Items Tagged with 'human resources'


HR gets the most out of your biggest asset: employees

January 23, 2015
Human resources at one time had an image problem. Read More

Dear diary: A few comments about reference checks

December 26, 2014
My career in human resources covers too many years to accurately remember. Read More

Engaged employees make a difference in business

February 14, 2014
Starting a new year is always exciting. It becomes a line in the sand where people can say, “I’m making a change.” Read More

A plea for feedback: How do we change our health care system?

December 27, 2013
At the end of the year I like to step back from the day-to-day human resource issues and take a philosophical look at HR practices. Read More

Politicians need an HR lesson: teamwork with a focus

November 29, 2013
The point of my typical article is about how you can improve your business or organization through better human resources practices. Read More

HR professionals are most effective in strategic mode

October 4, 2013
It seems somewhat surprising that when you ask people what the human resource department does, you get a wide range of answers: They hire people; they discipline people; they keep the employee records; they write the handbook, etc. Read More

Workplace technology puts strain on organizational policies

March 22, 2013
There is no doubt that technology is changing the way we work. Read More

The secret to attracting and retaining qualified employees

October 1, 2012
There is a shortage of qualified workers in West Michigan, yet unemployment remains at unacceptably high levels. Improvements in efficiency and productivity within all industries have reduced the number of employees needed to meet customer demands, yet employers are struggling to find employees ready and able to work for the pay and benefits they can afford to offer. Read More