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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.

Don’t Overlook This Essential Employee Handbook Detail

Posted on: April 25th, 2012 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee On-boarding, Employee Relations, Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Our Blog

Your employee handbook is the road map for how to navigate working at your organization. It is your opportunity to clearly explain your procedures and policies, so do your company an enormous favor and make sure you have every new-hire sign an acknowledgment of receipt for it. –Tina Hamilton, President & CEO of hireVision Group, Inc.

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Keeping Up With the Hiring Trends: Fashionably Hip Edition

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 | Category: DirectView, Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Our Blog, Our Clients, Resumes

Riding out the economic downturn has not been easy. People and businesses (even the many famous and successful ones) have cut back on their spending, learning to prioritize and make due with what they have until things looked up again. That said, is your company using the latest, best hiring techniques to locate and attract the best talent from the current sea of applicants looking for work?

(What? This is a human resources blog. What did you expect? Kardashian updates?)

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Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la…huh? Same Rules Apply for Seasonal Employees.

Posted on: November 30th, 2011 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Legal Issues When Hiring, Our Blog

We’d like to take a brief break from our holiday activities to share some very timely information regarding temporary and seasonal workers, courtesy of our friends at  Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Are you aware that, while they may only be with you for a short time during the winter, holiday workers are still…

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Putting That in Writing? Better Read This First.

Posted on: November 8th, 2011 | Category: Employment Administration, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Our Blog, Talent Management, Terminations

Before you write your next review, incident report or any other human resources written records, please read “The 4 Most Serious Sins of Documentation” over at HR Daily Advisor by Steve Bruce. It gives excellent advice about how not to write official documentation in order to avoid possible problems later on down the line. We ask hireVision’s Tina Hamilton to weigh in on the issue also.

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I’m Not an HR Professional, But I Play One on TV…

Posted on: September 29th, 2011 | Category: Employee Relations, Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Talent Management

Remember those commercials from the 1980s where famous soap opera actors would recommend Vicks 44 while offering “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV” as some whacked-out reason as to why we should listen to them? Imagine how strange that must have felt for those accomplished actors to dish real-life advice based…

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Bummed Out by Benefits

Posted on: September 14th, 2011 | Category: Employee Relations, Employment Administration, How To Hire Good Employees, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits, Talent Management

Health insurance coverage today is a big bummer. A new USA Today/Gallup poll tracking 13 specific job aspects indicates that, when compared to how they felt before the global economic collapse in 2008, American workers today are most unhappy about their health insurance, followed by their chances for promotion and on-the-job stress. The poll results…

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Employers: Do You Have Your Act Together?

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 | Category: Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Our Clients, Tax Issues

And by act, we mean Act 32, which consolidates Pennsylvania’s tax collection systems, reassigning Earned Income Tax from each individual school district into a county wide Tax Collection District.  This consolidation has resulted in a myriad of changes that employers must follow, beginning with the first payroll in 2012*. Is your business ready? One major…

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Got Employee Benefit Plans? Keep an Eye on Pending Legislation.

Posted on: August 10th, 2011 | Category: Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits, Tax Issues

Just when you think employee benefit plans couldn’t get any more confusing or complicated, new federal legislation gets proposed to prove you wrong. Thanks to a great article written by Gary W. Howell and Michael R. Durnwald of Katten, Muchin, Rosenman, LLP, and posted on LinkedIn, it’s clear that business owners need to keep an…

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