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Planning for 2021: Conduct an Audit of Your HR Function

With the new year looming, there’s still considerable uncertainty with public health and business conditions in the months ahead. With this in mind and the new year looming, now is a good time to take a fresh look at how you manage your organization’s people and...

Performance Management: Moving Past the Annual Review

With the workplace more than upended in this pandemic era, one traditional HR practice, the annual performance review, may begin to fall further to the wayside. One reason, according to a recent Gallup survey, is that only 20% of employees say their performance is...

Pivoting Your Recruitment Strategies For the New Normal

With the pandemic in its fifth month, it’s hard to believe the US unemployment rate was 3.5% just last February. Flash forward a few months: the jobless rate hit 11.1% (in June) while the job “quits rate” (a measure of those who leave their jobs...

Reopening Planning Resources and Tips from the impactHR Team

With the coronavirus lockdown in place over the last two months, it’s hard to miss the new announcements from local and state governments that a slow, gradual period of reopening should commence. With many facets of the crisis still bedeviled by uncertainties,...

The Growing Importance of the Employee Handbook

With employment-related laws becoming more complex and often in flux, the employee handbook is seen more than ever as a valuable tool for companies and organizations to consider putting in place or to have updated. But what constitutes an effective employee handbook...