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Three Ways HR Can Serve as Cybersecurity Defenders

HR Question: Why should cybersecurity be a priority for HR professionals? Isn’t that IT’s job? HR Answer: Hackers look for more than just passwords and bank information. They can hold personal information hostage like social security numbers, share private health information, or share the results of someone’s less-than-satisfactory performance review with the public. Human error […]

Four Ways to Improve New Hire Onboarding and Training

HR Question: Currently, our onboarding includes completing new hire paperwork, going over our company history and policies, ensuring they have the necessary technology tools, and having them meet with select employees to learn what they need to learn to hit the ground running. What else should we incorporate to improve our new hire onboarding and […]

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What’s the Most Effective Way to Use Panel Interviews?

HR Question: As a retention and growth opportunity, we have decided to shift to panel interviews to engage our team members in the hiring process. What’s the most effective way to use panel interviews? HR Answer: Panel interviews, when planned properly, can greatly exceed the effectiveness of single interviewer methods. Why Single Interviewer Methods Can […]

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The Top Five Handbook Policies to Include This Year

HR Question: We’re in the process of reviewing our handbook for the year and want to make sure that we’re including policies that reflect the talent we’re trying to attract. What are some of the top policies we need to include in our handbook? HR Answer: It’s important to review your handbook at least once […]

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Can We Verify Form I-9 Documents Virtually for Remote Employees?

HR Question: As we continue to hire more employees to work remotely, can we use virtual methods to verify Form I-9 documents for our remote employees? If so, is the option for virtual I-9 verification going to end? HR Answer: The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has extended its temporary policy allowing employers to […]

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Do I Have to Give Performance Bonuses to Employees on FMLA Leave?

HR Question: It’s almost time for quarterly performance bonuses, but one of my employees has been out on approved FMLA leave for the past six weeks. I don’t want to penalize the employee for being out, but it doesn’t seem fair to my other employees if I give this individual their full bonus even if […]

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Top 3 Reasons Why New Hires Leave… And How to Turn Around Your Turnover!

HR Question: We’re struggling with high turnover, and what’s particularly frustrating is to see so many new hires leave. What can we do to retain our new hires? HR Answer: We have endured a pandemic and in its wake, US employers are experiencing record-high turnover rates resulting from the “great resignation.” It sounds like your […]

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