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It seems that across the country, we cannot escape news about the rapid increases of mental health diagnoses, suicides and opioid addictions. Sadly, the Lehigh Valley is not immune to these epidemics. In fact, every day our workplaces are dealing with the havoc these issues wreak. A look at the issues According to the National…Read More
It is startling how passionate and outspoken many of us have become about politics. With the November midterm election just weeks away, feelings and discussions are heated. Sometimes the political divide is so clear you can practically see the line, though we all see it in different colors. When it comes to talking politics —…Read More
Tina Hamilton tapped for American Express Open Forum article on the role of data in modern performance evaluations
Recently, president Tina Hamilton, PRH, SHRM-CP, was interviewed for a new American Express Open Forum article by Mark Henricks on the role of data in the measurement, tracking and analysis of employee performance. Business owners who are successfully harnessing the power of data are finding it a valuable tool in improving productivity, facilitating better decision-making and…Read More
myHR Partner President Tina Hamilton, PHR, SHRM-CP, has a new article featured in Lehigh Valley Business, and it is full of vital information for employers trying to navigate today’s ultra-competitive employee market. “Recruiting never stops if you want to attract a strong staff” offers solid advice on how to continuously attract applicants all year long.…Read More
New NY sexual harassment prevention requirements will begin to go into effect. Here’s what you need to know.
New York State’s 2019 budget created substantial additional sexual harassment prevention responsibilities for employers, the first of which go into effect on October 9, 2018. The new state requirements include rules on the content and wording of specific policy statements and on how employers conduct annual training for all employees in compliance with state regulations…Read More
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…Read More
Recently, I was reminiscing about a time when recruiting involved running a classified advertisement and waiting for the phone to ring. That was enough. In a tight-knit community like the Lehigh Valley, applicants may have heard of a company from a friend or relative who worked there, or maybe because of the business’s marketing. Companies…Read More
On Wednesday, August 8, we held our annual company picnic. This myHR Partner summer event is always a great time, and a chance for us to enjoy a stress-free afternoon with our families. To up the employee-appreciation ante this year, we also held a mindfulness seminar in the office earlier in the day. We spent…Read More
The Morning Call “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” column: When crisis strikes, will your company continue?
On Aug. 18, 2017, my 35-year-old son passed away. It was sudden and shocking. His widow and two kids reside in Texas. He was the breadwinner. Amid my own turmoil, I had to go to Texas and help figure out finances, find them a new home, arrange a funeral and much more. Then I needed…Read More