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SHRM 2015: How Does HR Thrive?

It was record-breaking attendance at this year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s 2015 Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Nearly 16,000 registered attendees (myself included) braved the hot desert sun – and seemingly endless references to “a dry heat”-  to… continue
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Employee stock ownership plans: Pros and cons for engaging employees

Competitive benefit packages can serve as an excellent recruiting and retention tool, but did you know they can also be used to increase productivity? Certain retirement benefit plans may incentivize employees into becoming more efficient by granting them a stake… continue
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Top 5 HR Mistakes in Mergers and Acquisitions

US HR professionals play a prominent and crucial role in preparing for organizational restructures like a merger or acquisition.  If a restructure is like uncharted waters to an explorer, then HR and its Transition Team are the captains of the… continue
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Presidential Performance Appraisals (1): George Washington

In honor of President’s Day, I thought it’d be fun to take the Performance Appraisal process to the West Wing. Each day this week, I will be discussing the art of communicating performance reviews while applying the theme of my… continue
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Down the Shore Everything WILL be All Right

As a born and raised jersey girl when I first saw the devastation of Hurricane Sandy I could barely breathe. I immediately felt a need to get in my car and take that parkway south drive to the jersey shore… continue
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Performance Management: The Importance of Being Honest

Much like the titular character(s) in Oscar Wilde’s 19th century masterpiece, HR professionals, supervisors and managers play multiple roles in their daily pursuits. In any one day they can be the arbiter, the confidant, the problem-solver, the investigator, the performance… continue
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