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Is gossip feeding your employees with anxiety?

Office gossip and rumors have long been a thorn in the side of employers. A recent study by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) reported an increase in the level of inter-office rumors, gossip, and eavesdropping as a result of the current state of economy and increased employee anxiety about job cuts. The survey … Continue reading

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – Tips for Employers

Recently there has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding the first employment related bill that President Obama signed into law, which was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. While the bill did not create any new requirements for employers to follow but has effectively amended a number of existing regulations that will alter how … Continue reading

Tweet, tweet!

With all the craze with Twitter we couldn’t let it just fly by. You can visit our Twitter for mini-updates. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Twitter, it’s basically a micro-blogging site (you can only leave 140 word count posts!) (Like you just can’t get enough of me, right?)

It’s not just another referral

      Many of you have probably seen and read about various referral programs. Refer us and you’ll earn $$$. Honestly, ours isn’t any different – it’s better!  We believe in what we do, and we want to make sure everyone knows just how important HR Consulting can be for your business. I haven’t … Continue reading

Sexual Harassment Trending Up?

According to CalLaborBlog: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued a press release advising that a total of 82,792 discrimination charges were filed last year.  According to the EEOC, this was the highest volume of incoming charges since 2002, and the largest annual increase (9%) since the early 1990s.  The most frequently alleged … Continue reading

Staff Reductions (Part 3): What Happens When The Ship Is Righted?

In this final installment of our Reduction in Force (“RIF”) articles, we focus on what happens afterwards.  One of the first items to deal with is managing the inevitable fall-out from the RIF. No matter how well planned or how economically justifiable, a RIF will emotionally jar remaining employees.  According to a recent study in … Continue reading

Staff Reductions: The Last Resort (Part 2)

In follow up to our December 2008 article, this second installment of our What To Do During An Economic Downturn article reviews best practices for when employee lay-offs are unavoidable. Legal commentators speculate that 2009 will see an increase in litigation arising out of reductions in force (“RIF”) cases. Generally, this is because RIF cases … Continue reading

Staff Reductions: The Last Resort

Everywhere you turn, the current state of the economy is a central topic. The economic crisis is not only an issue in the United States, but a matter of global concern. In fact, the United Nations projects that about 20 million jobs will be lost worldwide by the end of 2009. As many businesses across … Continue reading