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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Salaries flat in ’19, budgets increasing less than 3%

August 21, 2018
As the job market continues to tighten, you’d think employers’ wallets would loosen up. But that’s not happening, at least not for broad increases in salary budgets.
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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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How do we address an employee odor problem?

July 9, 2018
Q: “How should employee complaints regarding a co-worker’s offensive smells be handled? The personal appearance policies do not address personal hygiene or smells which may be objectionable to co-workers.” – Lisa, Massachusetts
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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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Do we need a workplace dating policy to address a recent problem?

June 18, 2018
Q: “We don’t currently have a workplace romance/dating policy, but are seeing the need for one since we are now aware of a relationship between a supervisor and employee. Can we adopt a policy now and enforce it immediately (such as transfers or separation of the two employees)?” – Amianne, Maryland
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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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