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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.

“This is an office, not a beach club!”—Welcome to summer dress code season.

Posted on: June 14th, 2017 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Our Blog

summer dress codes flop flops

In T minus 6 days, summer is officially here. Wahoo! Besides the pool parties, cookouts, evening golf rounds and other kinds of outdoor fun, we welcome the season’s brighter, lighter and more comfortable clothes. Here come the flip-flops, sleeveless shirts, shorts, tank tops and other warm-weather gear on their long-awaited journey from the far-back regions…

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HEADLINES & HR: Employers confronting the issue of workplace violence in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting

Posted on: June 8th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, HR Documentation, Our Blog, Terminations

workplace violence orlando shooting

It has been a while since we last wrote about workplace violence. Sadly, the recent mass shooting at a business in Orlando, Florida, has brought the issue back into the national spotlight. It also has employers re-examining how their companies can best safeguard against such tragic and traumatic events. On Monday, a shooter described as…

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HIRING TIP OF THE MONTH: One hiring mistake can take up to 17 weeks to recover from, so don’t rush!

Posted on: June 1st, 2017 | Category: hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Our Blog

slow down to avoid hiring mistakes

Slow down! Just two words, that’s our hiring tip this month. This simple advice can be easy to forget in the heat of the moment, when you need that empty position filled yesterday and you’re stressed out about how your workforce is going to get things done in the meantime. But foregoing sound decision-making for…

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You’re probably scaring off prime candidates with a lousy “careers” page on your website

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 | Category: How To Hire Good Employees, Our Blog

career pages and employer brand applicant attraction

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…

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FLSA OVERTIME RULE UPDATE: What employers need to know right now

Posted on: May 11th, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog

FLSA overtime regulation changes 2015 myHR Blog

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…

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Divisive politics in the workplace: President Tina Hamilton offers LVB.com expert advice

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 | Category: Human Resources, News & Media, Our Blog

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…

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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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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
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