HR Management

No Performance Ratings? Or Is It Just HR Doublespeak?

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Rating performance involves placing employees in different categories based on their perceived value to the organization. If your company believes that not everyone performs at the same level, and that employees who contribute more to the company should be rewarded with greater resources and opportunities, then your company rates employee performance in some…

4.2 Million More Workers Must Be Paid OT

4.2 Million More Workers Must Be Paid OT

The Department of Labor unveiled its much anticipated new overtime rule Tuesday night, declaring that 4.2 million more workers will soon have to be paid overtime. The rule, an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act, will officially be announced tomorrow, starting a countdown to December 1 when companies must begin paying overtime…

DOL Announces New OT Rules; 4.2 Million Workers Affected

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The Department of Labor unveiled its much anticipated new overtime rule Tuesday night, declaring that 4.2 million more workers will soon have to be paid overtime. The rule, an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act, will officially be announced tomorrow, starting a countdown to December 1 when companies must begin paying overtime…

What OSHA’s New Rules Mean For Drug Testing

What OSHA’s New Rules Mean For Drug Testing

Many thousands of employers implement post-accident drug and alcohol testing policies to promote workplace safety, as part of accident investigation efforts and in the hope of reducing workplace accidents and workers’ compensation claims. For those employers, the legal landscape may have shifted on May 12, 2016, when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

Hiring Wisdom: Which Type of Manager Are You?

Hiring Wisdom: Which Type of Manager Are You?

Studies show there are essentially two types of managers (and companies) — those that are accounting-focused and those that are marketing-focused. Accounting-minded managers focus primarily on reducing costs and overhead. This approach appears to make/save money in the short run, but actually has the potential to lose customers over the long-term which causes…