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Helpful HR Guidelines

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By: | May 31, 2019
Establishing a productive, respectful and harassment-free environment should be a priority for all employers. But how can you protect your company (and your employees) from problematic behavior? A comprehensive anti-harassment policy is a good place to start. Effectively communicating your policy and ensuring that employees understand what it means are the next steps. Consider these... read more
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By: | May 28, 2019
Over time, employee records can begin to accumulate and take up precious space. At which point you may be tempted to throw some of them out. But did you know that when you hire employees, you’re required by law to keep certain records from one to 30 years? These range from salary and payroll information... read more
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By: | May 13, 2019
Two significant events pushed harassment from the shadows and into the spotlight: #MeToo and #TimesUp. The headlines that followed delivered a sobering message: Harassment is more of an issue than most thought. Yet, it remains an issue when employees, managers and business owners have an “It happens, but it doesn’t happen here” point of view.... read more
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By: | Apr 08, 2019
Imagine driving to work one morning with no street signs or traffic lights to guide you. You would be super cautious every time you came to an intersection, and chances are good you’d be pulling your hair by the time you got to work due to the stress. Lights, signs and programmed systems create order... read more
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By: | Mar 28, 2019
Is sexual harassment on the rise in U.S. workplaces, or are more people stepping forward and filing complaints? Regardless which statement is accurate, harassment has become a critical HR issue for businesses large and small following the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. And for companies that don’t have a plan to build awareness and address harassment... read more
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By: | Mar 25, 2019
It seems like just yesterday when small business owners deployed the high-tech system of strategic sticky-note placement to track employee time-off requests and absenteeism. You remember, Jeff was on blue stickies next to the stapler, Gina was yellow piled under the “Best Boss” trophy, and Terry was pink behind the rolodex. And don’t forget the... read more