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When ‘Good’ Job Candidates Don’t...

It is difficult but critical to say “no” to candidates who do possess some basic qualifications but lack key talents. A while back, I was in the middle of an executive search for a manufacturer. The search was progressing, but as with every executive search, the clock was ticking. I wanted to find one more strong person to include in the “slate” of candidates that I presented to my client. With two excellent...

Health Benefit Cost Inflation Escalates

Posted by www.hrpcenter.com – November 17th, 2014 U.S. companies saw a relatively modest uptick in health plan costs in 2014, but premiums will see a sharper increase next year, new research shows. For 2015, the average health care premium adjustment for midsize and large U.S. companies will be 5.5 percent after plan design changes and vendor negotiations aimed at curtailing costs, consultancy Aon Hewitt projects,...

Performance Reviews Without Pain

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – October 6th, 2014 By Susan Milligan The new year can present an uncomfortable task for HR managers, who may find themselves having to say the following to underperforming employees: “Happy holidays; you’re doing a terrible job.”No credible HR manager would be so blunt with a worker, but near the end of the year, when many companies typically do performance reviews,...

Business Effectiveness – The Missing Link

Posted by www.hrpcenter.com – October 23rd, 2014 Hein RothPrincipal Consultant at Roth Associates (Australia) Given the unstable global economic climate, many SMEs we meed daily are focused with a very real dilemma: making the crucial link between strategy and sustained profitability and business growth. In this article, we focus on Business Effectiveness. Available at http://lnkd.in/bsPYh3Y Read more...

Is HR at Its Breaking Point?

Posted by www.hrpcenter.com – October 1st, 2014 Three years ago, Toronto-based G Adventures held a funeral for its human resources department. “We had a company function where I put up crossbones and skull with the title ‘Death of HR,’ ” says Bruce Poon Tip, founder of the adventure-travel company, which employs 1,500 people. Poon Tip took the drastic action after spending a year looking for a...