After weeks or months are trying to find the "perfect candidate," you finally hired that new employee! On Day 1: they came in, did their paperwork and you whisked them off to their new department to become familiar with their new position and new employees. Your job is done, right? Sure, if all you wanted… Continue reading Onboarding New Employees: Doesn’t Stop Their First Day of Work
I recently had a discussion with a manager as to whether or not the Temporary Staffing employees we use during our busy seasons should be entitled to the same benefits as our long-term employees…and I was shocked at our opposing points of view on the matter. First, what are “Temps? Wikipedia defines it as: Temporary… Continue reading Are All “Employees” Really Created Equal?
One of the hardest things for a HR professional to track is vacation time, especially when it comes to salaried employees. There’s always the argument that because salaried employees aren’t require to track their working time that we can’t really track their vacation time…so why do we “award” them a specific block of vacation time… Continue reading Unlimited Vacation Time: Newest Perk?
You were impressed with their resume. You conducted the phone interview. You were equally impressed with them during an in-person interview. Could they be the perfect candidate? Aside from the typical background checks HR professional do these days: reference checks, Google searches, LinkedIn/Twitter/Facebook searches, criminal background checks…are there other signs that can point to a… Continue reading Top Signs You Should Think Twice About Hiring An Applicant
If you have been following the #HRHorrorStories that were shared on #DTHR last week, you were probably thinking "yep, I've had that happen to me" or "I've had a similar experience." Those of us that have been in the field for a while think that we've heard it all! Well, get ready cause I'm willing… Continue reading #HRHorrorStories – Day 5 – And The Award Goes To….
Each day this week #DTHR's #HRHorrorStories has enlightened us to more and more "you won't believe this" stories that happen on a daily basis in HR and have shaped how we do business. And in sharing these stories, we hope that others will learn too. Day 4 of this series was no different. We went… Continue reading #HRHorrorStories – Day 4 – Jobseeker No-No’s and Policy Pitfalls
Continuing the series of #HRHorrorStories on #DTHR, we talked more about some of those common everyday mistakes employees - and managers - can make that can cause real headaches! We have all had that dream....and even joked with the Payroll Manager about doing it...of finding those mistaken "extra zeroes" at the end of your paycheck.… Continue reading #HRHorrorStories Day 3 – Extra Pay & Bad-Mouthing Co-Workers
If you have worked in HR, you have had your share of stories that most people will never believe. Day 2 of Drive Thru HR's #HRHorrorStories reminded many people of this fact but also the lessons we learn from each other. Our first story involved an employee injury that took place in the company restroom.… Continue reading #HRHorrorStories – Day 2 – Bathrooms, Bomb Threats & HR Safety