The Knowledge Nook

HR Professionals Must Deal With Emerging U.S. Workplace Trends, Issues

Posted by Tami Russell on Apr 4, 2017 4:50:41 PM

It would be incorrect to assume that human resource professionals just spend their days hiring and firing employees, or preparing payroll for the next pay period.  There are numerous positions within most corporate HR offices, and the kinds of tasks that unfold are complex, and vital to the success of an organization.

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Topics: human resources

Boost Office Morale With A St. Patrick's Day Party

Posted by Tami Russell on Mar 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Who was St. Patrick? Why is everyone wearing green?  Why are people threatening to pinch me?  

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Topics: office culture, human resources

ICE Raids, Immigrant Status, and Transgender Rights Part of HR Responsibilities

Posted by Tami Russell on Feb 28, 2017 5:53:14 PM

Do you, as a working HR professional, know what to do if ICE agents come to your office? 

Was the recent “Day Without Immigrants” movement an issue at the workplace? 

What is your company's record on transgender rights and the emerging issue of public restrooms? 

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Topics: human resources

What Are Common Job Titles and Duties for People in HR?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jan 24, 2017 7:21:11 PM

There are a number of job opportunities for people seeking a career in Human Resources.  Some companies, usually small organizations, have no HR department at all, or perhaps one individual assigned to HR tasks.  Other companies, usually larger in scale, may have a very large HR department with dozens of HR-focused professionals working in the same department.

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Topics: human resources

HRCI Certification Program Helps Professionals Expand HR Knowledge

Posted by Tami Russell on Dec 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As 2016 draws to a close, The Knowledge Nook is re-visiting the programs offered in PDI’s Certificate Program curriculum.  Hundreds of individuals have trained with one of PDI’s many certificate programs, and one of the most popular is the HRCI Certification Program.  Learn more about it.

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Topics: human resources

Improving the Employee Experience Is Trending HR Topic

Posted by Tami Russell on Oct 28, 2016 3:06:48 PM

Human Resources is a career about managing the people and the working partnerships that occur among all the rungs of a company’s organizational structure. Trending information indicates that a content workforce yields a stable workforce, one with less turn-overs and loss of talent.  

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Topics: human resources

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