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We really, really, REALLY wish there was a vaccine for the dreaded management affliction known as “Foot-in-Mouth Disease” that too many new bosses seem to fall victim to each year. It’s the condition where eager new managers say or do things in an effort to get to know or connect with their staffs, and then inadvertently cross the lines of privacy, discrimination, harassment or some combination of the three. Saying or doing the wrong thing, even with the intent of being a concerned and attentive leader, can set your company up for some expensive and damaging litigation.Read More
hireVision’s President and CEO Tina Hamilton spells out the best practices for attracting and retaining the best talent out there: Build and uphold a reputation of excellence. Be the company great employees want to work for, and great employees will fill your ranks.Read More
Your employee handbook is the road map for how to navigate working at your organization. It is your opportunity to clearly explain your procedures and policies, so do your company an enormous favor and make sure you have every new-hire sign an acknowledgment of receipt for it. –Tina Hamilton, President & CEO of hireVision Group, Inc.Read More
Riding out the economic downturn has not been easy. People and businesses (even the many famous and successful ones) have cut back on their spending, learning to prioritize and make due with what they have until things looked up again. That said, is your company using the latest, best hiring techniques to locate and attract the best talent from the current sea of applicants looking for work?
(What? This is a human resources blog. What did you expect? Kardashian updates?)Read More
We’ve said it before, and we will say it again: Make sure you understand the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) before one of your employees uses it, or you could find yourself in a heap of trouble. The Department of Labor (DOL) does not take kindly to businesses that don’t comply.Read More
If you want your business to grow and evolve into something better than it’s ever been before, don’t forget to nurture the same kind of growth from your employees. Keeping your talent engaged and satisfied with their role with in your company is more important than you might think.Read More
Being a great boss is not about being everybody’s buddy or about being feared by your staff. It’s about being a leader who motivates and encourages loyalty and performance through your own actions. Great bosses realize that their employees are a critical part of what makes the company what it is. Employees who are satisfied and performing optimally because they are proud of their jobs give off great vibes about your business to customers and the community.Read More
We’d like to take a brief break from our holiday activities to share some very timely information regarding temporary and seasonal workers, courtesy of our friends at Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Are you aware that, while they may only be with you for a short time during the winter, holiday workers are still…Read More
Forget what old catchphrases have taught you, nice guys don’t have to finish last. In fact, in this day and age of social media and viral Internet marketing, being a good, respectable company can lead to valuable customer loyalty and brand recognition. But the process of getting that “nice guys” recognition for your company doesn’t…Read More
Before you write your next review, incident report or any other human resources written records, please read “The 4 Most Serious Sins of Documentation” over at HR Daily Advisor by Steve Bruce. It gives excellent advice about how not to write official documentation in order to avoid possible problems later on down the line. We ask hireVision’s Tina Hamilton to weigh in on the issue also.Read More