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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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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