April 18, 2013

HR Spotlight: Cathy Carew

Cathy Carew is principal and founder of HR Collaborative, an HR Consulting firm focused on emerging life science companies. (She is currently working at four company on site locations) and has worked in HR for the majority of her career. She began working at the Bank of New England for an HR training program and shifted into a generalist role in 1983. Get an inside scoop about the life of an HR consultant with Cathy in this exclusive interview. 1)What […]
March 19, 2013

Boston Business Journal (People on the Move) spotlights Founder of PharmaLogics Recruiting, Megan Driscoll!

Boston Business Journal (People on the Move) spotlights Founder of PharmaLogics Recruiting, Megan Driscoll! Megan Driscoll Date added:March 15, 2013 Submission Type:Professional Recognition Current employer:PharmaLogics Recruiting Current title/position:Founder Position level:President Reason for being recognized:Megan Driscoll, founder of PharmaLogics Recruiting is a recipient of the 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards. This award honors women business owners who have demonstrated that they have fastest growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out […]
March 15, 2013

HR Spotlight: Lisa Heflin (SAIC-Frederick, Inc.)

HR Spotlight: Lisa Heflin (SAIC-Frederick, Inc.) Lisa Heflin, Human Resource Manager at SAIC–Frederick, Inc. has worked in HR for over 20 years. Her industry experience includes talent acquisition, management for technology consulting and biotechnology firms. She is currently working at SAIC-Frederick where she has been the HR Manager for 2 years. Get an inside scoop about the life of an HR representative with Lisa in this exclusive interview. 1)What is the most challenging part of your job? The most challenging […]
February 15, 2013

HR Spotlight: Elizabeth Trowbridge (Pharmalucence, Inc.)

HR Spotlight: Elizabeth Trowbridge (Pharmalucence, Inc.) Elizabeth Trowbridge, Director of Human Resources at Pharmalucence, Inc. has worked in HR most of her career. Her industry experience ranges from robotics to air craft navigation and this is her first position working in a Pharmaceutical environment. Get an inside scoop about the life of an HR representative with Elizabeth in this exclusive interview. 1)What is the most challenging part of your job? One of the most challenging aspects of my job is […]
January 18, 2013

How to Increase Employee Retention at your Company

How to Increase Employee Retention at your Company The benefits of improving employee retention at your company are exponential. Retaining quality employees adds increased productivity, higher customer satisfaction, and morale while reducing turnover costs. What are the best methods to ensure that employee retention remains high? First Step: Data driven. Understand where you currently are in order to figure out the best methods for improvement. Understand the cost of turnover.  Recruitment, selection, orientation, loss of productivity, vacancy costs and customer impact […]
January 4, 2013

How to Educate Employees about their Benefits

Health care plans can be incredibly complex and detailed. The challenge is for HR executives to make the information easy and simple for employees to understand so that they not only make better choices for their families but also so that they have a greater appreciation for the total compensation package offered by their employer. Finding the time to educate employees about new benefits or conducting open enrollment is one of the biggest challenges employers face. However, communicating about the […]
December 21, 2012

How to Attract College Graduates into Entry Level Roles

In order to attract college graduates to your organization you need to know what motivates them, how they get information, and what they value. New college graduates are looking for security and stability and the majority would prefer small to mid- sized firms to begin their career. Social Media: Find out where your audience is, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or any other medium, and build a presence there. Think about what makes your workplace special, and use your branding […]
December 7, 2012

What are the 4 Most Effective Ways to Increase Employee Motivation?

Being able to motivate your employees is one of the biggest assets an employer can possess. What are the best ways to make sure morale and productivity remain high while at work? 1)Praise employees for their accomplishments. Employees want to know they are doing a good job and when you as their boss acknowledge that it goes a long way. This can be done by simply saying what a good job they did during a meeting. However, be specific. Instead […]
November 30, 2012

What Employers Need To Know About The Class of 2012

By: Jacquelyn Smith (Forbes Magazine) In order to attract the best new workers, employers had better understand how the 3.4 million Millennials graduating from college and entering the workforce this year plan to seek employment, and what they’ll look for most in a company and a job. They want the chance for advancement even more than a good salary, it turns out, and getting them to stay at a job may not be easy. The “Class of 2012″ survey, conducted […]
November 16, 2012

How Do You Answer a Question About Your Salary Expectations?

The answer is simple: On your application simply write negotiable-nothing more, nothing less. In your interview, you might also be asked verbally about your salary expectations. When asked about your salary expectations, simply say, “1 would consider any reasonable offer.”, If the person responds with, “No, really, what are you looking for?” Reply again with, “No, really, 1 am very excited about your company and the role I would play here, and I would consider any reasonable offer,”?’ No interviewer […]