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Howard L. Steele Jr.

HR News & Articles

These HR articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing HR industry.

April 21, 2014 – 32 views
HR Resource
Many HR professionals and even managers agree that traditional performance reviews are not effective at all. Traditional performance reviews foster animosity and reduce employee morale, making them less loyal to the company as they perceive that the company is not concerned with employee development. In fact, this obsession with rewarding employees based on the amount of work rather than the quality of work. Additionally, often only one manager is involved in giving performance reviews and appraisals and he/she has no idea how well the employee is doing and often let bias creep in. Full Story 
April 18, 2014 – 168 views
Samantha Esmond - SmithAmundsen LLC
On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, signed into law the “Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act.” The act went into effect on April 10, 2014, and places restrictions on the types of information that Wisconsin employers can and cannot seek from employees and/or job applicants regarding their personal social media accounts. Full Story 
April 15, 2014 – 113 views
HR Resource
Winds of change are blowing for the disabled (mentally disabled) in Rhode Island. It was recently agreed that mentally disabled people who are currently working long hours on low paying jobs, will be given opportunities to earn minimum wages. Full Story 
April 14, 2014 – 158 views
HR Resource
Workplaces are now facing a new threat: an insider who can jeopardize company prospects and is a growing problem. Full Story 
March 31, 2014 – 150 views
Michael R. King - GAMMAGE & BURNHAM, P.L.C.
Not all business is good business. Sometimes the costs of dealing with specific customers outweigh the hoped-for benefits Full Story 
March 26, 2014 – 176 views
HR Resource
There are many scenarios in which a group interview comes into play, but the most common one is when employers are looking to find a team lead. If an employer is looking for an applicant who is assertive and makes his or her voice heard, the best test is a group interview. You could also opt for a group interview when there is less time for individual interviews to be held, or when there are way too many candidates applying for a single post. Full Story 
March 19, 2014 – 367 views
By Jeffrey Risch and Kelly Haab-Tallitsch - SmithAmundsen LLC
Earlier today, President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing his Secretary of Labor to update the regulations to expand the number of employees eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The president was expected to take more specific action based on statements made by White House personnel earlier this week, but he left virtually all of the details to the United States Department of Labor. Full Story 
March 18, 2014 – 182 views
HR Resource
Payroll constitutes a crucial role in any business as it is used by most business owners as a means to motivate their employees. However, planning the bonuses strategically can make a huge difference to your business as well as the morale of your employees. Here are some of the best strategies you need to consider when it comes to planning the annual bonus at your business. Full Story 

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