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Understanding payroll fraud and preventing it

Payroll fraud is a matter of serious concern to the people affected by it, the organization in which it happens, and to the economy overall. It is estimated that payroll fraud is involved in around an eighth of all workplace frauds and makes up about a twelfth of all occupational frauds…See More
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The importance of onboarding

The importance of onboarding can be understood from the fact that it starts with the induction of the new hires and acclimatizes them with all the important aspects of the new organization, such as the culture, environment, people, and the business. In the light of the important elements that go into onboarding; it is a fallacy and a misconception to assume that it is yet another ritual that HR has to perform with new employees, hand them a cup of coffee and carry out the paperwork.Onboarding…See More
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Diligence and scrutiny are important for writing investigative reports

Diligence and a high degree of scrutiny are crucial for a person who is writing investigative reports in an organization. In the first place, an investigation has to be objective and not be vindictive. It should avoid targeting an employee personally; it should be thorough and proper from a legal perspective. When all the legal procedures are followed in an investigation, the case of the employer becomes strong and defensible…See More
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When it comes to employee burnout; prevention is better than cure

Employees have to be fresh in the mind, motivated and energetic if they have to be productive. Employees whose talents are recognized by the organization are more fired up about their job. They are likely to be more innovative, more creative and more loyal.On the other hand, pressurizing the employees and stretching them beyond…See More
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Wage & Hour mistakes can prove extremely expensive

Wage and Hour calculations are sometimes tricky, but that is no excuse for making mistakes. Wage and Hour mistakes can be extremely expensive for organizations. In 2015, the US Department of Labor (DoL) collected close to a quarter of a billion dollars in back wages for nearly a quarter of a million employees whose pay did not comply with the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Just a misclassification of independent contractors resulted in a seven-figure settlement…See More
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Human resources metrics are a very important tool in measuring efficiency

HR metrics are often overlooked or underrated in many organizations. This is a mistake, because HR metrics are very important in assessing the efficiency of the HR policies, programs and endeavors. At the heart of the idea of HR metrics is that whatever is taken up for assessment or implementation has to be measurable. As in any other area of management, HR too has to go by the idiom that what cannot be measured cannot be managed.The ability for being quantified or measured is something that…See More
Mar 14
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All about strategic planning and execution

Strategic planning, as the term indicates, is the act of planning the organization’s strategy. Strategic planning is planning for the organization’s long run. Taking the steps required towards taking the organization to its strategic objectives is strategic execution. While strategic planning is the visualization part, strategic execution is the implementation aspect of this vision.Strategic planning and execution are about taking steps to visualize the organization’s goals and objectives and…See More
Mar 13
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Establishing the mentor-mentee relationship

The mentor-mentee relationship is a very important one in an organization. In a large way, the mentor-mentee relationship defines and determines the destiny of the organization. Although there are no rules or laws for the mentor-mentee relationship; an organization in which this relationship functions in a haphazard and…See More
Mar 10
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Organizations should bring in inspired leadership for better results

 All organizations in the world, no matter what kind of business they are in, need inspired leadership. There are many leaders, and most of these leaders are made of real leadership mettle. Yet, even the best of leaders can drift off due to a lull in motivation. It is all too common a human trait to see motivational levels plummet over a period of time, when people feel monotonous at work.So, organizations need what is called inspired leadership. Inspired leadership, or inspirational…See More
Mar 7
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Virtual teams need to be understood if they have to be managed well

Virtual teams are an offshoot of the developments that have taken place at the workplace on account of the confluence of globalization and the emergence of technologies. While globalization has drawn in qualified workforces from around the world; a host of technologies that have come up almost contemporaneously with these developments has buttressed it by enabling people to connect from remote locations.Virtual teams are a product of these developments and their near simultaneous timing.…See More
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NetZealous LLC
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Kate smith's Blog

Understanding payroll fraud and preventing it

Payroll fraud is a matter of serious concern to the people affected by it, the organization in which it happens, and to the economy overall. It is estimated that payroll fraud is involved in around an eighth of all workplace frauds and makes up about a…

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Posted on May 24, 2017 at 7:53am

The importance of onboarding

The importance of onboarding can be understood from the fact that it starts with the induction of the new hires and acclimatizes them with all the important aspects of the new organization, such as the culture, environment, people, and the business. In the light of the important elements that go into onboarding; it is a fallacy and a misconception to assume that it is yet another ritual that HR has to perform with new employees, hand them a cup of coffee and carry out the… Continue

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 7:00am

Diligence and scrutiny are important for writing investigative reports

Diligence and a high degree of scrutiny are crucial for a person who is writing investigative reports in an organization. In the first place, an investigation has to be objective and not be vindictive. It should avoid targeting an employee personally; it should be thorough and proper from a legal perspective. When all the legal procedures are followed in an investigation, the case of the employer becomes strong and…

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Posted on May 19, 2017 at 7:45am

Behavior based interviewing for selecting the right candidate

Many organizations make the mistake of basing the suitability of candidates purely on their skills and the knowledge they bring. This measure goes only half the way, and is incomplete, because many organizations fail to take into consideration the fact that…

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Posted on May 18, 2017 at 7:09am

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