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My Best Parenting Advice as Applied to Human Resources

I’ve been to a lot of baby showers lately where it seems like the parents-to-be are showered with as much advice as they are gifts. I’ve seen this as a parent myself—people like to give parenting advice. Strangers offer advice as they evaluate the contents of your shopping cart at the grocery store, at Super […]

The Transformation of HR to ‘People’ Has Begun Its Inevitable Charge Forward

A surface transformation is happening in HR that has deeper ramifications. I am talking, of course, about the popular shift away from the name “Human Resources Professional” toward “people officer.” In recent months, I’ve spoken to quite a few experts who have shown some discomfort toward the concept of referring to employees as “resources.” To […]

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Forget Your Crystal Ball—The Future of Hiring Is Clear

This time of year, everyone wants to know what’s next. But I don’t need to break out my crystal ball because the indicators of what we can expect around the corner in recruitment and hiring during 2020 are quite clear.

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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 […]