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Details matter when documenting promotions

11/15/2017

To counter discrimination in promotion claims, be sure you can show that the selected employee was a better candidate in as many ways as possible. That makes it much harder for a disappointed candidate to prove he was clearly better qualified.

Most new hires afraid to negotiate starting pay

11/14/2017

Most new hires don’t negotiate their starting salaries even though most employers expect them to, according to a Harris Poll. Only 44% of applicants try to bid up a potential employer’s initial pay offer.

Snapshot: Advantages of cloud-based HR applications

11/08/2017

The 40% of employers that house their core HR IT applications on cloud-based servers cite several advantages.

Snapshot: Should robots replace workers?

10/31/2017
Humans vs. machines in the workplace.

Not every ‘safety’ fear amounts to whistleblowing

10/30/2017
In Pennsylvania, workers are protected for whistleblowing. However, the law has specific requirements. For example, the worker’s complaint must be “objectively reasonable” and not merely a complaint about some perceived safety issue.

Fingerprint time tracking? Check state law

10/26/2017
In recent years, employers have seized on biometric technologies such as fingerprint scanning as a way to control time-clock abuse. But before you rush out to buy the latest in technology, be sure to check with your attorney or your state labor department.

Stifle that yawn! Everyone else is bored at work, too

10/24/2017
If you’ve ever had a case of the blahs at work, you’re not alone. According to a new survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam, the average professional is bored in the office 10.5 hours per week.

Snapshot: Sexual harassment costs tens of millions per year

10/24/2017
Since fiscal year 2010, the EEOC has collected an average of $42.2 million per year on behalf of sexual harassment victims.

Accommodation frustration

10/19/2017
When HR professionals and execs were asked which accommodation requests from employees are the most difficult to grant, here’s how they replied.

The HR I.Q. Test: November ’17

10/19/2017
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.