• Emotional Intelligence versus Personality in the Workplace

    Jul 07, 2015
    For the first part of our 2-week series, it is important to understand and be able to recognize emotional intelligence and the way it affects employees. Emotional intelligence can set an employee apart in the workplace, allowing him or her to impact the bottom line for the company. This term is very popular among human resources departments, in hiring assessments, and even in executive boardrooms. So what exactly are emotional intelligence and emotional intelligence quotient (EQ)?
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  • Why Are HR Certifications Important?

    Jun 23, 2015
    You do not need any certifications to work in the field of human resources (HR). However, if you browse through HR job postings, it is not uncommon to see requirements for PHR, SPHR, GPHR, PHR–CA/SPHR-CA, HRBP, HRMP, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP. So what do all of these initialisms mean? Essentially, any of these certifications demonstrates mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR practices, laws, and regulations. But is certification really worth your time and money?
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  • How To Thrive as a First-Time Manager

    Jun 16, 2015
    Becoming a manager for the first time in your career can be intimidating and stressful—the pressure is on, and your coworkers are paying attention. But this is also your chance to hone your leadership skills and create your own management style.
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  • Finding the Perfect CEO

    Jun 09, 2015
    The chief executive officer (CEO) of your organization can be defined as the highest-ranking person who is ultimately responsible for making important managerial decisions for the company. This position requires leadership, responsibility, and the ability to serve the company and understand the needs of the work team. Finding the perfect CEO can be a daunting and time-consuming task. But at ZERORISK HR, we know a few ways to help you find the perfect CEO.
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  • Why Asking Questions Makes You a Better Leader

    Jun 02, 2015
    Do you remember that one overly inquisitive professor you had in college? Each class was filled with a series of open-ended questions that sparked your critical thinking. Remember walking away feeling somewhat enlightened - even empowered - for arriving at the answers on your own?
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  • Veterans Make Valuable Hires

    May 26, 2015
    As we approach Memorial Day and remember the brave men and women who died while protecting our freedom, let us also recognize the 250,000 individuals who come back to our country every year after completing active duty service.
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  • Vacations Can Increase Employee Satisfaction and Productivity

    May 19, 2015
    Who would choose sitting at a desk in the office over soaking up the sun on a beach? Turns out, some employers believe that employees are more interested in better benefits rather than more vacation time. But, many employees desire more paid time off. While taking vacations can cause some stress—the planning, packing, and preparing to be off work, taking time out of the office to relax and recharge can actually increase productivity!
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  • The Effects of Stress in the Workplace: Physically, Emotionally, and Mentally

    May 12, 2015
    Stress can cause anxiety, rapid heart rate, and sweating, among other things, which in the long run can affect a person's health. With stress, employees are known to be fatigued, less motivated, and less able to do their jobs, decreasing the overall productivity and attitude of the organization. Creating a workplace that reduces job-related stress with the help of different programs, such as the Clear Direction Team and Communication Development Program, could help increase workplace performance, employee loyalty, and overall retention.
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  • Working Moms: Juggling Family and Career

    May 05, 2015
    In honor of Mother's Day, we would like to recognize all of the hard-working, schedule-juggling moms in the world. Thanks for being an inspiration to the rest of us as we attempt to be as organized and efficient as you.
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  • Hiring Teachers for Next Fall: Incorporating Behavioral Interviewing into the Hiring Process

    Apr 28, 2015
    As students anxiously await summer break in just a few months, school administrators are already planning for next fall. Of all the factors that schools control, teacher quality is the one that most affects student achievement. Some studies have found that the difference in annual student achievement growth between a student taught by an effective teacher and one taught by an ineffective teacher can be as much as one grade-level equivalent.
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