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Month: September 2016

When to Take a Chance on an Applicant

When to Take a Chance Every hiring manager receives applications from people who are clearly unqualified for the job. Sometimes, however, a candidate with no direct or seemingly-relevant experience applies for a position and, for some reason or another, captures their attention. Often the manager believes the promising applicant could be an exceptional employee, but that hiring the applicant...
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When Exempt Status Is a Status Symbol

Human Resources
When Exempt Status Is a Status Symbol Employees who will be transitioned from an exempt to non-exempt classification because of the new FLSA overtime rules may resent the change in classification. They may feel that tracking time is beneath them, that they’re being micromanaged, that their position has less prestige, or that their work has less value. All of this is understandable; being exempt h...
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Political Discussions in the Workplace

Political Discussions in the Workplace This election season has given us generous helpings of drama, and the general election itself is only two months away. With the final stretch before the candidates—and us—you’ll no doubt overhear political small talk in the office. Maybe even a heated argument or two! While a respectful debate over lunch or a brief remark tossed over a cubicle may not...
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Consider Progressive Discipline Before Termination

Consider Progressive Discipline Before Termination Terminating employment always comes with risk, even when it’s done for good cause. You can reduce this risk by using progressive discipline. As its name suggests, progressive discipline involves a progression of disciplinary actions with escalating consequences. When used to give employees with behavioral or performance problems time and opportun...
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