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10 Tips in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

 

Unfortunately weather disasters happen sometimes too often. Having just lived through Hurricane Harvey, I want to share my Top 10 List of employer hurricane related advice.

1.       Be prepared! As a lifetime girl scout this has always been my motto.  Ensure your team knows their responsibilities before, during and after the disaster. All your team will need to do is execute.

2.       Create a formal Crisis Management Plan, communicate and test it. Many organizations create a plan and it sits on a shelf or saved electronically collecting dust. Annually employers should...

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Workflex: A Solution for the 21st Century Workplace

 

Where did you work today? You may have put time in at the office, but you also may have tackled tasks on a plane, in a coffee shop, at home and even on vacation. 

Advances in technology have made what was once unimaginable now routine. Collaboration can happen around a conference table, through apps and even in virtual rooms, and employees can solve problems in real time from thousands of miles away. For employers, the “anytime, anywhere” workplace has been a productivity boon. 

The borderless workplace has...

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Education Reform for the HR Community

 

As an adjunct professor in a highly respected MBA program on Long Island, I have had a first-hand view of the changing landscape and intersection of HR in the business world and HR in the classroom. The education community and supporting text book publishers are failing to stay up to date on providing current and future skills and tools for our next generation of HR practitioners.

I will fall short of placing the blame on them, or the researchers and academics who create the content, as the pace of change can...

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HR Technology Q & A with Tracie Sponenberg

 

The 2017 Human Resource Executive 20th Annual HR Technology Conference takes place October 10-13 in Las Vegas.  As a 2017 HR Technology Conference Insiders Blogger, I interviewed several human resources and technology experts to get their perspective on how technology and trends are impacting the HR profession.  


Tracie Sponenberg is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for The Granite Group, a full-service wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling and propane supplies based in Concord, NH.  She is responsible...

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#Nextchat: Choose the Future -- The 5 Most Important HR Technology Trends for 2017

 

The 2017 Human Resource Executive 20th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition takes place October 10-13 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. I’m excited that this will be my fourth year attending as an HR Tech Insiders Blogger and plan to share the latest information on HR technology trends via blog post interviews with conference speakers and other social media activity during the conference.

It’s always a huge honor when conference co-chairman Steve Boese can join me for a preconference #Nextchat to share his expertise on the...

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Why Traditional Methods Still Matter

 


 

High-Tech Doesn’t Replace High-Touch in Recruiting: Why Traditional Methods Still Matter

Many years ago, recruitment was a very manual process. Companies spent most of their recruitment budgets on placing classified or display ads in local print newspapers or industry trade publications, attending career fairs, and working their personal networks.
 
Then Monster.com emerged, disrupting the traditional classified advertising approach to recruitment and introducing HR pros to the world of online recruitment. LinkedIn wasn't far behind and, along the way, various automated platforms emerged to allow organizations to readily connect with...
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HR Technology Q & A with Holger Mueller

 

 

The 2017 Human Resource Executive 20th Annual HR Technology Conference takes place October 10-13 in Las Vegas.  As a 2017 HR Technology Conference Insiders Blogger, I interviewed several human resources and technology experts to get their perspective on how technology and trends are impacting the HR profession.  


 

The following is a Q & A with 2017 HR Technology Conference speaker, Holger Mueller. Holger Mueller is VP and Principal Analyst for Constellation Research covering Next Generation Apps...

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4 External Factors that Affect Human Resource Management

 

 

When it comes to human resource management there are several factors that affect day-to-day operations. Adapting in this field is important because at a moments notice new legislation can be passed with an immediate effective date or corporate polices are changed where human resources feels the brunt. A well-developed strategy for your human resources department takes into consider external factors that might affect your department.

4 External Factors that Affect Human Resource Management

Government Regulations – With the introduction of new workplace compliance standards your human resources department is constantly under pressure to...

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We Stand Strong During Hurricane Harvey

 

 

 

This week has been absolutely devastating for Houston, TX.  Hurricane Harvey has affected over 100,000 homes and cost the lives of at least 30 Texans, maybe more. Our team at NextOp, Inc. that consists of veterans from the Army, Marines Corps, and Navy acted quickly.  Everyone was prepared and ready by Thursday night for Harvey. We made sure that everyone in our team understood that while physical resources can be replaced, our people cannot.  During the storm, our message to them was simple: Stay Alert, Stay Safe and Stay...

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