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EEO-1 Reports Are Due September 30th

August 27, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

For those employers required to complete an annual EEO-1 report the deadline is fast approaching and September 30th will be here before you know it. Any employer with 100 or more employees or those employers who are federal contractors or subcontractors must file the report....

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New DOT HazMat Rule Goes into Effect October 1

August 21, 2010 by Wendy Hudson

Rule Summary Starting on October 1, 2010 the Department of Transportation will begin enforcing a revised Hazardous Materials transportation rule. This rule amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations to clarify requirements for using a third-party 24 hour emergency number...

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OSHA modifies citation from per incident to per affected employee

August 18, 2010

In the past, employers who failed to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and training to a group of employees would be given one violation for the entire group. Recently however, OSHA has modified its language in the PPE rule to indicate that it can issue these viola...

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No more carrots or sticks- new ways to motivate employees

August 18, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Employee engagment and employee motivation are areas where HR can have real impact on the bottom line of a business. However the traditional peformance motivators of money (the carrot) or termination (the stick) may not be effective at driving the behaviors that employers nee...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: behavioral science, employee morale, employee motivation, engagment, HR best practice, ways to motivate employees Read More

Imbibing Idiots and Job Interviews

August 10, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Most managers and HR professional think they are good at objective interviewing- when in fact they are influenced by all sorts of subconscious bias.  A recent study (with the wonderful title of "The Imbibing Idiot")  highlights this by reporting that applicants who order an ...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: employment discrimination, HR best practice, interviewer, interviewers, interviewing, job interviews, selection process, subconscious bias Read More

Close & Personal Relationships At Work- Not A Good Idea

August 06, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Falling under the category of "what where they thinking" or perhaps "when in doubt don't"  the Chairman and CEO Of HP resigned today after an investigation into  violations of  the company's sexual harrassment policy . The investigation found that while no harrassment had oc...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: bad decisions, ceo of hp, HR best practice, HR compliance, personal relationships, sexual harrassment policy Read More

Now is the time to prepare, evaluate, update and implement your SPCC Plan

August 01, 2010

This year brings the hottest climate to the current state of environmental issues, and with the current focus of disasters such as the BP oil spill, enforcement is increasing and the consequences of non-compliance are expensive and potentially devastating. The SPCC Rule ess...

Posted in: Checklists, Environment: Industry Updates, EPA, Prevention Plans, Tip of the Month Tags: EPA, SPCC, Spill Plan Read More