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The Morning Call “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” column: Avoid trouble at this year’s holiday office party

Posted on: December 13th, 2018 | Category: Human Resources, Morning Call Colulmn, Our Blog

Morning Call Tina Hamilton Holiday Party Overachievers

As we dive into the holiday season, human resources departments everywhere begin to go on high alert for the ever-so-reliable holiday “overachievers.” I’m not talking about overachieving in terms of work performance. I’m talking about overachieving holiday partiers — those employees and executives who just can’t stop at one celebratory toast. They make HR’s spirit…

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The Morning Call “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” column: Do company perks really attract job seekers?

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 | Category: Applicant Attraction, Human Resources, Morning Call Colulmn, Our Blog

company perks

Are perks the new “shiny object” that can attract applicants as much — or even more than — robust benefits and high pay? Let’s face it, high medical benefit deductibles and co-pays, along with uninspired retirement packages, are the new normal. So what prime perks can employers provide to attract and retain great employees? To…

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The Morning Call “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” column: Employers on the frontline of addiction

Posted on: October 23rd, 2018 | Category: Employee Hotline Services, Morning Call Colulmn, Our Blog

addiction, mental health & sucide and the workplace

It seems that across the country, we cannot escape news about the rapid increases of mental health diagnoses, suicides and opioid addictions. Sadly, the Lehigh Valley is not immune to these epidemics. In fact, every day our workplaces are dealing with the havoc these issues wreak. A look at the issues According to the National…

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The Morning Call “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” column: The dangers of discussing politics on the job

Posted on: October 4th, 2018 | Category: Morning Call Colulmn, Our Blog

It is startling how passionate and outspoken many of us have become about politics. With the November midterm election just weeks away, feelings and discussions are heated. Sometimes the political divide is so clear you can practically see the line, though we all see it in different colors. When it comes to talking politics —…

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The Morning Call “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” column: Prove to me why I should work for you

Posted on: August 23rd, 2018 | Category: hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Morning Call Colulmn, Our Blog

recruiting and employer brand

Recently, I was reminiscing about a time when recruiting involved running a classified advertisement and waiting for the phone to ring. That was enough. In a tight-knit community like the Lehigh Valley, applicants may have heard of a company from a friend or relative who worked there, or maybe because of the business’s marketing. Companies…

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The Morning Call “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” column: How to win the game of online reviews

Posted on: July 12th, 2018 | Category: Applicant Attraction, How To Hire Good Employees, Morning Call Colulmn, Our Blog

improving glassdoor reviews

Bring up the subject of “branding” at most workplaces and the conversation will likely center on marketing strategy, promoting your company’s products or services, graphic design that will attract new customers and so on. However, marketing only to your customers is one-dimensional thinking. Most companies cannot service their customers without good employees. And with quality…

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The Morning Call “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” column: The employee shortage hits home

Posted on: June 19th, 2018 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, Morning Call Colulmn, Our Blog, Talent Management

Many companies are struggling to find good employees. In fact, a survey conducted late last year by the National Association of Manufacturers reported that 73 percent of manufacturers said attracting and retaining a quality workforce was a chief business challenge. Seventy-three percent! Let’s look at some reasons why: Our population is aging out. By 2025,…

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Introducing “Lehigh Valley Workplaces,” Tina Hamilton’s new column for The Morning Call

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 | Category: Morning Call Colulmn, News & Media, Our Blog

We’ve got big news about our boss! “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” is a new column in The Morning Call by myHR Partner President & CEO Tina Hamilton, PHR, SHRM-CP. It will appear every three to four weeks in the Lehigh Valley’s Business Cycle section of the newspaper. Your ideas and comments are welcome for each new article.…

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