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Preparing for a Career in Human Resources

Before starting your career in human resources—or even before you decide to study HR management in a course or college setting—you should be aware of the needs and expectations within the industry. In terms of potential for growth, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that HR manager positions are set to grow 13% by 2022. This […]

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How HRMS Can Help with Payroll Compliance Management

Human resource management systems (HRMS) are essential for any employer looking to improve their operational efficiency and manage their human resource (HR) compliance properly with the ever-changing HR laws today. Federal, state and local laws all combine for a complicated HR compliance landscape that employers are expected to navigate and comply with; and there are […]

How to navigate controversial topics in the workplace

No matter where you go—school, sports, restaurants, parks—there’s likely someone that’s going to show up and have lots of opinions—many of them loud—about the current state of the world. They may dislike the policies of an elected official. They may think their choices should be everyone’s choices. They may disapprove of news, or people, or […]

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5 Tips for Effectively Handling Unmanageable Employees

Guest post by: Sally Keys After firing an employee for penning a controversial memo, tech giant Google has found itself under fire for an oppressive and demoralizing employee culture. With all of the unrest surrounding the company, other employers are now asking themselves how they can keep employees happy without compromising the integrity of their business. Instead […]

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5 Compelling Reasons to Hire an HR Consultant

This article originally appeared in HR Excellence Essentials. Anyone that has ever attempted an HR project internally, without experienced outside help, is nodding vigorously after reading the title of the post. HR projects are difficult, no two ways about it. If timelines aren’t followed, or checklist items fall through the cracks, the entire HR project […]

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How to Know It’s Time to Add an HR Department

With so many nascent companies experiencing rapid growth the past few years, the question of when it’s appropriate to create an HR department (and not rely on agencies or outsourcing) is on the horizon.  HR activities at startups are often reactive in nature instead of proactive. That leaves gaps in the system. Heather Huhman, career […]