HR — Succession Planning Is Essential for Business Success

To keep growing a business, it’s vital to preserve the trust of customers, employees, partners and investors. No matter how small or large your company is, a strategically written succession plan for the chief executive officer and talented employees is critical for sustainability.

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Management – How to Alleviate 10 Trending Issues in HR

Along with the 21st century revolution in technology, there have been dramatic changes in human-resources management in every industry and profession. This means there are many pitfalls to avoid in our evolving litigious society.

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Leadership: The Best 11 Steps to Become a Leader

Whether you aspire to become a leader or want to get better at leading people, it’s certainly a huge job. Here’s how to lay a foundation to become an effective leader.

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Employee Records: Which Ones to Save and for How Long

You don’t want to keep unnecessary employee records. Nor do you want to make a rash decision on whether to destroy records. Here are the laws you need to know.

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Tips to Prevent or, if Necessary, Eliminate Employee Toxicity

From time to time, nearly every boss has to cope with an employee’s negativity. That’s annoying enough, but you’ve got a nightmare if toxic attitudes spread among the rest of your workers. Here are solutions.

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HR: Is it Time to Rethink Your Marijuana-Testing Policy?

For HR departments, it was once-unthinkable: Deleting Marijuana from the list of drugs in workplace drug-testing programs. But should you? And what should you do about your handbook policies?

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Best Practices with HR Records to Guard against Legal Risks

If you aren’t able to supply relevant documentation, you’ll pay a heavy price. In some cases, you’ll even be forced to give the job back to a nonperforming or toxic employee.

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10 Best Practices for an Online Employee Handbook

Companies that don’t convert their employee handbooks into electronic documents are missing noteworthy opportunities in human resources. Conversely, businesses that switch to a digital format accomplish at least five HR goals.

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Affordable Yet Creative and Proven Employee-Loyalty Ideas

Your employees are not different from you as the boss. They have emotions, families and needs. If they feel appreciated, they’ll also value the culture and work environment in your company.

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So You Finally Got Your First Management Job? Now What?

There are 10 principles every new manager needs to know and use.

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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.