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HR Q&A

Q&A: We’ve had a request for a religious accommodation, but I think the employee wants to get out of following the policy for other reasons. How do I determine whether a religious belief is legitimate and sincerely held?

Ordinarily, you should assume that an employee’s request for a religious accommodation is based on a sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice. The definition ...
Career Mondays

Career Monday: 14 Habits That Make You a More Valuable Employee

Making yourself more valuable to your employer leads to a more successful career. More opportunities open up when you have an impressive resume and a ...
HR Q&A

Q&A: We’re not bound by any law requiring us to conduct background checks, but we choose to do them for all new hires. Should we also do them when we rehire an employee?

It’s up to you. Conducting a background check when hiring a former employee would keep the process simple and straightforward. Every exception you add to ...
Affirmation

Affirmation: I Am Open To Alternatives

I am untethered by expectations and standards set by others. I am open to alternatives in whatever I participate in. Being a free thinker is ...
Career Mondays

Career Monday: Why Losing Your Job Could be a Good Thing!

Whether you’ve already lost your job through down-sizing, redundancy, or any other reason, or if you’re under threat to lose your job, your first thoughts ...

Blasts From The Past

Affirmation: Being assertive when necessary brings me peace of mind

When challenges occur, I consider my options. I jot down my possible reactions. Then, I select the choice that is best for me. I take ...
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Join Our Team!

HR Girlfriends is a membership organization of professional women in HR as well as other corporate roles.  Our community is more than 11,000 strong currently. ...
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Affirmation: I am stronger than any challenge I face.

The challenges I face each day are of little concern to me. I have overcome many challenges in the past. My past record of success ...
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Q&A: While covering shifts for an employee on a leave of absence, we discovered errors in their work. How do we address their performance without seeming retaliatory for taking leave?

Taking disciplinary or corrective action following a leave of absence is going to come with some additional risk, but there are a few steps you ...
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Workforce Trend: The boomerang employee

What do LeBron James and Howard Schultz have in common? They are both “boomerangs.” Basketball icon James rejoined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014. Howard Schultz, ...
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Career Monday: How to Land a Great Job Even if You Have a “Useless” Degree

Even if you rarely see want ads calling for a degree in comparative literature, you can still launch a successful career no matter what you ...
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