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Firing of USC football coach not a model for employer handbook

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons   Imagine returning from a business retreat with nearly 100 employees at 3 a.m., then getting pulled off the airport bus in front of your employees and fired. Sound a bit far-fetched? That’s precisely what happened… continue
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OSHA’s HazCom Standard has December 1 deadline looming for US employers

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard. When fully implemented, the new HazCom Standard will more closely resemble the Globally Harmonized Standard (GHS), which is currently used in most other parts of… continue
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Five steps US retailers can take to eliminate workplace violence

US retailers experience higher rates of violence, such as robberies and assaults, than workplaces in other industries for a variety of reasons. For example, a good deal of cash is often exchanged in retail workplaces. What’s more, retail establishments are… continue
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Top 5 Tips on Retaining Top Performers

Employers, whether in the US or elsewhere, should strive to retain top performers. Doing so: Improves production continuity; Increases institutional memory; and Reduces costs. However, retaining top talent isn’t as easy in a competitive marketplace or in uncertain economic times.… continue
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Top Four Recruiting and Hiring Trends for US Employers

I had the good fortune to speak “virtually” to HR professionals across the US last week about key preemployment screening and testing trends as part of the XpertHR webinar series. If you missed my presentation, the good news is it’s… continue
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Top 5 tips for employers when managing pregnant employees

Women now make up over 50 percent of the workforce. Many of these women are pregnant employees and new mothers. With a significant number of women working later into their pregnancies than ever before, employers face a number of issues… continue
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Three Embarrassing U.S. Employee Terminations…and How to Avoid Them

Successful U.S. HR professionals are excellent multi-taskers.  They know how to recruit and retain the best talent, foster employee engagement, monitor employee performance and information distribution and proactively comply with ever-changing legislation – all while positioning their companies to be… continue
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5 Crazy US Workplace Accidents and Tips on Preventing Similar Events

When workers and employers do not take the right steps to ensure safety, there is no question that bad things can happen. Here are five crazy US workplace accidents, and some employer tips on avoiding similar fates: 1. Attack of… continue
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Reviewing Employee Handbooks: Nine Steps to Giving Your Staff Handbook an Annual Checkup

While many employers know it is a good practice to have an employee handbook in place, it is crucial to give your employee handbook an annual check up to see which policies should be reviewed, revisited and updated based on… continue
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Top 5 HR Mistakes in Mergers and Acquisitions

US HR professionals play a prominent and crucial role in preparing for organizational restructures like a merger or acquisition.  If a restructure is like uncharted waters to an explorer, then HR and its Transition Team are the captains of the… continue
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