May, 2008

ReviewSNAP Affiliate Program

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Are you looking to earn a significant passive income? Look no further! ReviewSNAP has launched it''s affiliate program and you now have the chance to make up to $200 per sale. ReviewSNAP is subscription based and we offer a 10% affiliate fee for all new sales as well as 10% for all renewals.

Deja Vu at Legal IT Leadership Summit '08

Transparent Office

I'm blogging belatedly about a conference I spoke at last week, the Legal IT Leadership Summit (LITLS), sponsored by Interwoven. This was my second time for this conference, and was a great chance to reconnect with old friends like Andy McAfee and Neil Araujo , and meet some new ones like Gordon Vala-Webb , Ben Kiker , and Doug Cornelius, whose KM Space blog I've added to my list of favorites. The conference has a really nice atmosphere--serious yet lighthearted at the same time.

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A Perfect Day

Knowledge Musings

Usually, this isn't terribly interesting information, but I made connections around the globe with friends in KM and technology. I went to the KM Forum meeting and met Ray Sims (for the first time), David Hobbie (again), Lynda Moulton, Larry Chait and several other members of the forum.

Hire/Fire Authority

Evil HR Lady

Not sure if this one is quite your ball of wax, but I'm looking for a way to say, as a positive statement, that I have had the authority/reponsibility of firing as well as hiring on my resume. Is there a better term to use? Ahh, excellent question. See, now I'm much less crabby since I no longer have 10.5 pounds of baby pummeling my ribcage.) Having supervisory experience can mean a broad range of things and certainly not all supervisors have hire/fire authority.

COVID-19 Return to Workplace Guide: Reopening Facilities Following a Pandemic

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If you are going to fail, do it fast

SuccessFactors

It’s an old adage that you have to try and fail before you succeed, in fact entrepreneurs practically live by this code. But what about established organizations? A lot of businesses don’t feel this way, even though they should. The sooner an employee fails, the sooner the individual can move onto to the next task, […]. Uncategorized Al Bundy Engagement entrepreneur Workforce Optimization zappos

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Reviewsnap - Untitled Article

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Your people are the key to your success (or failure). Why anyone hurries the hiring process is mind-boggling to say the least. Even in a tight labor market businesses want to hire the best of what''s available. Here are some tips for hiring good people: -Be patient. Don''t hurry the hiring process. We believe you are better off with a vacant position than having a marginal employee filling it. Develop a complete and accurate position description that details all aspects of the position.

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Establish A High Performance Culture

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Your business should strive to be a high performing organization. Becoming a high performing business takes careful attention to detail and instilling a high level of accountability and discipline. When accountability for completing tasks and meeting expectations is lacking or loose, a business will have a very difficult time achieving a high performance state. Hiring good people is the first step in becoming a high performing business.

All Respect to the Company Directory

Transparent Office

If ever there was an application that doesn't get the respect it deserves, it's the company directory. I've spent most of the last week talking with Socialtext customers and prospects about our new People and Dashboard features. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, which has been great to see. But in some ways it has been surprising. While some of the people I talk with are really engaged by "Web 2.0″ features of the offering (social networking, tagging, expert search, etc.),

MyBusinessBooks Launches New Design

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MyBusinessBooks , which offers a wealth of knowledge in their business e-books has launched a new design! The new design is streamlined to make your purchases fast and simple. Upon purchase of your book you will receive a link to download your book. But, what if I delete the email you say? Don''t worry you can go into your account now and download the book from there as well!

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

Managers' Self-Assessment Questionnaire

Reviewsnap

In assessing a manager''s ability to manage people, we believe it is important for a manager or supervisor to step back and look introspectively at their ability to direct the efforts of others as well as think about the environment they operate within. The following brief questionnaire is for your use in carrying out this type of self-assessment. Please respond to each question as honestly and objectively as possible in order to provide yourself with an accurate reflection of your situation.

Avoid Hair Trigger Hiring

Reviewsnap

When there are problems in a particular area of your business, make every attempt to determine the causes of the problem before hiring additional full-time permanent employees to deal with the problem. In other words, don''t automatically assume that the problem is too few people. For example, suppose a distribution company is constantly dealing with backlogs and delays in shipments. The first reaction is probably to hire more people to pick and bundle orders.

Don't Short Change Employees

Reviewsnap

Your employees are your most important asset. While the primary mission of any business is to make money, we don''t recommend doing it at the expense of employees. In other words, holding employee wages down to boost short-term profits is usually a big mistake. We emphasize looking at the long-term. Paying employees at levels that are not competitive is not a good long-term strategy for enhancing profits.

Strive for Higher Levels of Productivity

Reviewsnap

Employee productivity is one of the most important factors in overall profitability. When employees are highly productive, products and services are sold at a faster rate, overtime is reduced, staffing is kept lean and the customer is more satisfied. Productivity is often overlooked as a key variable in enhancing profitability. This web site includes a number of articles dealing with this issue.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Go Green With Online Performance Management System

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Going green is a big initiative in today''s business world. ReviewSNAP Performance Management System can lead you down the right path of going paperless. According to ManageSmarter The U.S. alone uses enough office paper each year to build a 10-foot-high wall that''s 6,815 miles long. That''s more than the distance from New York to Tokyo. The average U.S. worker prints over 10,000 pages of office paper a year which equates to over 1 tree per employee a year.

Avoid Duel Reporting Relationships

Reviewsnap

Put yourself in the shoes of your employees. Would you want to be subjected to having two or more bosses? Some organizations do, in fact, have an ill-conceived organizational structure that calls for an employee to report to more than one supervisor. Since this situation nearly always creates confusion, conflict and indecision, it is wise to avoid it completely. An employee might have responsibility across two or more functional areas.

Promote An Employee Only When They Are Qualified

Reviewsnap

We believe strongly that the number one reason businesses struggle or fail is due to ineffective management. There is little doubt that most businesses do a poor job of hiring and promoting the right people into management and supervisory slots. This article focuses on promoting employees into management primarily because there is overwhelming evidence to indicate that most of these promotions are given based on improper criteria.

Lying Liars

Evil HR Lady

My question pertains to terminating an employee for lying on their application. Does it matter how the company found out they lied? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Your question intrigues me because I'm trying to figure out how you found out about a lie in such a way that you are afraid to present the information as a reason for termination. Keep in mind that private businesses aren't subject to rules of evidence that courts of law are.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

Lying Liars

Evil HR Lady

My question pertains to terminating an employee for lying on their application. Does it matter how the company found out they lied? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Your question intrigues me because I'm trying to figure out how you found out about a lie in such a way that you are afraid to present the information as a reason for termination. Keep in mind that private businesses aren't subject to rules of evidence that courts of law are.

Firing Procedures

Evil HR Lady

My organization handed me an administration manuel w/ no hiring and firing procedures. I have a small staff and have had to fire on three occasions. The procedural steps I do use were gained by asking other senior staff in hallways what they do in this organization. And I have followed those procedures. These procedures require a supervisor to be present at the point of firing as a witness. My department doesn't have a supervisor, so I invited the head of HR to attend the event.

Firing Procedures

Evil HR Lady

My organization handed me an administration manuel w/ no hiring and firing procedures. I have a small staff and have had to fire on three occasions. The procedural steps I do use were gained by asking other senior staff in hallways what they do in this organization. And I have followed those procedures. These procedures require a supervisor to be present at the point of firing as a witness. My department doesn't have a supervisor, so I invited the head of HR to attend the event.

I Haven't Complained About Recruiters Lately

Evil HR Lady

Here is my situation. I applied for a position, and was interviewed only to never be contacted again after the standard thank you notes were sent. I've found out that the company I interviewed with is e-mailing people who worked with applicants, but who weren't listed as references. You see, they sent an email to my current company in regards to another applicant. They sent it to someone who replaced this person, asking about his work, and why he left.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

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I Haven't Complained About Recruiters Lately

Evil HR Lady

Here is my situation. I applied for a position, and was interviewed only to never be contacted again after the standard thank you notes were sent. I've found out that the company I interviewed with is e-mailing people who worked with applicants, but who weren't listed as references. You see, they sent an email to my current company in regards to another applicant. They sent it to someone who replaced this person, asking about his work, and why he left.

Failed Appraisals

Evil HR Lady

I relocated to a new state in 2006 and have just completed my first year at the company I am now with. So it's time for the performance review. I did my self review - the standard rate yourself from 1 - 5 on a bunch of different things blah blah blah. Today my boss came into my office with the review and said to me "You weren't here when we did the training on how to fill these out.

Carnival Update

Evil HR Lady

Just to be wild and crazy (you know how us HR types are when we get together with the lawyers)the Carnival will be published on Thursday, rather than Wednesday--just this time. The reason is that our host, Michael Moore (the lawyer, that is, not the film maker), has changed jobs and blogs. The new blog is Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog. Send your submissions to mmoore at mwn dot com

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Failed Appraisals

Evil HR Lady

I relocated to a new state in 2006 and have just completed my first year at the company I am now with. So it's time for the performance review. I did my self review - the standard rate yourself from 1 - 5 on a bunch of different things blah blah blah. Today my boss came into my office with the review and said to me "You weren't here when we did the training on how to fill these out.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.