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Unpaid internships are common, but are they legal?

16. April 2014

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Unpaid internships are common, but are they legal?

Katie Loehrke is a human resources subject matter expert and editor with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a nationally recognized compliance resource firm. The company offers a diverse line of products and services to address the broad range of responsibilities held by HR and corporate professionals. Loehrke specializes in employment law topics such as [...]

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3 areas of diversity employers should consider

14. April 2014

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3 areas of diversity employers should consider

Is your organization a diverse work environment? Take a quick look among the cubicles and in the lunchroom and you can usually get a pretty good idea.

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7 ways to create a healthier workplace

8. April 2014

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7 ways to create a healthier workplace

Creating a healthier workplace takes more than just handing out pedometers and hoping people will use them.

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Is your retirement plan in compliance with federal law?

7. April 2014

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Is your retirement plan in compliance with federal law?

In February, BenefitsPro reported that the U.S. Department of Labor “collected $1.69 billion in fines, voluntary fiduciary corrections and informal complaint resolutions, a 33 percent increase over 2012’s $1.27 billion tab.”

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8 steps to designing a collaborative, productive office space

3. April 2014

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8 steps to designing a collaborative, productive office space

Question: What’s one tip you have for designing an office space that supports collaboration and maximizes productivity?

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The future of the performance review

2. April 2014

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The future of the performance review

There’s no doubt about it: plenty of people hate performance reviews. There are several reasons for this: the forms, the office politics, or maybe the thought that reviews are a waste of time and resources.

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How to set an expectation of excellence

31. March 2014

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How to set an expectation of excellence

I went to DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md. There is no place of which I am prouder. At DeMatha, they’ve figured out how to instill the expectation of greatness. Winning isn’t a bonus — it’s presumed.

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Are you afraid of hiring employees with mental illness?

28. March 2014

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Are you afraid of hiring employees with mental illness?

If you found out during the interviewing stage that one of your candidates has a mental illness, would you be wary of offering them the job?

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Why companies offer sabbaticals to long-term employees

27. March 2014

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Why companies offer sabbaticals to long-term employees

The concept of a sabbatical may call up an image of an academic taking a long break from lecturing to conduct research or write a book, but sabbaticals aren’t unheard of in the business world, either.

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