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Human resources: Performance evaluations are essential to good management

Human resources: Performance evaluations are essential to good management

Performance evaluations can be one of your easiest and most useful tools as a manager. They can be an official “pat on the back” for a job well done. They can be notification of a behavior that needs to change. They can also be a step in the corrective action process.

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Big Sky Economic Development: Human capital is greatest asset for most businesses

Big Sky Economic Development: Human capital is greatest asset for most businesses

Economist Larry Swanson projects that Billings is headed toward a 2 percent unemployment rate in the next year.  What does this mean for your business? If you’re like most businesses, you’re beginning to wonder how you will find employees in such a competitive environment. Now more than ever…

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Human Resources: Many issues come to play when developing drug, alcohol policies

Human Resources: Many issues come to play when developing drug, alcohol policies

As human resources specialists who are developing drug and alcohol policy, we are expected to be knowledgeable with both the federal and Montana regulations.

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Human Resources: Following good practices can limit employment disputes

Human Resources: Following good practices can limit employment disputes

Each state has its own employment laws and statutes that must be followed. These may be in addition to federal law, extensions of federal law, or sometimes opposing federal law. In most cases, it is the employer’s responsibility to follow the law or statute most favorable to the employee.

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Sylvia Noble

Sylvia Noble

Sylvia Noble, human resources director for STEP Inc., said integrity and being respectful of employees is important in her profession.

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40 Under Forty: Sylvia Noble

40 Under Forty: Sylvia Noble

When someone describes themselves as a “people person,” it’s usually within the context of being sociable and eager to get along with others.

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Human resources: Well-crafted wellness incentives can help your employees

Human resources: Well-crafted wellness incentives can help your employees

Wellness. Wellness incentives, wellness programs, wellness initiatives — what does it all mean?

December 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Construction Zone: Avitus Group takes up residence downtown

Construction Zone: Avitus Group takes up residence downtown

Up to your elbows in invoices?

October 12, 2012 3:35 pm Photos

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Human Resources: Web-based time clocks can save your business money

Web-based time clocks are a simple solution for tracking employee hours. Forget about traditional punch time clocks or time sheets, which can end up wasting a lot of your valuable time.

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Helping leaders lead: Five minutes withi Wendy Samson

Helping leaders lead: Five minutes withi Wendy Samson

On April 1, Wendy Samson celebrated 18 years as president of FutureSync International, a consulting firm that specializes in organizational development, a branch of human resources. FutureSync’s services include leadership training, strategic planning and executive coaching.

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More workers faking sick for day off

CHICAGO — If you plan to use the last of your 2011 sick days before the end of the year — even if you’re not really under the weather — you might not be alone.

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Strategic Planning: An effective strategic plan can be money well spent

In February of 2008, I wrote an article for the AE newsletter and other business publications across Montana. I posed the question: Is there a need for strategic, or long-range planning in relation to the impending recession?

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Management Matters: Employee board can boost your bottom line

We want you to take a minute and imagine the absolutely perfect organization. You may picture this as more of a fairy tale in today's market, but envision a business that operates without flaw and gets results one can only dream of. Now choose a few fundamental characteristics that describe …

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Investing in anti-discrimination training is money well spent

Many businesses, especially the smaller companies, think that providing employees and managers with anti-discrimination training is too expensive and time consuming. However, if that business is sued for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, the cost will be much higher. Even if the bu…

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Resolving Conflict: Difficult Behavior can be addressed

Resolving Conflict: Difficult Behavior can be addressed

No matter how great of a workplace employers cultivate, sooner or later they are going to encounter an employee with a prob-lem behavior. Dealing with this conflict is uncomfortable for many of us, and sticking our head in the sand and "hoping" this employee will change typically does not ma…

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