HR / Employee Relations

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Employee argues against his firing: What would you do?

July 11, 2014
No amount of planning could prepare you for this: The employee vehemently argues against a decision to fire him.
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New online tool helps connect businesses to vets

July 11, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new Web portal designed to connect veterans and service members with employers, and to help translate military skills into the civilian workforce.
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Even legal marijuana takes a hit among co-workers

July 11, 2014
Regardless of marijuana’s legal status (16 states have decriminalized its recreational use), 46% of U.S. workers would lose confidence in colleagues who smoke pot, according to new poll by Workplace Options, a wellness consulting firm.
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Employers are getting strict with social media abuse

July 11, 2014
More than 70% of employers have disciplined employees for on-the-job misuse of social media sites like Face­­book, Twitter and Instagram, according to a new survey by the Proskauer law firm.
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Are you asking employees the right questions?

July 11, 2014
There’s a lot we can learn from our employees, and the best way is often simply to ask them. To make sure you get the information you need, however, you need to ask questions that give employees a chance to tell you what they really think—as opposed to what they think you want to hear.
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A great interview question

July 11, 2014
Here’s one that really gets at what motivates candidates.
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Pay tops job security as #1 reason for job satisfaction

July 11, 2014
For the first time since the pre-recession year of 2007, employees say compensation is now their No. 1 contributor to their job satisfaction, according to an annual Society for Human Resource Management survey.
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Are your bad interview habits chasing talent?

July 11, 2014
While the widening pool of potential recruits is good news for managers, it underscores the importance of conducting an interview that attracts the best candidate.
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Hire the hungry, not the comfy

June 11, 2014
If you’re unhappy with the sense of entitlement and questionable work ethic of your new hires, reassess your recruiting. Expand your universe of applicants to include people with unconventional backgrounds who demonstrate a hunger to work hard and a willingness to pay their dues.
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Don’t waste your mistakes

June 11, 2014
Take a tip from Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba Fitness, who asks one key question about hiring.
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