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HR Tips & Trends

August 28, 2015

Growing Pains: Three Ways HR Can Solve Your Startup’s Biggest Problems

Startups, take note: you can only hack through HR for so long. While hiring a person here or there and worrying about the rest later may work in your early days, the bigger you grow, the more you’ll start seeing mystery problems crop up. Teams with great people who aren’t getting much done. Turnover so […]

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Google, Alphabet and HR

August 11, 2015

What Growing Businesses Can Learn from Google’s Rebirth as Alphabet

Yesterday, Google announced that they’re restructuring from a single company with several products to a collection of companies called Alphabet. Under Alphabet, Google and its many other products and projects like Android, Fiber, and Wing will become separate entities that fall under Alphabet’s purview. Most small businesses and startups are a far cry from Google in […]

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August 6, 2015

Why the Netflix Parental Leave Policy is More Than a Smart HR Move

Netflix made the news on Tuesday when the company said it would provide unlimited paid parental leave for all of its 2,400+ employees. The announcement was made on the company’s blog, where they said they reached the decision after noticing that employees do better at work when they’re not worried about what’s happening at home. […]

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HR sins

July 27, 2015

7 Deadly HR Sins To Avoid

When you’re running a small business, it can be tempting to put HR on the backburner. After all, HR doesn’t directly impact your product or business growth, right? Wrong. From hiring the best people to staying compliant with labor laws and insurance requirements, HR actually impacts your business in significant ways. And while it’s tempting […]

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July 3, 2015

8 Hot Summer Books for HR Managers

Nothing beats a good book while you’re soaking up the sun. Our summer HR book shortlist takes you out of the realm of pure productivity tips to get you thinking about your biggest challenges. Before you jet off, slip one of these titles into your carry-on and return to the office rested and ready to […]

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June 1, 2015

HR Best Practices: Going Beyond Minimum Requirements

Every year brings changes to employment laws. For HR professionals, this means regularly reviewing employee handbooks and policies and making updates to remain in compliance. It may be tempting to adjust your policy to meet the bare minimum requirements, but such an approach is not always in the best interest of your company. Understand How […]

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