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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.

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Posted on: September 14th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Outsourcing, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, myHR DirectLink, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits

EEOC, FLMA, FLSA, ACA, ADA, DOL, DACA…employers sure do have to deal with a ton of abbreviated terms just to get through their human resources functions. It’s as if you need a cheat sheet of terms just to have a basic conversation about HR. (Good grief! Yet another acronym!) We’d like to take this opportunity…

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Summer Slump Syndrome:
The struggle is real.

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

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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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“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

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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…

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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

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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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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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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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Employee Appreciation Day is only five weeks away! How will you celebrate your team?

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, Our Blog

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Friday, March 3th, is Employee Appreciation Day. Soooo…whatcha got planned? Every year, we ask our clients and readers for suggestions on how to show appreciation to your workforce in unique and meaningful ways. We always get great Employee Appreciation Day stories and ideas. Sometimes we even get a few really fun pictures, too. It’s a…

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Employer branding is critical to your recruiting efforts. What do applicants know about your brand?

Posted on: January 19th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog, Talent Management

Nice guys don’t have to finish last. In fact, the case can be made that in today’s high-speed-connected, social-media-inundated, millennial-influenced world, being known as a good, respectable company can do wonders for your customer loyalty and brand recognition. But the process of being recognized as “one of the good companies” doesn’t start with a big…

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