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Increase HIPOs’ Risk and Reward, But Beware Discrimination

Yesterday’s Advisor offered tips for handling the difficult situation in which high potential (HIPO) employees low on the career ladder are antsy because Boomers won’t retire. Today, more tips, plus an introduction to the unique guide just for HR “Lone Rangers”—the one-person HR departments. Here are some more tips for managing HIPO employees: Increase risk […]

My Boomers Aren’t Retiring—How Can I Keep HIPOs Engaged?

Yesterday’s Advisor offered tips for handling the difficult situation in which high potential (HIPO) employees low on the career ladder are antsy because Boomers won’t retire. Today, more tips, plus an introduction to the unique guide just for HR “Lone Rangers”—the one-person HR departments. Here are some more tips for managing HIPO employees: Increase risk […]

Avoid These Errors in Hiring and Recruiting

Yesterday’s Advisor covered the first three critical hiring mistakes; today, more errors, plus an introduction to the all-things-HR-in-one-place website, HR.BLR.com.   Go here for mistakes 1-3 4. Making Poor Selection Decisions Especially if you have not done a good job of gathering information about candidates, it’s easy to rely on one of these misleading factors: […]

7 Critical Hiring Mistakes

Selecting the right people is so basic to success, yet many managers do it poorly, due to either haste or ignorance. Here are seven critical mistakes for recruiters and hiring managers to avoid. 1. Failing to Clarify What You Are Looking For Everyone’s in a hurry to fill a vacant position. But filling a job […]

OT with Multiple Rates? Weighted Rate OR Agreement

In yesterday’s Advisor, we presented examples for calculating the “regular rate” pay. Today, overtime with shift differentials and multiple rates of pay, plus an introduction to the guide especially for small or even one-person, HR departments. Example #3—Shift Differentials [Go here for examples 1 and 2] Employers must include shift differential pay when determining an […]

Ignoring the ‘Regular Rate’—DANGER Zone

Employers who ignore or miscalculate the “regular rate” make an easy, but costly, mistake. Here’s what the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) requirement is and how to make the calculation. What’s the Deal with the ‘Regular Rate’? First of all, overtime, at the rate of at least time and one half, must be paid on […]

Danger—Managers’ Myths and Misconceptions About Mental Disabilities

Misguided assumptions about accommodation of mental disabilities—held by your managers and supervisors—create legal landmines in the courtroom, says Attorney Patricia Eyres. In today’s Advisor, she shares the seven worst myths. HR needs to be alert to the attitudes of supervisors and coworkers, says Eyres, who is managing partner of the Eyres Law Group LLP in […]

The 5 Questions that Identify Essential Functions

In fact, we turned to SmartJobs for the five questions that can help you decide whether a function is an essential function: 1. Does the position exist specifically to perform this function? For example, when a person is hired to proofread legal documents, the ability to proofread is an essential function. Or, for example, a […]

Social Media–Badmouthing, NLRB, Privacy

The eight tentacles come from a recent BLR/HRHero-sponsored webinar featuring Patricia Trainor, JD, and Stephen Bruce, PhD. Attorney Trainor is BLR’s Senior Managing Editor, HR; Bruce is editor of the HR Daily Advisor.  [Go here for tentacles 1 to 4.] Tentacle #5—Inappropriate/ Negative Actions Toward the Employer Release of “trade secrets” and other proprietary data […]