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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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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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Employers, Losing Good Employees?

The investment most valuable & helps to retain your workforce Growing Talent begins with Identifying Appropriate Talent, Developing the Skills & Preparing People to Implement their Skills. Most successful and progressive professional leaders are familiar with the “Effective Cycle of Talent Management” (note image above) and how critical it is to “train their employees”!!!  Today’s workforce …

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Wake Up, Employers!!!

What investment is most valuable to your workforce? Most intelligent and insightful professionals know how critical it is for employers to “train their employees”!!!  People clamor for the opportunity to receive training and coaching in order to grow and develop their skills.  And yet, employers only see the cost of the training.  HOW SHORTSIGHTED IS THAT???  Steve …

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The Value and Impact of Communication on Businesses

Many employers still do not have an accurate reading on how important “Communication” is in business, and all that it affects.  Just because someone can open his/her mouth and possibly say something half-way intelligent, doesn’t mean they know how to relay accurate information or that they are sharing the type of information that is in …

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How to Handle Overbearing Managers

COMPANIES, WAKE UP: YOUR POOR MANAGERS ARE RUNNING OFF YOUR GOOD EMPLOYEES!!! It should be of no surprise that many supervisors and managers have NO business being managers!  No matter how long they have worked there or to whom they are related!  This situation is nothing new.  In fact, this problem has existed decades – …

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