Someone once said to me that she has always been fascinated with human resources because she’s seen it done well – and done poorly. The stark contrast between her experiences in different organizations signifies the importance of knowing if your organization is GOOD at HR or not. So, how can you tell? HR touches every…

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Is your business succeeding at the level of your wildest dreams?  If not, this is a perfect time to create a human resources (HR) strategic plan.  Let me explain why. An HR strategic plan is a natural extension of a business plan (a document that describes where you want your organization to be in the…

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As a busy person with a lot on your plate, you might find yourself wondering, “Why should I bother with writing job descriptions? They take too much time to write and are too constraining for a growing, flexible business. Aren’t they just unnecessary bureaucracy?” In reality, when well-designed, these brief one to two-page documents can…

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National Picnic Month

Getting outdoors during the work day feels like playing hooky from school, doesn’t it? If you need a good excuse to hangout outside today, look no further than your calendar because July is National Picnic Month! I’m always on the lookout for any reason to bring fun into the workplace.  And what could be more…

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