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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.

MODERN EMPLOYER HR News

 

Don’t Ask This Weak Interview Question

interview questionsFiguring out what to ask candidates is hard, 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. There’s one interview question that really sticks out as particularly canned and not very helpful.

Can you guess what the question is?

IN THE NEWS: Nearly $1M Stolen from Company Payroll

An employee in charge of payroll allegedly embezzled the money. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office charged the woman for taking nearly $1 million from her employer between May 5, 2015, and June 15, 2017. How did this crime go undetected for so long?

Read how the payroll fraudster was caught.

Looking Back at 15 Years of HR Innovation

15 years of HR outsourcing innovationLike cell phones, HR has evolved immensely over the last 15 years. We’ve been delivering modern outsourced HR services to businesses across the country since 2002, and we have see a lot of changes and innovations in the field that impact the bottom line of your business.

Managing your workforce today vs. 2002

15 years of revolutionizing HR outsourcing

Morning Call Business Cycle taps myHR Partner

myHR Blog editor Margo Trott Mukkulainen talked with “Creativity Works” columnist William Childs about how toxic workplaces stifle creativity, lead to talent flight and can contribute to a costly bad hire in a recent article for The Morning Call.

Check out the “Creativity Works” article.

We Had Some Serious Summer Picnic Fun!

Here at myHR Partner, we practice what we preach, and have fun doing it. Take, for example, our family-friendly company picnic we threw this summer. It was a great way to show employee appreciation and to beat the dreaded workplace summer slump.

Check out our picnic photos!

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