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October 19, 2020

Don’t Discount Candidates with Gaps in Employment

When receiving dozens of applications for a single job opening, it can be tempting to discount candidates who have gaps in their employment histories.  Contemporary thinking […]
August 13, 2020

10 Tips for Bringing Employees Back to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 drove many employers to implement emergency business continuity plans, such as teleworking.   While this is not a new workplace arrangement for some organizations, it is […]
August 4, 2020

5 Common HR Mistakes That Small Businesses Make (and How to Fix Them)

Businesses are multifacted and require expertise in various aspects.  From accounting to finance to marketing to sales, no one is an expert in everything.    On […]
August 4, 2020

Three Tips for Managing Employees Remotely During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust a good portion of the U.S. workforce into the previously unknown arena of remote work. Transitioning from office to home has […]
August 25, 2019

Closing the Skills Gap

Closing the Skills Gap Have you had a difficult time filling job openings?  If so, it may be due to the tightening job market that is […]
July 11, 2019

Background Check Myths

When you shop, do you read customer reviews before finalizing your purchasing decisions?  If so, why not apply that same logic to your workplace? In this […]
July 10, 2019

Updated Form W-4 to Be Released in 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a draft of the updated W-4 form scheduled to be released in 2020.  The revised form implements changes based […]
April 16, 2019

What Goes in an Employee File?

Whether you have two employees or 200, maintaining personnel files is essential to your company’s record-keeping strategy.  Over the course of a worker’s tenure at your […]
April 14, 2019

Do Interns Need to Complete the Form I-9?

It’s intern season, and droves of summer workers will soon be flocking to employers across the country to get hands-on experience in their chosen career fields.  […]
April 11, 2019

Increased Fines for Form I-9 Violations

The Department of Homeland Security made its annual inflation adjustment to civil monetary penalties, which resulted in increased fines for Form I-9 violations.  The Form I-9 […]
April 9, 2019

Get Ready for Generation Z in the Workplace

While most employers are still trying to figure out how to best accommodate Millennials, another group of workers is set to storm the workplace: Generation Z.  […]
April 8, 2019

Cincinnati Bans Employers from Asking about Salary History

April 8, 2019 It will soon be illegal for Cincinnati employers to inquire about applicants’ salary history or rely on known salary histories.  This means that […]
October 29, 2018

Federal Laws by Company Size – Part 1

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces almost 200 federal labor laws that cover a variety of workplace activities.  From wages to family […]
September 17, 2018

I-9 Compliance and Audits

The Department of Homeland Security’s “Employment Eligibility Verification” form, more commonly known as “Form I-9”, is a compliance document that every employer must process for workers […]
September 4, 2018

5 Myths about Employment Background Checks

Myth #1 – Small Companies Don’t Need to Conduct Background Checks According to Inc. Magazine, over half of embezzlement cases occur in companies with fewer than […]
August 20, 2018

Sexual Harassment Isn’t the Only Type of Workplace Harassment

The #MeToo movement shed much-needed attention on the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace.   From the entertainment industry to media organizations to politics, both men […]
January 6, 2018

What Is Sexual Harassment?

Now that a national spotlight has been shone on the shocking reality of sexual harassment in entertainment, media, and politics, the conversation needs to turn to […]
December 19, 2017

Personal Use of Company Technology

The way that we do business has changed, and technology has driven much of that transformation.  Cell phones, computers, printers, and the internet allow workers to […]
December 19, 2017

What Is Company Culture?

A company’s culture is its personality.  This is not surprising considering that people can be an organization’s most important asset, or its most overbearing liability. Casual […]
November 14, 2017

Why Current Employees Need Background Checks

So you obtained a background check on every employee prior to extending an offer of employment, and the results came back clean.  Now you can relax.  […]
September 4, 2018

5 Myths about Employment Background Checks

Myth #1 – Small Companies Don’t Need to Conduct Background Checks According to Inc. Magazine, over half of embezzlement cases occur in companies with fewer than […]
April 9, 2019

Get Ready for Generation Z in the Workplace

While most employers are still trying to figure out how to best accommodate Millennials, another group of workers is set to storm the workplace: Generation Z.  […]
April 11, 2019

Increased Fines for Form I-9 Violations

The Department of Homeland Security made its annual inflation adjustment to civil monetary penalties, which resulted in increased fines for Form I-9 violations.  The Form I-9 […]
April 14, 2019

Do Interns Need to Complete the Form I-9?

It’s intern season, and droves of summer workers will soon be flocking to employers across the country to get hands-on experience in their chosen career fields.  […]
July 11, 2019

Background Check Myths

When you shop, do you read customer reviews before finalizing your purchasing decisions?  If so, why not apply that same logic to your workplace? In this […]
August 25, 2019

Closing the Skills Gap

Closing the Skills Gap Have you had a difficult time filling job openings?  If so, it may be due to the tightening job market that is […]
October 19, 2020

Don’t Discount Candidates with Gaps in Employment

When receiving dozens of applications for a single job opening, it can be tempting to discount candidates who have gaps in their employment histories.  Contemporary thinking […]