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We know it’s incredibly tough to keep up with all of the changes affecting HR. That’s why we write Modern Employer. Our blog is a great resource for HR news, information and advice. Our goal is to give you insight and direction so your organization can stay one step ahead.

MODERN EMPLOYER: the real cost of bias training, Summer dress-code dilemmas solved, agile HR & more

Posted on: May 15th, 2018 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog

YOUR CONNECTION TO HR NEWS AND WORKFORCE IDEAS Check out what great news, advice and activities are making workforce waves right now. The 12-million-dollar lesson to learn from Starbucks Emergency racial-bias training for all employees last month cost millions. Ouch. Don’t chase a crisis! Train your team now. Are workplace dress-codes a thing of the…

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MODERN EMPLOYER: Avoid recruiting bias, embrace a 40-hour work week, get the new W-4

Posted on: April 5th, 2018 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, HR Outsourcing, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog

MODERN EMPLOYER HR outsourcing

YOUR CONNECTION TO HR NEWS AND WORKFORCE IDEAS Check out what great news, advice and activities are making workforce waves right now. Six mistakes to stop making to avoid recruiting bias. Fast Company recently reported on common recruiting mistakes that can lead to trouble. Get advice to avoid EEOC hiring issues. The 40-hour workweek: Melinda…

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Here’s the new 2018 W-4 form released by the IRS, and help for filing it.

Posted on: March 13th, 2018 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Our Blog, Tax Issues

MODERN EMPLOYER 2018 W-4 form

After the passage of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, we knew it was coming. And now the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finally made the revised 2018 W-4 form available. Let the filing begin! Our reliable old friend, Form W-4 (aka “Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate”), is the form people complete…

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We need to talk about how you are leveraging your HR—or about why you aren’t

Posted on: February 8th, 2018 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, Legal Issues When Hiring, Our Blog, Talent Management, Tax Issues

hr outsourcing

Anyone who has employees and survived last year’s tumultuous year in workforce-related issues knows that just doing the bare minimum in human resources isn’t enough to stay competitive anymore. Just take a look at some of the big issues that surfaced, according to recent report from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM): The new…

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myHR Partner President Tina Hamilton pens timely advice article for employers regarding workplace sexual harassment for LVB.com

Posted on: January 10th, 2018 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, News & Media, Our Blog

myHR Partner President Tina Hamilton, PHR, has written a fantastic article for Lehigh Valley Business called “5 things to do in 2018 to lessen risk of sexual harassment,” and it is full of great advice for employers that they can use right now to better protect their organizations. These are action items that she says…

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The 10 Hottest MODERN EMPLOYER Topics of 2017

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Legal Issues When Hiring, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog, Talent Management

Top HR Stories 2017

Employers had one heck of a year in 2017. So many things happened! It was a year of “keeping” measures: Keeping up with legislation Keeping away from litigation Keeping an edge on the competition Keeping talent happy in the company fold Keeping a steady flow of quality applicants coming in Keeping your sanity with all…

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Employers like Fox News and NBC have millions of dollars to spare on harassment training, settlements, PR and legal fees. Do you?

Posted on: December 21st, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

workplace sexual harassment

For employers weary of harassment complaints, the headlines these days are scary: “EEOC: Workforce Sexual Harassment Training ‘Must Change’” – KSTP 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, 12/1/17 “Senators push for funding bill to include money for sexual harassment training” – The Hill, 12/14/17 “Sexual harassment training in vogue for companies after scandals” – San Francisco Chronicle, 11/28/17…

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Think it’s going to be easier to hire quality talent in 2018? Ha! Better upgrade your recruiting efforts now.

Posted on: November 16th, 2017 | Category: Applicant Attraction, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Hiring Methodology, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, HR Outsourcing, Human Resources, Legal Issues When Hiring, Our Blog, Talent Management

recruiting 2018

Thanksgiving is one week away. The holiday season will be in full swing before you know it. At work, end-of-the-year tasks are also in full swing, with a good chance of employee vacation time throwing a monkey wrench into your team’s schedule. A lot of employers think it makes sense to put their 2018 hiring…

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MODERN EMPLOYER:
Important HR lessons from Harvey Weinstein and ESPN firestorms, employee engagement and CSR programs, awards & more!

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog, Talent Management

MODERN EMPLOYER HR News

October proved to be a very busy month in workforce news, as Harvey Weinstein and ESPN brought harassment and free speech issues into the national spotlight. Lucky for you MODERN EMPLOYER is here to keep you informed, and to offer tips and advice about employee engagement, employee satisfaction and more. We’d also like to remind…

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LESSONS FROM ESPN: Free speech and your company’s social media policy

Posted on: October 26th, 2017 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

ESPN & social media policy issues

This fall has been fraught with free speech issues in the news. One case in particular that got a lot of attention involved ESPN sports commentator and host Jemele Hill’s politically charged tweets. The incident and how it played out in the public eye brings up an important HR issue that many employers today still…

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