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Deb Hunter

Human Resources, FirstPeeps

You Know You Work in HR When ...

December 21, 2016


There are some tell-tale signs you work in Human Resources, from  snooping on candidates on Facebook to spouting off crazy acronyms only those in the "trade" understand and even  becoming the Jack or Jill of all trades at the office. There are many ways  to explain how you know you work in HR, but here are my favorites.

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Human Resources, Compliance

New FLSA Overtime Rules: Emotional Impact

May 23, 2016

If you are like me, you have been bombarded with notifications that the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations have been issued and employers must comply as of December 1, 2016. Whew! Let’s all take a deep breath and try to make this a little easier.

In addition to analyzing your employees' salaries and determining how all of this is going to affect your budget, what do you need to be doing in preparation of this deadline? Here is a summary of recommendations and considerations.

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Training vs. Coaching

January 6, 2016

Many people see coaching and training as the same thing; when done right, they are quite different. So, let’s start with trying to define what each is and how it can be used to help your business succeed.

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The Key to Employee Engagement

April 7, 2015

Employee engagement is top-of-mind for many business executives. Studies are showing that organizations who invest in their people to create an engaging workplace outperform other organizations, leading to greater profitability. But to understand how to better engage individuals at your organization, first understand what it means.

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Human Resources, Culture

How to Address Employee Mistakes without Crushing Innovation

February 19, 2015

One of the biggest challenges leaders of organizations face is how to address employee mistakes without crushing their ability to innovate and be creative. Thinking about the consequences of a mistake can incite feelings of disappointment or even anger in the leader overseeing the employee, but venting these emotions is unlikely to do anything to improve performance.

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