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August 13, 2014

HR: Furthering Your Organizational Influence

Explore valuable lessons and best practices harvested from business executives on how HR heads can further their influence in any organization.

April 30, 2014

Saying 'Thank You,' Increasing Your Hiring Odds

Saying 'thank you' is something we often mean to do, but after long, busy days we don't always find the time to show our appreciation. Yet, what if you knew that doing so could increase your odds of getting hired after an interview?

January 22, 2014

NACE Report Reveals Growth in Education Industry, Drop in Salaries

According to a National Association of Colleges and Employers report detailing salary information from more than 400,000 employers, in 2013 the education industry saw a drop in average starting salary, meanwhile it hired the largest number of graduates.

September 04, 2013

Compensation Trends Offer Lessons for School Districts

Several leading business consulting firms, including WorldatWork, Mercer, the Hay Group, and The Conference Board, are predicting an average increase of more than 3 percent in base pay for U.S. workers this year. According to the WorldatWork Salary Budget Survey, U.S. workers will see an average ...

July 20, 2013

Survey Provides Insight into National Salary Trends

According to a recent survey conducted by the large consulting firm Mercer, employers are planning to increase salaries by an average of 2.9 percent in 2014. The survey targeted 1,500 mid and large size companies from 14 industries which employ approximately 10 percent of the U.S. civilian workforce...

June 07, 2013

Centralized or Decentralized? That is the Question.

I often get asked by school district leaders and other friends in HR to explain the difference between centralized and decentralized organizations and which structure works best. While it is easy to distinguish the characteristics of each type of organization, neither approach is necessarily better ...

August 24, 2012

Changing Cultures: Adapting Business Principles to Meet Educator Needs

Culture is one of those things that all organizations say is important, but it is easily ignored or forgotten in the daily grind of running a business, non-profit, or school district.Building an environment where employees feel valued and engaged, however, is critical to an organization's success. T...

August 23, 2012

Is Your HR Department on the Leading- or Bleeding-edge?

I received an email earlier this week that immediately caught my eye. The tag line said, "Why it's time for HR to quit being so wimpy." I am always interested in new, innovate, and strategic ways to approach HR, so I had to check it out. The link took me to a blog, by the business and HR thought le...

July 07, 2012

Capturing Tacit Knowledge of Teachers Is Critical

I've heard this conversation in past jobs, and I hear it working in school districts now: "(Enter employee's name) is just fantastic! What do we do if they leave? We will never be able to replace them!" Well, guess what--it's inevitable. People leave organizations. They retire. They are offered bett...

April 22, 2012

HR and ROI (Return on Investment)

Return on investment, or ROI, has been a focus of businesses for decades, but rarely talked about in education. It *SHOULD* be in every HR professional or talent manager's lexicon. What is ROI? - Return on Investment The ROI calculation was developed in the 1970s by Dr. Jack Phillips and used ...

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