Category: Human Resources

LEARNING TO SEE…VALUE STREAM MAPPING

By: Ronette Kersting WHAT IS VALUE STREAM MAPPING? A visual lean tool that helps analyze and optimize an entire process. It is a method for analyzing the current state and designing a future state for a series of events. It…

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What Tools Are In Your Toolbox?

By: Ronette Kersting Lean tools are utilized across many industries—from manufacturing to engineering to business resources. Whether you are building a physical product or creating a Lean culture, these tools help improve production and efficiency by getting the most out…

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A Deep Dive into Candidate Personas

By: Susan Walsh, SHRM-SCP   What is a candidate persona? A candidate persona is a profile of an ideal candidate that is based on data gathered from the job description, key stakeholders, team members, and other HR recruiting initiatives (examples…

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Best Practices in Employment Branding

By: Susan Walsh, SHRM-SCP   While employment branding may be a reflection of company brand or loosely related to product brand, they are not the same thing.  Employment branding includes messaging about the organization’s purpose, culture, and values.  It helps…

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Is the Answer in the Shiny Box

Growing up, one of my grandmother’s favorite shows was The Price is Right. Throughout the show, contestants are offered an opportunity to trade the prize they have in hand for the unknown prize behind door No. 1, 2 or 3,…

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How to Cultivate Resilience in Changing Times

Webster defines resilience as “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.” So often change isn’t planned and we’re suddenly operating in a reactive mode. We might get stuck, dig in our heels, resist, deny, or…

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Common Sense Approach to Risk Management

Risk management is one of the elements of project management that tends to get left out when time is crunched.  If you are skipping risk management, or only doing it at the beginning of your project, you are setting yourself…

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