Human Resources

How to Manage Time Off Requests

With the beginning of summer just around the corner, employees are gearing up for vacation season -- planning their trips, booking flights, and, of course, submitting time-off requests. As a manager, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to handle these requests, especially while keeping organizational needs in mind. However, there are several ways to manage these [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on How to Manage Time Off Requests

Characteristics of a Happy Workplace

As a manager, keeping your employees happy should be a priority. An ideal workplace is one comprised of employees that can leave at the end of the day and look forward to returning in the morning. While this may seem like an unrealistic office, it is not impossible to implement strategies, activities, and benefits that [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on Characteristics of a Happy Workplace

What to Look For When Hiring a Salesperson

Sales is not a job that everyone is equipped for. It’s much more than just picking up the phone and selling something; you have to help the potential client see that what you’re offering them is something they need, without being overly pushy. A salesperson must be able to make cold calls to potential clients, [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on What to Look For When Hiring a Salesperson

Considerations When Hiring Internally

Understanding the difference between making an internal hire and promoting an employee is important if managers wish to properly fill the gaps needed within their businesses. Switching a staff member’s position to an entirely new one within the office is considered hiring internally, and should be done so with extreme care and consideration. Though it [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on Considerations When Hiring Internally

The Effect of Transparency in the Workplace

Positive workplace culture is contingent upon a flow of information that is known among all team members. A company or human resources department that does not disclose all information legally allowed to be distributed to its employees is one that is bound for failure in the long run. Transparency is a key ingredient in a [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Business, Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on The Effect of Transparency in the Workplace

How to Include Long-Distance Employees

It’s becoming more and more common for companies to have a group of workers who do their jobs remotely. These workers may spend little to no time in the actual office, which makes it hard for them to cultivate meaningful connections with the rest of the team. While it’s great that changing company cultures allow [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on How to Include Long-Distance Employees

How to Handle Parental Leave

Simply congratulating employees on their pregnancy or that of their spouses, though thoughtful, is not all that is necessary when handling such situations. Employers should have legally sound, consistent policies set in place to allow employees an adequate amount of time when choosing parental leave. While offering your staff paid maternity leave is not mandatory, [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on How to Handle Parental Leave

What to Consider When Hiring an HR Manager

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or your startup just opened its doors, one of the most important people you can hire for the future and success of your company is a Human Resources (HR) Manager. The job of an HR Manager is to plan and coordinate administrative functions, oversee the hiring [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on What to Consider When Hiring an HR Manager

Promoting Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

Developing a healthy lifestyle and achieving overall wellness can be either hindered or helped by one’s work life, and you as an employer are able to make that decision. It should come as no surprise that happy, healthy employees are better for business, offering value within the workplace. More and more businesses today are taking [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on Promoting Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

2017 Trends in Human Resources

What may surprise most people is how drastic the field of human resources is projected to change following 2016. Many businesses are looking well ahead to prepare for these breakthroughs, and human resource departments that wish to maintain efficiency all over the country are adapting accordingly. Below are some of the projected changes in HR [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Human Resources, S2Verify|Comments Off on 2017 Trends in Human Resources