Human Resources: Is Google Helpouts a New Option for Contract Workers?

Google released the Helpouts program in November 2013. It features live video advice from experts in a variety of categories, from cooking to construction. At the moment, only select companies have been invited to participate in the marketplace, but opportunities for others may arise. This type of service could be a new option for contract […]

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When Bad Weather Strikes – An HR Manager’s Guide to Unscheduled Time Off Requests

In the last few months, as numerous storms have swept across the USA, it’s not surprising that the amount of time off requests coming in to the HR office have been high for many employers. This is usually the norm, because employees have to deal with their children, personal property, and other responsibilities when the […]

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HR Payroll Alert! State Minimum Wage Updates

As 2014 rolls around and the New Year bells toll, there are some important HR and payroll updates you need to know about. Fourteen states around the US are increasing their minimum wage rates in order to help workers keep up with the costs of living. Some of these states have been hit hard by […]

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Is Your Information Right? Get Yourself a Background Check

If you have a criminal conviction on your record, you probably know just how difficult it can be to find an employer willing to take a chance on you. Even if you are the most qualified applicant for a job from an experience or credentials standpoint, even if you charm and impress your prospective employer […]

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It’s Time to Update Your Workplace Labor Law Posters and Employee Handbooks in Just 2 Steps!

Near the end of the year, when many are focusing on holiday parties and vacations, the human resource department is busy planning for the upcoming year. This can include end-of-year performance reviews, compensation and incentive planning, employee training and development, and recruitment efforts. Make it Simple to Replace Labor Law Posters and Employee Handbooks at […]

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Tips for Easily Earning Your Human Resource HRCI Recertification Credits – HR Career Development

If you’ve earned your HRCI credentials as an Human Resources professional, then you know that it’s important to keep your skills and knowledge fresh by regularly participating in learning activities to maintain your certification. In fact, if you hold a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, like I do, then you already know you need […]

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