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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.

New Bosses Should Avoid Foot-in-Mouth Disease

Posted on: June 21st, 2013 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog, Talent Management

We really, really, REALLY wish there was a vaccine for the dreaded management affliction known as “Foot-in-Mouth Disease” that too many new bosses seem to fall victim to each year. It’s the condition where eager new managers say or do things in an effort to get to know or connect with their staffs, and then inadvertently cross the lines of privacy, discrimination, harassment or some combination of the three. Saying or doing the wrong thing, even with the intent of being a concerned and attentive leader, can set your company up for some expensive and damaging litigation.

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Temporary Workers and FMLA: Who’s the Boss?

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Our Blog

Whether you currently have a staffing service filling your temporary workforce needs, or are you considering it, make sure you are clear on what your responsibilities are should a temporary worker request time off under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Who’s the boss, really? You or the staffing company? Both of you, actually. Temps…

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Wait…What?!?!? Employee Engagement Programs Don’t Work?

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 | Category: Employee Relations, HR DirectLink Service, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog, Talent Management

Hold on a minute! What is up with this Harvard Business Review blog post? It cites new research that suggests that sometimes the most engaged employees in your organization are your worst performers. And some of the least engaged are your highest performers. That flies in the face of other studies out there that say the complete opposite, including this recent one by Gallup.

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

Posted on: April 12th, 2013 | Category: Employee Relations, Employment Administration, Events, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog

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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