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Q: We’ve discovered an employee is using a title on LinkedIn that is not the title we use at our organization. Should we say something?

Posted by Anchor Staff on Nov 30, 2022 1:37:32 PM

A: It depends. There are many reasons an employee may choose to use a job title on LinkedIn that is different than their official job title with your organization. For one, employees may feel that their job title doesn’t accurately or meaningfully describe the work they are doing. A job title that makes perfect sense internally may not be easily decipherable outside the organization. Numbered titles like Administrative Assistant 1 or 2 don’t, in themselves, tell you which one is higher. Trendy titles like Brand Evangelist may get overlooked in searches.

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Topics: hr

What Employers Should Know About Trauma in the Workplace

Posted by Anchor Staff on Nov 30, 2022 1:28:08 PM

 

Almost 15 years ago, the Great Recession was underway. People lived in a constant state of worry. In workplaces across the country, employees informally gathered after official meetings, trying to decipher what their leaders had shared and what information they’d held back. If the larger implications of the recession were abstract and theoretical, the possibility of layoffs felt very real. 

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Topics: hr, trauma

Voting Leave Compliance

Posted by Anchor Staff on Oct 25, 2022 6:15:45 AM

Election Day is almost here, so as an employer, now is a good time to brush up on voting leave laws.

Most states require that employers provide at least a few hours off to vote, and many of those require at least some of that time off to be paid. The advance notice that may be required from employees is often minimal, so employers should be prepared to grant last-minute requests to leave work to vote.

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Topics: hr

Having Trouble Hiring? Consider Recruiting High School Students

Posted by Anchor Staff on Oct 25, 2022 6:00:47 AM

Each fall, kids return to school with clean notebooks, sharpened pencils, and the excitement of starting something new. For those students in high school, many are also on the lookout for a job, whether for some extra spending money, for a class requirement, to find some independence, or to gain some experience in a potential career.

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Topics: hiring

Can we ask employees not to sleep in the office on their lunch break?

Posted by Anchor Staff on Oct 25, 2022 12:29:29 AM

Question: We have discovered an employee has been sleeping during lunch breaks. Can we ask employees not to sleep in the office during their lunch break (or any other unpaid break)?

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Topics: hr

Motivating Employees with the Performance Review

Posted by Anchor Staff on Oct 8, 2022 6:45:00 AM

 

Most managers and supervisors see the annual employee performance review as one of the most dreaded work tasks.  Most employees, however, view it as one of their defining moments.

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7 Steps to Improve Employee Performance through Performance Reviews

Posted by Anchor Staff on Oct 8, 2022 6:15:00 AM

 

Many businesses recognize that their most important asset for success is their employee base. Unfortunately, one crucial step in managing and strengthening that asset is often overlooked. In the face of constant competitive pressures, companies often do not utilize completely the employee performance review process.

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Topics: leadership, teams, employers, employees, hr

The Performance Evaluation Cycle

Posted by Anchor Staff on Oct 8, 2022 6:00:00 AM

 

Many people look forward to annual performance reviews the way they look forward to oil changes and tune-ups. Sure, these are standard operating procedures, but they can be a hassle and they could reveal bad news. As a result, performance reviews are often done poorly. They’re treated as an afterthought and rushed when the time comes. Or they’re not done at all.

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Topics: leadership, teams, employers, employees, hr

HR’s Role in a Recession

Posted by Anchor Staff on Sep 26, 2022 2:24:25 AM

The prospect of a recession has many businesses and their employees worried. During an extended economic decline, sales drop, jobs disappear, and productivity decreases. Companies have less revenue to invest, and their customers have less money to spend. With their lives shaken by financial instability, people are more motivated to play it safe and less inclined to take risks.

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Topics: hr

What Is Discrimination?

Posted by Anchor Staff on Sep 26, 2022 2:16:22 AM

A hiring manager, eager to fill an exciting new role in the company, reacquaints himself with a candidate’s resume as that candidate takes a seat across from him. Looking up, the hiring manager jolts involuntarily, surprised to see a gray-haired man likely in his late 50s—a much older person than he had envisioned for this cutting-edge job. While the interview goes well, the hiring manager feels that the candidate’s age makes him a bad fit.

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