Michelle Louden

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5 Questions to Ask When Staffing an HR Generalist

Posted by Michelle Louden on May 4, 2015 2:08:00 PM

Human Resources are vital to an organization's success. Effective management of human resources is necessary for all organizations in order to ensure that the right people are doing the right type of job in the organization. Since organizations are giving more and more importance to the management and development of human resources, the need for people who can efficiently do this task is also increasing. Among the specific skills required of them, HR generalists are expected to have strong organizational and people skills, as well as an eye for detail.

To work in HR, you must be able to communicate with all levels of employees and management and enforce company policies. HR associates are involved in all aspects of hiring, employee retention and engagement, benefits administration, strategic planning, disciplinary actions and terminations. When staffing this role, you should be asking questions that specifically test a candidate’s HR knowledge as well as their interpersonal skills.
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5 Questions to Ask Payroll Specialist Candidates

Posted by Michelle Louden on Feb 2, 2015 12:11:08 PM

We have all had this happen to us at one point in time during our career. We received our check only to find a major discrepancy!  Who do you turn to?  Why your payroll specialist, of course! Needless to say, in most cases, it may not always be the most pleasant of conversations. 

Do you know how to find the best suited candidates to handle the sometimes difficult task of keeping employees happy? 

We have listed 5 great questions below that will assist with finding the right Payroll Specialist candidate for your organization: 

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When Interviewing Avoid Mistakes Made in that Coffee Commercial

Posted by Michelle Louden on Oct 15, 2013 10:48:00 AM

As I write this, I cannot help but think of a recent coffee commercial I have seen where a potential candidate is making their prospective employer wait while she sips on her coffee. I’m sure it brought a laugh to anyone who has seen it, and perhaps even driven the sales for the coffee company, but the reality of the situation is never make a potential supervisor wait for you.   

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