Everyone who works in Human Resources, management, or even as an employee, has memorable first work moments to share. In Human Resources, I can clearly remember the first time I had to fire a staff member - it's irrevocably etched in my memory. I remember, too, the first disciplinary action I had to take and the first job offer I made. What are your most memorable firsts related to HR? Here are my most memorable HR moments.
Does your organization value your strategic contribution or is Human Resources knowledge and expertise ignored and shuffled aside? In a recent interview with a reporter from another HR publication, we talked about the strategic importance of Human Resources - when the HR staff make HR strategic. Read more...
Termination letters are neither pleasant to write nor pleasant to receive in most cases. But, termination letters are an essential component of an employment termination. They confirm the details of the employee dismissal. They also give the employee the status of any severance package, and more about the employment termination.
Many employers spend a lot of interview time asking potential employees questions such as, "what would you do if ..." Now, I do believe some decent knowledge about the candidate's qualifications can come from such questions. I have even heard myself ask them in the past despite the fact that I know a better way to interview.