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Most employers are familiar with the core list of federally protected classes: race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. These come from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and have become part of our collective employment consciousness. Other federally protected classes include military or veteran status, pregnancy, and citizenship and immigration status. What employers may not realize is that most states have added their own groups to this list. For instance, many states protect marital status, and a growing number protect credit information and arrest records. Lawful off-duty conduct, political activity, and wage garnishments are also protected in a number of states. Mana

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Partner With An HR Outsourcing Team

The Risk (And Cost) Of Failing To Conduct Background Checks Running your organization effectively sometimes means prioritizing some functions over others in order to simply keep things moving. This can prove particularly true when hiring new employees. A hiring gap in your organization can often mean your already overstretched staff having to absorb even more responsibilities. In an effort to fill the void fast, you may feel tempted to hire a seemingly qualified candidate as quickly as possible, without performing any background checks to expedite the time between offer letter and start date. Some entrepreneurs don't feel pressured to hasten their hires, but simply don't want to incur th

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Strategies For Hiring Recent College Graduates

Hiring Trends With New College Grads – What You Should Know As a Madison entrepreneur, you already recognize that hiring recent college grads is an excellent way to bring on new, enthusiastic talent within your organization. However, onboarding a recent graduate brings with it some distinctive hiring trends and distinctions. In order to keep up with the competition, keep these important tips and trends in mind to ensure you stand out with this year's graduating class. Work With A Professional Staffing Agency In Madison, WI The first step towards success with a new grad hire is to partner with a professional staffing agency in Madison, WI. An experienced staffing agency in Madison, W

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Work With Professional Staffing Team

Forget The Job Boards: Work With A Professional Staffing Firm Managing your recruiting needs using internal resources often boils down to just one staffing strategy: mining online job boards. However, even the best job boards may not prove enough to give you access to the very best talent in your respective industry. Partnering with a professional staffing firm can ensure you go beyond the best job boards and develop a customized recruiting approach for your organization. Benefits Of Working With A Professional Staffing Firm Teaming with a professional recruiting team can yield a wide range of benefits to your existing recruiting model. A reputable provider offers: True Partnership

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Federal Law Alert – Legislative Update, May 5, 2017: Comp Time and Health Care

House Passes Comp Time Bill On Tuesday, the House passed the Working Families Flexibility Act. The Act would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek to choose between overtime pay in the applicable pay period, as the law requires now, or time off in the future. That time off in the future (comp time) would be banked at the rate of 1.5 hours for each overtime hour worked. For example, an employee who works 44 hours in a workweek could choose between 4 hours of pay at 1.5x their regular rate, or 6 hours of paid time off in their comp time bank. If it becomes law, it will only apply to states that do not currently have their own over

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401K Providers Minimize Stress

Use Professional 401K Providers To Eliminate Stress As an employer, you may feel compelled to help your employees manage their retirement funds. While the concept itself is a noble one, many executives soon realize that their role in the process can prove a stressful one, particularly when it comes to payroll. If you've been struggling to minimize the stress associated with the retirement savings plan you offer employees, consider partnering with professional 401K providers. Reputable 401K Providers Offer A Wide Range Of Advantages Including: Personalized Consultations Managing retirement savings internally often means employees coming to you or the HR team to answer questions abou

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Benefits Of Partnering With An HCM Company

Why Partnering With An HCM Company Matters How are you currently managing your human capital competencies in your organization? If you're like many small business owners, chances are, human capital management isn't currently making it to the top of your priority list. This can prove a costly mistake. Understanding the concept of human capital management, as well as the benefits associated with an HCM company partnership can help you understand how to best leverage the most critical component of any organization: its employees. The Beginnings Of Human Capital Management While some entrepreneurs think human capital management is only a recent trend, the concept has roots dating back ove

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Using 401K Savings Strategies

Help Employees Manage Retirement Using 401K Savings Strategies A 401K savings plan can prove a powerful resource to help your employees manage their retirement. However, simply implementing a plan and hoping that your staff will maximize its value is not enough; in order to help your employees optimize savings strategies offered with a 401K plan, it's critical to customize some of the services and options offered through your company's retirement solution. When putting together a savings strategy for your organization, consider implementing other key services such as: Professional Consultations Determining the right investment portfolio can overwhelm your staff members. Even your m

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Working Interviews and Alternatives

Few things are more frustrating for employers than finding out that a new hire oversold their knowledge, skills, and abilities. The employee looked great on paper and appeared confident and competent in the interview, but when it came to doing the basic duties of the job, they just didn’t have what it took. To lessen the likelihood of this unfortunate situation, some employers want to see the candidate in action before formally hiring them. They’ll invite the candidate to spend a day or so at the workplace, shadowing a seasoned employee or doing some of the tasks of the job. This is known as a working interview. It’s legal to conduct working interviews, but there are serious drawbac

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Know When To Leverage HR Outsourcing

When To Leverage The Power Of HR Outsourcing Many human resource professionals overlook the benefits offered by an HR outsourcing partnership. They instantly assume that since they themselves offer a wide range of human resource services, HR outsourcing would add an extra, unnecessary layer to their existing operational model. However, as an HR manager, director, or Vice President, your time is often best spent focusing on higher-level initiatives and objectives. A professional partnership can grant you more time to do just that. Breaking Down HR Levels For Outsourcing Opportunities As a leader in your human resources department, you probably already have a solid understanding on some

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