Massachusetts’ new law affecting noncompete agreements, set to take effect October 1, retains certain aspects of current law—namely that a noncompete must be necessary to protect a legitimate business interest—but also enacts changes seemingly designed to reduce employers’ reliance on noncompetes.
In part 1 of this article, we made a case for how a new recruiting approach might be required in these difficult recruiting times. Today, we’ll look at exactly how you might accomplish that.
Perceptions of marijuana have changed dramatically in Canada. What used to be an illegal drug is now a recognized medical treatment and is soon to be a legal recreational activity. Canada’s Cannabis Act—making recreational marijuana legal—will take effect on October 17, 2018. Employers have struggled to balance the changes against legitimate health and safety issues, […]
In its recent 2018 Bank Compensation and Benefits Survey, Crowe found that banks seem to have a new focus on human resources based on their salary increases.
When we interview a potential new hire, HR professionals assess the candidate against a list of key skills and personal characteristics needed for the job. Let’s turn the tables and see what that list of key attributes would look like for a human resources management professional.
It’s time to give the 1:1 meeting a long overdue makeover. With many organizations shifting to ongoing performance management, there’s a growing awareness that regular check-ins between managers and employees are good for everyone. Unfortunately, very few organizations offer guidance to improve how they discuss challenges and give feedback. Here are three tips to help […]
Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process.
QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]
In a part one of this article we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain.