Do people know they matter?

  We have all had meetings or conversations with people where we can just tell they are half-heartedly listening or completely tuned out to what we are saying. Maybe the distraction is warranted and the individual to whom you are speaking has a reason for not paying attention. However, my guess is that the person is distracted for reasons that have nothing to do with some immediate, pressing issue. Over the past couple of years I...

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Do You Have a Funny Bone?

One of the most intriguing instruments we use in our consulting practice today is the CDR Drivers & Rewards Assessment that identifies 10 facets of intrinsic motivation or deeply embedded life interests.

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HR Hammer is Open for Business

Regular HR Gazette contributor Stephanie Hammerwold recently launched the HR Hammer, her superhero alter ego. The site will showcase Hammerwold’s writing, feature HR heroes and provide tips and advice for making your workplace better. We sat down with Stephanie to ask her some questions on the new site. What kind of writing can we expect from the HR Hammer? I have always seen my role in HR as being a resource. Navigating all the...

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“Stuck with Canada”? Understanding what this means from a HR perspective

In July 2013 an established US company was seeing an increased demand for their product in Canada. The demand became so great that they required someone on the ground in Canada to service their customers. That’s when I met Sandie, the company’s Human Resources Manager. Sandie handled their U.S. Human Resource functions with ease. She knew all the fine print of US legislation and everything you could know about employing in the U.S. So...

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25 Top HR Websites To Read In 2015

The team at The HR Gazette believes in sharing awesome HR and Management content. That’s why we’ve crawled HR cyberspace to find you 25 HR and Recruitment news, information and learning resources which we think you simply MUST check out in 2015. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here’s our pick of the HR titles to watch out for in 2015: TLNT.com One of the largest and most trusted sources of...

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How should we determine if employees should be paid for time in training?

“The time your employees spend at training programs might be compensable depending on the circumstances of the situation.” By Michael W. Fox Q. We send our hourly employees to training that is related to work but is not required for employees to do their jobs. The training is on a weekend, is voluntary, and no work is performed. Are we required to pay employees for the hours they spend attending the training? A. The time...

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Top HR Content Profiles: TimBakerHR.com

Tim Baker a is gentleman! On top of that he just so happens to be a HR & Career Consultant, coach, leader, mentor, connector, story-teller, dad, hockey coach and, according to his Twitter profile, he even once balanced a lawn chair on his nose! Not bad Tim.. not bad at all! Tim’s awesome blog reflects the length and breadth of his strategic HR knowledge and experiences – offering up a feast of delicious HR delights....

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Top HR Content Profiles: SocialHRCamp

SocialHRCamp is an “UnConference meets experiential learning workshop”, taking the best of both worlds and leaving what’s not behind. The event’s blog is quite simply awesome! Why? Well.. because its produced by HR expert and super-nice guy Jeff Waldman. The SocialHRCamp blog offers news, opinion and reviews of the leading software platforms in the market and discusses what they can do to help you deliver great results.  ...

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