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Hey, 2007 called. It just took a look at your website and wants it’s careers page back. Yes. We went there, but only because employer brand is so much more important than most companies realize, Boring, outdated, bland or phony-sounding career pages are often a missed opportunity to impress top talent. We have seen spectacular…Read More
There are human resources issues out there that managers should take note of if they want to avoid regulatory issues. Here’s one that you can file under…um….gross.
Literally. You can.Read More
What’s going on with the delayed FLSA overtime rule changes put on hold six months ago? It’s been three months since our last update on what has happened since the U.S. District Court in Texas handed down a last-minute injunction of the landmark 2016 Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rule changes. These changes were set…Read More
HIRING TIP OF THE MONTH: Write killer job descriptions, improve your hiring, company culture and so much more.
Ah, the humble job description. It’s not as flashy as the job ad, not as revered as the job offer, but in terms of its level of importance as a company document, it ranks very high. Or at least, it should. That’s because in addition to a solid, customized job description being extremely beneficial to…Read More
Just like a broken down car, a burned out workforce will not take your business where it needs to go. And as much as some people would like to paint employee burnout as completely based in personal issues, it is more often than not a sign of serious organizational problems within a company. What’s more,…Read More
In a recent article posted in Lehigh Valley Business‘s online publication, LVB.com, myHR Partner President Tina Hamilton, PHR, shared her expert commentary on the subject of post-election tension in the workplace. Looking back over the past five months since the very divisive 2016 presidential election, LVB.com examined how clashes over political beliefs continues to take a…Read More
Clickbait strikes again! We were recently shocked by a headline in The New York Times that read: “The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews.” WHAT!?!?!?!? This one we had to read. As it turns out, the main thrust of the article was that poorly conducted interviews are useless…and they are rampant, too. Now that’s something we…Read More
In a few weeks’ time, the spring semester at most colleges and universities will be over, and students will begin the time-honored tradition of interning at businesses and organizations across the country. They will bring to our workforces their eagerness to learn, their boundless enthusiasm and their willingness to work hard in order to experience…Read More
$44,000: You’d probably be pretty careful how you spent that much money, wouldn’t you? We thought so. Here’s another question: How often do you allow unqualified staff members to make decision that could cost your business tens of thousands of dollars? Not often, we suspect. Yet companies do this every day when they allow untrained…Read More
Sometimes we come across an article headline that just simply says it all. Case in point: “Avoid Jail or Lawsuits for April Fools’ Work Pranks” Yes. Let’s all strive to do that, shall we? This Houston Employment Law Blog post by Aditi Mukherji, JD, certainly is a good resource, and not just as we head…Read More