Human Resources

  • Human Resource Metrics: How to Identify and Track Key HR Metrics

    It is important for businesses to identify and track key human resource metrics to ensure HR initiatives are well-received and effective in strategic planning. This article identifies five key metrics that do not require excessive amounts of time or effort...
    By N. Plowman May 1, 2010 

  • Kiva Microloans for Entrepreneurs - How Does it Work?

    You may have heard about Kiva Microloans - loans that are intended to help individuals start businesses who otherwise might have no means to do so. But, do Kiva Microloans work, and if so, how? Read on and find out.
    By Ronda Bowen April 30, 2010 

  • How to Terminate an Employee the Legal Way

    One of the hardest elements of being a business owner is learning how to terminate an employee. While it’s hard for you, imagine how hard it is on the employee. Jean Scheid, a human resource expert, offers tips on employee termination.
    By Jean Scheid March 8, 2010 

  • Write Great Business Letters Using These Tips

    Do you know what "Encl." means and why you should include it in your letter? Do you have long letters you send when pitching a sale? What are three mistakes beginning writers make? Here, Ronda Levine provides many tips on writing ideas...
    By Ronda Bowen February 27, 2010 

  • Human Resource Issues and Trends

    What trends are occurring in the human resource field and what are the biggest human resource issues and concerns? When the economy is challenged, human resource managers must pay attention to current trends to be effective in human resource management...
    By Jean Scheid February 22, 2010 

  • Reasons for Checking an Employee's Credit Report

    Hitting the streets for a job can be tough considering all the interviews you’ll face, but do you know why do businesses run an employee’s credit report? To employers, a credit report reveals important information that might help you get...
    By Jean Scheid February 11, 2010 

  • Applying Adult Learning Theories in Training Programs

    There are many types of in-house training programs; however, only those that utilize the concepts of adult learning theories are truly successful by enhancing the transfer of learning from the classroom to the job. This article discusses these theories...
    By N. Plowman January 23, 2010 

  • Contingent Workers: Who is Legally Responsible for Them?

    Businesses utilize temps to reduce payroll costs and increase flexibility to market changes. Although businesses aren’t held fully liable, often times, they unknowingly assume a small portion of liability to ensure physical and psychological safety...
    By N. Plowman January 23, 2010 

  • Implementing a Sales Bonus Program

    Companies that thrive on the success of their sales associates know that designing and implementing a successful sales bonus program can be difficult. To help reduce confusion and frustration, this article explores five critical elements that make or...
    By N. Plowman January 23, 2010 

  • The Importance of Effective Onboarding for New Hires

    There are many ways to effectively orient new employees to a company and position, but certain formalized programs are more beneficial because they are consistent and standardized. This article discusses elements of an effective onboarding process and...
    By N. Plowman January 22, 2010 
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