Changes in Washington Mean Paying Attention to the Details; Federal Form I-9s

Presidential administrations have vastly different priorities, and, we know the current administration is placing a lot of attention on immigration. We heard it through the election cycle and that theme has steadily continued thru the first year of the Trump presidency. Politics is a like a pendulum. The swings can be dramatic, and as an employer, what happens in Washington and with I-9 compliance, should matter to you. This past week, 7-Eleven stores across the US had simultaneous federal immigration agents knocking on doors in an enforcement operation that yielded 21 arrests and prompted the employer to comply with a full-scale audit. Audits like these…

Gauging an Interviewee’s Questions

During an interview they asked what?​ Getting insight into what an interviewee asks during an interview.  Hiring is hard. It’s time consuming and you typically put in a lot of effort coming up with a list of those that you want to interview in person. We’ve all conducted interviews where you carefully went through the position, you got a good sense of the person’s qualifications and experience and you’re feeling good. Then, you ask the candidate if they have any questions…and you’re left scratching your head. You’re ready to talk about important new initiatives, success factors and the company’s culture when the candidate asks questions…

OSHA & NH DOL Health and Safety Regulations Workshop

OSHA & NH DOL Health and Safety Regulations Workshop UNH OSHA workshop on January 18th from 9am to 3pm at the UNH campus in Manchester. If you are interested in attending, please register with UNH here: Workshop Registration This is an interactive workshop for anyone involved with health and safety responsibility in their NH-based organization. The morning session will focus on OSHA and NH DOL safety regulations and requirements, along with proactive employer steps for the best work environment. The afternoon session will be spent on hands-on case studies for the best learning application. Attend to gain the resources to ensure…

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Competitive Recruiting

If your company has employees, you are in competition with the thousands of other employers in your geographic region who also want to hire talented, reliable workers and who do not mind stealing your talented, reliable workers. Surely you have heard the old saying, “All’s fair in love, war, and recruiting”? Think about what you do to handle competition in business: You learn your competition. You learn your customers. You differentiate yourself. You develop your brand. You market your brand. The same strategy goes in recruiting and the good news is it is much easier than it used to be.…

Power of Feedback

Monday Manta! The Power of Feedback! Everyone needs it & younger generations want it! Early invention is key! Just remember these guidelines: positive feedback in public and negative feedback in private. According to an article by Suzanne Lucas, “Everybody tells you that your employees need feedback, but what they don’t tell you is that doing it wrong can be worse than not doing it at all.” She writes of the 10 things you should never do when you need to tell an employee how he or she is doing in an article for Inc.  See this link for an article…

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What to do When an Employee Starts Crying during a Disciplinary Meeting

We are all human, we all have feelings and it can be tough to see a person cry. Here’s what to do when an employee starts crying during a disciplinary meeting. Keep the meeting going. You may be tempted to excuse the employee and postpone the meeting. Rest ensured, the next conversation will be even more difficult. Stay neutral. The employee’s choices led you both to this meeting. Do not apologize or behave overly sympathetic! Offer a tissue and a moment before you continue. He or she needs to know the meeting is important and you are not ending it.…

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“Best Employment Strategies for Millennials” – Updated!

In an article by Forbes; according to the Governance Studies at Brookings report “How Millennials Could Upend Wall Street and Corporate America,” Millennials will comprise more than one of three adult Americans by 2020 and 75 percent of the workforce by 2025.  How do you prepare for this workforce as a growing organization? On November 15th, I presented another “Best Employment Strategies for Millennials” interactive workshop at the One Hundred Club. It was geared towards anyone with responsibility for hiring and/or managing people in their organization. Two of the many themes we talked about were: 1) The need for feedback, which…

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