Our most popular HR blog posts of 2016, part IV
In this last installment of our year-in-review for 2016, we ring out the year by sharing our most popular HR blog posts from October to today. The last 12 months have fueled many great story ideas for 2017, including follow up to last week’s top pick about new proposed legislation that would prohibit companies from asking job applicants about their salary history. (FYI: This bill continues to make the news as recently as this week.)
Also in last week’s round up of popular 2016 posts, we covered ways of combating summer slump and remembered fondly the Brava award bestowed upon our fearless leader, Tina Hamilton, PHR, by SmartCEO Magazine. (If you missed it, you can read the full post here.)
And now, without further ado, please enjoy part four of our “Best in Show”, as selected by the myHR Partner team.
The hiring process is expensive. There’s no way to deny it. Just last year, Time reported the that the overall increase in time the hiring process takes has contributed to the rising costs. This news certainly is sobering for employers, although it’s not surprising.
However, with so much at stake, streamlining the recruitment process may feel risky to some employers. Tina Hamilton, PHR, myHR Partner president and a hiring outsourcing entrepreneur who has been tapped by Monster.com as an expert on minimizing the costs and time it takes to hire, says that there are a several simple ways to streamline the recruitment processes without potentially missing quality candidates. And when it comes to the area of telephone interviews, she offers some sound advice.
Plan, prepare and remember that wage and hour laws will prevail, even in the face of natural disasters.
As temperatures fall and winter approached in the Northeast, we at myHR Partner shared a few inclement weather policy tips for employers. While this advice is important for businesses facing snowstorms in the near future, it is also relevant for a wide host of bad weather situations that any workforce may face in any part of the country, at any time of year.
myHR Partner President Tina Hamilton, PHR weighed in as one of several experts commenting in an article in The Morning Call on recent a last-minute injunction by a U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas of the Department of Labor‘s (DOL) overtime rule changes. These changes were set to go into effect this week, on Dec. 1, 2016, but this court blockage prevents the implementation of the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule that would have given an estimated 4 million more American workers eligibility for overtime pay heading into the holiday season. What should employers do now?