Category Archives: Human Resources

What Does The Future Hold For Human Resources?

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Why are so many HR departments stuck in operations and practically useless as enablers of change? Time to wake up. It’s 2016. Let’s embrace the possibilities of technology to make HR a profit center and to make HR the soulful heart that pulsates the organization forward.  read more...

8 Things to Know if Your Job Search Skills Are Rusty

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If you're gearing up for a job search but haven't pulled out your resume much in the last decade, brace yourself for some changes. Job searching has changed in some significant ways in the last 10 years, both in terms of what the experience is like for candidates and which strategies are effective and which have fallen out of favor.

Here are eight of the biggest changes you should be prepared for if your job hunting skills are rusty.  read more...

Why Main Street Isn’t on Easy Street

Why Main Street Isnt on Easy Street

Big business is still booming; small business is still cautious. Step back just a moment from the hand-wringing over the outlook for consumer spending – today’s retail sales figures suggest consumers are coping quite well, thank you, with higher gas prices and payroll taxes – and consider where corporate America is: Operating earnings per share for the S&P 500 companies totaled $23.14 for the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Howard Silverblatt of S&P Dow Jones Indices, who notes that his figures are actually lower than those from other trackers primarily because of ... read more

Is It Time to Outsource Human Resources?

Is It Time to Outsource Human Resources

Most small-business owners know the frustration of spending more time than they want or should on non-revenue-generating activities. From payroll and human resource management to benefits and compensation, entrepreneurs can spend up to 40 percent of their precious day engaged in these necessary but time-sucking tasks.

The answer for many growing companies may be to hire one of the 700 professional employer organizations (PEOs) in the U.S. These companies become the legal employer of your ... read more