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Symmetry Video Series

 

Motivating Employees: HR tips for getting employees motivated and engaged with your company.


Hire for Attitude: Part Two

You’ve assembled your lists of traits to seek and traits to avoid; now you can use those to create effective interview questions.

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Hire For Attitude: Part One

Research has found that about a quarter of new hires fail because they cannot accept feedback, about a quarter because they are unable to understand and manage emotions, and about a third of new hires, because they aren’t motivated to excel or because they have the wrong temperament for the job. Just over 10 percent lack the necessary technical skills to succeed.

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When Exempt Workers are Exempt

President Obama's re-election increases the likelihood that new regulations will require employers to maintain written justifications for exempt-nonexempt decisions. Here's some guidance on how much nonexempt work an exempt employee can perform. Exempt work has to be the primary duty of an exempt employee. How can you make sure exempt employees are fulfilling this requirement? A useful guide is the percentage of time spent performing exempt work. Employees who spend more than 50 percent of their time performing exempt work will generally satisfy the primary duty requirement.

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Wrongful Termination: How to Minimize Your Exposure

Minimize your exposure to wrongful-termination claims by following these six steps

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Making your Company Uninteresting to Plaintiff Attorney’s

Even when it seems like you’ve done everything right, an ex-employee may decide to challenge your termination decision.

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Fire Before You Hire: 4 essential steps

The problem: Employers often hire for hard skills but fire for soft skills.

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