4 Efficient Ways Small Businesses Can Get The Best Hires

By Todd Miller on Aug 23, 2017

When you run a small business, you can't afford people who are just there for a paycheck. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you get the best possible hires for your business:

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DHR eBook: 7 Things All Employers Should Do To Decrease the Chances of Getting Sued

By Todd Miller on Aug 22, 2017

No employer wants to get sued. Lawsuits can be costly, and waste valuable resources - regardless of the outcome. While it’s impossible to completely prevent all lawsuits, there are many things your organization can do to decrease the chances of a lawsuit. Here are seven actions that all employers should take right away to decrease the risks of getting sued.

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How Your Vacation Policy Could Give You a Competitive Advantage

By Todd Miller on Jul 26, 2017

Companies are always looking for a competitive advantage. With unemployment nearing record lows and businesses facing one of the tightest labor markets in recent memory, competition over the best employees could be the difference between becoming an industry leader and falling behind. Your company’s vacation policy could make a big difference to its future success.

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The Special Challenges of Intermittent FMLA and State Family Leave Laws

By Todd Miller on Jul 20, 2017

Even though the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been around for almost 25 years, it is often still the source of major challenges for HR professionals. While the basics of the law are straightforward, most of the challenges come from trying to operate a business efficiently and properly administer FMLA leave when the requests are intermittent.

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3 Things to Avoid to Hire the Perfect Employee

By Todd Miller on Jul 18, 2017

Owning a small business or managing Human Resources is challenging as well as rewarding. One of the more challenging aspects of management is making hiring decisions. Owners have probably been there at one point in time wondering where things went wrong with the new hire who seemed so "perfect" during the interview but turned out a flop once hired. Making the right hiring decisions will save you time and eliminate headaches. So, how does the mistake of a bad hire happen? 

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The Facts and Figures Behind the Ban the Box Movement

By Todd Miller on Jul 10, 2017

The growing Ban the Box movement believes that the incredible difficulty that people with a criminal record have in finding employment are bad for our society. Research into the problem shows that by blocking these people from working is holding our economy back, missing out on tax revenues, punishing innocent children, and worsening a host of social problems.

But, it’s not just society that is hurting. Employers who do not even consider people with criminal records run the risk of missing out on talent that could give them a competitive edge.

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What You Need to Know About Ban the Box

By Todd Miller on Jul 6, 2017

The Ban the Box movement is about getting employers to stop asking about criminal convictions on initial employment applications. The idea is to stop using convictions as an automatic filter to screen out job applicants. Instead, the movement hopes to get employers to consider the relevance of criminal convictions to the job further down the hiring process, after considering their work qualifications.  

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DHR Webinar: From Ban the Box to EEOC: Latest Regulation and Employer Trends & Best Practices to Avoid Lawsuits

By Todd Miller on Jun 22, 2017

Do you skip workforce screening for new employees?
Are you taking a do-it-yourself approach to background checks?

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5 Do’s and Don’ts of Job Descriptions

By Todd Miller on Apr 26, 2017

  1. Do include your company name, description, and location. Limit the description to 2-3 sentences.

    Don’t feel obligated to put your company description at the top of the posting. Applicants are eager to learn about the job. Company information is fine to put at the bottom.
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Questions from the Arizona Paid Sick Time Webinar

By Todd Miller on Apr 25, 2017

Thank you all for attending the recent DHR Webinar- “The Arizona Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act and Paid Sick Time – What Does It Mean for Your Organization?”

In the last 15 minutes of the webinar, the webinar’s host Leigh Anne Ciccarelli opened the call up to questions. The topic had such high attendee interest that there was no way to complete all the submitted questions in the time allotted. As such, DHR noticed a few common themes in the questions and determined that it might prove valuable to the community to post an overview.

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