What is an Exempt and Non-Exempt Employee?

What is an Exempt and Non-Exempt Employee

Hourly, Salary, Exempt, Non-Exempt – what does it all mean? It’s an exciting day – after a long search, your company has made a hire for a new position! Everything …

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Several federal laws protect against pregnancy discrimination or grant rights to workers based on pregnancy or related medical conditions. These rights and protections may include rights to: be free from …

Employee Turnover – What You Need to Know

Employee Turnover

Turnover occurs when an employee leaves an employer, usually voluntarily, and will need a replacement. When turnover is high, it’s a signal to an employer to look at their organization …

5 Steps for Successful Employee Onboarding

Successful Employee Onboarding

When employee onboarding is used correctly, businesses usually see a positive ripple-effect on new hire’s morale. The first day is usually the most important for new hires. Making them feel …

3 Tips for Updating Employee Handbooks

Updating Employee Handbooks

Human resource departments have several different tasks on their plates entering the new year. One of the most significant projects is updating employee handbooks for new and current workers. When …

HR Questions to Ask When Evaluating Candidates

HR Questions to Ask When Evaluating Candidates

Screening candidates is no easy task for those in human resources. A good hire is much more than bringing on someone who has achieved both the educational and professional landscapes. …

Background Checks Can Put Employers at Risk

Background Checks Can Put Employers at Risk

Background checks used to be a routine part of the hiring process. Still, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has changed several regulations that have put the viability of …

Tips to Avoid Bad Hires

Tips to Avoid Bad Hires

Human resources departments are under a lot of pressure to make the right decision when hiring new employees. If the company does not take the steps early on during the …

Tips to Avoid Hiring Mistakes

avoid hiring mistakes

Human resources professionals juggle many responsibilities on a daily basis and planning to avoid hiring mistakes often gets overlooked. One of the most difficult tasks  for HR professionals is identifying …