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HR Resources and Tools for Small Businesses – Do It Yourself HR

woman managing business

Contributed by Sophia Conti

Many small businesses run on the bare essentials. Often, those essentials do not include streamlined and well-planned human resources functions. Even larger businesses fail to establish HR protocols and standard operating procedures. Many believe that HR is too expensive to implement for the minimal purpose it will serve. This may be true for some of the more expensive HR solutions but many HR resources are inexpensive. It helps to understand what human resources can accomplish and how it can benefit the company.

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Should Hiring Managers Care About Resume Objectives?

Resume Objective

Contributed by Jackie Roberson

The resume is a time-honed document that efficiently and effectively tells hiring managers what they need to know. Everything from the economical negative space to the curt job descriptions is clearly designed to maximize information uptake while decreasing time necessary to determine an applicant’s suitability for a position — everything, that is, except the objective.

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What You Can Say In an Employment Reference

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When employees move on to bigger and better things, relocate, or get laid off, former employers can expect reference checks from new job prospects. Those phone calls, though, can be a little nerve wracking. Employers don’t know what information they can legally disclose and so they end up offering no more than dates of employment, job title, and maybe salary.

Indeed, in an age when harassment and defamation are often retaliated against in court, it is wise to be careful when talking about former employees. But what is actually legal may surprise you.

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5 Critical Benefits of Leveraging Company Culture to your Hiring Plans

Flexible and productive working environmentContributed by Ryan Naylor, CEO LocalWork.io

While past generations were just grateful to have jobs in the midst of war and depression, the Millennials of today want much more than to just pay the bills. Having been raised in a time of financial prosperity and numerous advances in technology, their focus is not on job security. Instead, it’s on things like having a job they love, at a company with values they appreciate, using state-of-the-art technology, benefiting from awesome perks, feeling a sense of community and purpose, and more.

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