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Complying with ERISA in Administering Your Company's Group Life Insurance Plan
October 20 2020 - This article will describe ERISA's reach and consequences of failure to comply with ERISA, from the office of a noted ERISA claim denial attorney.

What We Can Learn from a Disaster
October 2 2020 - Knowing what we know now, we can revisit and upgrade our strategies to better prepare for future disasters.

US Unemployment At 7.9%
October 2 2020 - Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 661,000 in September, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent.

Optimizing the Onboarding Process to Lower Employee Turnover
September 29 2020 - You need a comprehensive onboarding process, so you build up and create employees who are in it for the long haul. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

6 Tips for Hiring Employees
September 11 2020 - To ensure that no time is wasted and that you narrow down your candidates the best you can, here are six tips for the hiring process.

Why Company Culture Can Attract Top Talent To Your Business
August 28 2020 - Over recent years, the concept of company culture has pushed to the forefront for candidates seeking to join a business.

How Can Social Media Help Your Career?
August 14 2020 - There are uses for social media, but how can social media help your career? This guide shows 5 simple ways social media can boost your career.

8 Unique Product Releases Of 2020 For Recruiters
August 14 2020 - Every year new software and technologies are released based on the market requirement to make the hiring process a lot simpler.

5 Tips to Stay the Course in Online University
August 8 2020 - If you've decided to pursue online education to better your career prospects, these 5 crucial online university tips are here to ensure you can stay the course!

5 Interview Questions You Need to Be Prepared to Answer
July 30 2020 - You want to be ready for your interview so you make a good first impression. Here are some common interview questions you should be prepared to answer.

3 Recruiting Tips During the COVID-19 Pandemic
July 20 2020 - Businesses can leverage remote recruitment trends to better navigate this period of uncertainty and prepare for a new normal.

What to Do If You Get Hurt in a Workplace Accident
June 21 2020 - Regardless of what type of incident occurs, it's essential to know what to do if you are injured while on the job.

Why a Flash Sale Can Help Bring Your Business Together
June 10 2020 - It takes the whole organization to survive this crisis, which means sticking together and improving organizational robustness is important.

How Small Businesses Can Deal with HR Issues
June 4 2020 - Smaller companies often don't have a dedicated HR person, so how do they deal with these issues?

Conflict Mediation Outside The Workplace - When to Involve HR in Personal Disputes
May 1 2020 - One of the most important roles of human resources involves conflict resolution. Mediating and managing inter-office arguments and by acting as an impartial third party.

5 Biggest Resume Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for Work
April 28 2020 - What your resume includes or doesn't include can determine your chances of getting a dream job. Here are the biggest resume mistakes to avoid on your job hunt.

Six Important Reasons Why Businesses Need Analytics in 2020
April 23 2020 - In a world where every customer, client and potential shopper leaves digital footprints behind, businesses that know how to extract this information and put it to good use stand to gain immensely

The Role of a Human Resource Manager
April 15 2020 - While the role of a human resource manager within an organization requires the need to wear many hats, explore what the job entails!

5 Tips for Working Remotely from Home
March 31 2020 - If you find yourself having to work from home, it can be a hard adjustment to make. These 5 tips for working remotely will help you be more productive.

7 Simple Tips to Getting Hired Fast
March 18 2020 - Need a job? Looking for a better job than you already have? Learn seven simple tips to getting hired fast. Land that dream job in no time!

The Importance of Verifying Employment History Before Hiring
March 18 2020 - Does your HR department always verify a new hire’s resume before they start? Learn the importance of verifying employment history prior to hire in this article.

5 Reasons You Should Consider Attending HR Conferences
March 9 2020 - If you work in the human resources career field, you know that the job is always changing. Click here to discover how HR conferences can help you keep up.

How to Reduce Overtime in Your Business
February 26 2020 - If overtime is already starting to cost you, or it is causing issues for your employees, then here are some ways it can be reduced.

How to Become a Manager and Lead by Example
February 25 2020 - This guide will break down how to become a manager. It requires being more than the boss, and will show you how to lead by example.

5 Methods for Monitoring Your Employees the Right Way
February 21 2020 - There are various reasons why you will want to monitor your employees. After all, they are the most important asset for your business.

Career Forecast: Petroleum Engineer
February 11 2020 - What does the future of petroleum engineering hold? Learn what it takes to be a petroleum engineer and future job figures in this career forecast.

5 of the Best Information Technology Training Courses and Resources
February 8 2020 - There are several information technology training courses and resources you should know about.

3 HR Strategies to Boost Employee Engagement
January 19 2020 - Employee engagement is one of the latest buzzwords to emerge in the business world - but it's more than just a trendy new phrase.

How to Keep Your Employees Safe in Your Lab
January 19 2020 - There are safety risks at any place of work, but if they're not properly managed, those risks can be much greater in a laboratory.

HR vs. Marketing: What's the Difference in Salary and Goals?
January 11 2020 - Letting people know the difference between a career as an HR representative and a marketer is critical. Here are the major differences.

What a Pay Stub Is and Why to Keep a Copy of Paycheck Stubs
January 7 2020 - Are you trying to figure out what a pay stub is and how long you should keep a copy of paycheck stubs? Read this article to find out.

Improving Hospital Culture: 5 Tips to Ensure Your Hospital Is Running Efficiently
December 21 2019 - Running a hospital is more than treating patients, there is a hospital culture to take care of too.

Fired With an Open Claim: Do I Need a Workmans Comp Lawyer?
December 5 2019 - Being injured on the job and making ends meet is stressful enough without the added threat of termination. Do you need a workmans comp lawyer?

How Outsourcing Helps Your Employees
December 4 2019 - A look some of the ways outsourcing not only benefits your business but can also help your employees too.

HR Strategies for Dealing with Workplace Stress
Updated December 2 2019 - Employers and HR departments need to recognize the signs of stress and find ways to deal with employee stress and anxiety effectively.

Focusing on customer service to achieving growth
November 26 2019 - Providing quality customer service tends to be overlooked and it could be the crucial factor that separates your business from the rest.

How to Improve Your Marketing Operations
November 26 2019 - Attract new customers to your business by improving and subsequently optimizing your marketing operations.

How to Survive as a 1099: A Self-Employed Bookkeeping Guide
November 22 2019 - Are you losing track of your payments as a 1099 contractor? Time to get your house in order. Don't miss this essential self-employed bookkeeping guide.

Avoid Bad Hires in the Holiday Season
November 17 2019 - With a limited supply of fresh talent, hiring unsuitable or even fraudulent recruits can lead to substantial consequences.

How to Change Careers Smoothly and Successfully
October 26 2019 - Whether you're making a mid-life transition or unhappy in your current position, find out how to change careers without it shaking up your entire world!

Are Job Descriptions Obsolete?
October 14 2019 - Are job descriptions obsolete? Like many things in the talent management field, it's a matter of perspective.

Why HR Professionals Should Be More Like Network Marketers
September 28 2019 - The skill sets that HR managers are trying to seek out for marketing departments in-house are the same skills that network marketers hone in order to be successful.

How to Establish a Paid Paternity Leave Policy for Your Office
September 26 2019 - Looking to start a paid paternity leave policy for your business? Here is a your guide to establishing a policy that sticks.

What to Expect in an Interview: Common Questions and Occurrences You Should Prepare For
September 25 2019 - Have you ever wondered what to expect in an interview? If you have, this post shares types of questions and interview phases that you should be prepared for.

What Every Attorney Should Know About Hiring Support Staff
September 24 2019 - Very few established law firms operate without at least a few members of support - even solo practices.

3 Things Your Employees are Doing at Work Instead of Working
September 23 2019 - Let's face it - not everyone is dedicated to their job, and with so many distractions with all the tech readily available in the workplace, it's no surprise that your employees might be slacking on the job.

8 Things Every Employee Needs to Learn about Worker's Compensation
September 12 2019 - Do you know that many workers suffer from work-related injuries, but didn't know they are entitled for a workers' compensation? And maybe, you could be one of them.

How to Improve Marketing for Your Small Business: Training Your Employees on the Best Techniques
September 11 2019 - As there is so much competition out there, being able to stand out from the competition is easier said than done.

7 Reasons Why the Human Resource Manager Job Is in Demand
September 8 2019 - The demand for the job position of a human resource manager has increased over the years. Learn more about the rise of this very important function.

Top self-employed jobs in 2019
September 4 2019 - Becoming self-employed is an increasingly popular means of making an income, as people prefer to ditch the nine-to-five for a more flexible and gratifying career path.

A Complete Guide on the Path to Become a Certified Safety Professional
September 3 2019 - There are many beneficial reasons of being a certified safety professional. Click here to learn the career path and steps to become one.

Interview 101: 7 Insightful Questions to Ask a Potential Employee
August 24 2019 - When you're conducting an interview, you want to find out the maximum about candidates in the time you have. Try these 7 questions to ask a potential employee.

Avoiding the Blood: The Best Non Clinical Healthcare Jobs
August 2 2019 - Are you interested in working in the healthcare field, but don't want to deal with blood? Read on to learn about the best healthcare jobs that aren't clinical.

Presentation Ideas to Command Audience Attention
July 24 2019 - Ever sit through a presentation that continued to drag on until you nodded off asleep? Don't be that guy or girl with these presentation ideas to grab attention.

AI in HR: why technology is not enough
July 10 2019 - The use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in HR does not always get a fair hearing. However, it is not always well implemented. AI is not a replacement for HR professionals.

Points To Consider In Creating A Workplace Dress Code
June 21 2019 - When HR professionals enforce a standard of dress, whether it's a casual policy, a uniform, or somewhere in between, it makes work life easier for employees, and improves productivity.

What Topics Do You Need to Include in Employee Training?
June 10 2019 - Employee training is one of the most critical parts of the induction of an employee into the workplace, and yet many employers do not provide sufficient training needed for employees to excel in their new roles.

The Pros and Cons of Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 9 2019 - While the event has skyrocketed in popularity since it was first celebrated in 1999, there are still some businesses that are unsure of whether they should partake in the special occasion or not.

Why Is Workplace Safety Important?
May 15 2019 - Safety in the workplace is a right that every employee should be able to count on. Not only that, but it is law.

How to Help Your Employees When They Have a Crisis
March 1 2019 - More and more businesses, especially larger organizations, now have policies in place to help their staff cope with difficult circumstances.

3 Ways To Boost Morale At Your Company
February 25 2019 - If you want to win over and keep top talent around at your company, then you should consider focusing on boosting morale in the workplace.

3 Reasons Why Data Protection Is Crucial for Any Business
January 14 2019 - There is no question about it, data is at the heart of any business. Regardless of size, businesses rely on data to make informed decisions, track performance, identify solutions, understand customer and market behavior, and improve processes.

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PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Kit
by Sandra M Reed and James J. Galluzzo III

Must-have preparation for those looking to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams in order to strengthen their resume.

PHR Study Guide 2019-20

PHR Study Guide 2019-2020: PHR Certification Preparation and Practice Test Prep Questions for the Professional in Human Resources Exam

Essential HR

The Essential HR Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional
  This fully updated 10th anniversary edition is packed with information, tools, checklists, sample forms, and timely tips to guide you through the maze of personnel issues in today's complex business environment.

Insider's Guide to Culture Change

Insider's Guide to Culture Change

Siobhan McHale
  The secret to the success or failure of any business boils down to its culture. From disengaged employees to underserved customers, business failures invariably stem from a culture problem.
  More information and prices from: - US dollars - Canadian dollars - British pounds - Euros - Euros

The HR Answer Book

The HR Answer Book: An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals

by Shawn A. Smith, Rebecca A. Mazin
  The HR Answer Book addresses 200 questions that every employer needs to deal with, from recruiting and hiring to discipline and termination, compensation and benefits to training and employee relations. Accessible and concise, this on-the-job companion offers expert guidance on all types of "people" issues.
  More information and prices from: - US dollars - Cdn dollars - UK pounds - Euros - Euros

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