Five HR Best Practices for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

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As an HR practitioner leading the function in a small or mid-sized business, you want the assurance that your department is reflecting your commitment to quality and professionalism. That can be hard to do on limited budgets and with few staff members dedicated to HR. Creating an HR department that implements best practices also can […]

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How Many Languages Does HR Speak?

Most of us are probably pretty familiar with the various treatises about the need for HR to step up to the plate … get a seat at the table … become more strategic—whatever you want to call the advice about how to elevate our discipline. I don’t disagree, though if I have to hear that […]

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Growing old waiting on your company’s time-off process?

For many organizations, managing time-off is naaaasty. HR gets buried with inquiries and employees grow old waiting for managers to approve their requests. BambooHR allows you to streamline your time-off processes, employees can login via computer or mobile device to check balances and make requests, managers can approve or deny requests, and HR doesn’t have to […]

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Will 2013 Hold Surprises for HR?

Just about the time that I am getting used to writing 2013 on checks and other documents, I can usually count on predictions for business and other areas surfacing for the year ahead. Sure enough, this week I saw projections from Josh Bersin, a well-known name in the HR field. Not surprisingly, he anticipates challenges […]

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Popcorn Friday with Grandpa

Ben, one of the co-founders, has a grandpa that lives nearby. He is a great man, and he makes a mean batch of popcorn. We’ve all adopted him as our grandpa. 🙂 For the last couple of months, Grandpa Walt has been bringing his yummy popcorn by every Friday. When he knocked on the door […]

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What Makes Great Customer Support?

How do you offer great support? This question is debated every day in many of the Linkedin groups I belong to and for good reason. It seems sometimes that “Customer Service” departments exist solely because they’re a check on a list of to-dos. A product I purchased recently was defective, and when I called the […]

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Wait. I don’t have to do everything?

This post is dedicated to all the human resources veterans out there who are so freakishly efficient at their job they can turn 20 hours of answering service calls, data management, or strategic planning into a mere 10. I’ve got good news for you: go ahead and knock that down to 8 and go home on […]

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HR Professional’ s Guide to Kicking Analytics Anxiety

As an HR practitioner, you’ve probably seen a tremendous increase in the number of articles in business publications that address … numbers, data and analytics related to talent management. To a people person like me that prefers to communicate with words, feelings, and stories rather than metrics— it always sounds as if I’m about to […]

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One Size Fits All Software? Maybe Not.

by Erica Bell Bigger isn’t always better. We’ve all heard the expression “Less is more,” yet sometimes businesses get so caught up in wanting to find a solution for everything that they don’t get the solution that is actually right for them. HR software providers are no exception. From payroll software to outsourcing software, searching […]

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Your Security Measures: Do They Measure Up?

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As Technologies Evolve, Make Sure Your Security Measures Do, Too If you handle the human resources function for a small or medium-sized business, it’s likely that you’ll soon be included in conversations about employees who want to use their personal communication devices at work. Many organizations don’t have big budgets to supply workers with the […]

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