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10 Tips for Small Businesses to Start an HR Department

Recently, I wrote about making your first hire, but I probably should have prefaced it with this blog which asks the question…how should your small company approach creating a human resources department?  Eventually any growing business will have an HR department so here are some items to think about when starting up a company or […]

Do Not Underpay Employees – 3 Reasons Why

Everyone wants to save a buck nowadays, and companies are no different. I am in finance so I understand. I am always looking for ways to help save the company money or find more efficient ways to function in order to be “leaner” overall.  That being said, here is one place that you do not […]

Applicant Tracking Systems for Not-For-Profits

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) can be appropriate for many different industries and many different business sizes…the right system for your organization will depend on the unique needs or your business as features will vary depending on the software application. In this blog, I would like to focus on how applicant tracking software can be beneficial […]

What is a Mentor and How do we Find One?

A mentor, according to Webster’s Dictionary is: experienced adviser and supporter: somebody, usually older and more experienced, who advises and guides a younger, less experienced person; or, trainer: a senior or experienced person in a company or organization who gives guidance and training to a junior colleague In the HR world, having a mentor at […]

Bad Resumes Are Like Celebrity Train Wrecks

I admit that it is a guilty pleasure of mine to read celebrity gossip articles and websites. It’s humorous, mindless trash but I read it anyway, similar to a train wreck…you just can’t help but watch and see what happens next. In the past week alone, we learned that Beyonce’s sister has rage issues and […]