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    How to Lead When an Employee Dies

    ​”It was the most difficult phone call I ever had to make,” said Carma Peters, CEO of Michigan Legacy Credit Union in Wyandotte, Mich. An employee at her company—Sandy, a 31-year-old single mother—had died of COVID-19. Peters had been in contact with Sandy’s parents but had not shared with others that Sandy was in the […] More

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    The SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge: A Living Organism

    ​A physical body is defined as the physical structure of a person or an animal, including the bones, flesh and organs. A body of information and learning is very much the same. The SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) is, by definition, a living, breathing organism. A Daily Reference, Guide and Influence That […] More

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    Updating Job Descriptions During the Pandemic

    ​Job descriptions are often dubbed the workhorses of HR documentation—and justifiably so. When thoughtfully crafted, they can be used as building blocks for conducting successful workforce planning, setting salary and grade levels, and meeting compliance requirements. They also play an important role in performance reviews, employee career development and even recruitment.  Often, job descriptions are […] More

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    5 Signs You’re a ‘Horrible Boss’—and a Path to Redemption

    ​Maybe there’s something to the adage that employees don’t leave terrible companies—they leave terrible bosses. A recent study from Robert Half, a staffing firm based in Menlo Park, Calif., shows that 49 percent of staffers have quit their job because of a horrible boss. A 2019 research report by the Society for Human Resource Management, […] More