HR / Employee Relations

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So I started sending my team a weekly motivational email …

January 21, 2018

A few years ago I began the habit of getting up earlier and writing in my journal, taking the time to be reflective, appreciative, and grateful. I gradually felt compelled to share these positive and uplifting stories that I had discovered with others. I decided to start by sending a weekly email to the thirty people on my team at Acceleration Partners. The email was originally called “Friday Inspiration,” and I sent it out each Friday morning to the whole company.

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It’s playtime! What’s your policy on bringing kids to work?

December 14, 2017

Does your company allow its employees to bring their kids to work? There are only three options for this issue.

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How to question a witness about a workplace incident

October 11, 2017

In questioning someone, you suddenly gain power over that person … and it’s incredibly easy for that to go wrong.

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How one company saw the light on stay interviews

September 10, 2017
What will you do today to find out if your best employee is thinking of leaving you?
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Another nail in the coffin of the old ‘new’ overtime regulations

September 7, 2017
A federal judge in Texas last month formally struck down the Obama-era regs that would have more than doubled the white-collar overtime threshold to $47,476 per year.
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Establish several ways to report harassment

September 6, 2017
Providing training to supervisors and employees is a vital way to prevent sexual harassment lawsuits. But a second piece to that puzzle is often overlooked: creating an easy-to-understand complaint policy.
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Set telecommuting limits in job descriptions

August 31, 2017
The EEOC has recently taken the position that allowing disabled employees to telecommute may be a reasonable accommodation. That’s fine for employers that are set up for telecommuting. But for other employers, establishing a telecommuting option can be complicated, expensive and—maybe—completely impractical.
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Rethink your candidate experience: 9 questions

July 27, 2017
Job applicants want to come to work for you, but you’re not making it easy. With competition for employees hotter than it’s been in years, applicants aren’t as patient with employers with outdated or slow hiring processes.
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Laying people off? Better have answers for them

July 27, 2017
HR executive and trainer Paul Falcone has offered solid sample answers to the questions you never thought you’d have to hear.
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Why do workers forfeit their vacation days?

June 14, 2017
“It boils down to fear,” said Scott Dobroski, of Glassdoor.com.
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