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Creative Names for Human Resources: Why The Name Matters

What’s in a HR Department Name? The National Cash Register Company created the first Human Resources Department in 1901 following a bitter strike. Then referred to as “personnel,” the new department’s role was largely compliance-based, and focused on record keeping, workplace safety, wage management, and employee grievances. Fast forward to the present. The role of […]

 

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How to Deliver Bad News to Employees

Let’s face it. Unless you’re a masochist that thrives on other’s misery, no one enjoys delivering bad news. It’s uncomfortable which makes it hard to do. But, if you’re an HR Manager or hiring manager, it comes with the job. Finding the best way to deliver bad news on everything from layoffs to salary freezes […]

 

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Improve Your Customer Service by Treating Your Employees Well

A New York Times blog post asked the question, “How do you treat your employees?” It’s a simple question, but one we might not always ask ourselves. Instead we prioritize other issues: employee happiness, engagement, and productivity. However, if we really break it down, the key to a successful workforce might be found in your […]

 

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10 Easy Ways to Reward Your Top Employees

Every company wants a happy workforce. Offering rewards is just one way to turn those frowns upside down – and one way to motivate employees to do their best work. When it comes to rewards, compensation, benefits, recognition, and appreciation come into play. Companies often forget the importance employees place on those last two items: […]

 

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How to Improve Job Descriptions to Attract Top Talent

Writing Good Job Descriptions To Engage Talent While a resume is like a one-page ad for an applicant, a job listing is no different. It’s a chance to not only sell the position but to also sell the company as a great place to work for potential talent. Here are 5 steps you can take […]

 

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Could Your On-Time Workforce Benefit from an On-Site Staffing Manager?

On-Site Staffing, also known as Vendor-on-Premise (VOP), is exactly what it sounds like – a vendor (in this case, a staffing service like ABR Employment Services) provides an on-site representative to manage and coordinate on-time (temporary) employees at your company. On-Site Staffing is an outsourcing management program, which encompasses every facet of coordinating, ordering, planning […]

 

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