Past Issues

HR


‘Ban the Box’ Expands in Kansas City, Mo.

By now, you’ve probably heard of “ban the box.”

The legislative movement aims to increase the opportunities for gainful employment in candidates with criminal histories by banning the checkbox commonly found on job applications that asks, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” (more…)

Could You Find Your Next Employee on Social Media?

If you’re planning to hire in 2018 and aren’t using social media to attract terrific job applicants, now’s the time to start “social recruiting.” It’s the use of social media channels such as LinkedIn and Facebook to post job openings, find new talent and create connections. (more…)

Transform Your Employees Into Ambassadors

Every business owner wants (and needs) employees who are reliable and trustworthy, productive and accurate, interested in their work, pleasant to be around, concerned about customer satisfaction, loyal and focused on the company’s success. Let’s call them golden employees because they are worth their proverbial weight in gold. (more…)

No Drama From Mama

If you need help at work, hiring friends and family members can seem like a no-brainer. You want employees you can count on, and if you can’t trust Mom, your cousin or your old college roommate, who can you trust? (more…)

Making the Most of Two Weeks’ Notice

When I was getting ready to join my first startup, I dreaded having to tell my old boss that I was leaving. I was leading a large project, and I didn’t want to burn any bridges. Before I approached my boss, I outlined a plan for my final two weeks. She was disappointed by my resignation, but gratefully surprised by the transition plan. (more…)


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