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Robyn Kern is a seasoned business writer who has written in the HR, education, technology, and nonprofit spaces. She writes about topics including outplacement, layoffs, career development, internal mobility, candidate experience, succession planning, talent acquisition, and more, with the goal of surfacing workforce trends and educating the HR community on these key topics. Her work has been featured on hrforhr.org and trainingindustry.com.

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10 Business Objectives for Workplace Success

Imagine you're steering a ship through uncharted waters. Without a compass or a map, how would you know if you're on the right course? That's exactly what running a business without clear goals or objectives feels like. In today's competitive business landscape,...

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For decades, businesses have relied on conventional recruitment methods to build their workforce. However, the rapidly evolving business landscape demands a more innovative talent acquisition and development approach.  In this context, a well-structured internship...

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Time-off requests can be overwhelming to handle, especially during busy times of the year like summer and winter holidays. That’s why an established time-off policy and process for requesting time off are vital to making it easy for HR professionals to handle and...

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Picture this: a stream of enthusiastic, tech-savvy go-getters ready to breathe new life into your company.  That's the power of hiring interns. It's not just about extra hands on deck—it's about tapping into a wellspring of fresh ideas and energy. Hiring interns can...

Types of Training Methods for Your Employees 
Types of Training Methods for Your Employees 

As a manager and leader, providing quality training methods for your employees is essential for the overall success of your business. Effective training enhances individual performance and drives collective organizational growth, innovation, and adaptability. Quality...

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Vacation Accrual: Everything You Need to Know

Keeping your employees happy and motivated is key to any successful business. One crucial element in achieving this is a well-defined paid time off (PTO) policy. Many companies use a vacation accrual method to determine how much PTO an employee earns. This system...

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