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Dress Code Policy: What is “Normal” Today?

HR Question: My company is interested in updating the dress code policy.  What is “normal” today and are there any specific things I should keep in mind in making this update? HR Answer: Workplace appearance and grooming standards are nothing new. However, what they encompass continues to evolve as we consider cultural and generational needs and […]

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What is the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)?

HR Question: What is the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) and how can I take advantage of this program? HR Answer: As an incentive to employers of all sizes to keep employees on payroll, the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) was created to help employers navigate the unprecedented impact of COVID-19.  The ERTC is a […]

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What Can I Do to Prevent the “Great Resignation” in My Organization?

HR Question: Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to wane, I’m hearing predictions of a “Great Resignation” as employees begin to feel more confident in switching jobs or employers. What can I do to prevent a “great resignation” in my company? HR Answer: As consumer confidence is beginning to increase, employee/job-seeker confidence is also […]

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How Can We Support Our LGBTQ Employees?

HR Question: As June is Pride Month, many organizations are taking this opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the LGBTQ community. But is it enough? How can we support our LGBTQ employees? HR Answer: A year ago, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that employers may not discriminate based on sexual orientation or […]

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How Can HR Professionals Reduce Workplace Violence?

HR Question: How can we reduce workplace violence? HR Answer: The numbers are staggering and undeniable. According to SHRM’s 2019 study, 48% of HR professionals reported some type of workplace violence incident in their organization. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported in the same year there were 888,220 events or exposures involving injury […]

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How Is The Tri-State Area Handling Unemployment Job Search Requirements?

HR Question: I’ve heard that some states are opting out of federal unemployment programs and/or reinstating unemployment job search requirements. How are Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana defining unemployment requirements in the Tri-State area? HR Answer: At the onset of the pandemic, states were given additional funding through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to aid […]

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How Can I Protect My Organization from Phishing Scams?

HR Question: I keep seeing reports of large companies being compromised by phishing scams, data leaks, and hacking attacks. How can I protect my organization from some of these attacks? HR Answer: Phishing emails are a type of scam designed to obtain information or prompt certain behavior from their targets. To that end, they typically […]


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