Category Archives: Articles

Accidental HR (SM) – Let’s talk about change…

Whether the change is good or bad, by your choice or because of someone else’s decision, change is never easy. The Accidental HR manager has the (unfortunate) responsibility to make sure morale stays high, even if we’re disappointed in the…
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Accidental HR (SM) – Stop Allowing Email to Run Your Life

You’ve got mail.  You’ve got 15 new messages. Ding…whistle…beep! There’s another one. You’ve gotten 30 new messages since lunch and you haven’t gotten anything else accomplished today! If you’re anything like me, it’s tough to ignore that little notification that…
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Accidental HR (SM) – Take Time for You!

You know the drill.  Get up, get ready for work. Get your family (or your hounds) ready.  Make breakfast.  Pack lunch. Sit in traffic on the way to work.  Make phone calls while in said traffic (on your hands free…
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Accidental HR (SM) – Real answers can be scary!

If you’re looking to hire new employees, you may have made a list of standard questions to ask all of your interviewees.  But you just never know how a simple question could be interpreted. Take my experience for example: Preparing…
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Accidental HR (SM) – But first, lemme take a selfie!

Accidental HR℠ – But first, lemme take a selfie! So we’ve all seen “those” pictures on social media. You know, the ones where it is obvious the person indulged a bit too much at happy hour and then they started…
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Accidental HR (SM) – Can I have off 3 weeks in a row?

Do you get questions like these: • I have 3 weeks of vacation saved up! Can I take all 3 at once? • I would like every Friday and Monday off, even during tax season… • I know it’s end…
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Accidental HR (SM) – Who’s minding the store?

Depending on the size of your company, the number of people you employ and who (contractors, government contractors, union, etc.) you employ is all regulated by somebody. Obviously HR Resolutions is ready for your specific questions… but here is a…
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Accidental HR (SM) – Knowing the Lingo

It seems every industry, every generation; every company really, has their own way of saying things.  The Social Media mavens have tweet and hashtag and friend and connect and share.  The Techies have infrastructure, HTML, responsive, mock-up, code, clicks and…
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What does Accidental HR (SM) actually mean?

Well for starters, most people don’t intend to go into HR.  Even people like me, who love every aspect of it.  Heck, I was a music major when I first went to Lebanon Valley College.  Short lived, though it was,…
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Accidental HR℠ – Tying It All Together

Having a cohesive plan for anything you want to accomplish is always helpful, especially when you are trying to tie your Company’s Mission, Vision and Values all together. If you have a great mission statement, if all of your employees…
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