What makes for effective employee onboarding? Onboarding is a prime opportunity for employers to win over new employees yet many employers overwhelm new hires with a bundle of forms and policies to sign instead of using this time to create a strong bond. It’s about the experience not the paperwork! Effective onboarding practices are critical … More Effective Onboarding – Focus on the Experience
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published the newest version of the Form I-9. The form, used to verify employment eligibility, will be mandatory beginning September 18, 2017. This new form has a revision date of 07/17/17 N which is shown at the bottom of each page on the form. The current storage and … More The New I-9 Is Here
You may have interviewed with numerous people at the firm and are confident this is the right fit for you. And you are certain that they feel the same way. Next comes the offer. When the offer for this promising new position is presented you should remember that salary negotiation is a two-sided process. Very … More The Final Step: Negotiating Your Salary
BlueFire HR consulting LLC is pleased to announce that Nicole Golfieri has joined our team. Nicole is joining BlueFire HR as our Business Development Director where she will be responsible for the management of strategic and operational Marketing, Business Development, and Customer Relationship activities. Nicole brings over 10 years of HR experience to BlueFire HR … More BlueFire HR Welcomes Nicole Golfieri, our new Business Development Director
Are Performance Improvement Plans useful? A widely held belief is that the underlying purpose of a Performance Improvement Plan is to begin the documentation process toward termination. This might be the case. But it may not be. Employers spend considerable time and money searching for a candidate and even more time and money training … More A Look at Both Sides of the Performance Improvement Plan
Whether you have been managing for 25 years or a few months, ask yourself the question – has anyone taught you how to manage or are you trying to figure it out as you go? Managing employees well leads to impressive outcomes and unparalleled team success, but how do you know if you are doing it right? … More 10 Secrets to Being a Tremendous Manager
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We have all seen it. The manager who yells, screams, belittles, and is an overall bully to his/her employees and co-workers. In my career I have not seen many instances of overt sexual harassment – and it DOES exist, what I do see more often and in almost every organization is bullying, which can be … More Bullying IS Harassment
You’ve landed an interview with a company. You’re nervous, but excited at the opportunity. Although interviewing can be stressful and exhausting, here are some tips for having the best interview possible. Before the interview: Research the company. Go beyond just browsing the company website. If they have a blog, read a few recent or popular … More Ahh… I have an interview! What do I do?
Are you wondering if you need to make a change? Is your career not giving you that zest anymore? Are you dragging yourself out of bed each day dreading going to work? Maybe it is time you ask yourself, “Where do I want to go?” …. But what on earth do you do first? First … More Are You Ready for a Change?