7 Tips for Hiring During (and After) COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way HR work is done. From telework policies to Zoom meeting protocols, departments have had to respond quickly to a changing work environment.

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11 Things to Know About Wage Garnishment and Child Support

As an employer, you may receive a court order requiring you to withhold from the wages of an employee due to wage garnishment or child support obligations. Here's what you need to know when you receive an order. 

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(Not) On the Road Again: Handling Employee Travel in a COVID-19 World

The reopening economy forces employers to grapple with how to maintain a safe workplace while the coronavirus continues posing a significant health threat. The equation is even more complicated if people travel and then return to work,...

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Supreme Court Decision Extends Title VII Protections to LGBTQ Employees

In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided June 15 that, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an individual cannot be discriminated against in the workplace because of sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender...

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Hiring at the Top of Your Salary Range? Here's Why It's Not a Good Idea

If your job postings often attract candidates whose pay expectations (and qualifications) far exceed your budget, it might be time to take a look at your recruitment process from a new perspective.

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COVID-19’s Second Impact: Addressing Mental Health as Employees Return to the Workplace

While the nation may be flattening the curve of the coronavirus pandemic – at least enough for businesses to consider bringing employees back to the workplace – another pandemic may be following right behind it. Marissa Levine, director of the...

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COVID-19: Tips for Transitioning Candidate Interviews to the Telephone

While your organization works to comply with changing federal, state and local regulations designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, transitioning from in-person to telephone interviews is likely either done or on your list. While changing the...

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President Signs Emergency FMLA and Paid Sick Leave in Wake of Coronavirus

On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a multibillion-dollar bill that requires businesses with 500 or fewer employees to provide paid sick leave and job-protected emergency family and medical...

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Fear-Based Reactions to COVID-19 Could Lead to Workplace Discrimination Claims

A public health emergency like the one we are now experiencing creates stress for businesses and employees. It’s understandable that people are apprehensive – even fearful – about the spread of COVID-19 and the potential impact it may have on...

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Six Leadership Skills No Good Manager Can Be Without

Are good managers born? Or are they made?

Having effective leaders in your company’s management roles is important because strong managers have enormous impact on employee productivity and retention. Employees who rate their managers as poor...

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