8 keys to effective performance appraisal

  • November 13, 2009

It happens to every manager: You sit down to prepare a staff member's review and realize you can remember only what the person has done the past few weeks. Supervisors...

Dump the slump: 14 ways to energize staff

  • June 09, 2009

The recession has plenty of employees distracted and anxious—about their jobs, their 401(k)s and their monthly bills. That’s not good news at a time when you...

Must we call back laid-off workers first?

  • May 24, 2009

Q. Are we required to call back an employee who’s been laid off? The person wasn’t a responsible employee and called off often. Are we obligated to call...

How to Document Employee Performance

  • May 18, 2009

White Paper published by The HR Specialist, copyright 2009 ____________________ It happens to every manager: You sit down to prepare a staff member’s review and...

How should I develop goals for my job?

  • April 28, 2009

I work as an HR professional in a nonprofit company. I was asked by my boss to write goals and a mission statement for my job. I'm lost! How should I get started on this...

The importance of initiative

  • March 02, 2009

America’s foremost business philosopher, Jim Rohn, says the biggest mistake people make is thinking they work for someone else, rather than themselves. When you...

The age of competency

  • May 01, 2008

Today's human-resources executives have added a new term to their vocabulary: competency-based systems. These tools demystify what constitutes solid performance for both...