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Restorative Teambuilding

  By Sam R. Lloyd What is a team? The classic textbook definition is a group of people working to- gether to accomplish a common goal. That sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Effective, successful teams require several ingredients including mutual trust, mu- tual respect, lots of communication, cooperation, collaboration and support for one another. The ...

Gender Wage Gap and Salary History Ban- what employers need to know and actions to take now!

In a ruling that has widespread impact for employers, a federal court has ruled that employers can’t pay women less than men just because a woman made less at a previous job. To do this perpetuates the gender wage gap and is discriminatory. The Equal Pay Act was signed into effect in 1962 was intended ...

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month Many of us experience stress on a daily basis; stress due to parenting, work or a draining commute can affect us all at some time in our lives. Some of the leading causes of workplace stress are unmanageable workloads, a lack of control over work activities, minimal support, role ambiguity and work-life ...

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Great article on scheduling….

Great article on scheduling.... http://ow.ly/DXFD30jkQgp

Setting a Talent Acquisition and Talent Retention Strategy

How ready are you to attract new employees to your organization or better yet retain your employees? Talent is key to the success of any organization. Talent Acquisition is an ongoing strategy that focuses on long-term human resources planning. 2018 is off to a great start - for job seekers that is! U.S. employers added ...

Announcing BlueFire HR’s NEW Employee Outplacement Services

by Aisling Byrne, Senior HR Consultant BlueFire HR is pleased to announce that we are now offering Outplacement services for our clients. Many companies are faced with making employee cuts, downsizing or outsourcing an internal function. Outplacement can provide employees with specialized career support to assist in moving to new employment smoother and faster. Employees ...

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Anti-Harassment Training

BlueFire HR is now offering Train-the-Trainer classes on Anti-Harassment Training. This offering includes: Manager Training with skills practices (60 minutes) Staff Training with skills practices (60 minutes) A train-the-trainer session on how to conduct these sessions On Call HR Mentor to talk to for up to one year Ability to brand your sessions the way you ...

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Anti-Harassment training is no longer an afterthought – it’s become an absolute must do!

By, Aisling Byrne, Senior HR Consultant at BlueFire HR Claims of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct in the workplace can be found in every industry including small and large corporations in law, education, non-profits and the financial sector. Never happened at your company? Don’t assume it’s not happening just because someone hasn’t complained (yet)! Failing ...

Effective Onboarding – Focus on the Experience

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 ...

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The New I-9 Is Here

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 ...