Unconscious bias in the workplace

A new advertisement from Procter & Gamble features an African-American man going about his day. While walking down a street, a mother shuts her car window as he walks by; he garners suspicious glances while shopping and a couple elects not to sit near him in a restaurant. The commercial, […]

Ninth Circuit Defines “Standalone, Clear and Conspicuous” Disclosure for Obtaining Employment-Purpose Background Checks

On January 29, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores, LLC instructed employers about the importance of complying with background check disclosure requirements found in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Pursuant to the federal statute, employers who want to obtain […]

74 Stay Interview Questions

The stay interview differs from an exit interview because, in a stay interview, you ask current employees why they continue to work for your organization. It allows you, the employer to address issues and/or concerns while the employee is still with your organization. At the exit interview, it’s because he […]

How to Deal with Difficult Employees

You imagined the freedom of being your own boss is exhilarating, didn’t you? You started your own business with the thought that you wouldn’t have to deal with jerk co-workers and bosses. When I use the term “jerk” I am referring to toxic attitude/behavior or incompetence… or both! True, you […]

New Employee Onboarding Checklist Part Two

New Employee Onboarding Checklist Part Two   First Day of Employee’s Employment New Employee Onboarding Checklist: First Day of Employee’s Employment Who Item Completed: Notes: HR Contact Assist with completing any outstanding New Hire Activities HR Admin Complete paperwork Create personnel file Order personalized supplies Identify office location Identify orientation […]

New Employee Onboarding Checklist:

[Insert opening statement] New Employee Onboarding Checklist: Prior to Employee’s Arrival Who Item Completed: Notes: HR Contact Finalize start date Announce hire to department/team/area Confirm onboarding roles & responsibilities Confirm employee’s receipt of New Hire Letter Email New Hire Letter to manager Email employee with additional local office specific instructions […]

When Employment Meets Antitrust

Can employers be criminally liable for antitrust violations? According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the answer is yes. Violations of antitrust law in the employment context have made headlines in recent years, as the government has cracked down on “no-poach” and “salary-fixing” agreements between companies. Taking the issue increasingly […]