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Do You Show Empathy to Employees?

When reading the headline, many of us may have instinctively thought, “Of course I show empathy!” But the reality is that employees often don’t feel they’re treated in ways that show empathy. The employer-employee relationship is often seen by employees as more adversarial than supportive.

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How Awards Can Support Training and Development Efforts

Many companies provide awards to employees throughout the year as a way to express gratitude for hard work and important contributions as well as to publicly acknowledge the success of teams and individual staff members.

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Apple Joins Other Big Tech Firms in Housing Investment

The high-tech industry is famous for its efforts to attract top talent. In addition to impressive salaries, companies like Google are known for over-the-top employee perks and inviting campuses—and for good reason. High tech has high competition.

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Making the Case for Unlimited PTO at Your Organization

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Paid time off (PTO) is a great way to give your employees the much-needed breaks they deserve, and some states and municipalities are taking this one step further by making it a law to provide PTO to workers. As you compete with other organizations to attract and retain talent, it’s time to take a second […]

HR Works 73: What Will HR Look Like in 2025?

We know that employers spend a lot of time and energy on the entire employee lifecycle: from sourcing to onboarding straight through retention, engagement, and, of course, exit interviews. How can HR professionals grapple with that lifecycle if they can’t predict the terrain of the HR landscape 5 or even 10 years from now? In […]

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5 Critical Components Every Job Description Must Contain

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.

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Wage and Hour: Is It Legal to Suspend an Employee Without Pay as a Form of Discipline?

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 […]