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5 Essential Steps to a Successful Workplace Investigation

5 Essential Steps to a Successful Workplace Investigation

As most companies are aware, it is better to be proactive than reactive. The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its best practices for employers to fall clearly on the side of proactive actions, stating that "traditional approaches are  ..



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3 Skills You Didn’t Know You Needed for Career Development

3 Skills You Didn’t Know You Needed for Career Development

Many people think that if they just specialize in a certain field and then keep building their expertise in that field, then it will help them to go far in their career. To a large extent, this is true. In order to be at the top of your field, you have to keep developing your skills in that fiel ..



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Human Resources: Tips to Keep the Workplace Safe

Human Resources: Tips to Keep the Workplace Safe

Workplace safety should be one of your main concerns, whether you own the business, are a manager, or you just work there. It is important to stay safe so that you can do what needs to be done at a productive pace, without worrying about what is going to happen. Here are some tips to keep  ..



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Define "Success" to Find It

Define "Success" to Find It

Everyone talks about having success but few stop to consider what the term really means. Often, people see success as having a "good" job, a new car or a residence in a particular side of town. All of these relate to money and that is okay, but in the long-term, it is never enough. Take the time ..



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Tips for Effective Employee Training Practices

Tips for Effective Employee Training Practices

It's no secret, training is an incredibly important factor to the success of a company. However, businesses often can be at a loss when it comes to knowing exactly how to carry out effective training practices. With this in mind, here are some tips for effective training practices. Create a ..



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Outsourcing HR is the Ideal Small Business Solution

Outsourcing HR is the Ideal Small Business Solution

It can seem daunting as a small business owner to create a team of human resources professionals who can compete for and manage talent as well as companies with larger budgets for human resources functions. Increasingly complex issues in human resources such as what constitutes a family for heal ..



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How to Motivate Your Employees to Optimize Their Productivity

How to Motivate Your Employees to Optimize Their Productivity

The level of productivity that you get out of your employees has a lot to do with how well you motivate them. Although your personnel may be willing to work on their own, it is worthwhile for you to be proactive by taking measures that will encourage them to optimize their production. Let t ..



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HR Performance Reviews: Turn Them into a Positive Learning Experience

HR Performance Reviews: Turn Them into a Positive Learning Experience

Performance reviews give HR departments an overview of which areas an employee has excelled in and which areas they still need improvement on. It's a dreaded but necessary task for both parties as HR decides how to approach an employee about their strengths and weaknesses, without sounding too c ..



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Considerations in Establishing a Smoking Policy

Considerations in Establishing a Smoking Policy

HR policies always balance competing challenges. In the case of a smoking policy, the organization may have an interest in promoting employee health, improving satisfaction of the non-smoking employees while needing to respect personal choices. Avoiding excessive paternalism may also color how t ..



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