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Best Practices for Firing Employees

Involuntary terminations—firings or layoffs—are seldom pleasant experiences for either manager or employee, but it’s more unpleasant for everyone involved if you wait too long to let someone go. Involuntary [more…]

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

Outsourcing is the practice of turning over an entire function (shipping, payroll, benefits administration, security, computer networking) to an outside specialist. In many cases, the outside firm’s employees [more…]

How to Process Résumés More Effectively

The ability to process résumés effectively is a key element in improving human resources efficiency. This means quickly separating the best candidates from the worst. Based on résumés alone, you’d think [more…]

How Efficient Is Your Hiring Process?

You should examine the efficiency of your hiring process. People generally assume that when hiring decisions go wrong, the fault lies with bad judgment during the interview process. However, this view [more…]

Put People First When Setting HR Goals

Consider two aspects of contemporary business. On the one hand, in order to thrive, your organization must be diligent, competitive, and keenly focused on bottom-line results. But at the same time, most [more…]

Set Up an Efficient Onboarding Process for New Employees

Your onboarding program for new employees can be as elaborate as a six-week combination training and boot camp or as simple as a series of scheduled one-on-one conversations between the new employee and [more…]

How-to Hire Outsourced Workers for Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Business

Hiring outsourced workers for your micro-entrepreneurial business is very simple to do, but you need to outsource the right way to prevent problems. Outsourcing your work, if done right, is one way in [more…]

7 Great Outsourcing Websites for Micro-Entrepreneurs

Hiring outsourced workers for your micro-entrepreneurial business is easy if you choose carefully and are aware of potential problems. For micro-entrepreneurs just getting started with outsourcing, agencies [more…]

Find Virtual Assistants for Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Business

If your micro-entrepreneurial business needs are mundane or administrative, then look into the world of virtual assistants. Virtual assistants are outsourced workers that provide administrative services [more…]

Find Occasional Small Job Assistance for Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Business

If all you need for your micro-entrepreneurial business is the occasional task or a small job done, then maybe you don’t need full-blown outsourcing assistance. You may just need someone to complete a [more…]

Market Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Blog with Microtasking Jobs

Utilize microtasking jobs to market your blog. For a small cost, you can have someone microtask tweets, emails, or linked postings to boost viewership of your blog. When you go to a microtask site, you [more…]

How to Hire Permanent Employees for Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Business

Hiring an employee isn’t a light decision, so if you decide to add permanent people for your micro-entrepreneurial business, tread carefully. Outsourcing is a temporary and limited solution for some workload [more…]

How to Pour the Perfect Beer in a Bar

Although customers in your bar choose a beer based on its taste, you can impress them by serving an attractive glass of beer. How that glass looks depends on two things: how clean the glass is and how [more…]

How to Pretty Up Bar Drinks with Garnishes

Garnishes, those little decorations that add color or flavor to a drink, can make or break a cocktail in your bar. What’s a Bloody Mary without a crisp and cool celery spear? Or a gin and tonic without [more…]

How to Train New Bar Employees

In the world of bars and restaurants, there are as many ways to do things as there are owners and managers. Even when you hire experienced em-ployees, you need to train them to do things the way you want [more…]

Stage II of The Training Cycle: Develop Learning Objectives

After you complete the needs assessment, analyze the data, and ascertain the need for training, you develop the objectives for the training. The figure shows that developing objectives is the second stage [more…]

What Is Training and Development?

Training is about change. It is about transformation. It is all about learning. Training is a process designed to assist an individual to learn new skills, knowledge, or attitudes. As a result, individuals [more…]

The Training Profession's Evolution

Training has been around since the Stone Age. It's not likely that train-the-trainer seminars existed in 2000 b.c. Yet without some natural way to transfer skills and knowledge, people would never have [more…]

Why Is Training Necessary?

Every year, most organizations budget money for training — over $70 billion in the United States and over $130 billion worldwide. The volume of money and effort suggests that corporations believe training [more…]

What Do Trainers Do?

The trainers’ roles, they are a-changing, and many new roles are currently being defined in the training and development (T&D) arena. The following list provides just a sample of the trainer roles and [more…]

How Do You Become a Trainer?

There are as many paths to a career in training and development as there are types of training. Many trainers can tell you they “came in the back door.” Some are trainers for a while before realizing that [more…]

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Trainer?

Although training may seem like a glamorous profession to an observer, like any other profession, it has its hidden challenges. Having the skills to be a trainer is only one prerequisite. A much more difficult [more…]

Applying Adult Learning Theory to Training

Trainers are most successful when they understand conditions under which adults learn best. Therefore, it is important to understand the difference between why adults learn and how adults are traditionally [more…]

Who Is Malcolm Knowles?

Malcolm Knowles is considered the father of adult learning theory. Because pedagogy is defined as the art and science of teaching children, European adult educators coined the word [more…]

Three Types of Learning: KSAs

Trainers address three types of learning: knowledge (K), skills (S), and influencing attitude (A). Trainers frequently shorten this to the KSA acronym. [more…]

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