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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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Oh, No You Di-In’t! New Bosses Should Avoid This Major Blunder

Posted on: July 5th, 2012 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, HR Training Programs, 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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hireVision’s CEO Tells How to Be The Company Great Employees Want to Work for

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Employee Relations, hiring process, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, News & Media, Our Blog, Our Clients, Talent Management

hireVision’s President and CEO Tina Hamilton spells out the best practices for attracting and retaining the best talent out there: Build and uphold a reputation of excellence. Be the company great employees want to work for, and great employees will fill your ranks.

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The IRS Is Making Its Move on PPACA…(Cue “Jaws” theme song)

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog, Talent Management

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has begun to circle the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and 2014 is still a year and a half away. That is the year when the federal legislation is supposed to go into affect and will require employers with more than 50 employees to offer minimal essential health coverage to their workers or be subject to a penalty.

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Think Working From Home Is OK for FMLA? Don’t Make the DOL LOL!

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog

We’ve said it before, and we will say it again: Make sure you understand the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) before one of your employees uses it, or you could find yourself in a heap of trouble. The Department of Labor (DOL) does not take kindly to businesses that don’t comply.

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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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Does Your Brand Say “Great Place to Work”?

Posted on: November 16th, 2011 | Category: Employee Relations, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog, Talent Management

Forget what old catchphrases have taught you, nice guys don’t have to finish last. In fact, in this day and age of social media and viral Internet marketing, being a good, respectable company can lead to valuable customer loyalty and brand recognition. But the process of getting that “nice guys” recognition for your company doesn’t…

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