Stories written by Kirstin Guptill

Kirstin Guptill works as human resource and travel coordinator for Reynolds Polymer Technology, a Grand Junction-based manufacturer of acrylic products. Guptill also serves as certification director on the Western Colorado Human Resource Association board of directors. For more information about the WCHRA, log on to the website at

Skill assessments useful addition to employee evaluations

The debate over the usefulness of performance evaluations has raged on for a long time. There’s one argument performance evaluations don’t provide relevant information to determine if an employee is succeeding or failing. The other argument poses a legitimate question: If no performance evaluation is completed, how do you really know how an employee is […]

Avoid risks in hiring: Evaluate only skills and abilities

Most business professionals have heard of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and know it’s unlawful to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin or religion. In recent years, other categories of people have found protections for age, disabilities, political affiliation or beliefs and sexual orientation. While it should […]


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