HR Real Talk

15 Aug 2017
Why aPHR Certification Makes the Journey Smoother

A recent conversation I had with someone about  aPHR Certification and why it's helpful in career building on LinkedIn took place recently.  One of her comments was "my fear is that...

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10 Aug 2017
Q&A: How do we calculate whether we’re covered under FMLA?

Question: How do we calculate whether we’re covered under FMLA? Answer from Margaret, PHR, SHRM,-CP To be covered under FMLA, private sector employers need to employ 50 or more employees...

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08 Aug 2017
Five Tips for Effective Meetings

 If you want to get a snapshot of your organization’s efficiency and the health of its culture, look at your meetings. Are they efficient and productive? Do their results justify...

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03 Aug 2017
Q&A: We have good reason to suspect an employee has been stealing from the register. How should we respond?

Question: We have good reason to suspect an employee has been stealing from the register. How should we respond? Answer from Angela, PHR: I would recommend suspending this employee and...

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01 Aug 2017
Why Training Employees is Good For Retention

There’s an old joke about an executive who worries that training their employees will be a bad investment because they might leave, to which the sage CEO says, “What if...

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26 Jul 2017
Q&A: Political Discussions In The Office

Question: Some managers have been continually talking about politics in the office, not taking into consideration anyone else's political backgrounds and beliefs. It gets offensive at times, but employees are...

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25 Jul 2017
What Is the Interactive Process, Anyway?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to reasonably accommodate the disabilities of their employees and to engage in an interactive process when a request for accommodation is made....

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20 Jul 2017
Q&A: We have an employee claiming they shouldn’t be classified as exempt from overtime … what are the penalties for mis-classification?

Question: We have an employee claiming they shouldn't be classified as exempt from overtime. If it turns out they're right, what are the penalties for misclassification? Answer from Kara, JD,...

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18 Jul 2017
Why You Should Consider Progressive Discipline Before Termination

Terminating employment always comes with risk, even when it’s done for good cause. You can reduce this risk by using progressive discipline. As its name suggests, progressive discipline involves a...

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15 Jul 2017
Federal Law Alert! New I-9 Form

A New I-9 Form Will Be Released on July 17 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will release a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on Monday, July...

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