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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 BRIEFING: The latest on FLSA overtime rule changes, AI hiring technology and other HR news, tips and trends

Posted on: July 27th, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog

MODERN EMPLOYER HR News

It’s the end of July already? Time sure flies when you’re writing a human resources blog! Here’s your monthly briefing of HR news and information that impact your workforce—and your bottom line.   FLSA OVERTIME RULE UPDATE: The White House makes a move Just this week, the White House pushed forward a bid to undo…

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President Tina Hamilton pens front-page article for Lehigh Valley Business about Summer Slump Syndrome in the workplace

Posted on: July 27th, 2017 | Category: News & Media, Our Blog

Summer Slump Syndrome hr tips

myHR Partner President Tina Hamilton, PHR, has published a very informative article for Lehigh Valley Business about the dreaded “Summer Slump Syndrome” and what employers can do to combat this annual workplace epidemic. It’s a funny-yet-value-packed article that includes symptoms and treatments for this infectious and productivity-killing problem. (The article “Those Lazy Days” can be…

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Robot hiring managers? Artificial intelligence and automation in the modern age of hiring.

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

hiring process automation

Business news outlets are all abuzz this week about a new Google service called Hire that is designed to help businesses manage their internal recruiting process. This service is integrated with Google’s G Suite product with the purpose of helping organizations communicate with job candidates and track their progress through the interview process. This type…

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myHR Partner’s Tina Hamilton to discuss medical marijuana in the workplace at LVB’s Health Care Symposium 2017

Posted on: July 13th, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, News & Media, Our Blog

Tina I. Hamilton, PHR, president of myHR Partner

  On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, myHR Partner President Tina Hamilton, PHR, will be part of a very informative panel discussion about medical marijuana in the workplace. The session “The Legalization of Medical Marijuana and What it Means for Your Business” is part of Health Care Symposium 2017, a Lehigh Valley Business program. Held at…

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Wasting too much valuable time on managing payroll and benefits administration? Outsourcing to the rescue!

Posted on: July 6th, 2017 | Category: Employment Administration, myHR DirectLink, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits

payroll and benefits administration

Time is money. If the regular management of your company’s payroll and benefits is stealing valuable time from your team that could otherwise be spent helping you make a profit, that’s not good. Think about it: That’s a hit to your ROI for each person you have working on those fundamental HR functions. Wasting time…

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Summer Slump Syndrome:
The struggle is real.

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, myHR DirectLink, Our Blog

summer slump syndrome myHR Blog

Overcome this employee productivity killer and keep your workforce on task and focused throughout the summer. We’ve all seen it. Summer Slump Syndrome (SSS) is a seasonal condition that affects thousands and thousands of employees from roughly the end of May through the end of August each year. It’s when workplace productivity dips as temperatures…

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MODERN EMPLOYER BRIEFING: Workplace violence, FLSA overtime rule updates and other HR news, tips and trends

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog

MODERN EMPLOYER HR News

Here’s your June briefing of HR news and information that impact your workforce—and your bottom line. HEADLINES & HR: workplace violence It has been a while since we last wrote about workplace violence. Sadly, the recent mass shootings in Orlando and San Francisco have brought the issue back into the national spotlight. It also has…

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“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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