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Why Reference Checks Are a Waste of Time


If you’re an employer who asks applicants to provide you with a list of references to contact, you might want to stop for two reasons: 1) the list will probably only include people who will say good things about them, and 2) it might include people who have no direct knowledge about their work experience (indeed, I was asked by an acquaintance to be a job reference and I had no idea what she did for a living).

 

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The Importance of Dress Codes


A few years ago, I was asked to be a judge at a fashion show involving business majors at a local college. The show consisted of the students modeling three versions of business attire: inappropriate, business casual, and dressy. The students and I agreed on what constituted inappropriate attire; however, we had different definitions of what casual and dressy business attire meant.

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AB 1732 - All Single User Restrooms In California Must Now Welcome All Genders


AB 1732, effective March 1st, 2017, enacted the most progressive statewide restroom access policy in the nation, requiring all single occupancy restrooms (rooms with a toilet and/or urinal and sink) in businesses, government buildings and places of public accommodation to be available to everyone regardless of gender or gender identity.

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Communication and Supervision


There are two primary problems for employers and supervisors who are poor communicators:

 

1) they lose good employees, and

2) they cause lawsuits.

 

Unfortunately, being an effective communicator does not come naturally for most people. Fortunately, communicating effectively is a skill that can be learned. Here are some tips to assist in that effort:

 

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Saying "No" to Negativity


We’re all negative sometimes; negativity becomes a problem when it becomes a lifestyle.

Negativity is bad for individuals because: 

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2017 Training Calendar Available!


Our 2017 Training Calendar is here! With 40 weeks worth of webinars and workshops (and adding!) you're sure to find something. 

Remember, all PEO and ASO clients receive complimentary training. Please contact your CEM for your client code before registering. 

Download the Training Calendar HERE

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9 Ways to Help Employees Feel Connected in the Workplace


Employees who feel connected to their employer, supervisors, and co-workers perform better than those who don’t. Here’s how to help them feel connected:

 

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The Sex(t) Talk


Office romance. It happens. As an HR Professionals I would prefer that romance in the workplace was eradicated and we all worked in a platonic utopia full of sunshine and smiles, but unfortunately we all must endure the consequences (and employer liability) of being a human.

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Too Old To Wear Jeans


I found out recently that I’m too old to wear jeans. I’m 54 and, according to a new survey out of England, I should have stopped wearing them last year. It’s not that middle-aged people like me don’t look good in jeans anymore, the survey report assures us; it’s because we can’t handle the stress of searching for the right pair. Perhaps I’m unique, but I don’t get stressed out shopping for clothes.

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Employers and supervisors cannot look the other way


Balmeet Singh was allegedly accosted because of his race or religion outside of a Bakersfield restaurant on September 30 and dozens of people reportedly witnessed it and did nothing about it. In her article “Why Don’t We Help? Less is More, at Least When It Comes to Bystanders,” Melissa Burkley Ph.D. said people have a tendency to look the other way when they are witnesses to wrongdoing for a couple of reasons.

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