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Q&A: If an employee runs out of paid time off, can we allow them to take an unpaid leave?

In most cases, yes. In general, you can offer the option of unpaid leave when an employee has used all of their paid leave time. …

Affirmation

Affirmation: How to Look Confident Even When You’re Nervous

Confidence gives you an advantage in any situation. You’re more likely to ace an interview, charm your date, or convince your child to eat their …

Career Mondays

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 …

HR Q&A

Q&A: Can we do reference checks for only certain roles?

Yes, as long as you’re not discriminating based on protected classes or characteristics, you can conduct reference checks for certain roles but not others. For …

Affirmation

Affirmation: 8 Steps to Greater Self – Awareness

You spend all day and night with yourself, but how well do you actually know yourself? If you’ve never taken the time to get to …

Blasts From The Past

Affirmation: I am vibrant and will overcome loneliness

Loneliness can creep up on the best of us from time to time.  During this COVID19 imposed isolation, suddenly all of us are forced to …

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Q&A: When is it appropriate to use a performance improvement plan as opposed to a disciplinary action notice or a record of employee conversation?

Question: When is it appropriate to use a performance improvement plan as opposed to a disciplinary action notice or a record of employee conversation? Answer …

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Affirmation: The Power of Consistency

While many believe that knowledge is power, knowledge is only powerful when it’s consistently applied. Consistency may be the most important component of success. A …

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Affirmation: I Will Write My Own Success Story

We’ve all heard it so many times before – “control your life or someone else will”.  It is easy to get so caught up in …

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What Your Employees Should Know About Computer Eye Strain

If your company requires regular use of computers at work, then your organization has probably already experienced some of the more obvious effects of computer …

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Q&A: We’ve been approached by some local college students who are volunteering to be unpaid interns. Can we bring them on without paying them?

Question: We’ve been approached by some local college students who are volunteering to be unpaid interns. Can we bring them on without paying them? Answer …

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