What's in Your Employees' Cars? Could Be a Concealed Carry

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New Ohio Law Allows Concealed Carry in Employee’s Parked Cars

Weapons in the workplace: a growing concern

In a clear sign of the times, ERC’s research has seen “workplace safety” rise to the surface as an area of concern and action for many employers. Setting aside the high profile news stories about workplace violence over the past several years, even here in Northeast Ohio employers have experienced comparatively more incidences of violence in their workplaces firsthand in recent years.
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Are Supervisors Allowed to Yell?

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Are Supervisors Allowed to Yell?

Work can be stressful at times. Projects may be piling up or sales goals aren’t being met. Depending on the leadership in your organization, you may come across a supervisor or manager who tends to communicate in a more aggressive fashion, by yelling. A supervisor’s tendency to yell at employees may seem like it is the “wrong” way to manage people. But is it?


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3 Things Not To Do in Behavioral Interviews

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Behavioral interviewing can be a powerful tool in the hiring process when used properly. Unfortunately behavioral interviewing is being used incorrectly every day. Whether it's not having identified skills-needed, not evaluating properly, or not asking the right questions, the misuse of behavioral interviewing can effect your ability to place the right candidate in the right position. 
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4 Must-Haves for Your Workplace Dating Policy

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4 Must-Haves for Your Workplace Dating Policy

1. Require Disclosure

Even if you are opting for a more relaxed dating policy within your organization, require that the two involved employees disclose their relationship. Have the involved parties sign a contract that states their relationship is mutually consensual, they are both free to end the relationship at any point in time without an impact on work, that they will not let the relationship effect their performance, and that they understand the company’s sexual harassment policy.


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4 Steps to Managing Absenteeism in Your Organization

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4 Steps to Managing Absenteeism in Your Organization

Life is full of surprises, ones that sometimes lead to employees calling off work unexpectedly. Whether it is a last-minute cancellation by a childcare provider, a case of food poisoning, or another more “creative” reason, absenteeism is a pervasive and costly issues faced by organizations across the board. The four steps outlined below can serve as a basic guide on improving your absence management practices this year.
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