The HR Specialist

A reader of the Forum section of our free HR Weekly e-letter posed this question: “An employee was taken from work by ambulance with chest pain. For privacy reasons, we didn’t give any details to staff. Some were upset they weren’t informed or updated. Did we handle this correctly?” Here’s how some HR professionals replied …

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When it comes to hiring and promotions, it’s best to avoid subjectivity in the selection process. Tell managers and supervisors: If they have to rely on hunches, impressions and whether they “feel” one candidate is a better choice than another candidate, they are asking for trouble …

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Q. An employee who is unable to work has been out on FMLA for the past few weeks. Our holiday party is coming up next week. Should I allow her to attend if she wants to? …

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Q. I’m an HR director and I’m planning our company’s holiday party. What is our liability as the host if we serve alcohol? …

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Do your job application forms pass legal muster?

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To access this Self-Audit, click here.

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With the closing of its national call center in Kansas set for Dec. 19, the EEOC took the unusual step of warning the public that it will be harder to communicate with the agency for at least a few months. The agency called on employers “to be patient” during that time …

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