Leadership Needs to Stop Telling Employees Where and How

The war for talent in certain industries is back on. Gone are the days when college graduates joined a firm and worked diligently and stayed 10 or 15 years–or their entire careers, for that matter. Candidates are looking for a purpose they can connect to, or a...

HR Tip of the Week: Best Practices Make a Difference

As an HR professional, I am always checking out the websites of my competition for ideas and best practices.  When you consider that one of the main purposes (if not THE main purpose) of a website is to help attract new talent to the firm, I find the competition...

HR Tip of the Week: 2014 Focus for HR

I was recently with a client who asked me for some ideas that she might implement at her company to help further employee retention and employee engagement.  I told her that the best thing she can do is to identify her top talent and do everything to challenge and...

HR Tip of the Week: Handling Healthcare

Many small businesses are struggling with how to handle their healthcare costs amid everything that is going on with Obama care.  Business owners need to realize that there are many options available to them in terms of better managing their benefit plans and costs. ...