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This episode of Management Development Unlocked marks the 50th episode! Eric’s guest is Tom Applegarth. Tom’s entire career has been spent in human resources at multiple companies, both big and small. Today, he is the Vice President of Human Resources for Preferred CFO, which works with about 150 companies to offer outsourced finance, accounting, HR, and payroll for smaller companies.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. The compensation issues new managers should consider when hiring or contemplating merit increases for their employees.
  2. The most common financial mistakes new managers make.
  3. Terminating employees, the issues that can arise in those situations, and one of Tom’s best examples of it.
  4. The limitations of offering references for a candidate and Tom Applegarth’s advice for who you should really be speaking to about someone.
  5. Why the best managers are always recruiting.
  6. What Tom’s company does and makes it unique.
  7. Eric’s lightning round questions for Tom.

View the original podcast here: https://www.girardtrainingsolutions.com/podcast/ep050-tom-applegarth/

About the Author

Tom Applegarth Human Resources Expert

Tom Applegarth

Oustourced Human Resources Manager

Tom Applegarth is a 30-year veteran in the Human Resources industry, with experience spanning manufacturing plants, retail stores, and divisions of Fortune 500 companies. Tom has HR experience across the United States as well as Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

His experience has brought significant, measurable improvements in employee engagement, attrition reduction, recruitment of the best and the brightest employees, and establishment of high-impact HR processes and improvements.

Tom has over 30 years of experience, including serving at high-profile companies such as Goodyear Tires, Belden, Potter Electric, and Young Living.

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