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HEADLINES & HR: Employers confronting the issue of workplace violence in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting

Posted on: June 8th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, HR Documentation, Our Blog, Terminations

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It has been a while since we last wrote about workplace violence. Sadly, the recent mass shooting at a business in Orlando, Florida, has brought the issue back into the national spotlight. It also has employers re-examining how their companies can best safeguard against such tragic and traumatic events. On Monday, a shooter described as…

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Driving to work safely in severe weather: When is an employer liable?

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Our Blog, Terminations

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Whoa. Our beloved Lehigh Valley had a record snow accumulation on Saturday of 31 inches! The weather on the eastern seaboard this past weekend has brought a very important human resources question into the spotlight for many organizations: What are employer and employee rights when inclement weather strikes and the latter has concerns regarding personal…

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Eye-opening survey: 82% of employers find voluntary terminations more common than involuntary.

Posted on: March 12th, 2015 | Category: Exit Interviews, Human Resources, Our Blog, Terminations

Terminations are not fun. Managers hate them. Employees certainly hate them. Once they are done, everyone would really just prefer to move on to better things, right? But the question still remains that needs to be asked: who’s leaving and why? In a recent survey that was reported on by HR Daily Advisor, an eye-opening…

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The Yahoo Effect: How Sexual Harassment Cases May Unfold Moving Forward

Posted on: August 28th, 2014 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, Human Resources, Our Blog, Terminations

We read with great interest on the blog Corporate Council, about an incident last April in which a Yahoo, Inc. software engineer came forward to human resources and claimed that her boss had harassed her by pressuring her to have sex. The allegations went on to say that after a relationship occurred and was broken…

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myHR Partner’s Top 10 Human Resources Blog Posts for 2013

Posted on: December 31st, 2013 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits, Talent Management, Terminations

We would like to ring out the year by sharing our most memorable HR blog posts from 2013. We covered so many great topics and events—including our own rebranding—and can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for modern employers and managers like you. Please enjoy our “Best in Show”, as selected by the myHR Partner…

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Putting That in Writing? Better Read This First.

Posted on: November 14th, 2013 | Category: Employee Relations, HR DirectLink Service, HR Documentation, Human Resources, Our Blog, Terminations

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  Oh, the joy that is HR Documentation. Sarcasm: That’s how you do it. All joking aside, before you write your next review, incident report or any other human resources written records, we recommend that you read “The 4 Most Serious Sins of Documentation” by Steve Bruce over at HR Daily Advisor. The article gives…

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Things to Keep in Mind When You’re Not Firing Paula Deen

Posted on: June 27th, 2013 | Category: Employee Relations, HR Documentation, Human Resources, Our Blog, Terminations

Unless you’ve been hiding under your desk for the past week (or taking our advice while on vacation), you probably have heard by now about how celebrity chef Paula Deen was fired by Food Network. This action was proceeded by Deen’s admission that she had told racial jokes and used racial slurs in the past during a deposition for a $1.2 million discrimination lawsuit. She and her brother, Bubba Hiers, are being sued by former employee who alleges that sexual harassment and a hostile work environment occurred at their restaurant in Savannah, Ga.

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Involuntary Terminations: Make Them As Painless & Smooth As Possible

Posted on: May 1st, 2013 | Category: Employee Relations, Human Resources, Our Blog, Terminations

Julie closed her office door and put her head down on her desk.  “Let me rest – just for a minute,” she thought, “I need a break.”  She’d just had to let an employee go after trying —unsuccessfully—to resolve his attendance issues, lackluster sales results, and consistently poor attitude.  While she felt sure that, as…

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HR Satire We Love: “Mad Men” Observed

Posted on: April 24th, 2013 | Category: Employee Relations, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog, Talent Management, Terminations

A new post called “Memo From Mad Men’s Human Resources Department” by the New York Observer, had us in stitches. It’s a very tongue-in-cheek piece that examines how everyday office life on the TV drama “Mad Men” set in the 1960s would be viewed if it were happening in the business world today.

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