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September 16, 2015

Understanding and Reducing Business Travel Risks for Employees

By: Mike Kelly If your employees travel on behalf of your business – whether in the U.S. or abroad – you are legally responsible for their health and safety. In fact, Duty of Care legislation has become increasingly important in the corporate travel world.  Companies that fail to safeguard their…
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August 5, 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Strategy for HR Leaders

HR should be seen as a valued business partner, but the department is often looked at as more of a nuisance.  HR's worth is clear to those on the inside, but to everyone else, the importance of their contributions is less clear. Experts at SilkRoad, a global leader in cloud-based…
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January 13, 2015

The Problem with Time Off

By: Bruce Clarke, J.D. What could be wrong with time off from work?  Plenty, if you are a manager trying to get things done or an employee who cannot get time off for family issues. Time-off problems generate phone calls to our HR advisors every day.  Most of the problems…
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December 17, 2014

4 Types of Employee Engagement Communication

It's been said -- here and elsewhere -- again and again: employee engagement is vital.  And there are as many ways to improve engagement as there are reasons to do so.  A Gallup poll from earlier this year outlines a few key strategies, including staffing quality managers, holding them accountable…
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December 12, 2014

ACA in the Workplace: Loopholes Abound

By: Maurice Gilbert The Affordable Care Act (ACA), touted by some as a long-awaited cure for the broken health care industry, has benefited some for certain.  But for many others, its enactment has further complicated an already complex system.  The infrastructure has been overloaded with an influx of newly insured…
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December 9, 2014

As Same-Sex Marriage Gains Ground, Employers Must Keep Up

By: Bob Christenson Employers around the country are scrambling to revise benefit plans and policies as same-sex marriage goes mainstream. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia now recognize same-sex marriage, and court challenges supporting same-sex unions have been filed in each of the remaining 31 states. Decisions striking down…
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December 5, 2014

Global HR: The Challenges That Lie Abroad

By: Melissa Silver, Legal Editor at XpertHR In this era of globalization, it has become increasingly popular for U.S. companies to expand businesses internationally. As a result, companies are employing staff in multiple countries, thereby creating challenges for HR. Global HR issues run the gamut, from developing the best methods…
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November 6, 2014

Gen Y Forcing a Change in HR

Generation Y represents the most socially connected and technically savvy contingent in today's workforce.  They're also, in large part, some of the more self-assured candidates out there.  They expect certain allowances and accommodations, and many HR departments are meeting those expectations.  And, frankly, they probably should be. Consider social media…
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October 22, 2014

5 Questions About Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

While the ADA has been in effect for nearly 25 years, many employers still have questions about what qualifies as a disability and what reasonable accommodations must be made for affected employees.  For instance, where does FMLA end and ADA begin?  This can confound even experienced HR professionals.  Fortunately we…
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October 9, 2014

How to Get the HR Manager’s Attention

HR managers have a lot going on in their heads at any given moment (just check out the visual below). If you're a potential candidate, keep in mind that you'll be competing against a myriad of other priorities for the HR manager's brain space.  As well as screening candidates, their…
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