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Employers Who Find Themselves Releasing Employees

One of the worst tasks of employers is finding themselves facing a downsizing or with the necessity of releasing employees due to no fault of their own.  Yes, you hear that “business is business”, and that “it’s not really personal”, but releasing an employee, who has been doing his or her job is a very …

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What is More Pressing in Business: Politics, Economical Events, or Increased Workplace Violence?

There are numerous concerns in business today, and more will develop with time.  The political issues being discussed seem to get a lot of people worked up, which includes “what is our Congress doing about the increasing costs of healthcare?”  Health Insurance costs have become outrageous!  Not to mention the costs of medications!  It seems …

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WHAT DO EMPLOYERS WANT & EXPECT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

The image and role of human resources has definitely changed over the years.  Decades ago HR was referred to as “Personnel” with many of these people being seen as a high-end Administrator, yet making many decisions, which greatly impacted the organization.  Selecting employees for most positions would radically influence the business. Later “personnel managers” were gradually …

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If You Were Beginning Your Career, How Important Would Training Be to You

Whether you have a college degree or received an associate degree or even certain professional certifications, until a person gets into his/her regular, full-time professional career, all the knowledge and data a person has retained is lacking the hands-on experience.  An internship can be very helpful, but even then the role of an intern has …

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INSIGHT FOR JOB SEARCH CANDIDATES

With Charlotte continuing to be such a draw for many people moving, some say we have approximately 60+ people moving to the Metro each day.  Imagine that in just 10 days, 600 people could be looking for a job.  In 30 days that would be 1800 people in a job search.  Obviously, not all of …

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Employers, Encourage and Support Your Professionals Attending Conferences

Fall seems to be a time for business conferences, including the Human Resources annual state conference (i.e. NC SHRM Conference).  Many businesses do not value these events, thus the business leader doesn’t necessarily encourage attendance, however, that is very shortsighted.  By attending the business/professional conferences, the organization strives to identify and provide topics that addresses …

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BUSINESS LEADERS, WHAT DO YOU WANT OTHERS TO REMEMBER ABOUT YOU

Those business leaders, who are ones with strong convictions and committed to being their best and/or being able to “making a difference”, strive to be of good character and high integrity.  Chances are they have idolized other leaders who have made valuable contributions to their industries, communities, and the overall good health of their fellow …

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HOW EFFECTIVE ARE YOUR DECISION-MAKING SKILLS?

There are many concerns globally that could have repercussions on our nation, though no one has a crystal ball to tell the future.  Some countries seem to be flexing their muscles or trying to ruffle our feathers, to see what the United States would do if pressured enough. There have been threats of nuclear bombing, shooting …

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Today’s Changes: Some of the Same, Additional and Different

  CHANGE is something that is actually constant, though different. In the 1980’s and 1990’s change in business was typically downsizings or closings, involving the reduction of a workforce, though these could also include acquisitions or mergers. Whatever the overall transition, it affected dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of employees, not to mention customers …

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WHY IS COLLABORATION SO IMPORTANT IN BUSINESS

An Effective, Well-Trained Team This fall the North Carolina Society of Human Resources Management (NC SHRM) is focusing on “collaboration” at this year’s annual conference, as it is so important and pivotal to the efficiency and productivity of an organization.  Without “Team Work” a workforce is just a group of individuals doing his or her …

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