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Your Career in the New Year

The start of a new year is a time of reflection for many of us.  It is a time to let go of things that aren’t working for us and move toward things that will improve our lives.  We can use this like a reset button for our lives. It is a time when many of us look at our

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Disrupt HR videos now available!

Did you miss the Disrupt HR event in September? Did you attend, but want to watch your favorite presentations again or share with colleagues? Great news!  The presentation videos are now online! Thank you to Shawna Larson and Tracy Vicario at HUB Northwest for organizing this great event! Enjoy!

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Virtual Reality Employee Training

One of the most interesting conversations I had a the NHRMA conference a few months ago was with Todd Montgomery, a professor at OSU, regarding the use of virtual reality technology for employee training. The first VR training his team developed is customer service training for the hospitality industry.  That industry has high turnover and the need for employees with

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Getting Your First HR Job

The most frequently mentioned route people used to start their careers was to sign up with temporary staffing agencies. Temp assignments are great ways to get started, get experience, get exposure to several companies and get professional references.  Often temporary assignments can get you employed and working much more quickly and with fewer hurdles than direct hire positions.  In addition to placing employees at client organizations, the agencies themselves can be great employers, especially for those with an interest in recruiting / talent acquisition.

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