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Tune Up Your HR Function with an Internal Audit

An HR functional audit is an ideal way to assess and measure its success.  An audit can be as formal and complex as bringing in an outside consultant, to a cross-functional project performed by a finance auditor, to a more … Continue reading

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Reinvigorate Your Department with an HR Clean Up Day

Whether you work in a nearly paperless environment, or your office and corridors are full of bulging file cabinets, HR records are vital for every organization and must be well managed. When is the last time you took some time … Continue reading

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Do Unlimited Vacation Policies Work?

An unlimited vacation policy sounds like a prescription for chaos and abuse.  But businesses are embracing this concept in growing numbers. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) reports that only 1% of U.S. companies offer unlimited vacations.  But this … Continue reading

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Working Parents – Managing Workplace and Parenting Stress

Every morning you scurry around your home preparing your family for the day.  Walk the dog, pack lunches, zipper up the kids’ coats, grab backpacks and run out the door just in time to meet the school bus.  You’re halfway … Continue reading

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Managing the Generation Gap

In today’s workplaces, you’ll find workers from three distinct generations: Boomers – born between 1946 and 1964, this is the post-World War II baby boom generation.  Boomers tend to favor working forward toward one goal.  They want to advance vertically, … Continue reading

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Covering for a Poor Worker

As you prepare to write your 2012 performance evaluation, are you uneasy about possible shortcomings because you’ve been covering for a coworker? The evidence may be elusive:  you find yourself frequently staying late and working long hours to finish projects, … Continue reading

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