Laura Baker

As ClearCompany's HR Business Partner, Laura focuses on all things HR including managing employee benefits, onboarding and engagement initiatives. With a keen focus on best-practices, she serves as a strategic partner to the leadership team by acting as a trusted resource on a wide variety of human resources topics including policy interpretation, creating and recommending enhancements to the HR process, and career development.
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What Creating an Ongoing Employee Engagement Model Does for Your Company

Employee engagement is a popular topic in the HR space and has become a major challenge for businesses. A new generation in the workforce demands it, widespread use of technology enables it and a fast-paced environment makes its meaning ever clearer --  all the factors contribute to employee engagement becoming more important than ever. Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%... the bottom line clearly proves its efficacy.

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Performance Management

How to Set a Foundation for Effective Performance Appraisals

Whether they happen once a year or once a month, performance reviews are an essential part of any business. If you want to build a performance culture, how you conduct performance reviews can make or break your business. If you want your reviews to have positive results, you have to lay the groundwork. Good performance reviews don’t just happen. They take work and preparation, and you have to set a foundation. Start working on this prep work now to ensure great reviews down the road.

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Performance Management

Struggling with FLSA Conversations? Use These Tips

Recent updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have companies making some tough decisions regarding employee statuses within their organization. If you’ve missed the whole DOL overtime ruling conversation, a quick reminder:

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Performance Management

Don't Let Stranger Things Happen to Your Hiring Process

Having an outstanding hiring process is a must for organizations trying to bring and keep great talent. Of candidates who have a bad experience with an organization, 42% would never apply for any other job opening at that company again, and 22% would convince their friends not to as well. How do you keep your process from turning into something of supernatural proportions, though? Check out these 5 tips:

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Quality of Hire

What to Do When Your Employer Brand Goes Bump in the Night

From ghouls and ghosts and long-leggedy crawlers, one of the scariest things that could go bump in the night is definitely your employer brand. Having a creepy or even invisible employer brand can affect everything from the candidates who apply to the engagement of your current employees. How can you shift your employer brand from trick to treat? Here are 5 ways to make it happen and turn your employer brand from frightening to an employer brand that attracts quality candidates.

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Recruiting & Sourcing

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