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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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Reduce the Impact of Your Furlough by Planning Ahead

Sometimes a furlough is necessary for business. Perhaps it’s necessary due to a tough economy, seasonality in your business, or a catastrophic event. Knowing that you’re susceptible to furloughs and creating a plan to address the possibility is a smart move. What is a Furlough? A furlough is a temporary unpaid leave of absence, usually implemented by...
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The Importance of the Handbook Acknowledgement Form

The purpose of the handbook acknowledgement form is to show that employees were presented with and aware of the policies and procedures in your workplace. It doesn’t mean that they promise to follow the rules, but it does demonstrate that they were made aware of the information. While not required by law, it’s presence can...
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Effectively Communicating Your Policies and Procedures

The policies and procedures in your organization help it operate effectively. They provide direction to employees and spell out your organization’s philosophies, ethics, and standards. By providing a written framework for your organization’s operation, you can provide training and future reference documents that cover everything from daily tasks to safety processes to the ethics and vision...
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3 Keys to Successful Onboarding

Many organizations confuse “onboarding” with “new hire orientation”. Orientation is an important and fundamental part of the new hire process. It takes care of introducing the new employee to the organization and the new position, and takes care of the essentials of employment. But it isn’t the same as onboarding. Half of all hourly workers...
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Making Employee FIT a Reality in Indian Country

S3 Management Group today announces it has entered into a partnership with iWorkZone, further delivering on its commitment to minimize risk in the Employee Lifecycle for Native American tribes and tribal enterprises.  The partnership exemplifies a strong, mutual commitment by both companies to deliver best-in-class Human Resource solutions that make a real difference in Indian...
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