Carnival of HR- HOT of the press

Here it is the middle of July. I don’t know about you but here in Atlanta is is HOT! So it is a good time to stay indoor and get some reading done. Here is a great selection of blog posts from HR writers. It is hosted by The Girl in HR, Andrea Devers.  There …

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Future Friday: Can Crowdsourcing be a solution or be a problem?

By now all of you have heard of crowdsourcing. If you haven’t here is the definition from Miriam-Webster “the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially an online community, rather than from employees or suppliers.” There are numerous things accomplished through crowdsourcing and numerous …

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How to Make Your Company Attractive to Skilled Workers

Certain first world countries, including the United States, Germany and Australia, have a deficit of skilled workers. Each of these nations has special immigration processes to attract the best workers globally. When a company is competing for these human resource assets, it needs to create a smart corporate culture to attract and retain these skilled …

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Four ways bosses could be better

I recently did some supervisory training for a client. We discussed how they could be better bosses, but at the same time they talked about how they would like to see their boss be a better boss. I thought it might be beneficial to pull this post out from 2013 and publish it again. We …

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5 Ways to tell a new employee they need to improve

My experience has been that managers, supervisors, and HR people dread having to tell an employee that their work is not up to par or they need to improve or they need to change something that is disagreeable. Here are 5 ways to tell an employee they need to improve. Avoid it in the first …

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One Big Piece of Advice to New Employees

  We all want new employees to be successful. We want them to fit in and be productive. How do you tell them to do that? If you were sitting down to mentor someone what would be the one big piece of advice you would tell them? Pay attention Paying attention is an easy piece …

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