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


Posters and Postings: What is Required?

One of the most frequent questions I get concerns the required signage and posters in an office. This is one of those areas were both federal and state departments get in on the action. Different states have different signage requirements, so in the interest of simplicity, I will only discuss what is required federally. If you have any questions concerning what your state may require of you, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

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25 Off-Limits Interview Questions

Job interviews present a minefield of legal problems. One wrong question could spark a discrimination lawsuit. That's why you should never "wing it" during interviews. Instead, create a list of interview questions and make sure every question asks for job-related information that will help in the selection process.

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Call of the Day: Banning Personal Cell Phones

Can we ban personal cell phones at work? Many of our employees spend work time on personal calls and text messaging. Can we require that they leave their cell phones in their cars or at home?

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Call of the Day: Cancel Job Offer?

We offered a job to a woman who was great until she signed all her paperwork and now she is being challenging and difficult and she hasn’t even started work yet. Can we change our mind and not hire her?

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Call of the Day: Late Employees

We have an employee who is consistently late. We’ve talked to her numerous times, but she is still late. We don’t know what to do!

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Employee Recognition

Now that is officially Fall, we start thinking about what we are thankful for. One thing, as business owners and managers we can do is remember to be thankful for our employees. I know that sometimes they can be true challenges, but honestly employees who feel appreciated are more positive about themselves and their ability to contribute are potentially your best employees.

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Call of the Day: ObamaCare & Healthcare Reform

I hear there is something we are supposed to send to all of our employees for Healthcare Reform on October 1st. What is it and why?

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Call of the Day: Change an Unwilling Employee's Shift?

We would like to change an employee’s shift. The employee doesn’t want the change. Can we require it?

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Call of the Day: When to Complete a Background Check

When should we do our background checks – before an offer is made? After the offer is made and before employment starts? Of after the employee begins working?

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How to Deal With a Violent Employee

Legally, employees are entitled to a violence free and safe work environment. As an employer you can’t prevent all acts of violence, but you can create and follow a policy that is consistently implemented that ensures early warning method for addressing potential threats of violence in the work environment.

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