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The Thinx controversy and why solid HR is essential in today’s workplaces

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, myHR Blog

workplace harassment Thinx

Harassment and discrimination complaints are nothing to take lightly. They can be expensive, disruptive and damaging to your company in so many ways. Don’t believe us? Just ask Uber. Or Jared and Kay Jewelers. Or any of these tech businesses. Way too many businesses—even millennial-focused, hipster booming startups—are ill prepared to deal with harassment and…

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Medical marijuana and the workplace: what you need to know

Posted on: March 9th, 2017 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, myHR Blog

medical marijuana and the workplace

Pot. It’s not just for stoners anymore. And with all the new and revised medical marijuana laws across the country, it’s easy to see why employers are left scratching their heads about how to adapt their policies and procedures. We thought it would be useful to remind our readers about the hazy pitfalls that employers…

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HIRING TIP OF THE MONTH: Don’t make emotional hiring decisions

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 | Category: hiring process, Human Resources, Interviews, myHR Blog

avoid emotional hiring decisions

Do you hire employees that are just like you? Why not—you’re amazing, aren’t you? Emotional responses, such as feeling excitement about your compatibility to the applicant’s personality or even the tremendous warmth and sincerity of a candidate, are hard to resist. While we would never disregard these attributes, they are not a sole justification to…

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How to Improve Post-Election Productivity in the Workplace

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, myHR Blog, myHR DirectLink

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Does it surprise anyone that the 2016 presidential election resulted in political tension in workplaces across the country? We didn’t think so. A recent article in The Atlantic reports that the level of politically-based tension in the workplace today is greater than in previous election cycles. In fact, an American Psychological Association survey found that…

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What to Expect from the Delayed FLSA Changes Three Months Later

Posted on: February 16th, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, myHR Blog, News & Media

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What are Employers Supposed to do Now About FLSA Changes? Aren’t there still state and local laws to watch for now too? It’s been three months and a “yuge” administration change has taken place since a U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas handed down a last-minute injunction of the landmark 2016 Department…

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What You Need to Know About the Salary History Ban

Posted on: February 9th, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Hiring Methodology, hiring process, HR Audits, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Interviews, myHR Blog

asking about salary history

Back in December, we blogged about how Philadelphia was the first city to pass a ban on companies asking job candidates about their salary history. A lot has happened in the news regarding this type of regulation since then, and we wanted to update you on where things stand as of now. NATIONALLY: Last September,…

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Employee Appreciation Day is only five weeks away! How will you celebrate your team?

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 | Category: Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, myHR Blog

employee appreciation day

Friday, March 3th, is Employee Appreciation Day. Soooo…whatcha got planned? Every year, we ask our clients and readers for suggestions on how to show appreciation to your workforce in unique and meaningful ways. We always get great Employee Appreciation Day stories and ideas. Sometimes we even get a few really fun pictures, too. It’s a…

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Employer branding is critical to your recruiting efforts. What do applicants know about your brand?

Posted on: January 19th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, myHR Blog, Talent Management

employer branding great place to work

Nice guys don’t have to finish last. In fact, the case can be made that in today’s high-speed-connected, social-media-inundated, millennial-influenced world, being known as a good, respectable company can do wonders for your customer loyalty and brand recognition. But the process of being recognized as “one of the good companies” doesn’t start with a big…

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myHR Partner’s periodic publication, MODERN EMPLOYER, is created for business executives, owners and HR professionals who want to maximize their human resource functions using progressive hiring and HR strategies. It’s informative, fun and practical. Oh, and it’s FREE too!

You’ll discover:

  • Tips on hiring, screening, and interviewing
  • Creative ideas to help retain your best employees
  • Ways to put the “human” back in Human Resources
  • How to perform effective reference checks
  • New HR regulations and how they affect you and your employees
  • How small changes in certain processes can have big results
  • How to tell when partnering with an outside provider is in your best interest
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