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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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Use Your HCM For Data Sharing

The Power Of Data Sharing With An HCM Modern business owners recognize the importance of data storage. In order to successfully run an organization in any industry, you must have a viable way to collect information that is relevant, especially when focusing on internal needs. As our corporate needs evolve, so too does our reliance on how we view data storage. Savvy entrepreneurs understand that when it comes to internal operations, it's not just about collecting information; the real power of data, the very lifeblood of any organization, comes from successfully sharing it to relevant employees across all functions, departments, and branches. A key resource for effective data sharing is an i

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Sexual Orientation Protected in Employment, According to Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal

On April 4th, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal Appellate Court to rule that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, sex includes sexual orientation. The Court’s ruling creates law only in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Every other Circuit Court of Appeals, except for the Ninth Circuit, has ruled that the term sex in Title VII does not include sexual orientation; these rulings were issued between 1979 and 2012. Federal Courts of Appeal often try to align their rulings with the decisions of the other Circuits. However, the Seventh Circuit decided that it was time to take a fresh look at this question in light of the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision

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Partner With A Professional Staffing Team

Why You Should Partner With Staffing Professionals During This Historic Unemployment Low According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the country hit a 4.7 percent unemployment rate in February 2017. The past several months have all reflected this low unemployment trend, putting us in line with rates not seen in roughly a decade. And these are just the national averages; some individual states are experiencing historic lows in their unemployment. While a bustling economy full of active workers is an excellent sign, many employers are suddenly noticing a major upheaval in their recruiting efforts. Just a few short years ago, any open position would instantly get flooded with applicants. H

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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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The Real Costs of Employee Turnover—And How to Measure Them

Employee turnover is expensive—more so than you might think. According to a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, the average cost-per-hire is $4,129. However, turnover costs can vary depending on the length of time it takes to fill the role, the importance of the position to the employer, and the employer’s industry. Some costs are easily calculable, such as those of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding. Other costs can be difficult to measure, such as the impact of a termination on employee engagement. Easily measurable or not, all these costs hurt your bottom line. Fortunately, many of the costs of turnover can be measured and predicted, so you can budget for em

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HR Tip of the Month

Make sure you’re calculating overtime on workweek basis, not a pay period basis. Non-exempt employees must be paid time and a half for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek, regardless of total hours worked in the pay period. The workweek is the 7-day, 168-hour period during which you track employee time to see if anyone has worked more than 40 hours and is therefore entitled to overtime. For instance, many companies set their workweek to begin at 12:00 am Sunday morning and end the following Saturday at midnight. Your workweek shouldn’t fluctuate, and your employees should be aware of when it starts and ends (hopefully, that’s in your handbook!). The most common error we see he

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Disadvantages Of Borrowing Against A 401K

5 Reasons To Never Borrow Against Your 401K We have all heard various investment strategists discuss the benefits of borrowing from our 401k plans. Lower interest rates and paying yourself back (with interest!) are the two biggest benefits to this type of loan. While it may seem like a sound borrowing technique, there can be some significant negative effects of taking out a participant loan on your long-term retirement savings plan. Knowing the risks can help you make the right decision for your situation. Here are 5 reasons to never borrow against your 401k. Plan Savings Come To A Halt Most retirement plans have stipulations that prevent borrowers from making additional contribution

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