Do you play favorites?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. When it comes to playing favorites, I believe managers tend to fall into one of three camps: (1) they work hard to treat their employees fairly; (2) they don’t really think about it much; or, (3) they don’t care what people think because they are “the boss.” Whether you […]

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Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

Join us on March 30th for the Portland session of The Business Journal’s Mentoring Monday held at The Nines Hotel. This is a great opportunity to network with some of the most influential business women in the area and sit down for a one-on-one coaching session or even just a quick five minute conversation. Jean […]

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When is the Right Time to Use Leadership Coaching?

By Tom Faricy, SPHR, HR Business Partner, Trupp HR. In a business setting, the word coaching may conjure a number of images, possibly in conjunction with correcting poor performance or inappropriate business behaviors. In reality, its most effective application is for successful business leaders and managers who are driven to achieve a greater level of […]

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Differentiate Your Business with a Total Rewards Statement

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Assistant, Trupp HR. Every successful business wants to attract and retain top talent, creating a positive work environment where employees can thrive and effectively contribute to organizational goals. But having competitive benefits and salaries is only the first step for accomplishing this. It is also essential to inform your employees as […]

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What’s preventing you from getting and keeping the best employees?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. If your company is like most, the holy grail of attracting, engaging and retaining top talent may still be eluding you.  In my experience of working with small and growing businesses, I have noticed a few common themes. No Curb Appeal Top talent isn’t knocking at your door. In […]

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Stay Interviews

Get a Pulse on Employee Satisfaction By Tom Faricy, SPHR, HR Business Partner, Trupp HR. It’s certainly no surprise that the economic downturn and the subsequent high unemployment rates have kept the majority of people from switching jobs over the last few years. As companies have been forced to downsize and “tighten the belt”, many […]

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8 steps to more effective meetings

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. There’s no denying that collaboration in the workplace is a hot topic lately. With technology giants like Yahoo eliminating work-at-home options to encourage an environment of shared ideas and cooperation, headlines are abuzz with controversy. There’s no doubt that meetings with team members help […]

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Where are your leadership blind spots?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. We’ve heard our greatest strength can also be our greatest weakness. Usually it comes into play in our personal relationships. For instance, one of my husband’s strengths I most admire is his tenacity. However, after forging through multiple home improvement projects, I have found this quality exhausting as he […]

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Does your 2013 planning include a people strategy?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. In today’s competitive marketplace, employers have to play to win. One of the most effective winning strategies is your People Strategy. With 2013 just around the corner, you may already be in the process of defining budgets and strategic objectives for the coming year. But, if your company is […]

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10 behaviors businesses should value in managers

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Business is risky enough. Why roll the dice with your managers? Growth is good. But, with growth comes more employees to manage and develop. Ultimately, the success of a business significantly lies in the hands of the managers of its employees. An ill-equipped or poorly-suited manager places the morale, […]

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