Phone vs In-Person Interview

Conducting interviews is a core part of the human resources team, but there are several ways to go about it. Two of the most common options are phone interviews and in-person interviews. Both options are viable for interviewing a candidate, but they have their pros and cons. Picking the right interview for the right situation…

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HR Certifications

Most industries are made up of professionals, and those professionals often form organizations to help advance their fields. Those organizations often develop tests or examinations they can use, to judge the skills, knowledge, and abilities of people in their industry.  With a properly rigorous examination, a certification can become a valuable asset, and people who…

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Building a High Performance Team

Throughout the world of business, there are average teams, and then there are high-performance teams. High-performance teams are a wonder to behold. They work well together, they’re unerringly efficient, on target, and highly effective. They’re the dream of every manager and every executive, and they’re capable of immensely benefitting the business that they work for.…

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HR Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resources departments are often misunderstood and unfairly categorized, especially in TV shows and other stereotypical portrayals, as team members that should be feared and are primarily responsible for cutting costs and firing employees. The reality is, Human Resources departments have many valuable responsibilities, and they’re often caught in the middle of power struggles in…

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Collaboration in Workplace

The rock star developer. The lone wolf. The recluse. There’s a certain archetype of an employee who doesn’t play well with others, but who, nevertheless, are responsible for the big ideas that catapult a company from mediocrity to superstardom. Hollywood may have reinforced this idea throughout the decades, but the truth is, these kinds of…

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Onboarding Process

Onboarding a new employee is a challenge, and it cannot easily be surmounted just by subscribing to a new service or hiring the right consultant. You need to put serious thought into your onboarding process. More than that, you need to monitor it and adjust it as necessary to ensure that onboarding matches the process,…

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Candidate Profiles

Companies always need to optimize their business processes, and few are as important as the hiring process. Part of hiring is knowing who, exactly, you’re looking for to fill a role. No, we don’t mean picking a specific person to try to headhunt or poach from a competitor, though that can certainly happen at the…

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Employee Appreciation

Employee recognition is incredibly important, more so than many business owners ever realize. The need to be recognized, to feel as though you’re more than just a cog in an uncaring machine, is a critical component to job satisfaction and productivity. It’s also key for employee retention. According to FastCompany, employees are 12% more productive…

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Employee Onboarding

It’s not enough just to hire a talented candidate for an open role within your company. You need to onboard them in a progressive, tailored way to bring them up to speed and make them part of the team as soon as possible, but without undue stress that can increase turnover. What should an onboarding…

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