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5 Ways to Continue Recruiting Through the Holidays

You notice indulgent treats start streaming in the office. More colleagues using up their vacation and sick time. And company leaders preoccupied with allocating budgets and prioritizing action.
This can only mean one thing: the holiday season is upon us once again. ...




Why Hiring Veterans Makes Good Business Sense

Amber McCollum, 28, 8 Ways to Attract and Keep Veteransspent five years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, including nine months stationed in Afghanistan. She’s proud to have served her country.But when she decided to leave the military in 2015, she worried about her transition to the corporate world. ...




Don’t Forget the Fluctuating Workweek for Your Salaried Nonexempt Employees

As an employer, you have two options to pay salaried, non-exempt employees.
Are you still struggling with how to handle your currently exempt employees who, one month from today, will earn less than $913 per week? If you have a salaried employee, no matter what they do on a day-to-day basis, if he or she earn less than $913 per week, beginning Dec. ...




How to Talk with an Employee about a Personal Hygiene Issue

Tactics to Resolve Sensitive Problems
 
he following is a sample open door policy for your workplace. It is  recommended that forward-thinking workplaces adopt an open door policy to promote positive communication with employees.
The policy should appear in your employee handbook. ...




5 Big-League Mistakes of the Newly Retired

Some errors are inevitable, but these, you can't afford to make.
 
For about two years now, a class-action lawsuit has been ongoing in court, with minor league baseball players trying to get back pay based on federal and state minimum wage and overtime laws. ...




How to Make Halloween Safe and Fun in Your Workplace

Employers Can Prevent Problems with Preparation and Communication
Halloween is one of your employees’ favorite holidays to celebrate in the workplace. For employers, Halloween is a chance to build teamwork and encourage positive morale among employees. ...




Top 10 Signs You’ve Hired The Wrong Candidate

Picture the scene: you’ve advertised for a new employee, conducted the interviews and selected who you think is the ideal candidate. Their first week of work rolls around and it goes without saying that you’ve got high hopes for what your sparkling new employee can and will achieve at your company. ...




Cutting to the chase: Questions that will spotlight the A-players you’re looking for

Ever wish you had a list of sure-fire questions you were confident would identify the best job candidates?  
 
Well, serial entrepreneur Mitchell Harper, who’s hired a lot of people to run his five businesses, thinks he’s come up with one. ...




Why Veterans and Civilian Employers Have So Much Trouble Communicating

In his 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama encouraged American employers to "hire a veteran" if they want to get the job done. Veterans bring high levels of integrity, commitment, loyalty, flexibility, skills and talents learned in high risk, high stress situations, plus the ability to navigate cultural narratives not taught in most business schools or university environments. ...




The Future of Work is 'Remote.' How You Can Build a Killer Remote Team.

Each year more companies are choosing to leave the office behind and create a remote team. Trello and Github are just two examples of businesses, creating virtual offices that allow workers from all over the world to join.
 
For an early-stage startup, a remote team can be especially beneficial. ...