What is HR?

What does a Human Resources department do? Most people are aware that HR handles recruitment, payroll, employment policies, benefits and compensation. HR also often acts as a go-between for employees and managers, and can explain company policies such as FMLA and paid time off.

The most important function of HR, though, is hiring talented employees, developing […]

Starbucks Provides Anti-Bias Training

Today Starbucks will close its stores to provide anti-bias training following the recent incident in a Philadelphia store where a manager called the police to remove two black men who had not ordered drinks.

What does anti-bias training need to include?

First, the training should be interactive and allow for discussion and reflection.

Second, the training should focus […]

Why You Should Hire a Career Coach

Are you thinking about changing careers, don’t like your job, want to update your resume just in case? A career coach can help you figure out what you want to be when you grow up, update your resume, enhance your LinkedIn profile, create and execute a networking plan, prepare for an interview, negotiate salary or […]

Developing Understudies

In the theater, an understudy is a person who learns another’s role in order to be able to act as a replacement at short notice. Similarly, in business, we need succession plans to identify and develop new leaders who can replace old leaders when they leave, retire or die.

The decision to nominate individuals as high […]

Why Outsource HR?

The definition of outsourcing is to contract out certain business tasks, previously performed internally, to an independent outside organization. Outsourcing human resources is a growing trend partly because of the increasing complexity the human resources function. FMLA, ADA, the new I-9 form, employee relations issues, and changing legal compliance. Outsourcing HR can help companies obtain […]

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