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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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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