HR Advisor Newsletter – June 2020

HR Advisor Newsletter – June 2020

Don’t Forget to Document, Document, Document

With all of the changes everyone has had to make over the past few months, not to mention the heightened stress we’re all feeling, it may be tempting to let certain practices slide or be less strict about following particular workplace policies. Flexibility during crisis situations may make sense in certain situations, but there are some areas where you don’t want to fall short of your usual standards. Documentation is certainly one of those.

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HR Advisor Newsletter - May 2020

HR Advisor Newsletter - May 2020

How Employers Can Support the Mental Health of Their Employees During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. People have experienced financial hardship, additional challenges with childcare and school cancellations, job loss, reduced hours, sickness, and grief. The future is uncertain, and the present is extra stressful. And to make matters worse, many of the networks and practices that people use to support their mental health are currently unavailable due to social distancing.

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HR Advisor Newsletter - April 2020

HR Advisor Newsletter - April 2020

 

How to Pay for Leave Required by Families First Coronavirus Response Act

To take immediate advantage of the paid leave credits, businesses can retain and access funds that they would otherwise pay to the IRS in payroll taxes. If those amounts are not sufficient to cover the cost of paid leave, employers can seek an expedited advance from the IRS by submitting a streamlined claim form that will be released soon.

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HR Advisor Newsletter - March 2020

HR Advisor Newsletter - March 2020

How Employers Can Rethink Training and Team Building

Writing in Harvard Business Review, Seth Harris and Jake Schwartz argue that competing for skilled workers is a mistake—that organizations would be better served by growing the talent they need from within. Employers are often reluctant, however, to invest in training programs, and it’s not hard to see why. Additional skills may make an employee more “marketable” to other employers, and if the employee takes a job elsewhere, the investment goes with them. 

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HR Advisor Newsletter - February 2020

HR Advisor Newsletter - February 2020

How to Help Underperforming Employees

There are a lot of reasons why an employee or a team may be underperforming, and sometimes it takes a little digging to get at the root of the problem. Under-performance could be due to a skill gap, unclear expectations, or a lack of incentive to perform. It could be due to obstacles in your organization that prevent people from completing their assignments or getting their work done on time. There could be a combination of factors that would need to be addressed before employees could routinely do their best work. 

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HR Advisor Newsletter - January 2020

HR Advisor Newsletter - January 2020

How Employers Can Address Mental Health in the Workplace

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half the people in the United States will be diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their lives, and one in five Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year. It’s therefore not surprising that mental health has a significant impact in the workplace. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health conditions like depression and anxiety cost the global economy a trillion dollars per year in lost productivity.  

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December 2019

December 2019

Thank you for reading the HR Advisor Newsletter. This month we look at three practices you can do to effectively manage your HR responsibilities, what you should keep in mind when writing your own company policies, and a few measures you can take to protect your organization when serving alcohol at company events.

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October 2019

October 2019

Welcome to the HR Advisor Newsletter! This month we explain why you should care about your employer brand and how you can take charge of it, review the latest news about the new overtime rule, and go over the actual legal definition of harassment.

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September 2019

September 2019

Welcome to the HR Advisor Newsletter! We have articles this month on hiring former employees, employee rights under the NLRA, misunderstood terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and managing your managers. Thank you for reading!


Five Reasons to Rehire Former Employees

It’s not uncommon for organizations to have a policy against rehiring former employees.

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August 2019

August 2019

Thank you for reading the HR Advisor Newsletter. The featured articles this month recap the 2019 SHRM conference in Las Vegas, offer guidance on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, and explain the meaning of workplace culture.

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