WHAT did you say about me? Employment References and Negligent Hiring

Employees come and go.  And part of that process often involves checking or providing references for future, current or former employees.  What you say, or don’t say, could leave an employee asking, “What did you say about me?” This very simple question is the underlying reason why businesses need to have an employment reference policy.…

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Who’s Dating Who? – Office Romances

February – the “love” month!  Red roses, chocolate candy, and….broken hearts?  (Somebody say, “ouch”!)   While certainly love (and consequently, broken hearts) happen in life, it becomes particularly awkward and challenging when it occurs in the workplace.  The rumors of “who’s dating who” in the workplace can be a hot topic.  And an equally hot mess…

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Way Back in 2017

We have now embarked on a brand new year. It is 2018 and every time a new clock turns on the year it’s time to think about how we can be better next year. So how are we going to be better in the New Year. From an HR perspective, the truth of the matter…

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Job Descriptions- Are Yours Legal Proof?

It may seem like a small thing, but it can end up being a big thing – and an expensive one as well.  Job descriptions are critically important to not only the employee but also the organization, as it serves as a base for almost everything an organization does for their employee – compensation, performance…

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Top 10 Employee Handbook Mistakes

Employee Handbooks.  An essential part of any organization that provides expectations and rights to employees, and provides employers with guidelines in which to govern their business as it relates to policy.  Understanding the most common employee handbook mistakes, and how to avoid them is critical to any business, no matter the size.  Here are the…

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