Category: HR Management

Onboarding – by Choice or by Chance?

“Onboarding starts with satisfying the most basic of Maslow’s psychological needs: belonging. New hires shouldn’t arrive to an empty cube and be forced to forage through corridors searching for a computer and…

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Star Performers: The Answer to Talent Gap

Competition is alive and well within the higher education industry, and the key competitive resource is employee talent.  That is, all other things being equal, schools with higher levels of talent (at…

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Eat These Words

So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll; and then he said to me, “Take it, and eat; it will be bitter to your stomach,…

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What Does Use of Social Media Reveal? About Recruits? About You?

No matter my opinion of social media, one thing I know for sure is that it is here to stay. I find that discussing the use of social media in the hiring…

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Hire and Promote the Best

Someone once said that “Love is blind, but hiring shouldn’t be.”  The question is, “Do you and I have the courage to ‘hire and promote the best?’” There is another truism that applies in…

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I Turned the Corner in My Grocery Store

Much to My Surprise…Terminating an Employee can be a Positive Event I turned the corner in my grocery store, and there he was—the first person I had ever fired as a manager…

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The Most Important Interview Question

As I was recently scrolling through the newsfeeds on my Facebook page, I gazed upon an advertising post that had an intriguing title:  “The Most Important Interview Question.”   As a human resources…

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A Case for Using Unused Vacation Time

“According to the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. companies are carrying more than $200 Billion worth of unused vacation time on their books” (Bank of America, n.d., para. 1).[i] When was the last…

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Managing Generational Diversity in the Workplace

“You, O LORD, rule forever; Your throne is from generation to generation.”                                                                                                 ~ Lamentations 5:19 (New American Standard Bible) Today’s organizations are characterized by diversity. The workforce is heterogeneous…

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Are You Set for Your Next Batch of Leaders?

Succession planning is the process of identifying and developing potential future leaders or senior managers, as well as individuals to fill other business-critical positions, either in the short- or the long-term. In…

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