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This Week in Racism, Part 2: Macklemore

May 20, 2014
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When you are conducting investigations in your workplace, let common sense be your guide. If it looks like a bigoted stereotype, it is.


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The Top Nine People SHRM Hurt When It Said Goodbye to HRCI ...

May 16, 2014
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If you're servicing a profession as an association, you might want to think before you try and take down an entire certification system.
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HRCI: Surprised by SHRM Plan to Offer HR Certifications

May 14, 2014
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Questions emerge regarding what SHRM’s move means to those with PHR, SPHR and GPHR credentials, as well as the relationship between the organizations. Updated with comments from SHRM's Hank Jackson and HRCI's Amy Dufrane.


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Should you Check Your Employee's Social Media Accounts?

May 14, 2014
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Do employers have a right to monitor employees’ social media accounts, or is this an invasion of their personal lives?
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EEOC Continues Fight Against Severance Agreements and Employers Fight Back

May 9, 2014
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Employers should take a wait-and-see approach on this issue. It's is too important for employers to knee-jerk pull these key clauses from their agreements.
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How Flexible are our Workplaces?

May 7, 2014
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There is no excuse for an employer to not offer flexibility. If the employee isn’t performing, treat it as an indictment of that employee, not the flexibility policy.
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Potty-Mouthed Employees

May 6, 2014
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Most non-union employees are at-will, which means you can fire them for any reason, as long as some other law, such as discrimination laws, doesn’t trump. So, if an employee has a potty mouth, you can fire her, right?
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Investing in Employees to Invest in Health Care

May 6, 2014
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There seems to be an endless quest to get employees to care more about their benefits. Explaining their importance is becoming increasingly valuable.
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The NLRB is Looking to Overturn Email Solicitation Rules

May 5, 2014
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While a revised ruling would be consistent with the NLRB’s recent position on workplace communication, it is concerning for employers and bears monitoring.
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With Workplace Social Media, Don’t Be Like Emperor Nero

May 1, 2014
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Employers perceive social media as a workplace problem that’s not going away, but many are choosing to do nothing about it.
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