Tim McElgunn

LinkedIn helps applicants get an employee referral

For a job seeker, having an employee referral from someone already working at a company is always a valuable leg up. But that’s a 2-way street. Employers’ talent acquisition efforts also benefit when a trusted employee can vouch for an applicant’s skills. Or highlight desired skills where a potential hire may be lacking. Professional networking […]

LinkedIn helps applicants get an in-house reference

How the ‘at-will’ myth can leave employers exposed

The vast majority of states operate under the “at-will” doctrine of employment, which gives both employers and employees the right to terminate a working relationship at any time, for any reason – or for no reason at all. But misunderstandings about the at-will doctrine often gives supervisors a false sense of security: “Hey, we’re operating […]

Motivating employees to higher performance

Building and sustaining an energized workforce that takes initiative requires creating an inspiring atmosphere. Some of the key features of such a workplace are: A creative work environment where employees are able to express themselves openly. A work environment not stifled by unnecessary process and policy hurdles. A challenging and constructive work environment featuring constant […]

Secrets for Better Performance Management

Every HR pro knows that there really is no “secret to better performance management.” Strategies and techniques for improving individual and team performance evolve and new practices emerge but the overall concepts that make up performance management are well-known and widely implemented. But there are some secrets to improving performance management results. The most important […]

Retaliation at Google? Tech giant’s #MeToo fallout continues

Google is back in the #MeToo spotlight, this time for allegedly retaliating against employees who say the company doesn’t protect workers against sexual harassment. Five months after more than 20,000 of its employees walked off the job to protest what they described as a company culture that has allowed a “history of harassment, discrimination, and […]

Survival guide for the one-person HR department

As a one-person HR department you are constantly juggling demands for your time. So how can you stay on top of everything you need to do today, next week, sometime this quarter or before the end of the year? Schedule Everything! This is one of the most critical pieces of the puzzle. To succeed as […]

Keeping up to date on 6 critical HR activities

How can you find the information you need to be sure you’re compliant with changes in relevant laws and regulations? The best way is to identify at least one reliable source of information for each of the six primary “buckets” of HR: Hiring, Discipline, Termination, Recordkeeping and Retention, Administering Policies and Procedures, and Legal Updates. […]

Keeping Up to Date on the 6 Critical HR Activities