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The State of Tribal Human Resources Risk Management

Every year we invite Tribal organizations to take part in our Human Resources Risk Management survey. This survey helps shed light on existing practices and provides insight on how we can better serve you. Our focus for this survey was on the primary areas and methods used to address risk in the employee lifecycle. These are the primary risks...
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Plug the Leaky Dam: Manage Unemployment Risk

Are you tired of watching small losses eat away at your organization’s profits? While major issues like industry scandals and economic downturns get all the attention, the truth is much more money is lost in small ways. Like a leaky dam, these small things add up. And many of these small leaks exist in human resources, like...
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Organizational Health Assessments: Successfully Navigating the Employee Lifecycle

Organizational health assessments provide a basis for where your organization is today, and they help set the stage for incremental improvements within the Employee Lifecycle. With this assessment, you can see how your organization currently performs and identify gaps that need to be addressed. To gain deeper insight into organizational health assessments, enroll in our...
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Performance Management and Separations: Successfully Navigating the Employee Lifecycle

Organizations are generally comfortable with their existing practices of hiring and managing employees yet they often neglect the importance of having a structured performance management and separation process. Performance management and separations are important components of the Employee Lifecycle. For a more in-depth look at these stages, enroll in our free Foundations of Tribal HR...
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Recruiting to Integration: Successfully Navigating the Employee Lifecycle

The first two steps of the Employee Lifecycle are Recruiting and Sourcing, and Onboarding and Integration. These are critical steps that set the stage for the success of both the employees and the organization. For a more in-depth look at these stages, enroll in our free Foundations of Tribal HR training series. Analyzing Staffing Needs It’s...
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Professional Development in HR

Professional development in HR means that you’re continuously learning and improving to better serve your organization and its employees. We are passionate about this subject, equipping others to achieve their full potential, and that’s why we put together the Foundations of Tribal HR training series, which is a free professional development opportunity for our clients and...
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Tribal Human Resources: Recognizing the Unique Role, Opportunities, and Challenges

Tribal Human Resources is a challenging, yet rewarding career. There are many opportunities and challenges that you’ve faced and will face in your unique role. It’s likely that you’ve selected this career path to help your fellow Tribal members or perhaps because you’re passionate about serving Indian Country. Regardless of why you chose your path,...
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The Foundations of Tribal HR

According to Risk Management Magazine, the average settlement for negligent hiring tops $1.6 million. Yet, 58% of all job applications contain inaccurate information making the task of finding the right employee extremely difficult. Once you find the right employee, if you’re like 57% of your peers, you’re concerned about retention. Employee turnover costs can be...
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Social Media Policy Best-Practices for Tribal Businesses

While many employers have rules on employee conduct, according to Pew Research, 45% of employees say that their employers don’t have a social media policy at work. Yet many admit that social media plays an important role in their lives. From taking a break to learning about their co-workers, social media is a part of society....
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