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Nick Staley

Nick is a certified HR professional holding an SPHR and SHRM-CP. Nick has built HR teams from the ground up as well as worked for big corporations. Nick enjoys consulting and training those who are just getting started in HR. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

Find a great mentor and be a sponge. There are so many incredible HR opportunities out there so don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.

Furlough

Furlough may not be a familiar word or concept to you. What is it? How is it different from simply terminating employment? Let’s consider the pros and cons to consider in the decision between laying off or furloughing employees, and making the best of a difficult situation.

Employee Termination

It’s an HR task you may dread: to fire someone. But as an HR professional, you will often be the one to inform an employee that their employment has ended. Is there a right way to do it? Absolutely. Is it an easy conversation to have? Never.

Military Leave from Work

If someone came to you today and requested military leave, would you be ready to respond? Military leave doesn’t get talked about a whole lot, but it’s one of the easier forms of leave to administer. We will discuss the different types of military leave, the legal obligations you have, and how to help employees integrate into the workplace when they return.

Wrongful Termination

Firing anyone is difficult. When you add in the potential for wrongful termination, it can be even more complicated and scary. As an HR professional, you are tasked with ensuring that the company isn’t breaking any laws in general, and that includes termination. We will discuss what wrongful termination is and how to make sure you are compliant with all federal and state regulations.

HR Audit

Most of us have an unnatural fear of the word “audit.” However, when talking about HR, auditing is helpful. By auditing your processes periodically, you ensure that you are up to date and minimize the chances of a major issue coming up in a Department of Labor audit.

Employee Safety

Employee safety: is it your job as an HR professional? Yes: safety is one of the most overlooked aspects of HR. In addition to keeping your employees healthy, workplace safety is heavily regulated, and non-compliance can end up getting you fined by the government.

HR for Startups

It’s a common debate among founders. When do I need to hire an HR team or do I even need one? When does HR become essential in a startup? In this article we will address these questions and discuss the roles that an HR professional will undertake in a startup. We will also address startup founders and show the benefits that an early HR hire can have on your organization.

Job Shadowing

Have you ever wanted to give your potential employees the opportunity to actually see and experience the job they will be doing before they start? How about providing educational opportunities to students? Job shadowing is a great way to accomplish both. Read on to discover the ins and outs of creating and maintaining a job shadowing program.

Employee Benefits

Benefits can dramatically alter your standing with your employees and your ability to recruit top talent. Do you offer top-of-the-line benefits, or are there other perks that you offer in lieu of benefits? How is that affecting your employees?

Staffing

Deciding on the right recruiting approach can be challenging for any HR department and company. In many instances we simply don’t have the time to invest in a traditional recruiting approach. That’s where staffing and staffing firms come in.

Physical Job Requirements

When a candidate looks at a job description, they are generally looking for details about job duties and pay range. However, the physical requirements of the job are also important, and shouldn’t be overlooked by job seekers, hiring managers, or you as you write the job description. Read on to find out why.

Internal Transfer Policy

We’ve all been part of a company where there didn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason as to how or why employees got promoted or transferred to other teams. We crave that clarification. Creating a policy that is public to your employees fosters greater trust and transparency among your team. This article will cover the ins and outs of internal transfer policies and how to create one at your company.

Internal Job Board

Internal job boards can be a bit of a hot topic. The biggest question is if it’s actually necessary to have one. Smaller companies may see an internal job board as simply a place to post internal jobs, whereas larger companies may not need to invest money into an internal job board because they may have internal processes already in place to cover the aspects of an internal job board.

LinkedIn Recruiting

Recruiting is an ever-changing challenge, especially if you don’t have a big budget. If you’re looking for a new avenue, consider using LinkedIn. It may look a little intimidating, but we can help you get comfortable. You will also be able to reach a wider audience of those who may not be searching for a job, but can spread the word to their own networks when you have a position to fill.

Group Interview

Group interviews can make or break a candidate’s interview experience. It’s important to create a strong process and prepare an outline and question bank if you choose to include group interviews in your interview process. Let’s dive in to learn more about how to create an awesome group interview process and the best possible candidate experience.

Meet the Market Compensation Strategy

Developing a compensation strategy and determining your company’s strategy in the market can seem like an overwhelming process. Our goal is to make it simple and take some of the confusion out of that process as we discuss a “Meet the Market” strategy.
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