HR / Employee Relations

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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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When the attire is much too casual

March 23, 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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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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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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