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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.

LESSONS FROM ESPN: Free speech and your company’s social media policy

Posted on: October 26th, 2017 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

ESPN & social media policy issues

This fall has been fraught with free speech issues in the news. One case in particular that got a lot of attention involved ESPN sports commentator and host Jemele Hill’s politically charged tweets. The incident and how it played out in the public eye brings up an important HR issue that many employers today still…

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Building employee engagement through social responsibility programs

Posted on: October 19th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, Human Resources, Our Blog

social responsibility and employee engagement

“Doing good deeds does your company good.” That’s the long-held sentiment of our president, Tina Hamilton, PHR, and a principal part of our company culture here at myHR Partner. We are engaged as a group and individually in many, many local, regional, national and even international philanthropies and service programs. It is a point of…

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The Harvey Weinstein firestorm is yet another wake-up call for employers about sexual harassment

Posted on: October 12th, 2017 | Category: HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

Harvey Weinstein. By now, who hasn’t heard about his blockbuster downfall? First came the New York Times bombshell report alleging his long and sordid history of sexual harassment and assault. Then came The New Yorker article with interviews with over a dozen women, of which three said the Hollywood mogul sexually assaulted them. His own…

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Best practices for managing business processes

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 | Category: HR Documentation, Our Blog

managing business processes

(The following post is by guest blogger Tom Garrity, managing partner of Compass Point, a consulting firm that helps family business owners secure the future they deserve through people, decisions, strategy and succession to ensure financial freedom and a business legacy.) Do you own the processes that drive your business, or do they own you? How…

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The Pay Equity for All Act: What’s going on with it, and what employers need to know right now

Posted on: September 21st, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, Our Blog

It’s September 2017. Do you know if you can still ask job candidates about their salary history or not? As we promised back in February of this year, we are keeping tabs on the progress of the Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 (H.R. 6030). It was legislation introduced during the Obama administration aimed…

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Considering a PEO? Be sure to consider their potential pitfalls too.

Posted on: September 14th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Outsourcing, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, myHR DirectLink, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits

EEOC, FLMA, FLSA, ACA, ADA, DOL, DACA…employers sure do have to deal with a ton of abbreviated terms just to get through their human resources functions. It’s as if you need a cheat sheet of terms just to have a basic conversation about HR. (Good grief! Yet another acronym!) We’d like to take this opportunity…

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MODERN EMPLOYER BRIEFING: Toxic workplaces, bad interview questions, payroll theft, HR innovations and more

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 | Category: Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog

Labor Day festivities are just around the corner, which means that it must be time for your August briefing of HR news and information that impact your workforce—and your bottom line.   Don’t Ask This Weak Interview Question Figuring out what to ask candidates is hard, which might be why some business owners and hiring…

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Don’t bother asking a job applicant this typical interview question. It’s weak.

Posted on: August 24th, 2017 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, Interviews, Our Blog

interview questions

Figuring out what to ask a job candidate in an interview isn’t the easiest task in the world, which might be why some business owners and hiring managers rely on the typical questions. The problem with too many of these standard-issue questions, however, is that you get standard issue answers—sound bites, if you will. Aside…

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