HR Consulting

Should you manage your own payroll?

Should You Manage Your Own Payroll?

By Cristina Amyot / October 27, 2023

The intricacies of processing and managing payroll are often much more than most people think. As a business owner, you may be wondering if you can handle the time and energy it takes to manage this integral business process. The answer here is it depends. For example, I can fix my water heater, but I…

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Why is human resource management important

Why Effective Human Resource Management is Essential for Business Success

By Cristina Amyot / August 22, 2023

In today’s competitive business landscape, Human Resource Management (HRM) has emerged as an ever-critical function for organizational success. It is no wonder that many consider this department the heart and soul of their business. Recent global events have unequivocally demonstrated the paramount importance of HRM in effectively managing company risk, cultivating a productive workforce, and…

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Risks of non-compliance and how it affects your business

Risks of Non-Compliance and How it Affects Your Business

By Cristina Amyot / April 20, 2023

Rules, rules, rules… they’re everywhere! Sometimes, rules can feel stifling, trivial, and sometimes even downright unnecessary. Rules help provide people with guidelines within which to conduct ourselves, and when those rules are broken, there can be serious consequences. Businesses are not immune to rules, and similarly, there are laws and regulations in place that establish…

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Metrics for evaluating remote workers

Metrics for Evaluating Remote Workers

By Cristina Amyot / December 19, 2022

For many employers, managing a remote staff has presented new challenges they never had to think about before. If your organization has employees who work remotely, the main challenge you may be facing is how to effectively measure their productivity now that you do not see them daily in the office. It’s easy to think…

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What’s the difference between orientation and onboarding

What’s the Difference Between Orientation and Onboarding?

By Cristina Amyot / November 4, 2022

When you hire a new employee, it’s important that you get off on the right foot and nurture their experience with your organization to ensure a long-lasting relationship. Two integral parts of that are the onboarding and orientation processes. Now, you may be thinking, “Wait, aren’t those the same thing?” The answer is, “No!” While…

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Creating value through effective hr strategy

Creating Value Through Effective HR Strategy

By Cristina Amyot / August 11, 2022

Imagine building a house on your own without a general contractor. It can be done. You could go to Home Depot and rent demolition equipment; I’m sure there’s a manual. You could research piping and wiring and source Italian granite for your countertops. And you could most certainly find a “guy,” who knows a “guy,”…

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8 questions to help develop a successful strategic hr plan

8 Questions to Help Develop a Successful Strategic HR Plan

By Cristina Amyot / July 19, 2022

During the past few years, businesses across the globe have faced numerous unique and exceptional challenges. Many businesses were forced to make significant changes to their operations and figure out how to push forward with organizational goals while dealing with substantial and rapid changes. But, we’re here now… and there’s no time like the present…

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The importance of a great job description

The Importance of a Great Job Description

By Cristina Amyot / July 14, 2022

Have you ever thrown out your back? Brutal. The spine of the human body is central to our every movement. It provides our bodies with a solid foundation and protects the integrity of almost all of the vital functions we use daily.  Job descriptions serve an identical purpose for human resources in that they support…

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Tips for more productive team meetings

Tips For More Productive Team Meetings

By Cristina Amyot / June 14, 2022

“This meeting could have been an email.” Does this sound familiar? Whether it’s meant as a lighthearted remark or a genuine concern, team meetings are a significant business function that should add, not detract, from your organization’s productivity. Whether your team is working remotely, in the office, or in a hybrid approach, there are some…

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Tips on engaging the remote workforce

Management 2.0: Tips on Engaging the Remote Workforce

By Cristina Amyot / April 20, 2022

Let’s talk tech.  Which iPhone do you have? 12,  13,  13Pro?   Sleek. Mod. Hip. I feel bad for the stubborn ones stuck with a 6, like my parents, who decline upgrades just to stay with what they know. Would you ever refuse an iOS upgrade and forgo those enhanced camera options?  No, never. Who…

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