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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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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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WHAT CHANGES ARE YOUR INDUSTRY EXPERIENCING

Change is a word that can stir up positive and negative connotations.  Some changes are welcomed and needed, helping to resolve challenges, while other changes can be costly and not seen as helpful.  What changes do you see in your industry? Increased Diversity is usually welcomed by businesses, adding more skills and capabilities.  Although with …

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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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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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IS YOUR IMAGE THAT OF A PROFESSIONAL

The work attire today has a wide range of images.  Some may consider the formal professional attire may be less liked, but the image it portrays clearly shouts “Success”. Many in business far prefer a less formal dress code, with no tie, no suit, and a jacket being used or not.  More offices are going …

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WHAT ARE COMPANIES DOING TO DEVELOP EFFECTIVE LEADERS?

Think of the best business leader you ever had.  What made them so helpful and effective?  Did they make it easy for you?  Were they extremely friendly and acted more like your “friend” than your superior?  What did you learn from this Leader? There are different kinds of “Leaders”, but seldom does a “leader” who …

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What Aspect of Change or Transitions Is Most Difficult or Not Addressed

Having changes in business or other organizations is far from new, and yet they stir up mixed emotions and opinions time and again.  Companies and other entities have experienced Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructurings, Reorganizations, etc., and any of these transitions can cause not only human emotional situations, but there can also be logistical hardships, unexpected financial …

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