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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

Five Ways an Internship Program Can Support Your Business

December 14, 2016

Internship programs serve as valuable, low-cost investments that increase workflow capacity and productivity, develop specialized employees, enhance perspectives and problem solving, and attract and retain top talent. Below are five ways an internship program can support your business.

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Human Resources, Culture, Partners, Leadership

Culture, Transparency, Retention, and Happiness, Oh My!

December 9, 2016

If I had a dollar for every article, blog, or book I have read about “company culture” over the course of my career, I would be well on my way to a comfortable retirement by now. There are so many opinions about what company culture means and how it develops. Some believe culture is driven by those you hire. Others say culture exists around the mission and vision of a company. Still others define company culture as the behaviors of those in an organization and the meaning attached to those behaviors.

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Human Resources, Communication, Culture

Six Steps to Creating a Strong Employee Value Proposition

November 24, 2016

Often when thinking about creating an employer brand, we immediately think about how it looks. We may focus on a logo or the type of font to use, since this will be what our employees and our prospective employees see first. But to have a strong brand, it has to be more than a pretty face—more than just good looking. It has to have some personality.

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Human Resources, Culture

Why an Employee Value Proposition is Key to Attracting Top Talent

October 27, 2016

“Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.” Herbert Read

Companies spend millions of dollars externally to drive a strategy of differentiation. It's how we've come to pay $2 for a coffee. And why a lighted toilet seat is the latest thing in plumbing.

Every successful company creates a unique value proposition (UVP) for their product or experience. That UVP is the balance of the value the company offers its customers in exchange for the costs and efforts that come with doing business with the company.

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