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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.

Interviewing is a skill, not a coffee klatch. Stop wasting your chances to acquire great talent.

Posted on: April 20th, 2017 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Interviews, Our Blog

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…

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Intern season is almost here. Should you pay them, or not?

Posted on: April 13th, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources

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…

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HIRING TIP OF THE MONTH: Avoid wasting money by training your hiring managers right

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Our Blog

$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…

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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 Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

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, Our Blog

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 Methodology, hiring process, Human Resources, Interviews, Our Blog

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 DirectLink, Our Blog

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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, News & Media, Our Blog

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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  • 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
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