Dos and Don’ts of Office Gift Exchanges

Whether you love or loathe holiday gift exchanges, they are popular in many companies. As an HR professional, here’s a couple ways you can make sure everyone has a great seasonal experience while minimizing disappointments, hurt feelings and HR complaints. 

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5 Creative Approaches for More Effective Training



If you’re hiring for the holidays, because your business is growing, or to replace departing employees, you know that hiring is just the first step. After you’ve found great additions to your team, you have to figure out what information you need to communicate to them to successfully integrate them into your company and community.

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4 Hiring Mistakes to Avoid



Hiring is indisputably difficult, time-consuming, and costly. It generally costs much more to hire and train a new employee rather than retain an existing employee, and there’s always a significant risk that the employee won’t work out – won’t perform well, won’t like the environment, or won’t be a good fit with your existing team.

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Workforce Planning – Today & Beyond

Guest blog post from Janis Strathearn:

A few years ago workforce planning was one of the hottest issues every business was talking about. At the time it was aimed at the C-Suite and did not seem to go any further. Today, workforce planning is back on the table -- some say with a vengeance. The difference this time is that the discussions are more strategic and definitely more inclusive.

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10 Resolutions for a Happy and Empowered 2015 Workplace

It’s that time of year again, time for New Year’s resolutions!  Each year millions of people make resolutions with the hope of ending bad habits and creating good ones.  It’s a powerful time really, to look back and see what’s worked over the last year, what didn’t work, and then allow for new beginnings, and new possibilities in the upcoming year.

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10 Resolutions for a Happy and Empowered 2015 Workplace

It’s that time of year again, time for New Year’s resolutions! Each year millions of people make resolutions with the hope of ending bad habits and creating good ones. It’s a powerful time really, to look back and see what’s worked over the last year, what didn’t work, and then allow for new beginnings, and new possibilities in the upcoming year.

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4 Tips to Help Manage A Cross-Border Workforce

It’s no secret that today’s changing and evolving business landscape makes it challenging for organizations and their HR departments to keep up.  Now more than ever, technology has made it much more possible to have a globalized workforce, complete with workers in different locations, across borders, connected by the Internet, computers, and Skype.  Add all of that up and you now have to manage a workforce that has differing cultural backgrounds, communication styles, and are located in different time zones. 

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Payroll for Heavy Industry: Let Your Software Do All The Work

If you are an HR and/or Payroll professional in heavy industry, you know all too well the unique challenges that come with managing a blended workforce of part time, full time, and contract employees, not to mention some of the jurisdictional challenges associated with cross-border sites. 

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Payroll for Heavy Industry: Let Your Software Do All The Work



If you are an HR and/or Payroll professional in heavy industry, you know all too well the unique challenges that come with managing a blended workforce of part time, full time, and contract employees, not to mention some of the jurisdictional challenges associated with cross-border sites.

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