Human Resources Tips

The Truth About First Impressions and the Hiring Process.

I’m often asked, “What’s the most important thing you have learned throughout your thirty plus year career as an HR professional?” I always respond with, “Hire the right person for the job.” Although everyone starts with that intention, some hiring managers aren’t trained in using effective interviewing and selection techniques. Additionally, the demands of their

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Part III: Solutions for your biggest problem as a small business.

Just to recap: In our first two articles we described some of the key workforce challenges you face as a small business owner and shared the following suggestions for you to consider: Recognize that engagement is the extent to which employees commit both rationally and emotionally to something or someone in your organization, how hard

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Part II: Solutions For Your Biggest Problem as a Small Business

Just to Recap: In our last article we described some of the key workforce challenges you face as a small business owner: Most of your workforce is not engaged Turnover is costly Hiring the right person is more difficult than ever We defined engagement as the extent to which employees commit both rationally and emotionally

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Solutions For Your Biggest Problem as a Small Business.

Does high-turnover distract you from running your business? Even if it doesn’t, how do you plan on retaining high performing employees in 2019? These are questions that are essential for running a successful business. These are also questions that have actionable, practical solutions that can help you manage your turnover and retention issues as well

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All Press Isn’t Good Press! Debunk the Myth

 – View the Full Blog Here – Ever heard the saying “Any press is good press … as long as they spell your name right?” Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know this is no longer true. Consumers are now more informed and care intensely about organizational values and culture. So, think about

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Harassment-Free Work Zone Workshop with Good Work Network

Why every business owner needs to prevent sexual harassment and protect employees. Lead by Gotcha Covered HR Wednesday, December 13th from 8:30-10:30am Good Work Network in the Franz Conference Room 2022 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Click here to register! Topics Covered Why it’s important to prevent sexual harassment and protect employees. The pieces needed to create

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Sexual Harassment 101: What Every Company Must Learn from the Besh Restaurant Group Allegations

As co-founder of Gotcha Covered HR, and having worked in Human Resources for over 35 years, I have dealt with, and worked to prevent, sexual harassment allegations from many sides. This has ranged from investigating myriad complaints of sexual harassment, representing clients accused of unlawful misconduct, mediating complaints when they have become lawsuits, and training supervisors, employees, department chairs and students on appropriate workplace conduct.  I have counseled parties on appropriate resolution and remedial measures, and businesses on how to put preventative measures in place to avoid unlawful behaviors in their workplace – while setting up reporting procedures to learn if unwanted conduct has occurred.

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Legal Alert: New I-9 Form

On July 17, 2017, the federal government released a new Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification. To prove eligibility to work in the U.S, new hires must complete an I-9 and provide their employers with the identification it requires. Despite coming only months after employers had to adopt the previous version, the new form must

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