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How to Spend your Training Time? Follow the Numbers

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Every team has A and B players. And every manager needs to decide how to spend his or her time training – does she work hard with the B player trying to bring them up to speed? Or analyze an A player’s performance to see how they can get even better? The answer? Follow the numbers.

Recruiting Frankenstein

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Once upon a time, not so long ago, in a land not very far away, there lived an HR manager who was searching for THE perfect candidate. She read dozens of resumes, made numerous phone calls and conducted plenty of interviews. But no matter how hard she tried (in her limited time allotted for recruiting) she never found perfection. She came across bits of it here and there – a perfect degree, a perfect prior job, a perfect title – but never a complete perfect candidate.

The Dinner Party

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Being an HR manager on a day to day basis is not unlike hosting a dinner party serving a 5 course meal.

So many things to do! Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Entrée, Dessert!

You don’t have the time to make every course a gourmet, from scratch course. So you have a choice – either make it yourself and cut some corners, or buy take-out from a local restaurant that you know and trust to have great food. If you had more time or more people helping, you could do it (you know how), but that’s just not the case. And this meal is important.

EGW and Harvest House

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EGW Helps Harvest House

Recently our staff visited the great people at the Baby & Children’s Ministry of Harvest House in Buffalo.  

Harvest House is the largest provider of FREE children’s clothing & other items in the Buffalo area, serving more than 5,800 children every year. Families are referred by 200 social service and health agencies. They are located at 175 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo and can be found on the web HERE

A Civil Climate Leads to Higher Performance

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Do you have rude players on your team? Do others seem to shut down, share less, and avoid talking about potential or actual problems? In a recent article, How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together, Christine Porath discusses the results of a study that documented how incivility diminishes collaboration and performance in medical settings.

Hire Today, Gone Tomorrow

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Once upon a time there was a man named Jack, who decided it was time for a wife. He wasn’t a people person and had never dated, but he did run a company, and hired employees in the past, so he decided to use the same methods he used for hiring to find a wife.

HIRE BETTER – Add KPI to your KSA

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Have you ever wanted to hire better? Is your hiring process missing something? Do you have a process at all? Let’s learn why adding KPI to your KSA will not only improve your job specs, but will greatly improve your entire hiring process.

Working Relationship Status: It's Complicated

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When was the last time you tried to define a relationship? Not a simple task. Even Facebook has a relationship category for “It’s Complicated”! It would be so much better if there was a clear definition we all could follow. So how do we examine the relationship between a worker and a company paying them for service? And who has the final say?

A Better Option

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In a previous blog, Working Relationship Status: It’s Complicated, I explained the difference between a 1099 Independent Contractor and a W-2 Employee. The problem is, if you are an extremely small business, with NO employees, and you’re getting to the point of needing some help, you currently have 3 options:

An Unbiased Recruiter?

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Recently, one of our clients made an offer to a candidate we found. Everyone was excited about the end of a search and the beginning of a new work relationship. Until the candidate got cold feet.

Since it was our candidate, we led the discussions to follow with regard to the candidate’s concerns and the client’s questions. But there was one major thing missing – our bias.