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We know it’s incredibly tough to keep up with all of the changes affecting HR. That’s why we write Modern Employer. Our blog is a great resource for HR news, information and advice. Our goal is to give you insight and direction so your organization can stay one step ahead.

Don’t Dismiss the Benefits of Pre-Hiring Testing

Posted on: July 26th, 2010 | Category: hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, HR DirectLink Service, Our Blog

Looking to cut corners during the hiring process is understandable in the current economic climate. Who doesn’t need to reel in spending? But if you are considering skipping a solid pre-employment testing process before you hire your next employee, we ask that you consider the long-term costs that can result. What will it cost your…

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Who Asked That Excellent Audience Question on “Business Matters” the Other Night?

Posted on: June 18th, 2010 | Category: Employee On-boarding, Human Resources, News & Media, Our Blog

Why, it was our intrepid leader, Tina Hamilton, that’s who! Tina participated in the live audience taping of “Business Matters”, which aired on WFMZ on June 7, 2010. The episode was entitled “Unions: Past their prime or now more than ever?” and turned out to be a very lively discussion about union pros and cons…

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Is Your On-Boarding Program Welcoming or…Well…Crummy?

Posted on: June 7th, 2010 | Category: Employee On-boarding, Employee Relations, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Our Blog

We just read this excellent article on the importance of making a good first impression on your new hires during the first few days of their arrival at your company. Here’s one of our favorite points from the article “Does Your Company Welcome Policy Make Your New Hires Want To Stay Or Go?” on the…

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Is Mediocrity Promoted in Your Office? Don’t Let It Be!

Posted on: May 20th, 2010 | Category: Employee Relations, Human Resources, Our Blog

If you ignore, misuse, or demean talent within your company—even during this recession—they’ll move on to greener pastures. That’s the overall take home message from BusinessWeek‘s recent article “Five Ways to Ensure Mediocrity in Your Organization.” The magazine details “five of the most insulting leadership practices, the ones that virtually guarantee a business will end…

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Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can come back to haunt you.

Posted on: May 6th, 2010 | Category: Employee Relations, Human Resources, Our Blog

Sure, you know the obvious words to avoid using around the office, such  as “&*(%^%$*“, “*(&*^&%$” and “%$$*^#@“. But do you know the more subtle words and phrases that might also be damaging your image at work? Yahoo! Hot Jobs recently posted “The Worst Words to Say at Work” that lists nine common words and…

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Want to Be a Better Networker? Maybe These 10 Tips Can Help.

Posted on: May 4th, 2010 | Category: Our Blog

Whether you are a superb schmoozer, a reluctant conversationalist or something in between, we think this excellent article called “10 Commandments for Better Networking” is a worthwhile read. It comes from Career Rocketeer and offers sound, straight forward advice. One tip in the article that really caught our eye was this one: Remember that a…

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hireVision’s Tina Hamilton Offers Great Interview Tips in Woman’s World Magazine

Posted on: April 29th, 2010 | Category: hiring process, Interviews, News & Media, Our Blog

President Tina Hamilton has been tapped as an HR expert again, this time for Woman’s World Magazine‘s “Land that job with new recruiter-proven tricks!” The article, which appeared in the April 26, 2010 issue, offers advice to job candidates on how to improve their “soft” skills, which the define as the ability to be able…

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CareerBuilder.com Working to Combat Resume TMI Syndrome

Posted on: April 12th, 2010 | Category: hiring process, Our Blog, Resumes

How many times have you looked over a resume and thought to yourself, “Oh, this applicant should not have included that”? How often does a case of too much information result in a job seeker being cut during the resume screening process? The Work Buzz, a CareerBuilder.com blog, recently posted “6 things you should probably…

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