HR / Employee Relations

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How to avoid a wrongful-discharge suit

August 15, 2018
How can you discharge or discipline an employee without ending up in court? Here are seven key tests of whether there was “just cause” for your action.
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The telltale traits of a bully

July 25, 2018
Do you know anyone in your workplace who has the following traits? If so, they just might be a bully.
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Health and wellness perks help attract and retain staff

June 26, 2018
Employers are responding to today’s tight job market by offering better health and wellness benefits, according to new research released by the Society for Human Resource Management.
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Patience and good records beat frivolous lawsuits

May 22, 2018
Some poor performers don’t view their prob­­lems the same way supervisors do. They often fight back with frivolous lawsuits. Be prepared for those legal salvos by constantly maintaining documentation of employee performance.
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Summer’s coming: Know pay/work rules for minors

May 21, 2018
A Wendy’s franchise owner in Michigan will have to pay $258,000 in penalties for Fair Labor Standards Act violations.
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When the attire is much too casual

May 17, 2018
If your company doesn’t have much of a written dress code, you still need to address those whose attire crosses the careless and inappropriate line. You’ll know it when you see it. Here’s how to handle it.
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Office assistant & office manager résumés that will fail

April 17, 2018
There are several important deal-breakers you need to focus on to make sure your résumé doesn’t end up in the discard pile on the HR manager’s desk.
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Hiring older workers

March 23, 2018
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2024 the labor force will grow to about 164 million people. That number includes about 41 million people who will be ages 55 and older—of whom about 13 million are expected to be ages 65 and older.
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Annual reviews: Most popular, least effective

February 22, 2018

The most common frequency for performance reviews continues to be annually.  However, HR professionals say that reviews offer a more accurate appraisal of an employees’ performance when those reviews are conducted more frequently.

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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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