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 […]

By |May 22nd, 2018|Business, HR, Outsourcing|2 Comments

Do Not Ask Job Candidates These Questions

How old are you?

When did you graduate from high school? College?

Are you married?

Are you gay?

Do you have children? Do you plan on having children? When?

Who will take care of your children when you are at work?

Is English your first language?

What country are you from?

Where were you born? Where were your parents born?

What is your religion?

Do […]

How to Avoid Harassment Lawsuits

First, train your employees and managers and document who received the training and when. Provide real life examples, use quizzes throughout, and allow time for questions.

Remember that harassers are not always men in management. Harassers can be women, non-managers, vendors, suppliers and contractors.

Make sure that employees have multiple avenues to complain … to HR, to […]

How to Ask for A Raise

You have done a great job and clearly excel above your coworkers. Time for a raise, right? Not necessary. According to research, the number one reason for giving a subordinate a raise is not to reward him but to keep him. Retention is why bosses give raises more often than not.

Knowing that, here are a […]

By |May 11th, 2018|Career Corner, Communication|0 Comments