A Guest Post: Why Should Restaurant Companies Have HR Departments?

Today’s guest post focuses on the restaurant industry. Valmira Rashiti is a practical mystic, book worm and very much fond of words, whether written or spoken. She currently writes for Kiwi, which is a restaurant LMS that aims to help restaurant owners train their staff in an easier and more effective way. In addition, they offer online …

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Employee Appreciation: Creative Ways to Say Thanks

This post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org Thank you. These are two words many HR professionals don’t say enough. Whether it’s because you don’t know when to express your gratitude or you’re not quite sure how to say thanks, saying thank you often takes a backseat to more “important” tasks. But …

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“Hiring for fit” may cause you legal problems

Let me start off by saying that I believe that it is important for most people being hired into an organization have a “fit” with the culture of the organization. However, if the assessment of “fit” is just a subjective evaluation then you could be headed to court. Background Attorney Robert LaBerge, of Bond Schoneneck  …

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Why it is important to understand proximate versus ultimate causes in HR

As I was reading The World until Yesterday, by Jared Diamond, I came across a discussion of proximate and ultimate causes. Diamond’s explain made me think of HR and the importance of understanding the differences of these two terms. Proximate cause definition Proximate cause is often used in terms of negligence. According to the Free …

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Five Suggestions for Improving Employee Handbooks

  Could you use five suggestions for improving your employee handbook? I write employee handbooks. Well actually I more often revise employee handbooks. But I do have a template that I have developed and adapted over the years. Lately I have thought that my version is beginning to sound a bit too much “legalistic.” And …

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