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Monthly Archive: July 2016

How to curb Pokemon Go in the workplace

Add this to the “HR advice you never thought you would need” column, because we’re here today to tell you how to curb the use of the viral video game “Pokemon Go” in the workplace. In case you have been living under …

The rules for minimum wage violations when making pay deductions

The US Department of Labor recently ordered a regional restaurant group to pay $700,000 in back wages and damages to 129 employees that the DOL says were not fairly paid for their work. In the case, the DOL claims that Wisconsin-based El …

Survey identifies seven surprising facts for companies looking to hire

A recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder suggests that nearly half of companies struggle to find the workers that they need to fill crucial positions within their company. Based on the responses from the survey – which included the responses of more than …

HR How-to: Three tips for handling workplace conflict

When you think about conflict in the workplace, you probably think about that time Janice in accounting screamed at Joan in finance for not re-filling the coffee pot. But conflict in the workplace can actually be a good thing – failure to …

DOL hikes penalties for several HR violations

It just got more expensive to break the law, at least if your company is in violation of several Department of Labor laws. Specifically, the DOL has posted significant civil penalty increases for a number of violations, provided they occurred after November …

Study suggests more workers willing to ask for pay increase

Results of a recent study suggest that employers no longer have the upper hand when it comes to discussions about compensation, with workers indicating that they feel that the booming job market is now giving them the leverage they need to ask …

HR How-to: Five words you should look out for in an interview

Imagine if there was a way to determine whether the candidate was the right person for the job by asking just a single question? Well, according to Dave Porter, managing partner at Baystate Financial in Boston, a company that holds its recruiters …

Survey Reveals Increasing Challenges for Recruiting

Finding the right candidate for the job can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. But a new survey suggests that finding ANY candidate for the job is almost as tough! According to a new research report from the …
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