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Posts Tagged ‘HR best practice’

Internships: Paid or Unpaid?

June 05, 2013 by Rebecca Ward

With daydreams about laying by the beach on hot summer days looming in the near future, comes the burning staffing question: are we going to need student interns who are on their summer break and (quite possibly more important) do we have to pay them? As defined by the Fa...

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The Health Care Reform – 8 Preparative steps to get ready now - Part 2

May 30, 2013 by Rebecca Ward

Last week we discussed the first four steps for preparing your dealership for the health care reform. Continue on to learn more about the upcoming changes in health care: Determine Employee Affordability – Moving forward into 2014, your company will have to make a...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates, Human Resources Management Tags: healthcare reform, HR best practice Read More

Mindfulness – How to Increase Efficiency, Creativity, and Workplace Harmony

May 14, 2013 by Rebecca Ward

What is mindfulness anyway? Mindfulness has become the antithesis to multitasking; instead of focusing on many things at once, which can cause poor decision making and lead to confusion, stress, and poor communication, mindfulness includes calming and focusing of the mind,...

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Mental Health Issues in the Workplace – Accommodating Employees with Mental Health Issues

May 07, 2013 by Rebecca Ward

Mental health issues affect roughly 25% of adults in the U.S., so it’s likely that at some point you will have a dealership employee who suffers from mental illness. However, accommodating mental health can be a delicate matter, as there can be legal implications if you ha...

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Employee Recognition Matters to Your Bottom Line

October 10, 2012 by Kathryn Carlson

Academic studies, research by firms such as Gallup and personal experience all confirm the following statements: There is a direct correlation between effective employee recognition programs and employee engagement. Engaged employees are critical to long term financial perf...

Posted in: Human Resources Management Tags: employee morale, employee recognition, HR best practice Read More

How can you effectively use social media to hire and retain employees? Look for Kathryn Carlson’s presentation – AutoCon 2012

August 06, 2012 by Deborah Gibbs

Kathryn Carlson, Product Director for KPA's HR Management System will discuss social hiring at AutoCon 2012. While auto dealerships know that social media is a powerful marketing tool, many don’t realize that it is equally powerful for hiring and retaining quality emplo...

Posted in: Events, Safety Culture, Social Media, Uncategorized Tags: auto dealers, dealership, hiring, HR best practice, Internet Marketing, Kathryn Carlson, NLRB, safety culture, social hiring, social media, speakers Read More

Start Writing Effective Job Descriptions

August 03, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

A well written job description is a key component in all phases of the employment lifecycle. Having a job description for each position and providing the job description to applicants and employees will assist you in: Recruitment, Interviewing and Hiring Orientation...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates, Tip of the Month Tags: dealership human resources, Effective car salesperson job descrition, good template for position at dealership, HR best practice, template for job description for dealership Read More

Who Are You Really Hiring?

May 17, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

If you aren't doing background checks and drug screens before you hire then you really don't know who you are hiring. KPA has found that over 30% of applicants we process through our HR system do not provide complete or accurate information on their application . To make ...

Posted in: DOL, Employee Relations, HR: Industry Updates Tags: background checking, drug testing, hiring, HR best practice, HR compliance, negligent hiring Read More

Add Assessment Testing For Better Hiring Results

May 10, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

As employers start hiring again two question we are frequently being asked from our HotlinkHR clients is "how can I make sure I hire person who really fits in here, we can't afford a bad hire?" and "we've got the basic hiring process down but want to take it up a notch, what ...

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The 100 Best Companies To Work For-Could Your Company Make The List?

April 27, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

Fortune Magazine just published their annual listing of the 100 best companies to work for . The companies run the gamut from services (law, accounting, consulting) to construction to non-profits to retail to hi-tech. Healthcare and Professional Services are the most r...

Posted in: Employee Relations, HR: Industry Updates Tags: CarMax, employee morale, fortune magazine, HR best practice, jm family enterprises, mercedes benz usa Read More