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YOUR CONNECTION TO HR NEWS AND WORKFORCE IDEAS Check out what great news, advice and activities are making workforce waves right now. Six mistakes to stop making to avoid recruiting bias. Fast Company recently reported on common recruiting mistakes that can lead to trouble. Get advice to avoid EEOC hiring issues. The 40-hour workweek: Melinda…Read More
After the passage of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, we knew it was coming. And now the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finally made the revised 2018 W-4 form available. Let the filing begin! Our reliable old friend, Form W-4 (aka “Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate”), is the form people complete…Read More
Anyone who has employees and survived last year’s tumultuous year in workforce-related issues knows that just doing the bare minimum in human resources isn’t enough to stay competitive anymore. Just take a look at some of the big issues that surfaced, according to recent report from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM): The new…Read More
myHR Partner President Tina Hamilton pens timely advice article for employers regarding workplace sexual harassment for LVB.com
myHR Partner President Tina Hamilton, PHR, has written a fantastic article for Lehigh Valley Business called “5 things to do in 2018 to lessen risk of sexual harassment,” and it is full of great advice for employers that they can use right now to better protect their organizations. These are action items that she says…Read More
Employers had one heck of a year in 2017. So many things happened! It was a year of “keeping” measures: Keeping up with legislation Keeping away from litigation Keeping an edge on the competition Keeping talent happy in the company fold Keeping a steady flow of quality applicants coming in Keeping your sanity with all…Read More
Employers like Fox News and NBC have millions of dollars to spare on harassment training, settlements, PR and legal fees. Do you?
For employers weary of harassment complaints, the headlines these days are scary: “EEOC: Workforce Sexual Harassment Training ‘Must Change’” – KSTP 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, 12/1/17 “Senators push for funding bill to include money for sexual harassment training” – The Hill, 12/14/17 “Sexual harassment training in vogue for companies after scandals” – San Francisco Chronicle, 11/28/17…Read More
Think it’s going to be easier to hire quality talent in 2018? Ha! Better upgrade your recruiting efforts now.
Thanksgiving is one week away. The holiday season will be in full swing before you know it. At work, end-of-the-year tasks are also in full swing, with a good chance of employee vacation time throwing a monkey wrench into your team’s schedule. A lot of employers think it makes sense to put their 2018 hiring…Read More
Important HR lessons from Harvey Weinstein and ESPN firestorms, employee engagement and CSR programs, awards & more!
October proved to be a very busy month in workforce news, as Harvey Weinstein and ESPN brought harassment and free speech issues into the national spotlight. Lucky for you MODERN EMPLOYER is here to keep you informed, and to offer tips and advice about employee engagement, employee satisfaction and more. We’d also like to remind…Read More
This fall has been fraught with free speech issues in the news. One case in particular that got a lot of attention involved ESPN sports commentator and host Jemele Hill’s politically charged tweets. The incident and how it played out in the public eye brings up an important HR issue that many employers today still…Read More
It’s September 2017. Do you know if you can still ask job candidates about their salary history or not? As we promised back in February of this year, we are keeping tabs on the progress of the Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 (H.R. 6030). It was legislation introduced during the Obama administration aimed…Read More