HR Tips

4 Tips to Get Every New HR Professional Started

by Nicole Dominique Le Maire

In the bustling work environment of an early-stage startup, HR is sometimes a bit of an ad hoc operation: finance covers payroll, operations stores employee data somewhere, and office managers—gotta love ‘em—handle the rest. But once staffing reaches a certain critical mass, a dedicated human resources professional isn't just a want anymore. It’s a need.
 
Maybe you're an office manager tapped to take on an HR role, or an operations manager that needs to tune into talent full-time. No matter the reason, you're brand new to HR and need to know exactly where to go from here.

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The 9 Essential Skills of Human Resources Management – How Many Do You Have?

By Jay Schleifer and Steve Bruce

When we interview a potential new hire, HR professionals assess the candidate against a list of key skills and personal characteristics needed for the job. Let’s turn the tables and see what that list of key attributes would look like for an HR professional.

In no way is our list authoritative, but it is the opinion of people, including BLR® Founder Bob Brady, who’ve spent decades meeting with HR professionals, supporting their goals, and reporting their achievements.

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How to Make Your Employees into Brand Ambassadors

by Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR

If you are looking for a great way to attract new, quality talent, consider the branding technique known as brand ambassadors. These are employees specifically trained to transmit your company message with the goal of finding new hires.

Polivka, senior director of Global Employer Branding & Marketing United Health Group, offered her branding tips at the HR Technology Conference held recently in Las Vegas.

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