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Stay legal

Stay legal

Strict laws and an extremely vigilant EEOC have made the process of protecting your company -- and making great hires -- more complex and risky than ever. Use this list of "dos" and "don'ts" to conduct effective, compliant criminal background checks. Also, Artificial intelligence is undeniably transforming HR. Here's how leading employers are leveraging AI to improve sourcing, screening and selection -- and how to protect your value, so you're not replaced by an algorithm.
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Are you happy, Reader?

Are you happy, Reader?

Or are loyalty, motivation and engagement driven by other factors? Find out what you should be focusing on to get the best from employees. Plus, building a high-functioning team starts with accurately judging each individual's character. Use these 10 tips to hone your abilities.
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401(k) Changes...Use them as a recruiting tool

401(k) Changes...Use them as a recruiting tool

Open enrollment may be over, but you can use your retirement benefits offerings as a year-round recruiting and retention tool. Here's what's new for 2017 -- and how to leverage your offerings to build your employment brand and strengthen your talent magnet.
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Is texting the interview of the future?

Is texting the interview of the future?

Dr. John Sullivan explains why that little smartphone in your hand is the next big thing in interviewing. Skeptical? Then read this.
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Your end of the year compliance to-do list

Your end of the year compliance to-do list

2017 is just a few weeks away! Use this handy checklist to wrap up 2016 to-dos and prepare for a Happy -- and compliant -- New Year. The U.S. gender wage gap may be narrower than ever, but it's still over DOUBLE the size of other industrialized nations'.
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Your employees feel left out!

Your employees feel left out!

Do your recognition efforts make all employees feel valued -- or left out and stressed out? Improve your results by learning from these mistakes. Plus we'll share 8 tips for excelling in HR.
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There's a goldmine of talent waiting for you!

There's a goldmine of talent waiting for you!

This month we share a practical guide to "strike a talent goldmine" -- by overhauling your employee referral program. Also, self-talk has an incredibly powerful influence on your ability to change your behavior. So if you want to build better habits, start by telling yourself a good story.
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What counts as sexual harassment?

What counts as sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is painfully common, but it can be hard to stop, especially if victims are afraid to report it. Know the law and learn the best ways to spot, stop and ultimately prevent this type of workplace discrimination. Plus, use our step-by-step guide to get paid what you’re truly worth.
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Reader, are you afraid of ghosts?

Reader, are you afraid of ghosts?

Social recruiting is undeniably important, but it's not your only option (especially in a tight candidate market). Use the handy how-to chart in this month's newsletter to recruit "social ghosts" -- talented people who aren't addicted to their phones. And,if you've experienced a recent setback or failure on the job, here's how to turn it around.
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Don't Let Your Boss Read This One...

Don't Let Your Boss Read This One...

Could that employee you recently reprimanded or terminated be seeking revenge by claiming discrimination? Here's how to recognize -- and reduce -- your risk for retaliation claims. Plus, Productivity Pro Laura Stack shares seven tips for sneaking away from the office a little earlier (and making a little more time for summer fun!).
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Parental Leave: What you need to know now!

Parental Leave: What you need to know now!

The push is on for paid parental leave. Find out what's on the horizon, and how the right leave policy can help you attract and retain great employees. And, tips to make every moment of your day count--by working smarter.
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Your employees are getting ready to check out

Your employees are getting ready to check out

How can your workplace avoid getting burned by the summer "brain drain"? Just use the helpful hints in this month's newsletter. Also, we'll share tips on how to make every meeting more productive, enjoyable...and fun!
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Important ACA information!

Important ACA information!

It takes three licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. If only counting your employees was that simple! New ACA definitions and NLRB joint employer standards can make determining headcount feel like a real guessing game. Get the facts. Know your numbers. And stay compliant.
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Does your team hate you?

Does your team hate you?

In this issue we'll discuss the power of the anonymous employee survey. It can give you a true understanding of how your team feels about you. And, a two-step process to simplify, let go and feel better about yourself at day's end.
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Are candidates red-flagging you?

Are candidates red-flagging you?

In today's tight talent market, you can't afford to rule out an otherwise promising candidate for the wrong reason. Follow the guide in this month's Strategies for Success to make the right decision. Plus what happens when candidates red flag you?!
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Same-Sex Marriage is Here. Is Your HR Dept Ready?

Same-Sex Marriage is Here. Is Your HR Dept Ready?

It's official: Same-sex couples must receive the same legal treatment as opposite-sex couples. From benefits offerings to HR policy, find out the implications for your business. And, Dr. Lloyd Thomas shares practical strategies for responding more productively to negativity.
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Reader, is your busy season right around the corner?

Reader, is your busy season right around the corner?

Dreading your busy season? Your company relies on you to find the right help -- with the right skills -- right when you need them. Start planning now. This handy guide contains all the tips and tricks you need to get it right (and keep your sanity!). And, productivity expert Laura Stack shares small changes you can make to be a lot happier (and more productive) in your job.
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Do you know the secret to attracting high performers?

Do you know the secret to attracting high performers?

How can you win the war for talent? Use the right "ammo" to neutralize the competition and get high performers to accept your offer. Of course, that starts with knowing what top talent really wants.
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Can you handle the truth?

Can you handle the truth?

Sometimes the truth is tough to handle. But if you want to succeed in HR you have to learn to deal with the truth. In this month's featured article we'll show you how to get the honest feedback you need to truly improve your performance and move ahead. Plus we'll share simple meditation techniques to clear your head and relax your body.
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Hurry up!

Hurry up!

In this issue:

-The Need for Speed

-Help Wanted (Everywhere)

-Simplify Your Life: Why Can't I Get Going in the Morning?

-Give Us Your 2 Cents
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Reader, are you prepared?

Reader, are you prepared?

In this issue:

-Don't Get Left in the Lurch

-Technology Time-Suck

-Simplify Your Life: "I Don't Have a Tech Addiction"
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The 7 Deadliest Hiring Mistakes

The 7 Deadliest Hiring Mistakes

In this issue:

-The 7 Deadliest Hiring Mistakes

-The Real Cost of Hiring the Wrong Person

-Simplify Your Life: Should You Grab that Cuppa?
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What's keeping you up at night?

What's keeping you up at night?

In this issue:

-What Keeps You Up at Night?

-Simplify Your Life: Curing "Hurry Sickness"
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Is your company ready for a big knowledge loss?

Is your company ready for a big knowledge loss?

In this issue:

Losing It: How HR can prevent knowledge loss

Simplify Your Life: Hacks to Organize Your Small Space
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Mental health issues in the workplace

Mental health issues in the workplace

In this issue:

-"Good Cheer" – or the "Holiday Blues"?

-Quick. Delicious. Portable. Healthy. 8 breakfast ideas to start your day in a great frame of mind.

-HR Blog Watch: Who Defines Success? You Do!
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How to land high performers

How to land high performers

In this issue:

-Land Your First Choice -- Without Breaking the Bank!

-The Gender Pay Gap

-The 1-2-3s of Getting Your Zzzzzs
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Hiring changes you NEED to make!

Hiring changes you NEED to make!

In this issue:

-Candidate LOVE

-HR Blog Watch: 25 Ways Your HR Department is Quietly Killing Its Credibility -- and What You Can do About it

-Simplify Your Life: Leave Work at Work!
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Are performance reviews dead?

Are performance reviews dead?

In this issue:

-Are Performance Reviews Dead?

-More Companies are Cutting HR -- and it's a bad idea

-What's Hot in Workforce Management?
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Guide to effective interviewing

Guide to effective interviewing

In this issue:

-Feature eBook: Better Interviews. Better Hires.

-Simplify Your Life: Everything Zen: Feng Shui for Your Workplace



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We could really use your input, Reader

We could really use your input, Reader

In this issue:

Hiring Challenges Survey

Mobile HR Technology

10 Best Tech Apps for the Busy HR Professional

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They know all about you, Reader

They know all about you, Reader

In this issue:

-Feature Article: They Can See Right Through You

-HR Blog Watch: It's About Skills, Not Jobs

-Do Employee Reviews Really Matter?

-Simplify Your Life: Learn When to Say "No!

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Stop the drama!

Stop the drama!

In this issue:

-Above the Influence

-HR Blog Watch: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

-2014 Employer Internship Trends

-Simplify Your Life: Hiring Summer Interns? Proceed with Caution
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Work Piling Up?

Work Piling Up?

In this issue:

In a Sticky Situation?

Know Your KSAs

Bottlenecks are Bad for Business

Waging War (against germs, that is)
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Crisis Communication for HR

Crisis Communication for HR

In this issue:

When the Worst Happens: Employee Crisis Communication for HR

Employee Crisis Communication Checklist

HR Survey

Simplify Your Life: Reclaim Your Day
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Why did we hire this guy?

Why did we hire this guy?

In this issue:

-Hire People Who Can't Do the Job (Yet)

-HR Blog Watch: The Kiss of Death in HR

-What Makes Your Employees Happiest?

-Simplify Your Life: 25 Ways to Make Your Job Easier

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