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What Every Employer Needs to Know About Form I-9
What Every Employer Needs to Know About Form I-9

Form I-9 orders were originally set to expire in May, then postponed to June, and are now set to expire July 18th. In each instance, the government extended the temporary guidance at the last minute. The provision in question is the requirement to examine all new hires’ documents to determine if a person is legally […]

Five Ways Hamilton Teaches Us About Positive Workplace Behaviors
Five Ways Hamilton Teaches Us About Positive Workplace Behaviors

Like millions of other people last week, we celebrated the streaming release of Hamilton. If you’re not familiar with the Broadway musical juggernaut, it illustrates the story of Alexander Hamilton featuring a diverse cast who rap, sing, and dance their way through decades of the American Founding Father’s fast life. As we watched the historic […]

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Why Social Media Screening is Necessary for Informed Hiring
Why Social Media Screening is Necessary for Informed Hiring

Even before COVID-19 changed our business practices, employers were using online resources to vet candidates. Now that much – if not all – of the hiring process has gone virtual, social media checks can help you get a better idea of which candidates could be a good fit. But there are risks involved. Here is […]

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Talent Acquisition Responds Creatively to the Coronavirus
Talent Acquisition Responds Creatively to the Coronavirus

Employers everywhere are concerned with risk mitigation. It started with abrupt lockdowns, swift deployments to fully remote workforces, and in some cases, layoffs and furloughs as COVID-19 reached stateside. Several months into the pandemic and in various stages of re-opening, businesses are now exploring how to continue to reduce risks while still meeting operational needs. […]

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Do You Know Your State’s Marijuana Laws?
Do You Know Your State’s Marijuana Laws?

The rise of remote workers in response to the coronavirus pandemic has also renewed employer’s interests in drug testing. Namely – should you, and can you – drug screen your work from home (WFH) employees? And if so, what are the most reliable methods in this age of virtual work? These questions will likely steer […]

Straight From a New Employee: Tips For a Successful Orientation
Straight From a New Employee: Tips For a Successful Orientation

Everywhere you turn, someone is releasing a how-to blog on conducting a remote employee orientation. These are great in theory, except most of them have one commonality – they’re all told from the perspective of company leadership. So, we decided to go straight to the source and interview a new employee who is literally in […]

Ready to Rehire? Five Things Employers Need to Know
Ready to Rehire? Five Things Employers Need to Know

You’ve established your COVID-19 workplace safety protocols and procedures. Your office is a picture-perfect model supporting physical distancing. Your reopening guidelines are set. Now, you’re ready to rehire.  But just as your operational efforts have had to change to accommodate for this pandemic, so do your hiring strategies. Your candidates may have new expectations. You […]

How Employers Can Advocate for Vulnerable Employees
How Employers Can Advocate for Vulnerable Employees

As businesses begin to reopen and explore alternative operations plans, the effects of this pandemic on vulnerable populations are becoming increasingly visible. Women are being forced out of the labor force to handle home duties Employees of color are disproportionately affected Immunocompromised people are fearful of returning to the office Here’s why some employees are […]

Reestablishing Company Culture After a Pandemic: Five Things to Know
Reestablishing Company Culture After a Pandemic: Five Things to Know

The future of work will be different; That’s something we can all agree on at this point. As you consider return to work plans, every corner of your business – from operational processes and technology infrastructure to employee monitoring and travel restrictions – will be examined and reassessed. Adapting your culture for this ‘new normal’ […]

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Five Ways the Future of Work Could Look Different
Five Ways the Future of Work Could Look Different

Pivot. Turn. Recovery. Whatever you call it, it’s coming. We’re all returning to work one way or another. Just as we altered our business operations and deployed our remote workforces differently, we’ll be re-opening our companies in different ways, too. Physical work environments may include spacing guidelines. Remote employees who are happy and productive at […]

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How to Put Employees’ Needs First When Reopening the Workplace
How to Put Employees’ Needs First When Reopening the Workplace

If fleeing the office before COVID-19 felt like a fire drill; returning to that same workspace may feel like running headfirst back into the fire. Is it safe? Will I stay healthy? Will my friends and colleagues come back? What rules do I need to follow? As any crisis does, these questions understandably provoke anxiety […]

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How Design Culture Can Positively Impact Your Employees
How Design Culture Can Positively Impact Your Employees

Are you scared of returning to the office? You’re not alone. The fear factor of returning to work while the coronavirus pandemic is still unfolding should not be underestimated. Employees are frightened of everything from their own personal safety to finding suitable summer arrangements for their children. Workers will be looking to human resources to […]

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