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Common Sense Steps to Reduce Violence in the Workplace

Workplace violence occurs with some frequency and, unfortunately, it sometimes turns deadly. Co-workers, management, and human resources staff may all be targeted. Regardless of their level of involvement, employees of companies where a violent act has taken place are negatively impacted and the..

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2019 ─ 2020 Economic Outlook Influences on Human Resources Strategies

Employers added 155,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in November 2018, far fewer than the roughly 200,000 new positions economists had expected, according to the November jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate held at 3.7% nationally, with Wisconsin coming in at 2.9%...

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"Ghosting" During the Hiring Process

Author: David Kruse

Category: Human Resources

Hausmann-Johnson's Vice President of Human Resources, Mary Jo Spiekerman, recently sat down with me to discuss a common phenomenon in the world of hiring: Ghosting. You can watch the full interview below, or read on for the transcript. 

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When is it Time to Hire an HR Manager?

Your small company is growing, and so far, you’ve been able to handle everything yourself. When you have employee issues, maybe you have people you call, perhaps an outside HR consultant or an attorney. Maybe you’ve hired a couple of great managers who seem to know how to manage people well, and..

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What Are Your 2019 Training Plans?

As an HR professional, you have a few irons in the fire most, if not all, of the time.  Are you wondering how to make your life less stressful in 2019?  Would it make a difference if your management team were better trained?  Would you have fewer employee complaints?  Fewer fires to put out? ..

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Becoming a Great Coach – Getting Started with the Basics

In my last couple blogs, I spoke about Coaching for Development, and Coaching for Discipline, two of the main areas where coaching is helpful. But if coaching is a new concept for you as a manager, you may be wondering how to even get started. 

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Communication Tips for Over-Stretched Leaders

Author: Suzanne Templin

Category: Human Resources

Over the past 10-15 years, companies have continued to get leaner in an effort to create more value for clients with fewer resources. This trend does not seem to be changing anytime soon.  While great for the company’s bottom line, this can sometimes put a great deal of strain on your company’s..

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Employee Development through Coaching

Thirty years ago, you went to work, did your job, and got paid.  That was all that you expected, and that is all that your employer offered.  But over time, the employer-employee relationship has changed.

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Leading From the Center

Author: Suzanne Templin

Category: Human Resources

Take a minute to do a Google search of “leadership techniques.”  Go ahead, take your time, I’ll wait.

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Coaching for Discipline

Sharing feedback, particularly in a discipline situation, is difficult for most managers and HR people.  It’s a difficult conversation to hold, and it is also uncomfortable for the employee to hear.  And while I can’t offer you a magic wand to make it easy and painless, I can share with you how..

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