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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.

Introducing “Lehigh Valley Workplaces,” Tina Hamilton’s new column for The Morning Call

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 | Category: Morning Call Colulmn, News & Media, Our Blog

We’ve got big news about our boss! “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” is a new column in The Morning Call by myHR Partner President & CEO Tina Hamilton, PHR, SHRM-CP. It will appear every three to four weeks in the Lehigh Valley’s Business Cycle section of the newspaper. Your ideas and comments are welcome for each new article.…

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Our 29Cooks team-building event was DELICIOUS!

Posted on: May 24th, 2018 | Category: Employee Relations, Our Blog, Our Workplace

Yesterday’s special cooking party at 29Cooks in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, was the most delicious team building we have ever done. We cooked in groups, where we learned about creative teamwork and problem-solving skills as we prepared various dishes. Then we got to sit down together for a collaborative feast. 29Cooks was a winner on Food Network’s…

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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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We love our annual company picnic!

Posted on: May 8th, 2018 | Category: Our Blog, Our Workplace

Sharing ideas as we plan our company picnic is part of the fun. Our annual company picnic this August is one of the highlights of the year. Part of the fun is collaborating on the planning. From the menu to the location to the family-style activities, we get really wonderful ideas. One resource brought into…

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Agile HR: is your workforce as nimble as your business processes are?

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 | Category: Our Blog

The move to “agile” processes started long ago in the IT industry. The speed and nimbleness that the agile approach delivered to functions such as product development, manufacturing, marketing and more compelled other industries to adopt the methodology. Surprisingly, HR has been slow to adopt an agile mindset – surprising in that the velocity and…

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MODERN EMPLOYER: Avoid recruiting bias, embrace a 40-hour work week, get the new W-4

Posted on: April 5th, 2018 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, HR Outsourcing, 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. Six mistakes to stop making to avoid recruiting bias. Fast Company recently reported on common recruiting mistakes that can lead to trouble. Get advice to avoid EEOC hiring issues. The 40-hour workweek: Melinda…

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Here’s the new 2018 W-4 form released by the IRS, and help for filing it.

Posted on: March 13th, 2018 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Our Blog, Tax Issues


After the passage of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, we knew it was coming. And now the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finally made the revised 2018 W-4 form available. Let the filing begin! Our reliable old friend, Form W-4 (aka “Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate”), is the form people complete…

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We need to talk about how you are leveraging your HR—or about why you aren’t

Posted on: February 8th, 2018 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, Legal Issues When Hiring, Our Blog, Talent Management, Tax Issues

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Anyone who has employees and survived last year’s tumultuous year in workforce-related issues knows that just doing the bare minimum in human resources isn’t enough to stay competitive anymore. Just take a look at some of the big issues that surfaced, according to recent report from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM): The new…

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myHR Partner’s periodic publication, MODERN EMPLOYER, is created for business executives, owners and HR professionals who want to maximize their human resource functions using progressive hiring and HR strategies. It’s informative, fun and practical. Oh, and it’s FREE too!

You’ll discover:

  • Tips on hiring, screening, and interviewing
  • Creative ideas to help retain your best employees
  • Ways to put the “human” back in Human Resources
  • How to perform effective reference checks
  • New HR regulations and how they affect you and your employees
  • How small changes in certain processes can have big results
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