Is HR the wrong department for innovation?

Think about your typical HR department or typical HR person. Does the word innovator come to mind? For most of you probably not, it doesn’t for me. HR is often more concerned with the status quo or the best practice. HR is more concerned about not breaking the rules, after all HR is the keeper …

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Paying for Holiday Parties

  As we come into the holiday season may of you may be having a holiday party this year Here is some quick advice on holiday parties and pay. Do employees have to attend? Most holiday parties are voluntary, but not always. There are occasions where an employee is either required to attend or it …

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Saving Your Bacon: Results Alone are not always the Best Criteria

  What do you do when you have an employee who is producing the results you want but is breaking the “rules” by not following proper protocol? This is a story that shows that results alone are not always the best criteria to determine whether an employee is retained and how proper documentation will “save …

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Build a Network of Remarkable People

  To try to attempt to be a “solo” operator in today’s world is a defeating activity. The world it too interconnected for you to try to run your HR department, your company, your consultancy or your life without having a network to rely on. You need to build a network of remarkable people. Remarkable …

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5 Wage and Hour Mistakes Most Employers Make

  With the increasing emphasis the U.S. Department of Labor has been putting on errors in the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) it is important to understand how you may go wrong. Here are 5 of the most common wage and hour mistakes many employers make. Number 1: Not recording actual time …

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