Tag Archives: HR

Drug Testing in the Workplace: Some Basic Issues

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire Besides leave of absence management issues, the second subject that I get the most questions about is drug testing employees in the workplace. I often get asked, “When can I test an employee who I think … Continue reading

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Transparency Leads to Trust in the Workplace

by Nancy Owen, PHR Do your employees trust you? Twenty-five percent of employees do not trust their employers, according to a recent American Psychological Association Survey that polled over 1,500 U.S. workers. A whopping fifty percent of them felt that … Continue reading

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How to Create an Attractive Job Posting

by Derek Ross The old adage “You only have one chance to make a first impression” also applies to the hiring process. In this case, the company wants to make a good first impression with qualified candidates who are seeking … Continue reading

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Interviewees who are not to be forgotten — or hired!

by Laura Pokrzywa Last week, our recruiting expert, Derek Ross, presented key steps for finding your best hire. This week we thought it would be fun to step away from the ideal picture and take a look at some outrageous, … Continue reading

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How to hire the right person for the job in 2016 and beyond!

by Derek Ross Hiring the right person for your company can be a daunting task. There are many differentiators to consider and many steps along the way, from a properly written job description and job posting to assessment testing and … Continue reading

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HUT, HUT . . . TAKE A HIKE!

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq.    Even though I’m really not a football fan, I sure enjoy the employment law lessons that the sport continues to teach us. In October of 2015, the University of Southern California (USC) fired Steve Sarkisian, its … Continue reading

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Team Building: How Important Is It?

by Nancy Owen, PHR Team building has proven to be an advantage for many companies for a variety of reasons. It encourages communication, strengthens relationships, improves morale and ultimately increases your organization’s efficiency and productivity. Internal communication is one of … Continue reading

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How to Hire a Teenager without Breaking the Law

By Laura Pokrzywa High school students are counting the days until that last bell rings and summer break begins! The first thing on many agendas will be securing a summer job. If you are planning to hire a teenager, you … Continue reading

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Unpaid Internships: What is the Real Cost to the Employer?

by Laura Pokrzywa The long, cold winter is finally over. With summer right around the corner, many companies are gathering resumes for their internship programs. If you are thinking about offering an unpaid internship, we have some important considerations that … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to talk about PREGNANCY LEAVE . . .

You asked:  “We are a small company (less than 40 employees) doing business in Pennsylvania. We have an employee that will soon need maternity leave. What are the laws that pertain to maternity leave?” Laura answers: The first law that … Continue reading

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