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7 facts every HR manager should know about wrongful discharge

In today’s litigious workplace atmosphere, employers need to be mindful of the possibility of wrongful-discharge lawsuits from employees who have been let go — and are angry about it.
 
That’s why every employer should know and understand the seven relevant legal facts about wrongful discharge:
 

Although many employment relationships are “at-will,” meaning that either the employer or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without reason, that doesn’t give employers a blank check. ...




Pros And Cons Of Hiring Independent Contractors

There are many benefits to hiring independent contractors (ICs), but there are some disadvantages as well. Before you decide how to staff a particular job, you’ll need to weigh these pros and cons–and make sure that your classification decision will pass muster with state and federal auditors. ...




How to Write Job Ads Top Candidates Can't Resist

What do you do when you need to hire an employee? Write a quick description of the job then post it to the handiest online job board? If so, you're missing some of the best candidates, according to Michael Overell, co-founder of RecruitLoop, a marketplace for independent recruiting. ...




How to Attract Talent to a Small Company

Big businesses woo job candidates by offering a bevy of benefits, brand-name recognition and maybe even a Starbucks in the lobby. How can small businesses compete for top talent?
 
The first step is realizing the advantages small businesses have over big businesses. ...




3 Strategies for Salary Negotiations

Talking about money is a dreaded subject for most people. Add to it the stress about landing a new position or securing a promotion, and most people have a difficult time clearly and calmly asking for what they want without coming across as either too aggressive or too soft. ...




How to Prepare for a Remote Career

How to Prepare for a Remote Career
Marcelle Yeager Contributor

 
When you get a job in a new city, you research places to live and other key items before making the move. You typically do some research when you get a new job in your own city, observing the corporate culture during the interview stage and gathering information about dress code and other expectations before starting work. ...




14 Employee Retention Strategies Ideas for Nonprofits

The nonprofit sector is an important economic driver. According to the Nonprofit
 
Partnership, nearly 2 million nonprofit organizations employ 10.7 million employees; just over 10 percent of the United State’s private workforce. And yet, for many nonprofit organizations, recruiting and retaining talent is a big challenge. ...




5 Employee Retention Strategies That Keep Your Best Employees Satisfied

Author: Nick Lucs

 
One of the hottest trends in business right now is the topic of employee retention and satisfaction.
 
Business owners and managers are seeing their top employees “make the jump” every four years, on average – much more often than previous generations. ...




6 Concepts Your Millennial Employees Wish You Understood

One of the most fraught challenges that an entrepreneur can face is the management of employees. Plenty of books have been written on the subject; plenty of classes have been taught. But it’s only when you’re suddenly sharing an office full of millennials with their own distinct personalities, strengths, weaknesses and dreams - each of whom is looking to you for leadership -- that the real learning begins. ...




Promoting Diversity at All Levels

            While it is essential for management and those in higher up positions to promote and enforce diversity at their company, it is equally important to promote diversity throughout all levels of the company. ...