HR Maverick

Tanner Pierce, PHR

Tanner has over 4 years of HR professional experience in various fields of HR. He has experience in hiring, recruiting, employment law, unemployment, onboarding, outboarding, and training to name a few. Most of his experience comes from working in the Professional Employer and Staffing Industries. He has a passion for putting people in the best position to succeed and really tries to understand the different backgrounds people come from.

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

Don’t be afraid to try new things and step out of your comfort zone. In HR, you are constantly working on various kind of projects(sometimes not directly related to HR), so it is important to show your willingness to work on any kind of project you are given. Also, Identify your strengths and build upon them. Everyone has different things they are good at, and it is important to highlight those and bring value to your company by magnifying those strengths, instead of focusing on your weaknesses and what you need to change to be better.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

We all know that to be a happy and productive employee, some time off is necessary. After all, do we work to live, or live to work? Paid time off is a valuable benefit for both employer and employee—but how do you create a good policy and implement a PTO program? Read on to find out.

Employee Lifecycle

The blood of a company is the employee lifecycle. In order for a company to be successful, and to take proper care of their employees, it is vital for them to understand each stage of the employee cycle. How to implement the employee lifecycle properly can be difficult. This article will provide a better understanding of the employee lifecycle as a whole, each stage of that cycle, and how to properly implement each stage.

One-on-Ones

One-on-one meetings have become an expected part of management. What is their value, and what makes them effective? Here’s how to use one-on-ones wisely and have a positive impact on an employees’ morale, productivity, and relationship with their manager.

Employment Status

As an employer, it is important to understand the different employment statuses and what they mean for you, your company and your employees. Employment status helps set expectations between an employer and employee in regards to what is expected of them.

Employee Social Wellness

You know from your own experience that when you feel positively connected to those around you, you are happier and have more to contribute. As an HR department, how are you supporting your employees’ social wellness—and how does it impact your company if you are not? Read on to learn how to create a culture that supports social wellness.

Employer Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance can be confusing and frustrating when you have an employee or former employee file for unemployment and you receive the claim. Understanding unemployment insurance is and the impact it can have on your company can go a long way in easing the frustration and confusion that comes from receiving an unemployment claim.

Exit Interview

When employees leave your company, one of the first questions you ask is why? As an employer, you want to understand why your employees decide to leave your company. Employees leave for a multitude of reasons: better job opportunities elsewhere, job dissatisfaction, reduction in hours, or personal reasons. Whatever the reason might be, exit interviews are one of the best ways to understand why they are leaving and to help you know how to prevent more turnover in the future.

State Employment Agency

State employment agencies are beneficial for both employees and employers. They offer many kinds of services to the public, as well as play a role in helping mediate employment and labor issues. Read on to learn more.

Job Fair

Recruiting for potential employees is a never-ending job, and is more effective with a diverse set of approaches. Posting jobs online will probably always be a primary avenue, but job fairs are one possibility many recruiters forget to consider. Read on to decide if job fairs are for you, and how to go about it if they are.

Internal Job Posting

When posting a job internally, it can be intimidating to know how to go about it. This article will answer some of the most commonly asked questions and provide insight on the best ways to approach an internal job posting.

Salary Expectations

Salary negotiations can be hard. It can be intimidating to try to find a number that works for the company and the candidate, but it is vital in keeping the candidate aboard for the long haul if you hire them, and it plays a big role in creating a company culture where employees feel valued and important. You always want to make your employees feel valuable to your company, and that all starts in the hiring process. Read on to learn how to navigate your candidate’s salary expectations to ensure success.
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