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What Are the Most Common Human Resources Issues?

The human resources department can play a huge role in the success of any business. This is because people are the most important resource that any business will have. The work of human resources is vital, but it can also be a real challenge to do things as effectively as possible. There will always be issues that will crop up and these can push the limits of a human resources department to the max. In this article we will be examining the most common human resources issues that are likely to come up.

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What is a Run Rate?

It is often important for a business to be able to evaluate their current performance and make predictions about the future. This is where the run rate enters the picture. It is a method by which a business will be able to evaluate their current position. This information can be used to evaluate the worth of any stock the company has. It is also very important when it comes to making important decisions in regards to budgeting. A company will have many resources at their disposal and the run rate can give an indication about whether these are being used efficiently.

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What is an Attrition Rate or Churn Rate?

One important piece of information that every business will want to have is how they are performing. One way to get this information is to consider the attrition rate – also known as the churn rate. This is a measure of how many customers leave within a certain time period along with the employee turnover as well. An easier way to describe this would be to say that the churn rate is the number of individuals who leave an enterprise within a certain time frame.

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Is There a Link Between Office Temperature and Worker Productivity?

We may not always realize it but our environment has a huge impact on our thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is now generally accepted that changing the environment of the individual will have a huge impact on their behavior. In the work environment there will always be a need to promote productivity. Humans are the most important resource that any company will have so it is vital to get the most from the. There is a lot of interest in how the work environment impacts productivity. One aspect of this is office temperature. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 6 Best Business Leadership Books Reviewed

Competent business leadership is crucial for a successful economy. Those individuals who provide leadership will have the success of a business in their hands. If they fail to do their job properly then it could easily lead to failure for the company they work for. There have been some great books written on this topic over the years, but it would not be possible to review all of these. Here we will be reviewing just the top 6 business leadership books.

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What is a Just In Time Inventory?

All businesses will work hard to keep their costs to a minimum. There is usually savings to be made in every aspect of an operation and one of areas where there will be interest in making savings will be the inventory process. Just in Time (JIT) inventory is all about managing the inventory process so that costs are kept to a bare minimum and that everything occurs as efficiently as possible. JIT is about looking for any wastage and removing this where possible. The overall goal is to get the highest possible return on the money invested in inventory.

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What is Strategic Human Resource Management?

Humans are the most important resource that a company can have. In order for a business to be successful it is vital that the right people are doing the right job. Deciding which people are the right ones for the job takes a lot of skill and expertise. This is why there is a growing demand for strategic human resource management. Having the best people in a team will give a company an edge of their competitors.

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What is a Promotion and How to Get One?

A promotion is something that a lot of us dream about. It might seem like an answer to our prayers or a just reward for all our hard work. When we talk about a promotion we are usually referring to a rise in rank within an organization. For example, a manual laborer might be promoted to a foreman or a junior member of a team might be given a management position. In most instances a promotion will come with an increase in pay and improved conditions, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. It could be that the only reward from a promotion is an increase in responsibility.

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