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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.

NLRB Says You Can Hold Your Horses…at Least Until January 31, 2012

Posted on: October 11th, 2011 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog

Remember when we told back in September that you better make a little room on your company notice boards by November 14th for the new employee rights notice that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made as a requirement? Well, now the NLRB is apparently saying, “Umm, not so fast.” In a recent news release,…

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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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Bonnie Levitt, MSW, PHR, Promoted to Director of Hiring Mangagement Services at hireVision Group, Inc.

Posted on: August 2nd, 2011 | Category: hiring process, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, News & Media, Our Blog

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA (July 25, 2011) hireVision Group, Inc., recently promoted Bonnie Levitt, MSW, PHR, to the position of Director of Hiring Management Services. Prior to this new role, Bonnie performed the roles of Hiring Manager and HR Manager, where she excelled consistently and with great results for the company and it’s clients. In her…

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Kelly Coblentz, PHR, Promoted to Director of HR Services at hireVision Group, Inc.

Posted on: July 25th, 2011 | Category: Employee Relations, Employment Administration, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, News & Media, Our Blog, Tax Issues

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA (July 25, 2011) hireVision Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Kelly Coblentz, PHR, to Director of HR Services. Her previous role at the company was HR Director – Client Partner. “Kelly is the best kind of human resources expert,” says company president and CEO, Tina Hamilton. “She stays on…

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Hey, Bosses, Guess What? When It Comes to Employees, You Reap What You Sow.

Posted on: June 16th, 2011 | Category: DirectView, Employee Relations, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Our Blog

We read with interest the New York Times blog article “Before You Blame Your Employees” that was written by Jay Goltz and posted April 12 of this year about entrepreneurs and managers who point to employees as the reason why they find themselves frustratingly working more on the front line of their business instead of…

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Getting Caught Without Good Timesheet Records? There’s an App for That.

Posted on: June 9th, 2011 | Category: Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog

The U.S. Department of Labor recently launched its first application for smartphones, a timesheet to help employees independently track the hours they work and determine the wages they are owed. The free app is currently compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch and is available in English and Spanish. It makes it easy for users…

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FMLA and Temporary Workers: Who’s the Boss?

Posted on: December 10th, 2010 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Our Blog

Do you currently have a staffing service filling your temporary workforce needs, or are you considering it? If so, 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,…

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Are Your Employee Handbooks Ready for 2011?

Posted on: November 13th, 2010 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog

So, you were thinking of just reprinting the same old employee handbook with a new cover for 2011? Maybe you should think again. Are your handbooks up-to-date with all the new government regulations for businesses in general, or to your industry in particular? A lot has happened in the last couple of years on federal,…

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Don’t Dismiss the Benefits of Pre-Hiring Testing

Posted on: July 26th, 2010 | Category: hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, HR DirectLink Service, Our Blog

Looking to cut corners during the hiring process is understandable in the current economic climate. Who doesn’t need to reel in spending? But if you are considering skipping a solid pre-employment testing process before you hire your next employee, we ask that you consider the long-term costs that can result. What will it cost your…

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Is Your On-Boarding Program Welcoming or…Well…Crummy?

Posted on: June 7th, 2010 | Category: Employee On-boarding, Employee Relations, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Our Blog

We just read this excellent article on the importance of making a good first impression on your new hires during the first few days of their arrival at your company. Here’s one of our favorite points from the article “Does Your Company Welcome Policy Make Your New Hires Want To Stay Or Go?” on the…

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