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Pinnacle Award given to the Lake Norman SHRM!

Lake Norman SHRM won the award for the Small Chapters (10-100 members) in the Serving the HR Professional Category.  The “Serving the HR Professional” category recognizes excellence in activities that support and promote professionals with HR responsibility to be successful business leaders. There were only 10 SHRM chapter Award winners in the US. Bill Crigger attended the …

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Leadership, Engaging Employees & Listening

It has been noticed in the past and still continues, the lax taken on “professionalism”. What was considered “professionalism” and what many consider “professionals” today are quite different. How would you define “Professional”? Respectful, honest, experienced, polite, courteous, well dressed, neat/clean appearance, having good grammar and etiquette, follows a formal protocol, etc.? How many “professionals” …

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Career Transitions Over the Holidays

When a company has to cut jobs around the holidays, it can be doubly stressful.  Losing a job is difficult and emotional as is, but when it occurs over the holidays, it is like being kicked in the stomach.  Suddenly the festive holidays are far from festive or happy.  Since this is a time when …

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Monthy Human Resources Job Support Group

Compass Career Management Solutions provides a FREE monthly Human Resources Job Support Group meeting, usually on the first Friday of a month (except for holidays).  November’s meeting will be this Friday, November 2nd  from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and will be held this month at Providence United Methodist Church on the corner of Sharon Amity and Providence …

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Poor Workplace Behavior: What do you need to know?

You have surely seen all the press and hype about “sexual misconduct in the workplace”, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.  For decades and longer, women (and men) have had to contend with a variety of poor workplace behavior.  From taunting and teasing to extensive bullying, and our internet has given the …

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Leadership, Engaging Employees, & Listening

Observations Shared By Robyn A. Crigger, CEO Queens University has continued doing a VERY good job of providing their Annual HR Leadership Summit.  For those who have missed this, that is “their loss”.  Not only does Queens pull together excellent topics and speakers, but they also encourage Human Resources Professionals, who are interested in being the best …

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Is Your Hiring Process Successful?

Have you experienced a substantial amount of “employee turnover”?  Do you use a credible, consistent, and strategic hiring process?  How many people are involved in most of your company’s hiring?  Are they usually the same people or different ones?  Have those people been trained in professional interviewing practices?  Does your company use any assessment or …

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How Do You Treat Others – Does Your Life Reflect Your Values?

Life is full of the unexpected, and your actions/behavior demonstrate who you are.  Chances are you have experienced surprises in your life.  If not, then you are in the minority.  Changes and unexpected events happen in most peoples’ lives.  Some people have been VERY fortunate and only encountered an occasional minor hiccup for decades, but …

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Mistake of Many Job Search Candidates

Important Approach for a Successful Job Search A Job Search is NO piece of cake!!!  A Job Search is a very serious, competitive experience – no matter how “low” the media says unemployment is.  Those in a job search are not only the young college grads, or those whose jobs have been eliminated, but also …

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Understanding & Addressing the Tendency of Lack of Self-Confidence in Women

At a professional women’s event recently, a group of leading business women, many of whom were business owners and executives, came to a conclusion after much discussion and sharing of information and experiences, that there is a tendency for young girls and women to lack “self-confidence”.  Some have been able to pull themselves out of …

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