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HR's ROLE IN STRATEGIC PLANNING - Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Today's Human Resources department has many responsibilities. You may have the opportunity to facilitate strategic planning for your organization in addition to other duties.
 
CODE OF ETHICS - Wednesday, May 04, 2016
We define ethics as the morals that direct decisions and behavior. Your organization makes decisions every day that affect employees' rights and well-being.
 
MARKETING FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT AGENCY - Wednesday, January 20, 2016
When you think of marketing, you usually think of advertising a product or service to gain more customers. You are probably wondering why I would suggest that you market your government agency, since there is not competition for customers.
 
LABOR TRENDS; Studying the Past to Predict the Future - Tuesday, December 08, 2015
The close of another year is an excellent time to reflect on current and past business trends and plan for future years. For those of us in HR this may be the time to do some workforce planning.
 
DARE TO BE THE CHANGE - Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Can you be the change in your organization? Set the standard high for continuous improvement in your organization and create an environment where change is valued.
 
IT'S ABOUT WHAT THEY KNOW -- BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEWS - Thursday, October 15, 2015
Interviewing job applicants is one of the most important steps in the hiring process. Interviewers need to get an idea of the applicants' knowledge, skills and abilities that the position requires. The interview is often the final effort to make an informed hiring decision. Since so much is riding on the interview, it is important to make the interview as effective as possible.
 
GOVERNMENT & CUSTOMER SERVICE - Monday, September 21, 2015
Customer service is important in any business, and it is even more important for government agencies because customer service is really the main purpose of government. Our job is to provide information, or a service, to citizen. "Citizen-centricity" is the new approach to government customer service that is gaining popularity.
 
MANAGING A MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE - Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Today's U.S. workforce is more diverse than ever before. There are at least four generations working side by side in most companies and organizations. Each generation is characterized by specific attitudes, influences, and communication styles. Knowing how to manage and motivate is critical today to ensure an efficient and satisfied workforce.
 
HIRING VETERANS - Friday, June 12, 2015
Unemployment among veterans is 20% higher than the national average. Governments and organizations have been working to equalize this statistic. Are you interested in developing an initiative to hire veterans in your organization?
 
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND DIVERSITY;Why You Need To Know the Difference - Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Take a look around your organization, office, or jurisdiction. Do you see in your staff an equal representation of the many faces in your community? If you can honestly answer "yes" to this question, we applaud you on your success. However, for many organizations, this is not the case. Many organizations are lacking the very individuals who can effectively improve their image in the community and advance community relations.
 
IS YOUR HR DEPARTMENT READY FOR AN AUDIT? - Thursday, April 30, 2015
Human Resource departments are responsible for many duties including job analysis, recruitment, training and performance management. Each task has specific record keeping requirements and practices. It is important to manage all the HR tasks and responsibilities in order to maximize HR's effectiveness and performance. One way of ensuring HR is in compliance and functioning effectively is to conduct an audit.
 
RECOGNITION TO THE RESCUE - Thursday, April 23, 2015
Most employees do not feel like their employers appreciate them. Money and benefits are important, but that is not what motivates employees the most. Employees said they would feel like their organization cared about them as a person if their boss praised them. In fact, surveys have reported that recognition ranks higher than pay in making employees feel valued. Wow! Take that in for a minute.
 
WORKFORCE PLANNING: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT - Thursday, April 02, 2015
Human Resource professionals face many important issues today. But, there is one that is likely more important, but not addressed in many organizations. We all know planning is vital to being successful, yet many organization fail to plan for their talent
 
SITUATIONAL JUDGEMENT TESTS - Monday, March 16, 2015
Traditional written exams can measure applicants' knowledge skills and abilities in a particular field, but they have a limited capacity to predict an applicant's soft skills. Situational judgment tests (SJTs) have been used for over 50 years as a recruitment tool, and are growing in popularity today because they can assess skills that traditional multiple-choice exams cannot.
 
NARROWING THE FIELD - Friday, February 27, 2015
Let's face it, it's expensive to recruit good talent, and it takes significant time to make sure you hire the right person for the position. The internet has made it easier for candidates to find jobs and apply for them. At the same time, there seems to be an abundance of applicants in the job market today. This can add up to the overwhelming task of weeding through stacks of applications to find applicants who are actually qualified for the position.
 
VALIDATION: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Friday, February 13, 2015
Frequently Asked Questions Wisconsin Personnel Partners Exam Validation
 
GET MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK WITH PRE-SCREENED APPLICANT LISTS - Friday, February 13, 2015
Screening job applicants is a cumbersome and costly process. Yet an organization can't be run without competent employees. To obtain the right person for the right job there needs to an effective process for attracting these individuals.
 
DOCUMENTATION IN THE HIRING PROCESS - Monday, February 02, 2015
It is the HR department's responsibility to retain documentation for each recruitment within the organization. This can be a daunting task because each position file should “tell the story” of the position recruitment from beginning to end.
 
ADVANTAGES OF PAPER & PENCIL EXAMS - Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Traditionally exams are taken with paper and pencil in a controlled setting and with a proctor. However, online exams are gaining popularity.
 
BACKGROUND CHECKS - Thursday, December 18, 2014
Part of the hiring process includes conducting a background check and verifying past employment of potential new employees. This simple step can weed out applicants who have falsified information on their application and can give you a better picture of how well an applicant will fit into their role at your organization. A pre-employment background check can help to ensure a successful hire.
 
RECRUITING PLANNING; THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL HIRING - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Your organization should have a recruitment and selection process to ensure consistency and increase efficiency and employee retention. An effective recruiting plan gathers and organizes your thoughts about how to attract and hire talented candidates. It includes the processes, resources and time line for filling the position. And, it is well documented to support hiring decisions.
 
PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD WITH JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
A well-written and properly placed job announcement is a valuable marketing tool that sells potential applicants on your available position and your organization. It grabs the attention of the applicant pool that will generate the best and most qualified candidates for your available job.
 
THE ROLE OF SMES IN DEVELOPING VALID EXAMS - Friday, October 24, 2014
Having subject matter experts (SMEs) is essential when developing valid pre-employment examinations. Because SMEs are experienced in their field, they provide technical insight into the particular job. SMEs offer value when developing exams because they are experts in their field. They can facilitate discussion concerning the knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and tasks needed to perform the job.
 
EFFECTIVE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS - Friday, October 03, 2014
Having a complete position description for every position in your organization is the foundation to all employment decisions. Thorough position descriptions are the basis of any hiring decision you make.
 
WHY SHOULD I USE VALID EXAMS? - Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Why should you care if your pre-employment exams have been properly validated? In order to fully answer that question, we must first define what a validated exam is and is not.
 
REUSE SCORES - Thursday, September 18, 2014
When you are hiring a new employee you probably have a well thought out recruiting method. You go through detailed processes so that you can maximize the chances of making an excellent hire that will be a long-term asset to your organization.
 
FINDING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS - Thursday, August 28, 2014
The good news is that the unemployment rate is down, and it looks like our economy is well on its way to recovery. The bad news is that finding good applicants to fill positions is getting harder every day.
 
JOB RECRUITMENT METHODS: Getting a Better ROI - Tuesday, July 29, 2014
So, you have an upcoming or an immediate job opening in your organization. What are you going to do? What is the best way to fill the opening with a qualified candidate?
 
THE POWER OF A JOB ANALYSIS - Monday, July 14, 2014
It is said, "A problem well-stated is a problem half-solved". Does your organization struggle with cumbersome, ineffective recruitments? Is there higher employee turnover than you would like? A job analysis can be the foundation for more effective recruitments, better promotion decisions and higher employee productivity and satisfaction.
 
HOW TO CONDUCT A SUCCESSFUL JOB INTERVIEW - Tuesday, July 08, 2014
So, you need to conduct interviews for your organization’s open position. That sounds easy enough. Even if this is your first experience interviewing candidates, we’ve all been interviewed before. How hard could it be?
 
TO TEST OR NOT TO TEST - Wednesday, July 02, 2014
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TESTING? How confident are you in your recruitment process? How many of your new hires stay with your organization long term?
 
STOP THE REVOLVING DOOR: Hiring for the long-term - Friday, June 27, 2014
With the upturn in the economy, there will be more opportunities available for your employees in the marketplace. Nothing is more frustrating than the constant aggravation of employee turnover.
 

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