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HRP Resources: Federal Employment Laws for Employers With 1-10 Employees

Posted on 6/5/2015 by Becky Page

As a valued member of Human Resources Plus, you have 24/7 access to the HR resources available at our website, HRPlusInc.com! Each month we will be profiling a new resource here in our newsletter and on our blog.To sign up for HRP membership or for assistance accessing these resources, please contact us for more information.

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Survey Suggests a Shift in Interviewing Practices

Posted on 6/5/2015 by Becky Page

As most small businesses already know, recruiting new employees can be an expensive, time-consuming process with no guarantee of success. It is especially frustrating to hire a new employee based on an excellent work history and skill set, only to find that the new employee does not fit or “mesh” well with the existing company culture, eventually leading to friction between the new employee, coworkers and management, potential disruptions in the workplace and the eventual dismissal or resignation of the new employee. Now, a recent series of surveys by the recruiting and staffing firm ExecuSearch of 200 clients in the Northeastern United States has revealed that employers are placing a stronger emphasis on discerning the personalities of applicants before extending an offer of employment.

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HRP Resources: Sample Workplace Wellness Program Outline

Posted on 4/7/2015 by Becky Page

As a valued member of Human Resources Plus, you have 24/7 access to the HR resources available here at our website! Each month we will be profiling a new resource here on our blog.

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Are You FLSA Compliant?

Posted on 4/6/2015 by Becky Page

This month, we are proud to feature a guest blog post from Kalen Fraser, CEO of the Labor Brain Inc. and former investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. To learn more about the Labor Brain, visit http://laborbrain.com/ or email info@laborbrain.com.

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HRP Resources: Employee Reference Check Form for Non-Management Applicants

Posted on 3/11/2015 by Becky Page

As a valued member of Human Resources Plus, you have 24/7 access to the HR resources available here at our website! Each month we will be profiling a new resource here on our blog.

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HRP ALERT: Colorado Wage Protection Act of 2014 Now in Effect

Posted on 3/11/2015 by Becky Page

All employers operating in the state of Colorado must be familiar with the Wage Protection Act of 2014. This act, signed into law on May 29th, 2014, amends and greatly expands Colorado's existing Wage Payment Act, which covers paydays, deductions from pay and payments of wages on separation from employment for almost all private employees in the state, with no exemption for a minimum number of employees.

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Happy Holidays From Human Resources Plus!

Posted on 12/24/2014 by Becky Page

Happy Holidays!

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2015 CADA Provisions

Posted on 11/13/2014 by Becky Page

On May 6, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 13-1136. This expansion to the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) has been in effect since that date, and most of the bills provisions went into effect as of August 7th, 2013, but small business owners in particular should be aware of a significant provision of the bill that goes into effect on January 1st, 2015.

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Average Salary Budget Increases in 2014

Posted on 9/23/2014 by Becky Page

When it comes to salary budget increases, the Mile High City is decidedly average. According to WorldatWork's 2014-2015 Salary Budget Survey, Denver is on track to meet the national average across the country. According to an infographic provided by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the average salary budget increase in Denver is projected to be 3.0 percent for 2014, while the national average is projected by WorldatWork and other studies cited by SHRM, specifically a study by the Hay Group and the Conference Board, to be the same.

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Generational Challenges in the Workplace

Posted on 8/28/2014 by Becky Page

If you perceive tensions developing in your workplace between younger managers and older workers, you're not alone. According to a special report by the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships recently profiled by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a generational gap in workplaces across the country is leading to increased friction and conflicts between multiple generations of American managers and workers over communication and leadership styles.

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