Sometimes it may cross your mind why your business needs an HR department. But if you think about it, the HR department is always working steadily in the background of your business making sure everything is running smoothly. They are important in many areas; from strategic planning to the image of the company. So below are the different departments of HR and how they work within your business. Training and development: The Human Resources Department...
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When you have a small business, sometimes there are fewer chances for career advancement for employees. If the business is small, open positions aren’t necessarily a frequent occurrence. In addition, not all small companies offer in-depth development training. But this can change, if you have the mindset and use the right tools to offer career development chances to your employees like the bigger companies. Ways for your business to increase career development There are ways...
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The leadership in place at your company is the key to the organization’s success over time. You may have a great leadership team in place at your company and look forward to many prosperous years ahead. Your company can’t afford to be complacent about leadership. Overtime, some of the best members of your management team will leave for a variety of reasons. Some may retire. Others may face illnesses that force them to cut back on work. Some people...
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When managers experience problems with employees, they often turn to training departments for a solution. People assume training can solve almost any problem. Actually, this is not the case. Training is very effective at solving a particular group of problems. It is not effective when it comes to other issues. It's important to understand the difference between problems training can solve and those it cannot. Training is the solution when there is a knowledge or skill gap. If...
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Emotional intelligence has a variety of aspects which are important to the development of every person. The five aspects of emotional intelligence include self-awareness, self-regulation, social skills, empathy and motivation. People who take the time to improve these parts of their behavior have a better chance of success in the workplace and in life. While basic intelligence, also known as IQ, is also important to success, emotional intelligence makes a big difference in how people are able to function...
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Your boss or other colleagues in your office may encourage you to join business groups in your industry. Your first thought might be that you don't have time for these kinds of groups. After all, you have plenty of responsibilities in the office. However, there are many advantages to joining trade societies, industry associations and local community groups that fit in with your job goals and the mission of your company. They can help you get to know the...
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Like everyone, you want to set yourself up for success when it comes to your career. There are many approaches to career development. You can pursue further education, take certification courses, pursue challenging projects and use a variety of other strategies. There is another important step you can take “ finding a good mentor. Multiple studies have shown that finding a good mentor can significantly improve your performance and help you build a good career path. Mentors help you...
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