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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.

The Morning Call “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” column: Do company perks really attract job seekers?

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 | Category: Applicant Attraction, Human Resources, Morning Call Colulmn, Our Blog

company perks

Are perks the new “shiny object” that can attract applicants as much — or even more than — robust benefits and high pay? Let’s face it, high medical benefit deductibles and co-pays, along with uninspired retirement packages, are the new normal. So what prime perks can employers provide to attract and retain great employees? To…

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MODERN EMPLOYER: Sexual harassment prevention measures you need to take ASAP. Handling political discussions in the workplace.

Posted on: October 25th, 2018 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER

MODERN EMPLOYER OCT 2018

YOUR CONNECTION TO HR NEWS AND WORKFORCE IDEAS Check out what great news, advice and activities are making workforce waves right now. Exceptional workplaces don’t just happen. Employers who value talent create work environments where people want to belong. This issue of MODERN EMPLOYER is all about making your workplace one that employees feel committed…

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MODERN EMPLOYER: the real cost of bias training, Summer dress-code dilemmas solved, agile HR & more

Posted on: May 15th, 2018 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog

YOUR CONNECTION TO HR NEWS AND WORKFORCE IDEAS Check out what great news, advice and activities are making workforce waves right now. The 12-million-dollar lesson to learn from Starbucks Emergency racial-bias training for all employees last month cost millions. Ouch. Don’t chase a crisis! Train your team now. Are workplace dress-codes a thing of the…

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The 10 Hottest MODERN EMPLOYER Topics of 2017

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Legal Issues When Hiring, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog, Talent Management

Top HR Stories 2017

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…

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Employers like Fox News and NBC have millions of dollars to spare on harassment training, settlements, PR and legal fees. Do you?

Posted on: December 21st, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

workplace sexual harassment

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…

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MODERN EMPLOYER: Employee burnout, exit retaliation, emergency leadership absences and more in this month’s roundup

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 | Category: hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog

MODERN EMPLOYER HR News

The last four weeks or so have been filled with employer-focused news and events, as tax and employment law changes became Congress’s prime focus, the start of holiday season reminded us about the effects of employee burnout and Twitter dealt with a very public exit retaliation issue focused on the president of the United States.…

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EMPLOYEE BURNOUT: Smart employers know that overworking a great team will ruin it.

Posted on: November 22nd, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, Human Resources, Our Blog

employee burnout overworked team

As the holiday season draws near, we thought it would be a good time to remind employers about the risks and costs of employee burnout. The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is often hectic for everyone, both professionally and personally, but if businesses couple holiday stress with a workplace environment where employees are…

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Think it’s going to be easier to hire quality talent in 2018? Ha! Better upgrade your recruiting efforts now.

Posted on: November 16th, 2017 | Category: Applicant Attraction, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Hiring Methodology, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, HR Outsourcing, Human Resources, Legal Issues When Hiring, Our Blog, Talent Management

recruiting 2018

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…

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MODERN EMPLOYER:
Important HR lessons from Harvey Weinstein and ESPN firestorms, employee engagement and CSR programs, awards & more!

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog, Talent Management

MODERN EMPLOYER HR News

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…

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