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More than a hunch: Making better hiring decisions
(November 8, 2017)
Whenever an unexpected vacancy occurs, the hiring frenzy begins. Managers often feel the pressure to hire the first “warm body” with the minimal qualifications for the job instead of utilizing a systematic and thorough approach. Read on

Heaps of paperwork or storehouses of data?
Exploring ways to keep HR records

(November 3, 2017)
No one disputes the importance of proper recordkeeping in the workplace. But what’s the best way to keep that information?  Read on

Conducting unbiased investigations:
tips from the Russian probe

(November 1, 2017)
As those of you who conduct internal workplace investigations know, a biased and unfair investigation (or even the perception of such an investigation) is often worse than no investigation at all.  Here are some tips to make sure your investigations are done correctly. Read on

High profile or not, sexual harassment claims
require employer action

(October 27, 2017)
Sexual harassment—the subject has exploded in recent weeks as people from all walks have spoken up about a menacing workplace problem. Even though antiharassment efforts are a priority in human resources circles, recent revelations about the actions of some high-profile executives are likely to cause employers to ask the question, “Are we doing enough?”   Read on

Take this off your fall 'to do' list:
EEO-1 delayed in part and suspended in part

(October 25, 2017)
On August 29, acting chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Victoria Lipnic issued a statement indicating that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) plans to delay the effective date of the pay data collection provisions of the revised EEO-1 form in order to review the appropriateness of the revisions under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Read on

Training done right: Effective communication is key
(October 20, 2017)
Good training has always been important in the workplace, but today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world of work makes training more important than ever. Read on

I'm sorry, so sorry: how to apologize at work
(October 18, 2017)
Humility is a virtue. For most of us, it doesn’t come easily. Owning up to a mistake at work can be a difficult task, particularly for employees who want to be good at their jobs and please those they report to.  Here is some brief guidance on offering a strong apology.  Read on

California employers must adjust
to new laws on leave, pay, criminal history

(October 17, 2017)
Pay equity, parental leave, and criminal history are hot topics that have been grabbing attention for some time, and employers in California now need to prepare for three newly signed laws addressing those issues.  Read on

Trump administration discontinues ACA's CSR payments
(October 16, 2017)
On October 12, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma released a statement announcing that cost-sharing reductions (CSR) payments were to be immediately discontinued based on a legal opinion from the attorney general. Read on

Labor looks for love
(October 13, 2017)
The song “Looking for Love,” written by Wanda Mallette, aptly describes the circumstances of organized labor. Despite labor’s political expenditures and substantial support from the Obama administration, its membership rolls continue a precipitous decline. Read on

New Executive Order seeks to expand health insurance options
(October 12, 2017)
After several failed legislative attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Donald Trump is now taking matters into his own hands. Read on

Make sure employees know what to do if ICE raids your workplace
(October 11, 2017)
You would like to train your frontline employees on what to do if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows up with a warrant for an immigration raid. What should you tell your receptionist at the main office? What should you tell your managers and site supervisors at the other worksites? Read on

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