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By: | Mar 25, 2019
From Hollywood to the boardroom to the break room, sexual harassment headlines have shined an uncomfortable but necessary spotlight on harassment over the past year and a half. One emerging challenge for businesses without an onsite HR professional is determining what is and isn’t harassment, as well as what’s considered illegal. On one hand, many... read more
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By: | Feb 20, 2019
Let’s get right to the point: There’s a smart way to approach employee attendance monitoring and a lazy way. While one (the turn-the-other-cheek method) may seem easier and less confrontational, the other (easy-to-use apps) helps you save money, hold employees accountable and improve morale. Which do you prefer? The turn-the-other-check method is simple: Do nothing... read more
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By: | Feb 13, 2019
Everything is moving to the web these days – shopping, movie-watching, even job application management. Say what? It’s true. In our ever-evolving world of technology, you can now customize a job application that meets the specific needs of your business and manage the entire process from the comfort of your desktop. Even better: The right... read more
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By: | Jan 25, 2019
The good news: Many small businesses recognize the importance of company policies informing employees of their rights and workplace rules. The bad news: They’re not getting this information into the hands of every employee. By law, you must notify employees of certain workplace rights, such as equal employment opportunity, the Family and Medical Leave Act... read more
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By: | Nov 07, 2018
If your business picks up at certain times of the year — or you need to cover employees taking time off for the holidays — you may turn to seasonal workers to fill the gap. Before you create a job application or hang a sign on your business’s front window, however, consider the special circumstances... read more
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By: | Oct 24, 2018
Attracting qualified job applicants is only half the battle in securing top-notch employees. You also need to recognize the traits that differentiate average candidates from outstanding candidates. When you have an open position, you may be tempted to fill it quickly with the first candidate who meets the job requirements. But finding qualified candidates requires... read more