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  • HR Snapshot

    HR Snapshot - A real-time look at trending HR topics.

    HR Snapshot provides a series of Q&A articles related to human resources and your business. HR Snapshot answers are provided by our HR pros and provides a useful insight to trending HR topics impacting your business.

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  • Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform - A real-time look at the Affordable Care Act (ACA) topics.

    Health Care Reform articles include various news and updates regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or Affordable Care Act (ACA) which was signed into law on March 23, 2010.

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  • PEO Insights

    PEO Insights - A real-time look at the PEO industry.

    PEO Insights provides a series of articles related to the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry and the growing interest for both small and large businesses outsourcing human resources through a PEO arrangement.

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  • Health & Safety

    Health & Safety - A real-time look at Workplace Safety.

    Health & Safety highlights the importance of health and safety at work, providing you with up to date safety advice, facts, tips and opinions covering a vast range of workplace safety topics.

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  • Human Resources Compliance

    HR Compliance - A real-time look at HR Compliance.

    Our HR compliance articles section provides a comprehensive look at current HR issues and trends impacting your business. Includes straight-forward best practices, tips and information to help protect and grow your business.

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  • Payroll & Tax Compliance

    Payroll & Tax Compliance - A real-time look at Payroll & Tax Compliance.

    Keep up to date with current trends and issues related to payroll and tax compliance for your business. Topics include IRS news and updates and general payroll processing and tax compliance issues for business.

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  • Time & Attendance

    Time & Attendance - A real-time look at Time and Attendance.

    Time & Attendance articles include topics related to effectively managing workforce time and attendance for your business. Keep up to date with current technology trends, news and time & labor management information.

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Administering Unusual Hourly Schedules

When recruiting for unusual hourly schedules, such as graveyard or on-call shifts, it’s important to sell the position in the right way. Some people prefer unusual schedules because of their sleep habits, their family’s needs, or their recreational habits; but not everyone can be successful working odd or irregular hours. Here are a few keys to successful recruiting and hiring for these positions:

Question About Employee Refusing to Sign Written Warning

If an employee refuses to sign the documentation for a written warning, how should we respond?

Answer from Sarah, one of our HR Pros

When an employee refuses to sign a warning, we recommended you write "refused to sign" at the bottom of the notice. It is best if you have more than one person witness and attest to this refusal. Ideally, you and another manager would sign under this notation.

Employer Struggling to Find New Hires

We are struggling to find new hires. We advertise locally and nationally on major job posting sites. And while we are having some success hiring through agencies, they charge high fees. What are we missing here? We offer a great insurance package, 401(k), profit sharing and competitive rates in one of the most popular cities in the US, yet we still have trouble finding good applicants. Any thoughts on the matter?

Answer from Rebecca, one of our HR Pros:

HR Questions About Employee Posting Negative Statements on Facebook

An employee’s recent public Facebook post contains negative statements directed toward a minority group and has caused a stir at the office. It is her private Facebook account, but on it she identifies herself as working for our company. Co-workers and clients have told me the post is offensive and hurtful. I am also worried about it being associated with our company. How should I respond?

Answer from Jenny, one of our HR Pros:

HR Question About Background Checks

We don't typically do background checks, but we're hiring an internal HR person who will have access to sensitive information. We want to do a background check for this position, but since we've never done one for anyone else, we're worried it would look discriminatory.

Answer from Aimee, one of our HR Pros:

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