Grooming Your Replacement

Training your replacement might sound counterintuitive, but the reality is you can’t be promoted if you can’t be replaced. Managers looking to take their careers to the next level recognize the importance of training those candidates most likely to succeed them. Preparing someone to take over for you is in your best interest and it shows that you are a realistic team player capable of seeing the big picture. Here are some tips for managers embarking on the process of grooming a protégé to eventually take over their duties. More...


Is Telecommuting the Right Route for You?

Telecommuting is rapidly gaining in acceptance and even popularity in the workplace, so much so that a study found that no less than 50% of the companies in the country now permit employees to work at home. This translates to nearly 20 million American telecommuters. And while many believe that the practice came in with the advent of the Internet, the concept of telecommuting has actually been around for much longer than we might think. More...


Book Review
HR from the Heart: Inspiring Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business

Growing a career in Human Resources takes time, effort, and according to HR from the Heart, a lot of heart. The authors stress that spending time on the people side of businesses ultimately pays dividends, and they give great examples of how to take this approach. It’s no secret that companies with good customer service track records tend to stay on top both financially and in the public eye. Everyone from managers to receptionists who deal directly with people on a daily basis will benefit from the strategies and real life stories covered in this book. More...


Q: I started a business just a little over six years ago. In the last couple of years, things have really started to take off. I have been adding staff like crazy and managing that process in a very ad hoc fashion. It's getting to be just a little too much for me though. Is it time to bring on a human resources person?

A: It's certainly something to consider. If there are other areas of the business you're better equipped or more interested in focusing on, a good HR team can definitely help you optimize through the growth you've been experiencing. A good first step might be to ask your AppleOne representative about the Equalizor program. The Equalizor is designed to bring the capabilities of an HR department to organizations that don't quite have the resources or need for a full-fledged HR department yet. More...



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