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Brian Martin

Brian Martin

Director of Human Resources with Luxa Enterprises, Brian enjoys coaching his girls soccer team and spending time with his family. He is a member of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association and serves on the Board of Directors with the American Red Cross in Tulsa.

Recent Posts by Brian Martin:

How to Identify the Best Candidates With These 4 Smart Strategies

Simply stated, the way you hire new employees can make or break your business.  Why?  Because hiring the wrong people means more employees will leave your company, and that impacts the bottom line.

Topics: HR Recruiting

How To Eliminate Hiring Bias And Increase Workplace Diversity

Perhaps the following scenario will be familiar to you.  You understand the benefits of increasing diversity in your small business, so you've hired a diversity manager.   She or he has taken several proactive steps to achieve this goal, including things like posting job announcements in publications read by underrepresented groups, educating your workers and establishing diversity goals. 

Topics: HR Leadership Diversity and Inclusion

Create Performance Improvement Plans that Provide Dynamic Results

A survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reveals that it costs an average of $4,129 to hire an employee. The average time to fill a position is also 42 days. With so much time and money being spent up front, terminating an underperforming employee is not always in your best interest.

Topics: HR

7 Ways To Be Effective When Leading By Example

According to a 2015 Global Workforce Leadership Survey from Saba, 46% of companies say that leadership is a hard skill to find among employees. That's in contrast to other information from that group, which indicates that 68% of American workers view themselves as leaders.

Topics: HR Leadership

3 Key 2020 HR Trends Reshaping the Hiring Process (and HR Outsourcing)

Getting a job isn't what it used to be.  Neither is attracting top talent.  Driven by an essentially full employment economy, CEO's and human resources managers understand that job candidates have more choice and tend to be more discerning through the application and interviewing process.  And because it typically costs about 33% of an employee's annual salary to replace her or him, they also know the importance of hiring candidates whose hard and soft skills align with company values and culture.

Topics: HR