New Roles for HR in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Over recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has largely flourished. However, since the labor market has also tightened dramatically, human resources (HR) departments have seen their workloads and responsibilities change. Not only is HR responsible for recruitment, but it is also involved in overcoming a variety of personnel-related challenges. This includes everything from ensuring compliance to… Read more »


How to Write a Thank You Email After an Interview

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Sending a thank you email after an interview is critical. It gives you a chance to make a final, positive impression. Plus, since not all candidates take this step, it can help you stand out from the competition. However, it is also vital that you craft your email the right way. Certain approaches are more… Read more »


What to Expect in Your Technical Interview

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If you are an IT professional looking for a new position, there is a good chance that you’ll need to take part in a technical interview. Technical interviews are different from traditional interviews. They are a rigorous process where you have to demonstrate your skills in front of the hiring manager, solving problems, and explaining… Read more »


Why Tech Managers Must Also be Educators

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The role of IT and technical employees within the business landscape has changed. Cloud-based solutions and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) have led many IT professionals to out of the programming roles and into those associated with project management and consultation while ensuring new solutions will integrate with current technology. While technical skills are still a vital part… Read more »


Tips for Handling Generational Conflict in the Workplace

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Several generations interact in the workplace today. With the age difference, there sometimes is conflict. Each generation has its own particular skills, attitudes, ways of working, and looking at the world. As a human resource specialist, what can you do to encourage cooperation rather than conflict? Human resource specialist Brad Karsh has a few suggestions…. Read more »


The Benefits of Telecommuting Contracts

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Telecommuting is becoming much more common today among companies. It has a range of advantages – it allows employees greater flexibility in their work schedule, helps to contain costs, and allows workers more of a balance between work and home life. Obviously, such an arrangement is a lot different from an employee working at the… Read more »


Younger Workers Constantly Networking and Moving On

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We don’t have to tell you that worker loyalty isn’t what it used to be. In fact, new research of interest to anyone in HR shows that what’s next is always on the minds of today’s young managers, especially among the best and brightest. With the growth of social media, they are routinely using this… Read more »


How to Show You Value Employees

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f you are in human resources, and you want to give your employees a voice, to really let them know that their opinions matter, there are several things you can do, according to business analyst Sherry Benjamins. One is to have gatherings similar to town hall meetings where employees can communicate with each other and… Read more »


Helping Employee Compliance Training “Stick”

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For many employees, compliance training is a necessary evil, something that you just need to grit your teeth over and get through. And for the most part, that attitude carries over into outcomes – compliance programs generally are not very effective when it comes to time, money and results. Businesses spend a lot of money… Read more »


Why We Fudge the Truth at Work

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Human resources is a people business. You have to deal with employees in a number of different ways, from dealing with routine administrative activities to performance issues. As a result, knowing how to communicate effectively is important. And finding out what is really going on in a situation is critical. Sometimes that becomes difficult, because… Read more »