management delegation for your workplace? Use these empowerment and delegation quotes.

Inspirational Quotes for Business and Work about Goals
Need an inspirational quote for work about goal setting, goals, or dreams? I have shared some of my favorites here. May goal setting bring you success.

Inspirational Quotes for Businesses about Leadership
Do you need an inspirational quote for a business publication or a website about leadership? These are some of my favorite leadership quotes. Take a look.

What Is Employee Sick Leave?
Need to understand sick leave? It's an employee benefit that is valued because it's a win-win for employers and for employees. Find out more on sick leave.

Inspirational Quotes - Respect for Business and Work
Do you need a quote about respect for a workplace communication tool such as a meeting, presentation, website, or newsletter? Here are my favorites.

Negative Consequences of Sexual Behavior on Your Career
A recent study says that women who behave sexually at work are less likely to earn promotions, and they make less money. Learn why sexy isn't better.

Ways to Build Trust in Your Organization
How can you build trust in your workplace so the culture of trust is strong and not broken? Adopt these trust building activities for a trust culture.

Want to Become a Better Listener?
Want to know how to become a better listener? These tips about active listening and improving your listening bad habits will make you a better communicator.

What HR Managers Need to Know About Succession Planning
How important is succession planning? Succession planning is how your organization ensures that employees are recruited and developed to fill key roles.

How to Handle an Employee Resignation
The reasons are endless for an employee resignation. But, each resignation causes the employer to have questions about how to handle it. Here are answers.

Checklist for an Employment Termination Meeting
Need to know what to do when an employment termination occurs? No matter the reason, employers need to follow certain steps. Here's what you need to do.

How to Conduct an Employee Exit Interview
Want feedback from a resigning employee about what your company can improve? The exit interview is the perfect time to learn your retention opportunities.

Sample Exit Interview Questions
Want sample exit interview questions? You can get feedback from an employee who has resigned about what your organization can improve. Use these questions. Page 2.

Employee Termination from an IT Perspective
Firing an employee is a thankless job, but the IT department must help. You need to restrict access to the company's information - before the termination.

Top 10 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job
Increasingly unhappy about your job? If so, it may be time for you to quit. Take a look at these 10 best reasons to decide whether it's time to resign.

How to Respond to a Reference Check Request
Responding to a request for a reference check is tricky. Fear of reprisal and lawsuits keep many employers from responding. These recommendations will help.

Responding to Requests for Reference Checks
Providing a reference for a former employee should be simple and straightforward? Right? Sorry, in our litigious society, it's not.

What Is an Employment Contract?
Want to protect your interests when you accept a job? Ask for an employment contract that specifies the terms and conditions of employment. Learn more.

Reference Check Verification of Employment Policy
Have you received a request for verification of a former employee's employment and skills? Here's a sample policy to share with your current employees.