Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Bittersweet Week

This week was my final week in the compensation and benefits course that I've been attending. Normally I feel a sense of accomplishment and relief when I've completed a course, but this time I don't because I am facing a threat that strikes fear into the hearts of many college students...

Monday, June 17, 2013

How Can HR Increase Full-Time Employment in the U.S.?

In last week's discussion forum, my compensation and benefits professor posed the following question, "Fewer employees today have full-time jobs than ever before. The last statistic showed a 10% decrease in full-time jobs in the last 5 years. What can be done to reverse this trend and still compete internationally?"

U.S. Census Bureau. (2013). Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted.
The question hit a nerve because I, like many others, have experienced the effects of "The Great Recession" and I understand how a long period of unemployment can adversely affect a person's job prospects in this very competitive job market.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Rewarding Core Performers

My two-week break from blogging has been eventful. First, Victorio Milian published an interview about me. I was honored that he asked me to participate in his "HR Interview" series, and I am flattered by the encouraging and positive responses from HR professionals who have followed Victorio's series.

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