The HR Technology Blog – Employee Engagement Strategies

Taking a look at trends and strategies to help local businesses grow, expand and succeed in today's market.

High Turnover – Welcome White Collar Professions

Lower-skilled, lower-wage jobs historically have had higher turnover rates than white-collar jobs, however, we are seeing higher turnover rates in some traditionally highly-skilled, white-collar jobs in businesses of all sizes.  Today nearly a quarter of working Americans clock in each day in businesses where the average tenure is less than a year. The price of this employee churn is extraordinarily...

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Law Office Corporate Culture

[caption id="attachment_2712" align="alignleft" width="150"] Law offices have corporate culture too.[/caption] After having spent the better part of the past 16 years watching software companies make the best sales person the VP of Sales and then struggle, I did not find the article linked below all that surprising.  The same line of thinking as the skills rarely translate from one job to...

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Support Veteran Businesses

As we celebrate Memorial Day with cookouts and parades, let's also keep those who returned home and started their own businesses in mind.  The made sacrifices in the careers, education and family life to serve our country.  They have earned our respect and admiration and now let us let them earn our business too.   Below is a link for those who...

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Law Firm Set Up – Where is HR

[caption id="attachment_2669" align="alignright" width="300"] Jonny Law?[/caption] I was doing some research on what is suggested for setting up a new law firm as it is a target market for me.  I was not surprised with what I found.  American Bar Association has a website with a section dedicated to the topic and read the article linked below about what was needed...

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Performance Reviews – Spinal Tap

I found the article linked below in my email this morning.  Their was no way I could not share an article that links Performance Reviews and has a video clip from the movie Spinal Tap, "This one goes to 11!"   No Performance Ratings or is it Just HR Doublespeak   The article reminds me of a company I worked with who wanted to...

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Employee Engagement Leveraging the Frequent Review

I know I always dreaded getting performance reviews and writing performance reviews, as it led to misery in the office, i.e. employee engagement suffered.  The reported number one reason for this misery is the time spent on the process by both the employee and manager.  It does not have to be that way.   A good performance review system promotes transparency in the...

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Software as a Service – Increasing and Productivity in Small Businesses

Software as a Service, or better known as the SaaS business model, has been a staple of the effort in large businesses to increase the Return on Investment and productivity in their use of software systems.  The major benefits of this concept is to have the vendor host the application, and be responsible for the on-going development, support and data...

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Small Business Growth – Impact on HR Structure

[caption id="attachment_2484" align="alignright" width="300"] Growth is good![/caption] Rapid growth is great for small businesses and start ups but it can create an overwhelming feeling for the one person doing all of your HR work.  The question of how many internal HR employees you should have on staff is almost universally answered with a decades-long standing rule of thumb: you need one...

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Support Small Business Week – May 1 – 8

The week of May 4 through May 8 is National Small Business Week.  I was always made aware of recognizing the small business person as a child, as I remember visiting my Grandfather's store, Goldfine Jewelers on Main Street in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.   My other Grandfather, also had a retail shop of his own in Providence, Rhode Island at one...

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