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What Are the Best Methods for Storing HR Data?

Posted on Oct 21, 2020 12:05:00 PM by John Duval

How and where you store HR data is more important than you might think. It impacts the efficiency of your HR function and the effectiveness of your employee management activities.

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5 Ways to Streamline HR Processes to Save Your Department Time and Money

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 12:00:00 PM by John Duval

In an area as broad as HR, it’s easy to get pulled in several different directions. When running a busy HR department, you need to meet the expectations of employees and senior leaders, while also making sure you satisfy compliance requirements for hiring and employee management.

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12 Best Employee Evaluation Questions to Ask During Performance Reviews

Posted on Oct 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM by John Duval

Performance reviews can take many forms, from informal weekly check-ins to quarterly or semi-annual discussions. No matter the method you use to conduct employee performance reviews, quality feedback is essential and asking the right questions will help managers and employees make the most of their performance reviews.

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How to Build a Talent Development Strategy and Track Its Success

Posted on Sep 30, 2020 10:30:00 AM by John Duval

Preparing your workforce to meet the challenges of tomorrow requires a robust talent development strategy. When your strategy comprises an optimal mix of training, coaching, and other developmental opportunities, employees receive the skills and knowledge they need to adapt to the changing workplace. As you measure your progress and refine your talent and development program, your organization and employees can reach their goals for skill-building and growth.

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7 Ways to Drive Performance and Retention Through Employee Engagement

Posted on Sep 25, 2020 3:00:00 PM by John Duval

When you have a highly engaged workforce, your organization is in a better position to achieve its goals. However, reaching the optimal level of engagement among employees isn’t easy. There are many different drivers of engagement, and not all employees are engaged by the same experiences at work. 

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12 HR Critical Success Factors for Forward-Thinking Leaders

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 7:45:00 AM by John Duval

As an HR leader, you’re responsible for delivering programs that improve the employee experience and help the organization accomplish its goals. Achieving success in those areas requires meeting the expectations of employees and senior leaders alike. 

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Payroll Best Practices: How to be Productive & Drive Results

Posted on Sep 4, 2020 10:45:00 AM by John Duval

Payroll duties require careful strategy, teamwork, and execution. You have to deal with numbers and budgets and timesheets and government forms—this isn’t anything you want to screw up. As exciting as pay day is, it takes a lot of work to get there. As a payroll manager or accountant, you make it happen.

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11 HR Associations & Groups to Boost Your Career

Posted on Sep 4, 2020 8:30:00 AM by John Duval

Whether you’ve been in Human Resources for 25 years or you’re just starting out your career, the HR field places high value on membership in associations. You’ll find them at the international level to regional levels. Why should you join a Human Resources association?

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How to conduct an effective payroll audit

Posted on Sep 3, 2020 9:15:00 AM by John Duval

Following payroll best practices includes having a payroll process and putting together a payroll audit procedure to ensure that process is performing as it should.

You have to check (and recheck) that you cross your t’s and dot your i’s. Before we go through the steps of how to conduct a payroll audit, let’s talk about why you should do it in the first place.

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How to Develop a Performance Improvement Plan to Fuel Growth

Posted on Sep 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM by John Duval

How do you help employees reach their greatest potential? How do you set performance expectations and help those you know could be performing so much better than they actually are? Can you identify gaps in training or communication among roles and hierarchies?

You may conduct annual performance reviews with your employees or have some type of time-based evaluation system at your company. 

What protocol or performance improvement templates do you have in place to actually do something about struggling employees

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