The HR Connection

by Maria Calabrese, CIR - As the Human Resources Manager for Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC in Cranford, New Jersey, Maria's topics revolve around the world of: Mentoring, Performance management and The "Y Generation," a.k.a. "The whY generation".

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Aug
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They come.....they go......they ask alot of questions.  So, do we REALLY want to invest the time to train interns every semester?  Umm, YEAH!!!!!
Jul
08
Excuse me for one moment, please, while I update my status on Facebook, tweet my latest thought, check out what's going down on LinkedIn, and surf the net for a bit.  That was fun!  Caught up on everyone's comings and goings.&nbs
Jun
20
Summer....summer....summertime......time to sit back and unwind.  When I hear the beginning verse of the Will Smith song "Summertime" on the radio, I know what's coming.....sun, fun and relaxation.  A little time spent
May
26
Is your glass half full or half empty? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel, even though it may seem never ending? Does it matter? Sure it matters. It matters a great deal. Why? 
May
13
I've been bad and out of touch.  Well, at least that's how I feel.  Confession: My last blog posting was on April 7.  APRIL 7!!!  I hang my head.  I don't know what happened.  Yeah, well, I do..
Apr
07
Just when you think you may finally have a grasp on this whole social media thing, turn for a split second, and it's changed again.  Social media changes like the tide at the Jersey shore....and we all try to keep afloat.
Mar
22
From time to time we all get those e-mails from our friends….if we don’t send to 10 people in the next 10 minutes…blah blah blah. And then once in a while, we get one that stops and makes us think. My friend G
Mar
09
The word culture has many different meanings.  What it means to me, may not be the same thing it means to you, or the next guy.  But what does it mean to our firms?  A culture is a set of shared beliefs, values, customs and
Feb
25
We've heard of exit interviews, but stay interviews?  You betcha!  We work very hard to obtain talent, and that price tag is very high per hire in time, resources and money.  We train, coach, evaluate and mentor so
Feb
18
Just admit it.  Come on.  We all have time management struggles here and there.  Even the best of us that live by the clock, and are sticklers for time, fall off the wagon on occasion.  When you're asked why you didn't

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