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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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Online reputation disasters are a business’ worst nightmare

An online reputation disaster is the last thing a business needs. While the power of the Net is virtually unlimited in giving a business the kind of coverage and visibility it could only have imagined earlier; one bad review in a popular social media site can destroy at one stroke the…See More
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Research and practice need to go hand in hand

Research and practice are two sides of a coin. Most actions result from thoroughly and well carried out research, but somehow, research has largely been confined to being just an academic activity that is carried out for satisfying the professional urges of the researchers. Translating research into practice, however, is very important, because research in itself does not mean much in the real world if what is obtained from it is not implemented. Likewise, many practical, real world products…See More
Jan 27
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Effective meetings are a means to improved performance

Effective meetings become a very critical means to improving the organization’s performance. Meetings are absolutely indispensable as a vehicle for sharing thoughts and conveying important decisions. Is there any organization that does not conduct meetings? Meetings are the most important means to discuss every…See More
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Simulations are a powerful hiring technique

Simulations are a powerful hiring technique for a number of important reasons. Selection of personnel –the right one of course –is a very difficult task for even the most experienced HR professional. When a candidate answers all questions relating to the job convincingly, there is no guarantee that the person has the adaptability…See More
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Kate smith's Blog

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…

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Posted on March 17, 2017 at 7:00am

Achieving new peak performance with the Coherent Performance model

We have heard of sportsmen and musicians being in their “zone” every now and then. This is when their creative energies are at their peak. This is when they perform to such levels that it exceeds their own expectations or capabilities. In other words, this is the peak performance.

How does one reach this zone? Is it possible only for the people with special talent, or is it something you and I too can achieve? Is it a process or a kind of creative paroxysm?

The HeartMath Center… Continue

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 7:08am

Onboarding is a crucial exercise for HR

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 7:11am

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…

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Posted on March 14, 2017 at 7:46am

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The health and safety sector and the green sector now thankfully meet with a selection of products that are effective in preventing harm to workers, while also benefitting the environment. Such developments are important factors in the modern workplace, which wants to keep employees safe and now also wants to reduce its carbon…See More
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The art of writing effective audit observations

Audits are a means of evaluating operations and other functions of an organization. ISO 19011:2011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems describes audits as a process used for gathering the evidence of verifiable documents and map their suitability, alignment and fulfilment with the company’s policies and procedures.An audit is an important tool that helps organizations to analyze opportunities, implement best practices, and assess all the important factors in a business, such as risks,…See More
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