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Was your HR support ready to guide you through a crisis?

When your company was struck by a crisis how did your support measure up? Did they fall short or neglect you? Asking yourself these questions is an important way to analyze the value they’re adding to your company while ensuring you have the support you need moving forward. Let’s take

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Human Resources

Texas Has a Skills Gap: Here’s What Employers Can Do About It

The unemployment rate has been declining dramatically since 2010, dropping from 9.6% to 3.6% in 2019. That’s good news for the workforce, but what about growing businesses looking to hire? A high percentage of HR professionals and hiring managers report shortages in qualified job candidates, with the majority agreeing that

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Human Resources

5 HR Trends for Employers in 2020

To stay strategic, business owners need to look at both past HR trends and trends that will impact HR in the near future. Here’s 5 HR trends for employers to watch this year.  1. Artificial Intelligence  HR technology has quickly moved from the ‘nice to have’ category to become a

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HR Snapshot Q&A

Do You Recommend Reference Checks?

Do you recommend doing reference checks, or is it not worth my time? Thank you for your question. I am definitely an advocate for reference checks. Speaking to references is a great way to get more information about applicants and to verify the information they’ve provided to you. As a

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HR Snapshot Q&A

Addressing Poor Hygiene and Appearance

Our receptionist has bad hygiene and an unacceptable appearance. She looks as though she’s just rolled out of bed, her body odor is noticeable to customers and vendors, and her attire is often dirty, torn, or poor fitting. What is the best way to handle this situation? Answer from Emily,

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Asking An Employee Their Marital Status

Can we ask an employee their marital status? Thank you for your question. Asking an employee’s marital status after hire is not in itself prohibited. After all, this question is already asked on the Form W-4 that employees complete upon hire. However, while there is no federal law that prohibits

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Sample Background Check Notice To Job Applicant

Prior to making an offer of employment, your organization may choose to conduct a job-related background check. A comprehensive background check may consist of prior employment verification, professional reference checks, education confirmation and/or criminal record and credit checks. Third-party services may be hired to perform these checks. The following sample

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