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Why are more companies choosing HR outsourcing?

The short answer is the bottom line. HR outsourcing enhances productivity. When human resource functions are handed over to a strategic partner, leaders can focus on operations and growing their core business. The administration of many functions that are typically managed by a personnel or human resources department may be seamlessly transferred to an HR […]

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HR Communications: Organizational Values, Vision, and Mission

It’s important to base your organization on a solid foundation of values you practice on a daily basis. What makes that foundation everlasting as your business grows? Here are the essential building blocks you need to ensure a successful business structure: Values:  Values are worthwhile traits you believe should represent an individual or organization’s highest […]

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How to Maximize Performance Review Results

Annual performance reviews are stressful for both managers and employees. If approached the wrong way, these meetings can be awkward and uncomfortable. Here are five tips to maximize performance review results. Focus on the positive: Mention the good things your employees do every day, and praise them for their hard work. Even if their work ethic […]

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Sexual harassment in the workplace. It happened…now what?

The top nine things to know if you’re sexually harassed at work 1. Don’t quit. Many employees choose to leave their job as soon as an incident of sexual harassment occurs out of embarrassment or fear. Though understandable, quitting allows the perpetrator to continue his or her inappropriate behavior and victimize more of your coworkers. […]

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Flirting with Danger: What Constitutes Sexual Harassment at Work

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance or conduct on the job that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Any behavior of a sexual nature that makes an employee remotely uncomfortable can be considered sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is gender-neutral and based on sex, not simply sexual orientation; people of the same sex […]

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TGIF move over, Tuesday is Crushing it in Workplace Productivity!

As days of the week go, Tuesday tends to get lost in the shuffle.  Friday’s claim to fame is welcoming the weekend. The joys of Saturday and Sunday are a given, and Wednesday gets the popular  “hump day” moniker.  What many  don’t know is that Tuesday gets bragging rights all its own, and  when it […]

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Meet the Boss: Birmingham Business Journal Interviews SourcePointe President Robby Pierce

SourcePointe founder and  President Robby Pierce takes readers inside the growth of his company in a “Meet the Boss” interview with the  Birmingham Business Journal . The article  published in the November 1, 2013 issue of BBJ  also includes a look at some of the hot topics in HR that are facing companies large and […]

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Stressed about Stress?

Decrease your employees’ stress and subsequently your own. Stress in the workplace takes its toll on employers and employees alike. While some stress can enhance a person’s ability to manage demanding situations and motivate project completion, too much can result in physical harm or mismanagement of the stress-induced energy. The stress response itself is neutral; […]

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

Why is employee job satisfaction important to you? How do you ensure your workers love what they do? Many managers make the mistake of overlooking employee job satisfaction when assessing how to make their company as productive and profitable as possible. The key insight to remember is: satisfied employees are more productive and productive employees […]

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Birmingham Business Journal Honors Helen Rand – Top HR Executive

The Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) has named SourcePointe Client Services Director Helen Rand a “Top HR Executive” for 2013. The honor recognizes leaders for outstanding work in the field of Human Resources and Workforce Management. Ms. Rand accepted the award at the Birmingham Business Journal’s Annual HR Executive Awards luncheon held at Harbert Center  on […]

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B Metro Magazine Features SourcePointe Founder Robby Pierce

Big thanks to Birmingham’s B Metro magazine for an excellent feature interview with SourcePointe founder and President Robby Pierce. Robby was invited to sit down down in one of B Metro’s now famous red chairs for a video chat for the One on One column. He shared the studio with Hoover Toyota President Gordon Stewart.  […]

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Avoiding Procrastination in the Workplace

I’ll Tackle That Problem…Tomorrow Procrastination tendencies have plagued you since your high school days. SourcePointe offers 5 tips for controlling your procrastination problem.  “Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin,” wrote famous American entrepreneur Victor Kiam. Procrastination in the workplace robs your company of valuable time, money and resources. Yet, we’ve all been guilty of putting off for […]

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Kimberly Posey joins SourcePointe Team

Birmingham, AL –  SourcePointe, Inc. has appointed Kimberly Posey to the position of HR Solutions Manager. Posey has more than eight years experience in the field of human resources management. She is a graduate of Stillman College. SourcePointe is a human resources outsourcing firm that provides companies with human resources services including on-site payroll administration, […]

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Tips on How to Conduct a Successful Interview

A View from the Other Side of the Desk As an interviewer, what should you be thinking and asking? Conducting a professional and beneficial interview as an employer is equally as stressful and important as making it through one as an interviewee. Here are a few insights to consider when deciding who makes the cut […]

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Agreeing on a Problem vs. Agreeing on a Solution

4 methods of decision-making, their pros & cons and the overall implementation of resolution If you’ve ever attempted to break up a board meeting around noon, you’ve experienced the subtle, yet staggering difference between agreeing on a problem and agreeing on a solution. All eight members around the table have agreed that they are hungry, […]

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Delegation & Setting Expectations in Business

3 tips to guarantee you and your employees are on the same page Delegating tasks is of the utmost importance in ensuring a business runs smoothly and efficiently. However, unless you’re operating a low-budget children’s carnival, it’s unlikely your employees are mind readers. Here are a few tips to guarantee you are effectively delegating tasks, […]

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