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Five Updates Your Employee Handbook Needs Now

Five Updates Your Employee Handbook Needs Now

If it has been a few years since you last updated your employee handbook (and if you don’t have one, we need to talk), now might be a good time to dust it off and give it a good update. On the federal, state and even local levels, there have been many new laws enacted and critical court decisions that need to be reflected in your handbook. Read More »

An HR Heads-Up

An HR Heads-Up

Whenever we start the process of closing out one year and planning for the next, it is always useful to identify and take stock of the major workforce trends for the coming year. So, as you think about your budget for the year ahead and begin implementing your annual workforce strategy, we’ve identified five key trends for you to consider. Read More »

Who’s Exempt?

Who’s Exempt?

An upcoming federal rule change announced recently by President Obama has the potential to make millions of workers newly eligible for overtime, thereby affecting many of our clients and industry partners. This change, which does not require congressional approval and is slated to go into effect in 2016, will affect businesses of all sizes and in all industries. Read More »

What Not To Ask

What Not To Ask

32 Questions Never To Ask A Prospective Employee, Plus Safe Alternatives Read More »

Worth The Effort?

Worth The Effort?

Don’t Write Off High-Maintenance And Difficult Employees—Yet Read More »

Hiring For Keeps

Hiring For Keeps

It’s easy to make the wrong hire. Follow these 10 steps to get it right. Read More »

Hire Logic

Hire Logic

A recent survey by CareerBuilder reports that most employers planning to hire in 2014 will be recruiting for sales positions. That’s great news if you’re in sales. That’s not so great news if you are the hiring manager because hiring salespeople can be tricky and challenging. If you are planning on hiring a salesperson, here are five mistakes to avoid. Read More »

DIY Performance Evaluations

DIY Performance Evaluations

I often get requests from clients seeking a performance evaluation form so that they can start a new review process in their workplace. My response, which always surprises them, is “Forget about the form—what are the goals?” Read More »

Hire Learning

Hire Learning

The banner at our booth at Expo East 2013 read “Do you love HR? We didn’t think so.” Human resources is a topic that very few people get excited about—I have yet to meet someone who went into business for the purpose of hiring and managing employees. Tackling thorny “people issues” is hard and can be frustrating. But the reality is that once you hire employees, you own myriad challenges that, if not handled well, can grow into significant problems. Read More »

Retention: The Downside Of An Up Economy

Three tips to engage and retain your top employees Read More »

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