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What Are Non-Qualified Bonus Grant Programs?

HR Question: Like any organization, I have a handful of key employees – my “rockstars,” for lack of a better term. If any of them left, it would be difficult to replace them – not to mention the impact it would have on our company’s success. But I’m struggling to keep up with the pay […]

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How Can I Prevent Unethical Behavior On My Team?

HR Question: I’m a new supervisor. Now that I have oversight of my team, I know it’s my responsibility to keep an eye out for unethical behavior. But what does that behavior look like? How can I prevent unethical conduct on my team? HR Answer: Ethics in the workplace can be a broad and, at […]

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How Do I Write and Deliver a Written Warning?

HR Question: I have an employee who is not following company policy. I have given them several verbal warnings, and I know my next step is a written warning. How do I write and deliver a written warning? HR Answer: Disciplining employees can be uncomfortable. That’s why most companies have a Progressive Disciplinary Policy, clearly […]

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How Can I Improve My Recruitment Processes?

HR Question: We’re in desperate need of the right talent, but I can’t seem to attract or engage the number of candidates I need! How can I improve my recruitment processes to attract more candidates? HR Answer: You’re not alone! Recruiting the right talent is a challenge in almost every industry and market right now. […]

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Do Our Remote, Out-of-State Employees Qualify for FMLA?

HR Question: Our company has employees located in Ohio who all qualify for the protections covered under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), but we also have employees working remotely in other states. Do our remote, out-of-state employees qualify for our FMLA policy? HR Answer: Great question. Even if the employees don’t fall within the […]

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How Can You Teach a Manager to be a Good Listener?

HR Question: I’ve received a couple of complaints about one of our managers because he is quick to jump to conclusions and doesn’t listen well to his team. I want to provide him with some coaching on active listening. Can you offer suggestions on how to teach him to be a good listener? HR Answer: […]

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What are the Newest Benefit Trends?

HR Question: We’re trying to review our benefit offerings to make sure that we’re meeting each of our employees’ needs. We’re able to offer the basics – health, dental, vision – but are there offerings we haven’t considered yet to keep up with benefit trends? HR Answer: In today’s market, it’s as important to retain […]

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