HR / Employee Relations

OK to fire by email?

June 19, 2019
Q. One of my employees works from home. Can I terminate him via email or do I need to call him in?
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Head off a lawsuit with an apology?

June 19, 2019
Some attorneys now advocate that an often-overlooked option of simply saying “I’m sorry” in certain situations may actually soothe feelings, and even defuse legal action.
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Positive tests for pot hit 14-year high last year

April 16, 2019
More workers are testing positive for marijuana than at any time in the last 14 years, according to data compiled by Quest Diagnostics.
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Employers sharing less pay info now than in 2010

March 5, 2019
Forty-seven percent of organizations now provide employees only minimal information about others’ pay, compared to 32% in 2010.
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Remind staff: Contractors aren’t employees

February 13, 2019
The more control you exert, the more likely your organization will be on the hook as the employer in any lawsuit.
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3 keys to recruiting the best

December 21, 2018
Many of your employees could be looking for a new job, according to research by Adtaxi, a digital marketing firm. How do you quickly find new talent to replace the folks who leave? Adtaxi recommends the following.
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New perks to land top applicants

December 21, 2018
To entice—and keep—top talent, organizations may not be able to rely on standby perks, such as a 401(k), vacation time and snacks in the break room. Many are choosing more creative benefits. Consider these trends.
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Face it: Résumé photos are a deal breaker

December 18, 2018
The No. 1 quickest way candidates can turn off a hiring manager is to include a headshot with their résumé, according to a new Netquote survey.
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More to the holiday party than meets the eye

December 11, 2018
The positive impact of a good holiday party keeps on working long after the last dance.
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Good job descriptions thwart ADA lawsuits

November 23, 2018
The best way to avoid a trip to the courtroom to deal with an Americans with Disabilities Act accusation is to use a job description that concentrates on these components.
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