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HR Management

Lessons from SHRM's Annual Conference

The HR Specialist joined thousands of HR professionals gathered June 19–22 in Washington, D.C., for the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference. Here is some wisdom shared by speakers at the event.
Compensation & Benefits

Know when you can dock exempt employees' pay

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, exempt employees must be paid the same salary regardless of the quality or quantity of their work.
Employment Law

Customer race preference? Prepare for court

Before you honor a customer’s race preference, remember that doing so could expose you to liability for racial discrimination.

'Resign or be fired' may be the riskiest offer

Have you ever presented an employee the option to resign or get fired? Maybe you believed you were helping the employee to graciously exit the workplace without the embarrassment of a termination.

Make employment applications stronger with these 5 add-ons

No federal law dictates what information must be included on employment applications. However, there are certain statements you may want to include.
Employee Relations

Back to basics: getting a good grip

A good, well-timed handshake to pair with your grin is a sure way to stand out, whether you’re at the company picnic or an industry conference. Here’s how important it is: The prospective employee with the best handshake is more likely to get the job, research shows.
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Protect customer data from tempted employees

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