The Confusion Over What is a “Probationary Period”
Aug08

The Confusion Over What is a “Probationary Period”

So many candidates encounter the line: “You will be under probation for the first 90 days of your employment.”  But, does the new employee or the employer REALLY know what that means? Let’s start with a little history… The “probationary period” was started as a way for employers to deal with Unions and their rules governing new employees.  This short, introductory period was established to allow the employer to terminate a union...

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Do You Tell Your Employees to Partake in “PDF”?
Aug05

Do You Tell Your Employees to Partake in “PDF”?

The best way to keep happy and engaged employees is to help them maintain balance in their lives.

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Managers: The Solution To Every Problem Is NOT Termination
Aug02

Managers: The Solution To Every Problem Is NOT Termination

Everyone thinks that they can be a Manager. Honestly, I think some just want the title and power that comes along with it so badly that they convince themselves they are “management” material and you can’t tell them otherwise.  For those that dream about moving into a management position, there is still time to teach and correct them.  But what to do about the ones that already hold the title? You know the type – the “problems” in...

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You’re Doing It All Wrong – Don’t Focus on Retention!

Too many think that a retention plan is simply making sure the company provides a positive atmosphere or provides attractive benefits…

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Exhaustion: The Latest “Status Symbol”

Can we really blame them for this perception or do companies need to take ownership of the fact that they are the ones that created this status symbol?

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Organizational Change: Timing Is Everything!

Every company goes through it – that point when business is struggling and, while looking for new ideas or solutions, the topic of “changing the organizational structure” comes up. This is probably more relevant in smaller companies where there is already a lack of structure or some people are tasked with wearing multiple hats. The realization hits: What worked even 5yrs ago may not work now…so what to do to start turning a profit...

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Measure Quality Of Hire Effectively In 4 Simple Steps

Quality of hire is a difficult metric. We want to know if the recruiting process is actually selecting the right talent, but there are a lot of subjective factors involved. What’s more, there’s no industry standard (nor magic recipe) with which to measure—that varies from company to company depending on what is most important to them. Although there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, there are steps you can take to improve the way you...

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DisruptHR Cayman: Interview With Samantha Nehra

She is a Human Dynamics Wizard; changing the world one behavioral shift at a time. She will be one of the speakers at the DisruptHR Cayman event on May 25 as well as the host of the 2016 CISHRP Conference the following day.

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