Should You Still Be Asking Candidates for Their Salary History?

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This scenario may sound familiar—you are anxiously searching for a new position and filling out an online job application for your dream role, when a required question appears: ‘What is your current salary?’. Or worse, you are at an in-person interview that seems to be going great when an interviewer asks you what you currently earn.
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3 Budgeting Tips to Bring Your HR Budget New Life

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3 Budgeting Tips to Bring Your HR Budget New Life

Developing your annual HR budget can become monotonous when line items stay the same year after year. Shake things up a bit and give your budget the refresher it so desperately needs. Here are a few easy tips to ensure your budget reflects your actual department needs.
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3 Things to Consider When Handling Overtime Pay

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3 Things to Consider When Handling Overtime Pay

As is the case with many employment related statutes, exactly how and what your organization must adhere to depends largely on an often complex combination of state and federal law, as well as any employer specific policies. Overtime pay is certainly no exception. Overtime actually functions much like minimum wage in that the employer must pay to the higher standard (either state or federal), i.e. the standard that results in the largest pay out to the employee working overtime hours.
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5 Tips for Engaging Tenured Employees

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5 Tips for Engaging Tenured Employees

For many managers or HR professionals, they’ve encountered an entitled tenured employee once or twice in their career. You know, the employee who thinks because they were a top performer in 2007 that they can slack off and still reap the benefits as someone producing twice the results but is half their age. Just because they have company “loyalty.”
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3 Thinking Skills That Strong Leaders Must Have

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3 Thinking Skills That Strong Leaders Must Have

WRITTEN BY DR. DAVID WATTERSON, FOUNDER OF ERC'S AFFILIATE, WATTERSON & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Strong leaders must have robust and balanced thinking skills. These skills are critical prerequisites for high performance as they are needed to process information and then communicate clearly business plans and strategies. Leaders must know how to manage words and information. However, we live in a time when people’s writing and verbal skills seem to be declining.
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