Task Management Tips & Tricks For The Insanely Busy HR Professional

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Task Management Tips and Tricks For The Insanely Busy HR Professional

Do you not have enough time in your day? Well, you are not alone! Many HR professionals find themselves attempting to balance between the day-to-day, the interrupting figurative fires that need putting out, and the strategic organizational goals; sometimes even taking work home with them just to keep up.

It can be extremely hard for HR professionals manage time and to-do list. It is important to understand that the proper time and priority management skills can boost productivity and efficiency. Fortunately, there is no shortage of options when it comes to techniques and tips.
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Winterizing Your Time Off Policies: Answers to 5 Common Questions

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Winterizing Your Time Off Policies

With our unseasonably warm temperatures this fall you’ve probably been putting off putting away the patio furniture and covering up the grill. But in HR, it is never too early to start thinking ahead to what the winter months will mean for your organization, and of course, for your employees. Often of particular concern at many employers are the reasons that employees will want to (or need to) take time off in the coming months. From holidays to sick days to severe winter weather, here are some key questions that you might want to brush up on before that first snow hits.
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2017 Vacation Planner

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Vacation planners can make an employer’s vacation request and approval process a lot easier and more efficient. We've put together a free Vacation Planner for 2017 that you can download below.

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Talking Politics in the Workplace: Addressing the Elephant (or Donkey) in the Room

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Talking Politics in the Workplace: Addressing the Elephant (or Donkey) in the Room

With less than 2 months to go until 2016 General Election Day, November 8, to say that this election cycle has been more politically charged than most is an understatement at best. So what happens when political discussions begin to (or maybe they already have) sneak into the workplace? Hopefully, nothing. Ideally the discussions remain just that—a civil discourse between employees, perhaps during their lunch hour.
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Northeast Ohio Employers Predicting 3% Raises…Again?

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Northeast Ohio Employers Predicting 3% Raises…Again?

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, according to the ERC Wage & Salary Adjustment Survey, Northeast Ohio employers are predicting (drumroll please…) 3% overall pay adjustments for 2017! In case you haven’t been paying attention over the past decade, a 3% raise hardly comes as shocking news in the world of compensation and HR.
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Updates Coming to Ohio’s Computerized Background Check System

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Updates Coming to Ohio’s Computerized Background Check System

Each year the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) runs more than 1.3 million background checks. Fingerprints are compared to those submitted by the police and courts after people are convicted of crimes. The background check system is used by public and private employers, as well as police officers and the FBI (who use it for criminal history information).
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