Tag Archives: Human Resources

Why Do These HR Policies Tend to Alienate Employees?

Keeping your employees happy is going to be key to the success of your business. In fact, you may even say it’s one of your most important jobs as an owner or manager to keep the staff happy. That being said, there are a lot of business owners who continue to use HR policies which have shown to cause problems. Here are a few common policies we feel should be changed. HR Policies You Should Change Sick/Vacation Leave – Many business owners elected to roll the sick leave and vacation time policies together into one. By requiring employees to use vacation days to recover from an illness, you are only going to accomplish two things. Your employees will come to work sick to avoid losing vacation time, thereby making other employees sick. Your staff will resent you. They will feel like you are trying to cheat them out of vacation…
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What Questions Should I Ask During a Job Interview?

Conducting an interview for a new hire can often make both you and the candidate very nervous. Much of the time, interviewers are not even sure what they should be asking. This can lead to hiring the wrong person, which is one of the worst things you can do for your business. Here, we will give you a few examples of the types of questions you can and should ask when conducting a job interview. Examples of Effective Job Interview Questions Asking open-ended, behavioral type questions such as the following can allow you to get a much clearer sense of the applicant than the basic paint-by-numbers routine. How would you define leadership? Can you describe a complicated issue that you faced in your previous job and how you were able to overcome it? When accepting a new role, how do you go about ensuring that you will succeed? Was your…
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5 Signs You Should Definitely Not Hire Someone

At some point, every business owner has made a hiring mistake. Whether the new hire makes it a month or a year before you have to let them go, the cost can be high. Rutgers University published a study that showed the cost of turnover is often about 1.5 times the new hire’s annual pay. For professional jobs, that cost can be as much as 2 or 3 times. After letting the person go, it’s natural to wonder if you missed something. Did you not see a red flag, or was there some question you could have asked during the interview so that you could know not to hire that person? However, the fact of the matter is that you probably didn’t miss the warning signs at all. According to many hiring professionals, chances are that you saw the signs, acknowledged them, then ignored them. In some cases, it’s beneficial…
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