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How to Support Employees with Cancer

It was September 2008 when Eileen Z. Fuentes, then 34 and a mother of three young girls, received stunning news: She had stage 2 triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease.
 
At the time, she was a human resources manager at a New York hospital. ...
Oct 21



GoldenEye: Life In Clearance Recruiting

Bond. James Bond.
The fictional British Secret Service agent has been the star character in 23 movies, books, TV and has been slaying women and bad guys since 1953. Talk about an OG.
 
How can you not love the man of mystery? Through all the evolutions of actors playing the iconic spy, he’s the epitome of allure and intrigue – traveling the world to catch the bad guys with all the cool gadgets and gear to help him narrowly avoid death or capture. ...
Oct 19



3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges

Teambuilding exercises often get a bad rap as a waste of employees' time, but some entrepreneurs are finding value in activities that are tailored to resolve specific challenges in their business. Designed correctly, teambuilding programs can strengthen unraveling employee relationships, help sustain corporate culture during periods of fast growth, and build morale amid layoffs, human-resource experts say. ...
Oct 13



7 facts every HR manager should know about wrongful discharge

In today’s litigious workplace atmosphere, employers need to be mindful of the possibility of wrongful-discharge lawsuits from employees who have been let go — and are angry about it.
 
That’s why every employer should know and understand the seven relevant legal facts about wrongful discharge:
 

Although many employment relationships are “at-will,” meaning that either the employer or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without reason, that doesn’t give employers a blank check. ...
Oct 11



Pros And Cons Of Hiring Independent Contractors

There are many benefits to hiring independent contractors (ICs), but there are some disadvantages as well. Before you decide how to staff a particular job, you’ll need to weigh these pros and cons–and make sure that your classification decision will pass muster with state and federal auditors. ...
Oct 5



How to Write Job Ads Top Candidates Can't Resist

What do you do when you need to hire an employee? Write a quick description of the job then post it to the handiest online job board? If so, you're missing some of the best candidates, according to Michael Overell, co-founder of RecruitLoop, a marketplace for independent recruiting. ...
Oct 3



How to Attract Talent to a Small Company

Big businesses woo job candidates by offering a bevy of benefits, brand-name recognition and maybe even a Starbucks in the lobby. How can small businesses compete for top talent?
 
The first step is realizing the advantages small businesses have over big businesses. ...
Sep 30



3 Strategies for Salary Negotiations

Talking about money is a dreaded subject for most people. Add to it the stress about landing a new position or securing a promotion, and most people have a difficult time clearly and calmly asking for what they want without coming across as either too aggressive or too soft. ...
Sep 27



How to Prepare for a Remote Career

How to Prepare for a Remote Career
Marcelle Yeager Contributor

 
When you get a job in a new city, you research places to live and other key items before making the move. You typically do some research when you get a new job in your own city, observing the corporate culture during the interview stage and gathering information about dress code and other expectations before starting work. ...
Sep 22



14 Employee Retention Strategies Ideas for Nonprofits

The nonprofit sector is an important economic driver. According to the Nonprofit
 
Partnership, nearly 2 million nonprofit organizations employ 10.7 million employees; just over 10 percent of the United State’s private workforce. And yet, for many nonprofit organizations, recruiting and retaining talent is a big challenge. ...
Sep 20