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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 critical or neglecting to mention their recent accomplishments. HR departments might also want to

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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 the policy is constructed and presented. The best approach to this situation is to treat the topic in the most

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Is Your Boss Really Difficult or Do You Need to Change Your Attitude?

One often hears people complaining about how terrible their boss is. If these people are to be believed, most bosses are demanding and inconsiderate. They give you a lot more work than any one person is capable of. They set unreasonable deadlines. They’re never satisfied with what you do. They can never acknowledge that they are in the wrong. And they often

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3 Benefits of Outsourcing HR Functions to a PEO Firm

An HR department performs important duties for the company, such as processing employee payments, medical plans, conducting background checks, and ensuring the company is compliant with current laws. HR professionals often devote a significant amount of time to managing a company’s workforce, from evaluating employee performance to talent development. And yet, they are often bogged down by administrative tasks that prevent them

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Career Development: Day Jobs vs. Entrepreneurism

Career development can be a tricky thing. Sometimes, people end up putting a lot of effort towards developing a career which doesn’t necessarily make them happy. For example, maybe you really want to start your own company but you have a day job as an administrative assistant at a firm. And, somehow or the other, you end up putting a lot of

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