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Training Transfer
Want ideas about how to transfer training to the workplace after training sessions? Here are the basics about training transfer and links to best practices.

Pass the French Fries, Er, Um, Carrots
How do your employees feel about healthy eating at work? They talk a good game, but, when push comes to shove, they don't want to lose their less healthy options. Find out more.

Make Training Succeed
For effective training, know your audience's needs and prepare methods and practice that will help participants transfer their learning to the workplace.

Are You an Introvert at Work?
Are you an introvert who'd like more information about working in a world of extroverts? Here are useful tips.

Want a Rejection Letter Template?
Need a template for an applicant rejection letter? Employers of choice use a rejection letter rather than leaving their candidates in the dark about the fate of their application. Use this rejection letter template to develop your own.

Do You Play Well With Coworkers?
Do you know what your employees need to excell? Playing well with coworkers is top of the list. See how to make this reality true.

Make That Bad Boss - Good
Have you worked for a bad boss? Had a good boss you'd recommend? Here's how to manage up no matter your boss situation.

Delegate: Don't Dump
Want to know more about appropriate delegation when an employee grows through the assignments? See more.

What Is an Employer?
Do you know what an employer actually is? The joys and tribulations of being an employer are explored. Find out more about being an employer.

Retirement Letter Sample to Notify Your Employer
Need a sample retirement letter to notify your employer of your expected retirement? Your employer appreciates an official letter for your personnel file.

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.

Involve Employees in Your Selection Process
Interested in involving employees in your employee selection process? Here are tips that will help you effectively involve them to improve your hiring process.

Jobs Without Titles?
Do you have experience with organizations that have truly foresaken job titles? Or is it a surface thing? Find out more.

Why Are Your Employees Late for Work?
Would you like a bit of insight into why your employees come to work late? This CareerBuilder study offers the common reasons that employes share. Why not share your employees' absenteeism excuses?

Your 8 Favorite New Articles from 2013
Interested in my readers' favorite HR articles for 2013 - that were added to the HR site in 2013? Here they are.

Offer Perks for Retention?
What will help you stay competitive when you recruit as an employer of choice? Perks and unusual benefits can help you attract and retain superior employees. Find out how.

Your Tip of the Week for Success
Looking for an immediate positive thought or an idea to pick your spirits up? Want good ideas, thoughtful quotations, self-motivation ideas, managing working

Leadership Greatness Summit Take-aways
Wednesday, I attended a Stephen Covey seminar on leadership greatness. Covey, the author of several books, including the enormously popular Seven Habits of

Your Top 10 Resolutions
I hope your holidays have fulfilled your expectations and that you are moving into a New Year in which you will accomplish all of your goals and resolutions. Here is how you can...

Complaints Need a Feedback Loop
Know what your employees complain about? An employee complaint is an opportunity to build your relationship with employees. Find out how.

Is Your Management System Failing?
Is your employee failing or is it the management system that should guide the employee that is failing? Ask yourself these questions.

5 Cover Letter Red Flags for Employers
Do you know the cover letter red flags that should capture an employer's attention? An applicant's cover letter tells you a lot about your prospective employee. Find out what.

Become a Better Business Presenter - Almost Instantly Develop Effective Business Presentation Skills
Want to become a better business presenter? Presentation skills enhance career progress. Use these nine tips to make effective business presentations.

Got a Mentor? You Are Blessed
Have you had mentors during your career? A good mentor can save you years of learning things the hard way and promote your success at the same time. Learn more.

How to Do HR Business Planning
Interested in Human Resources business planning? Yes, the CEO occasionally asks for a plan. Be ready.

New in December
Interested in what was published on the HR site in December? Here are the new resources.

Coworker From Hell - Readers Describe Their Coworker From Hell
Every workplace has a coworker or two who exhibit all of the symptoms of a coworker from hell. They mistreat and abuse their coworkers, take credit for work they didn't do, and treat their coworkers with disdain, disrespect, and downright nastiness. Coworkers from hell lie, cheat, and steal information. Your contributions will never be clear to your boss; coworkers from hell ingratiate themselves to make themselves look good. Readers have shared stories about their coworkers from hell.

Welcome to the New
Ready for the New Year with goals and dreams? The holiday season is a time to reflect on both the past and the future. Learn more.

Values and Beliefs Are the Foundation
Build a fantastic New Year where success is based on your values and beliefs and stretched by your goals. Happy New Year.

Where Are the Good HR Candidates?
Looking for qualified Human Resources staff is a challenge despite the high unemployment rates. Find out why.

Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
The Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is a software or online solution for the data entry, data tracking, and data information needs of the Human

Downsizing Survivors: Motivating the Employees Who Remain After Layoffs and Downsizing
Need to know about what organizations should focus on with their remaining employees following layoffs? Survivors of the layoff need your attention now.

Downsizing Survivors: Motivating the Remaining Employees After Layoffs
Here are more ideas about what organizations should focus on with their remaining employees following layoffs. Survivors of the layoff need your attention. Page 2.

Employee Book Clubs Rule
Have you considered a work book club for employee development? Low cost, yet effective, a book club also builds your team and the leadership skills of employees who participate.

Your December Favorites
Interested in my readers' newsletter favorites for December? Take a look and see what you missed..

Top 10 Resolutions for Your Possible New Year
Here are five more New Year's resolutions for people who work in businesses and organizations. Start by doing something that you love every single day. Page 2.

Employee Layoff Practices Matter
Never embark upon an employee layoff as if the reduction in employees will solve the problems of the business. Find out alternatives to layoffs and more about laying employees off with care and concern.

Did You Bring Your Business Ethics to Work Today?
As a manager, does your standard of conduct and business ethics rise above the norm and set an example for employees? It should. Find out more.

Poll: About Trust
This poll covers the subject of trust. Please read the article below to learn how to maximize trust in your organization. If you have thoughts about trust,

Goals Must Rock Your Soul
Why dream and achieve little dreams when you can expend the same energy andachieve bold, audacious goals. Find out how.

10 Days to Happiness and Success
Here's a gift to yourself for the holidays. Take my ten day program that will help you increase your happiness and success. Find out how.

Make Your Life a Wonderland
Ready for Christmas Eve? Remember, too, that millions of people around the world and in your workplace don't celebrate Christmas. Honor diversity during the holidays.

HR Gobbledygook
Interested in knowing what makes employees happy at work? Beyond the HR jargon, it's the workplace and their experience of your workplace that matters. Find out more.

Want Work-Life Balance Tips?
Are you a working parent? If so, you'll appreciate these tips about how to achieve work-life balance.

Employees Complain - What Causes Your Employees to Complain?
Employees complain. Face it. If you work with people, sometimes employees complain. Ignoring employee complaints will only increase their complaining. What do employees in your company complain about? Page 2.

Employees Complain - What Causes Your Employees to Complain?
Employees complain. Face it. If you work with people, sometimes employees complain. Ignoring employee complaints will only increase their complaining. What do employees in your company complain about?

Employees Complain - What Causes Your Employees to Complain?
Employees complain. Face it. If you work with people, sometimes employees complain. Ignoring employee complaints will only increase their complaining. What do employees in your company complain about? Page 3.

Cover Letters Matter - Trust Me
Despite what you may hear these days, the cover letter really matters to most employers. It is the job applicant's opportunity to pique the employer's interest quickly. Find our more about resume cover letters.

Coworker From Hell?
Have you ever had to put up with a coworker from hell? Please share your experience with your coworker from hell. No matter what you do, you're always wrong.

What Is Employee Motivation?
Want to inspire employee motivation? Employers are challenged to understand what motivates employees and to provide a work culture that encourages it.

Second Interview Tip
Wonder why employers schedule prospective employees for a second interview? Compelling reasons exist for scheduling more face time with job candidates.

Top 7 Office Party Gaffes - Don't Ruin Your Reputation or Career at Your Office Party
Want to have fun at your office holiday party? You can if you avoid these seven serious mistakes to enhance your professional reputation - not destroy it.

Recognition - Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works
Need to know how HR can help managers provide the best possible recognition for employees. See this book chapter from Make Their Day! to find out.

Conduct an Effective Exit Interview
How can an exit interview help you to identify the concerns of current employees? It's a serious contributor if you want the information. 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.

Change Communication Musts
Need tips about how to communicate during organizational change? These tips are crucial to change management effectiveness and success. Learn more.

Effective Delegation Is Not More Work
Know the difference between delegation and dumping? Employees seek new challenges, not more of the same, old - work. Here are more delegation tips.

Job Specification Sample for Human Resources Director
This sample job specification for a human resources director provides an example of a job specification. See a sample job specification for a human resources director that describes education, experience, characteristics, skills, knowledge, and an overview of the job requirements.

Hiring Temporary Staff - Leadership and Management Success Tips
Looking for a tip about hiring temporary employees? You don't want to hire every employee who has put in his 90 days. Fins out more..

Big 5 in Managing Change
Organizations today experience constant change. This makes change management a priority skill to attain. But these five factors are the bottom line.

Employee Commitment to Change
Want employee commitment to change? If you want to foster commitment to change, involve employees in designing, implementing and evaluating the changes.

Employee Readiness for Change
Are your employees ready to change? Employees are more apt to support change if they are ready to make changes. You can assess their readiness to change.

Change Communication Musts
Communication about the changes is critical and too frequently neglected. You cannot over-communicate during change. Learn more about communication.

To Drink or Not to Drink at Work Events?
Do alcohol and company parties mix? Most employees decide whether to drink at work events. Your decision can enhance your career - or destroy it. Learn more.

Managing Human Resources
Want to know what managing Human Resources entails? It's all about the people, getting the job done, and continuous improvement. Find out more.

What Is the Medicare Tax?
Looking for a basic definition of the medicare tax? Your employer has to withhold it. Learn more.

What Is Telecommuting?
Telecommuting is a flexible work arrangement that allows employees to work distantly from the employer's location all or part of the time. Find out more.

Definition of Temporary Employees
What's a temporary employee? They don't receive benefits from the temporary employer nor are they full time, regular employees. See more differences.

Perform Exit Interviews Successfully
Want feedback from a resigning employee about what your organization 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 to ensure success. Page 2.

A Formal Dress Code for the Office
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.

Inspirational Quotes for Business and Work About Goals, Goal Setting, Dreams
Looking for an inspirational quote for work about goal setting, goals, or dreams? I have shared some of my favorites here.

Inspirational Quotes for Business and Work About Success
Looking for an inspirational quote about success? Your workplace will prosper when employees adopt a success attitude. See my favorites about success.

Tips for Minimizing Workplace Negativity
Your workplace is seething with negativity. No matter what's causing the bad vibes, here's how you can help make the atmosphere more positive and productive.

7 More Tips for Minimizing Workplace Negativity
Your workplace is seething with negativity. No matter what's causing the bad vibes, here's more about how to make the workplace more positive and productive. Page 2.

Gone in Thirty Seconds: How to Review a Resume
Reviewing the resumes of job applicants starts well before you receive applications. See the steps that prepare you to effectively review resumes.

Gone in Thirty Seconds: How to Review a Resume
Once you've received resumes in response to your job posting, these are recommended steps to effectively review the resumes and select your best candidates. Page 2.

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

More About Building an Organization Based on Values
Organizational values are a critical component in building your business strategy. Here are examples of values that can support your mission and vision. Page 2.

Create Your 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.

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.

Training Employees for Motivation and Retention
Know what employees want from work? The chance to continue to develop their skills is primary. Learn how you can give your employees training options.

Personnel File Access Policy
Need a personnel file access policy for employees? Here's a sample that you can use to set policy in your organization. See the sample policy.

Employee Recognition Rocks: Kick Employee Recognition Up a Notch
What creates work places that don't provide recognition for employees? Managers who prioritize employee recognition impact employee engagement.

Sample Semi-formal Employee Recognition Letter
Need a sample thank you letter that you can send to an employee? See a semi-formal thank you letter that recognizes specific employee contributions.

How to Ask 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
Here are the next steps to follow when you want to ask for a pay raise. Take a look. 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.

Motivation Job Interview Questions for Employers to Ask Candidates
Need to know about what motivates your prospective employee? These sample job interview questions help you evaluate the motivation of your candidate.

Motivating Employees in a Time of Change
Want to know how you can create a work environment that successfully motivates your employees, especially during times of change? Find out how.

Motivating Employees in a Time of Change
Want to know how you can create a work environment that successfully motivates your employees, especially during times of change? Use this checklist. Page 2.

Motivating Employees in a Time of Change
Want to know more about creating a workplace that successfully motivates your employees, especially during times of change? See the dos and don'ts. Page 3.

How to Change Your Culture: You Can Transform Your Culture With Conscious Steps
Ready to change the culture that exists in your organization? To change your culture, you need to see and understand your culture. Take the first step.

How to Change Your Culture: Organizational Culture Change
Ready to change the culture in your organization? To change your culture, you need to see and understand your culture. Take the first step. Page 2.

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.

Sample Legal Job Interview Questions
Know which questions to ask during your job interviews? These questions make your company less vulnerable to discrimination lawsuits. Take a look. Page 2.

Leadership Values and Ethics: Secrets of Leadership Success
Successful leaders demonstrate their values and ethics in every action they take at work and in their interaction with coworkers. Learn more.

The Americans With Disabilities Act - An Employer's Responsibilities
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it unlawful for an employer with 15 or more employees to discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability. The Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act, which is similar to the ADA in many respects, covers employers with one or more employees; other states may similarly define different laws for workplace treatment of people with disabilities. This article addresses disability law issues relevant to employers. Page 2.

The Two Most Important 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.

What Is Employee Involvement?
Need to understand what employee involvement means and entails as an organization's strategy and philosophy? Most organizations get it wrong. Learn more about employee involvement.

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.

Inspirational Quotes for Business and Work About Change and Change Management
Looking for an inspirational quote for work? These change and change management quotes are useful to help motivation and inspiration. See the quotes.

Inspirational Quotes for Business and Work About Motivation
Looking for an inspirational quote about motivation to excite the team and help your employees successfully contribute? Here are my favorites.

Human Resources Department As a Profitability Factor
Can you ask for profitability from your Human Resources department? You can ask your HR department for innovative business solutions. Here's how.

More About the Human Resources Department As a Profitability Factor
Can you ask for profitability from your Human Resources department? You can link your HR department to performance metrics. Here's how. Page 2.

How to Make Your Current Job Work
Is it time to quit your current job? Or, would using these tips to change the factors that bother you -make your current job work? Why not find out?

How to Make Your Current Job - Work
Is it time to quit your current job? Here are more tips to help you change the factors that bother you so that you can make your current job work. Page 2.

Rejection Letter Sample
Need a sample rejection letter? Here's a sample to send to applicants who didn't get the job but you liked them. You can offer a second interview.

Job Candidate Evaluation Form
Interested in a consistent candidate evaluation form so that various people conducting interviews can easily compare notes? This form works.

Job Candidate Evaluation Form Questions
Interested in a consistent candidate evaluation form so that various people conducting interviews can easily compare notes? This form works. Page 2.

More of the Job Candidate Evaluation Form
Interested in a consistent candidate evaluation form so that various people conducting interviews can easily compare notes? See the second part of the form. Page 3.

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

360 Degree Feedback: More 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 contributions of 360 feedback. Page 2.

360 Degree Feedback: Even More About the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
360 feedback is a process that gives employees the chance to receive performance feedback from coworkers. Prepare for the potentially bad and ugly. Page 3.

What Human Resources Staff Would Like to Say to Employees
When you work in Human Resources, you have contact with employees all day long, And, you see employees at their best and worst. You have lots that you would like to say to employees, but in the spirit of professionalism, you bite your tongue. Readers share what they'd like to say to employees.

Human Resource Management - When Is Leaving Human Resource Management the Answer
Every Human Resource Management career has its ups and downs. As long as the ups outnumber the downs, most people are happy in their Human Resource Management career. Sometimes, though, something changes. Whether it’s your interest and commitment, your organization, your life choices, or your career progress, you may reach a point where you want to leave Human Resource Management. Readers share what would make them consider leaving Human Resource Management.

Human Resource Management - When Is Leaving Human Resource Management the Answer
Every Human Resource Management career has its ups and downs. As long as the ups outnumber the downs, most people are happy in their Human Resource Management career. Sometimes, though, something changes. Whether it’s your interest and commitment, your organization, your life choices, or your career progress, you may reach a point where you want to leave Human Resource Management. Readers share what would make them consider leaving Human Resource Management. Page 2.

Human Resources Jargon - Human Resources Jargon HR Terminology
If you're in Human Resources or speak with HR staff, you know that HR has specific terminology, a jargon all their own. Some of the HR jargon is employment law related; some is meant to sooth upset employees. Some words are exchanged to communicate with fellow practitioners; sometimes HR uses euphemisms when the truth sounds cold and sad. Do you have a love-hate, or maybe just hate, relationship with HR euphemisms and jargon? I do. See the HR jargon employees love to hate. Page 2.

Top New Year's Resolutions
New Year's resolutions help you feel grounded, as if you are on the right track; they provide order and direction for your life. Top New Year's resolutions are shared by many people. Some top resolutions such as losing weight and exercising more may appear on your list every year. They do on mine. For this year in addition, I resolve to sleep more, keep a more disciplined schedule, write a book, and write my cooking and travel blog. How about you? What do you resolve to accomplish this year? Page 6.

Top New Year's Resolutions
New Year's resolutions help you feel grounded, as if you are on the right track; they provide order and direction for your life. Top New Year's resolutions are shared by many people. Some top resolutions such as losing weight and exercising more may appear on your list every year. They do on mine. For this year in addition, I resolve to sleep more, keep a more disciplined schedule, write a book, and write my cooking and travel blog. How about you? What do you resolve to accomplish this year? Page 7.

Business Ethics - Examples of Employees Failing to Practice Fundamental Business Ethics
Despite policies and codes of conduct, lapses in business ethics occur every day at work. The failure of employees to practice fundamental business ethics comes in all forms and sizes, both far reaching and close to home. Some ethical lapses affect individual employees. Other business ethics problems hurt whole work groups, and whole companies. You probably witness employees failing to practice sound business ethics every day. Readers have shared their stories about business ethics problems. Page 2.

Recruitment Online of Employees - Recruitment Online of World Class Employees
The recruitment of employees has become both easier and more challenging. The advent of the online world of job boards, recruitment websites, and social media networking sites increases your likelihood of finding superior candidates. The online recruitment world also gives you so many candidates to consider that weeding through applications is time consuming. In fast growing companies, employee recruitment can take up much of HR’s time. What’s your best online recruitment strategy?

Does Your Organization Destroy Trust - How Does Your Organization Destroy Trust
Organizations often destroy employee trust. Organization leaders fail to share information with employees, so employees are not sure that they understand their work goals and company prospects. Leaders withhold the truth or mislead employees about tough situations and change. Coworkers destroy employee trust when they fail to discuss the whole picture as it affects the employee’s job. Is it any wonder that organizations fail to build employee trust when daily, organizations violate trust?

Does Your Organization Destroy Trust - How Does Your Organization Destroy Trust
Organizations often destroy employee trust. Organization leaders fail to share information with employees, so employees are not sure that they understand their work goals and company prospects. Leaders withhold the truth or mislead employees about tough situations and change. Coworkers destroy employee trust when they fail to discuss the whole picture as it affects the employee’s job. Is it any wonder that organizations fail to build employee trust when daily, organizations violate trust? Page 2.

Does Your Organization Destroy Trust - How Does Your Organization Destroy Trust
Organizations often destroy employee trust. Organization leaders fail to share information with employees, so employees are not sure that they understand their work goals and company prospects. Leaders withhold the truth or mislead employees about tough situations and change. Coworkers destroy employee trust when they fail to discuss the whole picture as it affects the employee’s job. Is it any wonder that organizations fail to build employee trust when daily, organizations violate trust? Page 3.

Reference Checking Format Questions
Need an effective format for checking references from your prospective employees? These questions will serve you well as you check your candidate's employment references. Page 2.

Goal Setting and Feedback - 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.

Reference Checking Format
Need reasons to have a consistent process and an effective format for checking references from your job candidates? Find out why you want consistency.

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

The Stuff of Work - Ethics and Assets
Employees don't think about company assets until they are lost, stolen or broken. This is a problem because employees exhibit ethical behavior by how they treat things.

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 and tests, and career planning tools to help you select a career you can love.

Build a Mentoring Culture
What does it take to develop people in your organization? It takes a variety of learning opportunities including mentoring and coaching. Find out more.

Tips for Determining a Motivating Salary
Information online makes researching salary ranges easier than setting salaries has ever been in the past - but, also trickier. The role of salary in helping you create a motivated, contributing work force is inestimable. These tips will help you address pay and salary issues in a way that contributes to employee motivation in your organization.

Tips for Determining a Motivating Salary
Information online makes researching salary ranges easier than setting salaries has ever been in the past - but, also trickier. The role of salary in helping you create a motivated, contributing work force is inestimable. These tips will help you address pay and salary issues in a way that contributes to employee motivation in your organization. Page 2.

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.

Personal Courage and Conflict Resolution at Work
You need to practice personal courage if you wish to resolve conflicts at work. People are afraid of conflict because they feel threated. If they resolve the conflict, they may not get what they want. Conflict resolution is also uncomfortable because people lack skills and training in conflict resolution. Learn more.

Make a Potential Employer Fall in Love With the Job Searcher - How Job Searchers Impress Employers
Looking for ways to impress a potential employer? Want to make your resume or job application stand out from the pack? During one two week time period, I reviewed 485 resumes and applications for 18 different positions. I interviewed 23 candidates and brought six back for a second, more intense round of interviews. Believe me, I can tell you what rang my chimes.

Make a Potential Employer Fall in Love With the Job Searcher - How Job Searchers Impress Employers
Looking for ways to impress a potential employer? Want to make your resume or job application stand out from the pack? During one two week time period, I reviewed 485 resumes and applications for 18 different positions. I interviewed 23 candidates and brought six back for a second, more intense round of interviews. Believe me, I can tell you what rang my chimes. Page 2.

Make a Potential Employer Fall in Love With the Job Searcher - How Job Searchers Impress Employers
Looking for ways to impress a potential employer? Want to make your resume or job application stand out from the pack? During one two week time period, I reviewed 485 resumes and applications for 18 different positions. I interviewed 23 candidates and brought six back for a second, more intense round of interviews. Believe me, I can tell you what rang my chimes. Page 3.

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.

Singing the Job Search Blues
Want a job search perspective from the other side of the desk, from a job search candidate? This candidate expresses what many candidates would like to share. Want to hear more?

Singing the Job Search Blues
Want a job search perspective from the other side of the desk, from a job search candidate? This candidate expresses what many candidates would like to share. Want to hear more about his experiences? Page 2.

Compress Your Job Search Timeline: Find a Job in Less Time
Studies show clearly that a critical factor in life and business is resilience in the face of adversity. The question many of the unemployed, or those dissatisfied with their present employment, ask, is will my resilience last long enough for me to find and start my new job. Find tips for finding your next job or business faster.

Compress Your Job Search Timeline: Find a Bob in Less Time
Studies show clearly that a critical factor in life and business is resilience in the face of adversity. The question many of the unemployed, or those dissatisfied with their present employment, ask, is will my resilience last long enough for me to find and start my new job. Find more tips for finding your next job or business faster. Page 2.

Taking the Suck Out of the Information Vacuum - Encourage Upward Communication
Did you know that human error contributes more to mistakes and errors than any kind of mechanical or other failure? This is often because the people making the decisions don't have the appropriate information. Encourage successful upward communication.

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

Performance Development Planning Meeting
Looking for a format for your performance development planning meetings? This step-by-step tells you exactly what to do to discuss goals with employees. Page 2.

Want a Superior Workforce? Hire and Manage the Best Employees for a High Performance Workforce
If your goal is a superior, high performance workforce that is focused on continuous improvement, you need to manage people within a performance management and development framework. When you implement each of these components, you'll ensure the development of the high performance workforce you seek. Hire the best.

How to Reduce the Cost of Advertising Jobs
You can significantly reduce the cost of advertising online by following these tips. Learn more.

How to Reduce the Cost of Advertising Jobs
See more tips about how you can significantly reduce the cost of advertising online by following these tips. Learn more. Page 2.

Job Offer Letter Sample for Employers
Need a free, sample job offer letter that is suitable for most employee job offers? Your candidates appreciate the job offer terms spelled out. See the sample.

Job Offer Letter Format
Looking for a sample job offer letter? Your candidates appreciate the job offer terms spelled out in detail. Use this job offer letter as a base for developing your own employment offer. Page 2.

Internal Employment Application for Career Opportunities and Jobs
Looking for a format to use for your internal job application process? You do post job openings for your internal staff first, right? This form will help.

Internal Employment Application Form Sample
Looking for a format to use for your internal job application process? You do post job openings for your internal staff first, right? Here is the form. Page 2.

Internal Employment Application Form Sample Continued
Looking for a format to use for your internal job application process? You do post job openings for your internal staff first, right? This internal job application form will give you a head start as you develop your internal job application and job opportunities process for current employees. This page is the self identification form about gender and race to help us monitor our success in encouraging diverse applicants. Page 3.

Telephone Screening - Phone Screen Best Practices
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 a phone screen.

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

Telephone Interview Questions - Screening Candidates With a Telephone Interview
When you use a phone interview to narrow your field of candidates, here are more sample questions that will help you identify your best prospects for an onsite interview. Page 3.

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? 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.

Fear During War: What the Individual and the Workplace Can Do
The enemies of America and the free world depend upon our fear for their success. Fear is normal during war. You can, however, mitigate the impact of fear on the individual and in the workplace if you implement these actions and ideas.

Eight Hiring Mistakes Employers Make: From Application to Interview - Hiring Mistakes
Hiring decisions that result in

Eight Hiring Mistakes Employers Make: From Application to Interview - Hiring Mistakes
Hiring decisions that result in

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.

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 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.

The Darker Side of Goal Setting: Why Goal Setting Fails ...
Why don't most people set and achieve personal goals, career goals and business goals? Goal setting is a positive, powerful practice when it ignites enthusiasm and provides clear direction. When practiced poorly, however, goal setting has a serious downside that can undermine your success. Learn more about how such a potentially successful practice as goal setting, goes wrong, so often.

The Darker Side of Goal Setting: Why Goal Setting Fails ...
Why don't most people set and achieve personal goals, career goals and business goals? Goal setting is a positive, powerful practice when it ignites enthusiasm and provides clear direction. When practiced poorly, however, goal setting has a serious downside that can undermine your success. Learn more about how such a potentially successful practice as goal setting, goes wrong, so often. Page 2.

Outsourcing - A Strategic Solution to Diminishing Resources
Do you want to find ways to cut costs and preserve internal Human Resouces staff energy and time? A SHRM study identified what functions HR outsources. Find out what.

Why You Need Allies at Work: Tips About Developing Alliances
Do you want to effectively accomplish your work mission? If so, you need allies, people who support your ideas at work. Forming these alliances takes time and energy, but they are worth the investment for the payback they provide. A positive, successful alliance is a collaboration that accomplishes great good for both you and for your organization.

Why Deal With the Impact of Alcohol Use at Work - Alcohol Use Is Harming Employees and Costing Workplaces Billions
How does alcohol use affect your workplace? Think that alcohol use is not a significant factor in your workplace? If so, think again. Alcohol use has a huge impact on workplace productivity, attendance, and employee turnover. Surprisingly, the workplaces most often affected by alcohol use are small- mid-sized employers. Find out more about the impact of alcohol use, symptoms of alcohol use, and how to address alsohol use in the workplace.

Attendance at Work - How to Encourage Attendance at Work
Attendance is critical in many customer facing jobs. Poor attendance saps employee morale, costs employers overtime expenses, and reduces employee engagement. Poor attendance takes supervisory time and attention and often results in disciplinary action. You can manage employee attendance to reduce attendance problems. Here's how to manage and encourage attendance.

Sample Employee Thank You Letter
Need a sample thank you letter for a great team and project leader? Here's a sample that will make the team leader feel rewarded and appreciated.

What to Look for in Applicant Answers to Interview Questions About Cultural Fit
Want to assess whether your job candidate will be a good cultural fit for your organization? Use these interview question answers to know what to look for and how to determine his or her fit.

Job Plan Template
Need a template for an employee developed and owned job plan? Here's a format that you can customize, copy, and use as your employees develop job plans.

How to Reduce Resistance to Change
Resistance to change is a natural reaction when employees are asked, well, to change. Change is uncomfortable and requires new ways of thinking and doing. You can reduce resistance to change by the actions you take and how you involve the employees who will be asked to change. You can reduce employee resistance to change by taking these actions.

Sample Employee Thank You Letter From Supervisor
A thank you letter from an employee's supervisor is a treasured form of positive recognition. Who knows better than the supervisor about the employee's job performance? So, no one is in a better position to write a thank you letter than the supervisor. Here's a sample thank you letter from a supervisor. Use the sample thank you letter as a template for your own supervisory thank you letters.

Sample Award Letter
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Award Letter - How to Write an Award Letter
The award letter is an opportunity to both thank a valued employee for his or her contribution and to reinforce the behaviors and actions for which the award is presented. The meaningful award letter fulfills several purposes. Find out more about how to write an award letter.

How to Find a Human Resource Job
Want to transition into a Human Resource job or career? These tips and action items will help you find a job in HR. These 10 tips will help you be prepared for an HR job - when your dream job becomes available.

Resignation Letter Template
Need to resign from your job? This template gives you the sample you need to write a professional resignation letter. Take a look.

This Sample Thank You Email Recognizes an Employee's Charitable Contributions
A thank you email from a company executive is a significant form of positive recognition for an employee. This sample thank you email recognizes the employee for charitable contributions on behalf of the company. This sample thank you email describes in detail that the executive attended the charitable event. As an attendee, he saw first hand the employee's charitable contributions. Here's a sample thank you email from a company executive.

What to Look for in Applicant Answers to Interview Questions About Motivation
Find more appropriate motivation job interview question answers.

How HR Thinks
Think that you can go to your Human Resources office and get a straightforward answer to what you consider to be a simple question? Not so easy, it turns out. Here's your chance to consider how HR thinks - has to think?

More About How HR Thinks
Think that you can go to your Human Resources office and get a straightforward answer to what you consider to be a simple question? Not so easy, it turns out. Here's your chance to consider further how HR thinks - has to think? Page 2.

Empowerment Job Interview Questions
Want to understand the comfort level of your job candidates with employee empowerment? Use these sample job interview questions about empowerment to find out.

Interview Questions to Assess Planning Skills
Need to assess the experience and the skills that your prospective employee possesses during an interview? These sample interview questions about planning will help.

Interview Questions to Assess Decision Making Skills
Want to learn about your prospective employee's skill and experience in decision making? These sample, behavioral interview questions will help you assess their expertise.

Goals of the 360 Degree Feedback Process - The Great Debates About 360 Degree Feedback
Join the great debates about 360 degree feedback. Find out more about the pros and cons of the various facets of 360 degree feedback. This article considers your organization's goals in offering a 360 degree feedback process. Learn more about 360 degree feedback goals.

Recommended Methods for Your 360 Degree Feedback Process
How you approach and administer your 360 feedback process can make all of the difference in its success. The methods you use can empower employee improvement or cause dysfunctional organization behavior. Find out more.

Outcomes From Your 360 Degree Feedback Process - The Great Debates About 360 Degree Feedback
The outcomes you experience from your 360 degree feedback process depend on the goals you want to achieve. You want employee development as an outcome. Find out more.

The Case for Web-based 360 Degree Feedback - The Great Debates About 360 Degree Feedback
The outcomes you experience from your 360 degree feedback process are dependant on the decisions you make about the goals you want to achieve. Learn more.

The Great Debates About 360 Degree Feedback
Join the great debates about 360 degree feedback. Anonymous or shared? Web-based or paper and pencil? Affects compensation or not? Find out more about the pros and cons.

Are You the Victim of a Bad Boss?
Is your bad boss - bad - because he lacks supervisory skills? You won't believe how often this is the case. Here's how to handle this type of bad boss.

What Makes a Bad Boss - Bad?
Have you had a bad boss? Most people who work have had a bad boss at some point. Readers like to talk about them and their responses form patterns. See the characteristics of the most commonly encountered bad bosses.

Are You Getting the Best Benefit From Your Employee Benefits
Does your employee benefits package giving you the payback you deserve in increased employee appreciation and satisfaction? Chances are, it's not. Learn more.

Getting the Best Benefit From Your Employee Benefits? - Here Are Benefits Employees Want and Need
Need samples of the types of employee benefits that are offered across many organizations? Use this list of employee benefits to think creatively about your current employee benefits package. Page 2.

All About Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Health care flexible spending accounts (FSA) let employees pay for some unreimbursed health care and dependent care expenses with before-tax dollars. Find out more about using these accounts.

Why Blogging Matters to Business
Do you have a business blog and knowledge about how to use it to support your brand? Find out more about why a business blog is good business.

More About Why Blogging Matters to Business
Do you have a business blog and knowledge about how to use it to support your brand? Find out more about why a business blog is good business. Page 2.

Three Tips for Business Blogs
While 43 percent of online weblog or blog readers visit political/news blogs, the percentage of the online audience reading blogs is skyrocketing. Why does this growing blog readership matter? A business blog is an ideal way to highlight your successful company and products to prospective employees, vendors, customers, and your industry. Convinced you need a business blog? Use these three recommendations to write your business blog so that it attracts readership, superior candidates, and sales.

All You Have Is Your Integrity: Why Leave Your Integrity to Chance?
Everyone knows right from wrong. Right? Wrong. People disagree about the definition of right and wrong all the time. That is why the topic of business ethics is currently front and center in the media and in office break rooms. When daily, the next Enron, Arthur Andersen, or WorldCom story hits the wires, it's difficult to ignore business ethics as an issue.

All You Have Is Your Integrity: Why Leave Your Integrity to Chance? - Develop a Business Ethics Code of Conduct
Everyone knows right from wrong. Right? Wrong. People disagree about the definition of right and wrong all the time. That is why the topic of business ethics is currently front and center in the media and in office break rooms. When daily, the next Enron, Arthur Andersen, or WorldCom story hits the wires, it's difficult to ignore business ethics as an issue. Page 2.

Economic Stimulus Package and COBRA – Requirements for Employers of the Economic Stimulus Package and COBRA
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 (the

Economic Stimulus Package and COBRA – Requirements for Employers of the Economic Stimulus Package and COBRA
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 (the

More About HR’s Role in Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility
You can foster a culture of Corporate Social Responsibility. Creating a culture of change and responsibility starts with HR. Find out more. Page 2.

The Latest About the COBRA Subsidy Extension – Immediate Action Required From Employers for the Latest COBRA Subsidy Extension
The COBRA subsidy has been extended for an additional six (6) months and eligibility to receive the subsidy extends to February 28, 2010. If you are subject to COBRA, you are required to comply with these extensions and must also provide additional notices advising of same. Importantly, individuals who had the subsidy but dropped coverage when the subsidy expired are now allowed to re-elect COBRA.

The Latest About the COBRA Subsidy Extension – Immediate Action Required From Employers for the Latest COBRA Subsidy Extension
The COBRA subsidy has been extended for an additional six (6) months and eligibility to receive the subsidy extends to February 28, 2010. If you are subject to COBRA, you are required to comply with these extensions and must also provide additional notices advising of same. Importantly, individuals who had the subsidy but dropped coverage when the subsidy expired are now allowed to re-elect COBRA. Page 2.

Top Ten Human Resources Trends of the Decade
Want to know the top ten Human Resources trends of the decade from 2001-2010? The top ten trends for staff and the employees served at work were not obvious nor were they easy to pick. Want to see what I decided?

Top Ten Human Resources Trends of the Decade
Want to know the top ten Human Resources trends of the decade from 2001-2010? The top ten trends for staff and the employees served at work were not obvious nor were they easy to pick. Want to see what I decided about five of them? Page 2.

Top Ten Human Resources Trends of the Decade
Want to know the top ten Human Resources trends of the decade from 2001-2010? The top ten trends for staff and the employees served at work were not obvious nor were they easy to pick. Want to see what I decided about the final trend and my honorable mentions? Page 3.

How to Overcome Your Employment Gap
Are you concerned about getting back in the workforce after a gap in your employment? Re-entering the workforce is usually challenging. Find out how you can make your employment gap productive in preparation for your eventual return to work.

A Majority of Employees Seek New Jobs
Seventy-five percent of all employees are looking for new jobs, according to the 2004 U.S. Job Recovery and Retention Survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management and CareerJournal.com. Thirty-eight percent of the human resource (HR) professionals surveyed said they have noticed an increase in turnover since the beginning of 2004. Employee turnover creates the need for aggressive employee retention programs. You don't want your best employees seeking new jobs. Find out more. Page 2.

The Mid-Life Challenge: Make a Plan to Re-ignite Career Passion
Are you 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 take charge of re-igniting your career.

How to Win the Job Search Competition: Why Mary Got the Job
When you talk about hiring an employee, sometimes it seems that a job applicant prevails because of a favorable convergence of the sun, moon, and stars. Reasons for hiring one employee over another are as varied as the employers hiring employees. But, there are critical factors that can help you win the job search competition. Employees who were hired did a lot of things right. Better, they did almost nothing wrong. Find out why Mary got the job.

How to Win the Job Search Competition: Why Mary Got the Job
When you talk about hiring an employee, sometimes it seems that a job applicant prevails because of a favorable convergence of the sun, moon, and stars. Reasons for hiring one employee over another are as varied as the employers hiring employees. But, there are critical factors that can help you win the job search competition. Employees who were hired did a lot of things right. Better, they did almost nothing wrong. Find out why Mary got the job. Page 2.

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. Find motivation and joy. Take these steps.

The HR Role in Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility
When companies are global, an important challenge in garnering success is to respect other cultures and workforce environments and start forming a global profile or social consciousness.

A Majority of Employees Seek New Jobs
Seventy-five percent of all employees are looking for new jobs, according to the 2004 U.S. Job Recovery and Retention Survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management and CareerJournal.com. Thirty-eight percent of the human resource (HR) professionals surveyed said they have noticed an increase in turnover since the beginning of 2004. Employee turnover creates the need for aggressive employee retention programs. You don't want your best employees seeking new jobs. Find out more.

Are You Ready for an Agile Future?
Agile, nimble, resilient. These words describe the employees you want to hire, retain and develop for the future. These words also describe the organizations that will thrive in the agile future. Are you ready to be part of this agile, nimble, resilient, change-ready workplace? If not, why not? Here's how.

Are You Ready for an Agile Future?
Agile, nimble, resilient--these words describe the people you want to hire, retain and develop in the future. They also describe the businesses and organizations that will thrive in the future. Are YOU ready to be part of this agile, nimble, resilient, change-ready workplace? Page 2.

Transition to a Career in Human Resource Management
Want to transition to a career in Human Resources management? If you read these stories about people who made the transition, you'll find ideas and encouragement.

More About a Transition to a Career in Human Resource Management
Are you interested in a transition to a career in Human Resources management? Here are more stories from people who have made the transition. You'll find ideas and encouragement. Page 2.

More About Transitioning to a Career in Human Resources
Are you interested in transitioning to a career in HRM? If you read these stories from people who have made the transition, you'll find ideas and encouragement. Page 3.

Index to Articles About Career Education, Self Help and Job Search 2000-2006
Looking for information about any aspect of human resources, career education, self help or job search for your business or organization? You've found the right resource.

Love Your Work: Why You Really Ought to Want to Love Your Work
Do you love your work or are you working more, enjoying it less, and dreading the time you spend most days at your work place? If you answered

Love Your Work: Why You Really Ought to Want to Love Your Work
Do you love your work or are you working more, enjoying it less, and dreading the time you spend most days at your work place? If you answered

Becoming a Sage: 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. Find out how? Page 2.

Becoming a Sage: 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.

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.

Becoming a Sage: 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.

Change Management Checklist
Looking for an approach to change management that will help your organization change a fundamental process currently used? Here's a checklist to follow.

Change Management Lessons About Employee Involvement
Change can succeed. Effective change management helps change succeed. The role of employee involvement in change management is explored. Your change management efforts can succeed. Learn more about change management.

Build Support for Effective Change Management
Change can succeed. Effective change management helps change succeed. The role of building support for change prior to the change and during the change in change management is explored. Your change management efforts can succeed. Learn more about building support for change.

Planning and Analysis in Change Management
Change is possible; the need for change is increasing; change capability is necessary for organizations that will succeed in the future; effective change management strategies rule. Learn about planning and analysis in change management. Check out the results of my change management survey about the affect of effective planning and analysis in change management.

Change Management Wisdom: Strategy, Planning, and Communication During Change
As the speed of change continues to increase, change management is a fundamental competency needed by managers, supervisors, Human Resources staff, and organization leaders. To tap your wisdom, my recent survey about change management afforded me the opportunity to consolidate hundreds of years of experience in change management. Here, in your words, is your best advice about change management.

Change Management Wisdom: Consequences and Employee Involvement During Change
As the speed of change continues to increase, change management is a fundamental competency needed by managers, supervisors, Human Resources staff, and organization leaders. To tap your wisdom, my recent survey about change management afforded me the opportunity to consolidate hundreds of years of experience in change management. Here, in your words, is your best advice about change management. Page 2.

Change Management Wisdom: Leadership and Measurement During Change
As the speed of change continues to increase, change management is a fundamental competency needed by managers, supervisors, Human Resources staff, and organization leaders. To tap your wisdom, my recent survey about change management afforded me the opportunity to consolidate hundreds of years of experience in change management. Here, in your words, is your best advice about change management. Page 3.

Change Management Wisdom: People Matter and Urgency During Change
As the speed of change continues to increase, change management is a fundamental competency needed by managers, supervisors, Human Resources staff, and organization leaders. To tap your wisdom, my recent survey about change management afforded me the opportunity to consolidate hundreds of years of experience in change management. Here, in your words, is your best advice about change management. Page 4.

How to Add Value in Continuing Strategic Change
Human Resources is the stabilizer and champion during organizational change. HR adds value by ensuring change management efforts deliver lasting results. How?

How to Add Value in Continuing Strategic Change - Reduce Employee Resistance
Human Resources is the stabilizer and champion during organizational change. HR adds value by ensuring change management efforts deliver lasting results. How? Page 2.

How to Add Value in Continuing Strategic Change
Human Resources is the stabilizer and champion during organizational change. HR adds value by ensuring change management efforts deliver lasting results. How? Page 3.

How to Add Value in Continuing Strategic Change
Human Resources is the stabilizer and champion during organizational change. HR adds value by ensuring change management efforts deliver lasting results. How? Page 4.

Use Employee Training and Development to Motivate Staff
Interested in the components of a comprehensive internal employee training program? You can use training to motivate staff and build morale. Here's how.

Use Employee Training and Development to Motivate Staff
Interested in providing internal employee training? Here are tips for designing the training and keeping your audience engaged. Find out more. Page 2.

Group Mentoring - Strategies for Success in Group Mentoring
Effective relationships and learning are the mainstays of organizational success today. Organizations that find meaningful ways for their employees to connect are more likely to realize greater productivity, enhanced career growth, freely flowing innovation and overall improvement in employee performance. Group mentoring is a value-added tool for connecting employees and advancing learning within the organization.

How to Create a Mentoring Culture - 8 Hallmarks of a Mentoring Culture
Are you interested in creating an organizational culture that helps employees grow and develop? Discover the eight hallmarks of a mentoring culture.

How to Create a Mentoring Culture - 4 More Hallmarks of a Mentoring Culture
Are you interested in creating an organizational culture that helps employees grow and develop? Discover four more hallmarks of a mentoring culture. Page 2.

Fight for What's Right: Ten Tips to Encourage Meaningful Conflict
Believe it or not, conflict is necessary for effective problem solving and for effective interpersonal relationships at work. Here's how to create and manage healthy work conflict that will be beneficial to your organization.

When Generations Collide at Work: Deal With Different Generations at Work
Different generations can collide at work, but if you understand the different values and needs of each generation, cooperating with different people and making more people happy and satisfied becomes easier. This quiz will help you understand the needs of the different generations working together in your workplace.

When Generations Collide at Work: Deal With Different Generations at Work
Different generations can collide at work, but if you understand the different values and needs of each generation, cooperating with different people and making more people happy and satisfied becomes easier. This quiz will help you understand the needs of the different generations working together in your workplace. Page 2.

How to Deal With a Negative Coworker: Negativity Matters
Do you need tips to use when dealing 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: Counseling Record for Disciplinary Action
Need guidance about how to correct an employee's performance? Disciplinary action is sometimes needed. This disciplinary warning form documents the disciplinary action and the accompanying coaching from the supervisor.

Progressive Discipline Sample Warning Form
Need a form to use to document your progressive discipline? This sample form documents the employee coaching and the disciplinary action. Page 2.

The Strategic HR Coach
The HR professional plays an important role as coach to managers. Want to explore the new expectations of the HR coach in the coaching role?

How to Fire With Compassion and Class: Employment Termination
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. Assuming the termination is for a mismatch, you can help the employee build self-esteem despite their employment termination. You can encourage the employee to look ahead and get started on a new job search. Even if the firing is for non-performance, you want to end the relationship on a positive note.

How to Fire With Compassion and Class: Employment Termination
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. Assuming the termination is for a mismatch, you can help the employee build self-esteem despite their employment termination. You can encourage the employee to look ahead and get started on a new job search. Even if the firing is for non-performance, you want to end the relationship on a positive note. Page 2.

How to Fire With Compassion and Class: Employment Termination
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. Assuming the termination is for a mismatch, you can help the employee build self-esteem despite their employment termination. You can encourage the employee to look ahead and get started on a new job search. Even if the firing is for non-performance, you want to end the relationship on a positive note. Page 3.

Promote Self-discipline
Do you hate taking disciplinary action as much as you hate other distasteful tasks such as firing an employee? Employees dislike disciplinary action, too. You can encourage employees to choose self-discipline instead.

Diversity in the Workplace: Search for Similarities - Just Like Me - Workplace Diversity
Want to develop effective working relationships with diverse people at work? Start with similarities, not differences, among people when you build relationships. Diversity in the workplace adds a special richness, but also special challenges. As a human resources professional, manager, supervisor, coworker, staff member or business owner, effective diverse work relationships are critical for your success.

Why Swine Flu H1N1 Should Matter to Employers - Swine Flu H1N1 Prevention Steps for the Workplace
Employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe, disease-free workplace for employees. Consequently, you need to take proactive steps to prevent the potential spread of any contagious disease, including Swine Flu H1N1, in your workplace. Employers also need to address business continuity in the event that a Swine Flu H1N1 outbreak affects the ability of your employees to come to work.

Why Swine Flu H1N1 Should Matter to Employers - Swine Flu H1N1 Prevention Steps for the Workplace
These swine flu (H1N1) prevention steps are recommended for the employer to prepare for and manage a potential swine flu H1N1 contagion in the workplace. Additional swine flu (H1N1) prevention steps are recommended for the employer to prepare for and manage a potential swine flu H1N1 contagion in the workplace. Page 2.

Fun and the Bottom Line: Using Humor to Retain Employees
In today's uncertain work environment, humor isn't an option, it's necessary. When employees clown around, they're not wasting valuable time, they're making use of one of the few tools available to increase and maintain their group spirit. Laughter may not change reality, but it can certainly help people survive it. Here's how to use humor to retain employees.

Use Your Team for Recruitment: A Retention Strategy
Here's how to select and retain great staff for business success. Talented people who continue to develop skills and increase their value rule. Recruit and retain them.

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

Two More Recommendations for Employee Satisfaction Surveys
You can make your employee satisfaction surveys more effective when you apply these two recommendations to your survey methods. Page 2.

10 Tips to Prevent Vacation Downtime - First Two Tips
Looking for ways to address the annual holiday and summer vacation downtime? Here's how to optimize your effectiveness during heavy employee vacation times.

Ten Tips to Prevent Vacation Downtime - 3 More Tips
Employees normally vacation in July, August, November and December, leaving most businesses understaffed and experiencing vacation downtime. Here are three more tips. Page 2.

10 Tips to Prevent Vacation Downtime - 5 More Tips
Employees vacation in July, August, November and December, leaving businesses understaffed and experiencing downtime. Here are 5 more tips to prevent vacation downtime. Page 3.

What Is Background Checking?
When you do background checking, you are authenticating the credentials and references of a potential employee. It ensures that the background is valid. Learn more.

Empowerment - How to Empower Employees
Interested in a definition for employee empowerment.

What You Need to Know About the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) affects private and public sector employers, including state, local, and federal government. It sets regulations about pay. Learn more.