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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…Read More
HEADLINES & HR: Employers confronting the issue of workplace violence in the aftermath of the 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…Read More
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…Read More
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 We went there, but only because employer brand is so much more important than most companies realize, Boring, outdated, bland or phony-sounding career pages are often a missed opportunity to impress top talent.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