HR / Employee Relations

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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Job candidate keeps mentioning her two small children: What should I say?

November 9, 2018
Q. A woman I was interviewing kept bringing up her two children. What’s the best way to handle that?
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Election Day & HR: Offer Voting Leave and Keep the Peace

October 24, 2018
An increasing number of organizations are changing their policies to give workers time off to vote and, in many cases, paying them for this voting leave.
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Throw away your interview questions and think ‘I versus E’

October 21, 2018
What can’t job seekers fake in an interview? The answer is attitude, a person’s tendency or way of reacting to obstacles. It’s the #1 predictor of future job performance.
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Religious objections thwart flu shot mandate

October 11, 2018
Employers should be mindful that some employees may object on religious grounds to being vaccinated. Mishandling that scenario could result in an employee lawsuit.
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4 questions to ask yourself before you call someone on leave

September 23, 2018
The wheels of business stop for no one, and when an employee goes out on leave—FMLA or otherwise—it’s surprising how quickly the inconveniences mount. The urge to pick up the phone or dash off a quick email to ask a simple question just to keep the wheels moving is powerful, but pause for a moment before you do it and ask:
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Reference checks: What to ask

September 19, 2018
Chances are your job applicants provided a contact number from their former boss. That’s a great place to mine for information on the prospective employee.
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The average lunch hour lasts only 39 minutes

September 18, 2018
The lunch “hour” is a thing of the past, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam suggests.
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Poll: Deal-breakers that instantly sink applicants

August 28, 2018
A new CareerBuilder survey asked HR pros to name recent applicant flubs that immediately earned Thanks-But-No-Thanks status.
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