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  Onboarding that Impacts Retention By Traci Scherck, MPA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Do you remember your first day on the job?  Was it super organized and aligned with who you are or was it well… not the best experience? There is nothing worse that starting a new job and when you arrive on the first day,...

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  Increase Employee Retention With Strong Teams By Traci Scherck, MPA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Accountability, trust, and fun. What do those words make you think of? If you said a dream team, you are right! A dream team is one that is cooperative, collaborative and committed to each other and the key outcomes. They meet every...

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Inspiring Leaders By Traci Scherck, MPA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP What does it mean to inspire someone? The Oxford English Dictionary defines inspire as – to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. It can become overwhelming when you are trying to check off all of the boxes...

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Aligning People Strategy With Business Strategy By Traci Scherck, MPA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Have you ever found yourself in a crunch where they need to hire someone “yesterday” and end up hiring someone to fill the position without looking at the entire person?  What we often hear is 30 – 60 –90’s day after a person is...

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I-9 Updates The I-9 form is a requirement for all employers and new employees to complete at the time of hire.  There are specific rules as to how to complete the I-9 and when. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made an announcement in the Federal Register on January 31, 2020, that the new version of the I-9 Form (rev.10/21/2019) is available...

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What does permission have to do with employee engagement?   Permission.  This little word leads to the choices that we make each and every day.  We are taught in our current society that we must be given permission to do things.  The permission to go to the bathroom in school.  The permission to leave the house and play outside.  The...

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  The employee handbook is a great reference tool for both employees and managers.  But did you know that you are not legally required to have a handbook?  Nope. Not required at all. Yet, is an employee handbook recommended?  Absolutely! The handbook is a key reference for your employees and your managers.  This provides consistent policies to...

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5 Steps to Address Vodka in an Employee’s Water Bottle A water bottle on an employee’s desk or a cup of coffee seems very, very reasonable.  Yet, what happens when there is more than coffee or water in those containers? The answer depends on your policies, state law, and what you already know about this employee.  Here are 5...