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5 Most Common Questions Regarding I-9 Forms

2015-05-21 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

00:49 Form I-9 is a routine–and required–part of onboarding new employees. The form is composed of three main sections: employee information and verification of identity and eligibility to work, employer review and verification of documents, and a third section that is used when reverification or updates are necessary. 01:38 Do you need to complete Form […]…

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Employee Handbooks – Part 2

2015-05-14 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 5s

00:47 Creating a safe and secure workplace requires cooperation and partnership between a company and its employees…and it is a topic that should be addressed in the handbook so all parties are fully informed. 01:30 Next important topic: computers and technology. While computers and technology are essential tools for conducting business, employee misuse can lead […]…

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Employee Handbooks – Part 1

2015-05-07 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

00:52 Your employee handbook is the single most important internal document for communicating policies, practices and employee benefits. It sets forth your expectations for your employees, and outlines what they, in turn, can expect from your organization. 01:37 After a welcome and introduction from your president or CEO, begin with general employment information. 02:00 Address […]…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Recordkeeping

2015-05-01 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 6s

00:47 Employers typically keep a number of different employee records, often called personnel files, as a way of documenting an employee’s relationship with a company. In certain instances, documentation in a personnel file can provide important supportive data 01:35 For purposes of today’s discussion, we’re going to divide employee records into two categories: personnel records […]…

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Five Simple Steps for Staying HR Compliant

2015-04-23 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

00:57 First, give your poster wall a thorough check-up. A comprehensive review will confirm that your federal and state labor law posters are up-to-date and of the correct size. 01:14 Next, stay on top of notice requirements. From summary plan descriptions (SPDs), to COBRA- and FMLA-related notices, employers are required under various federal and state […]…

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Office Romances

2015-04-16 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

00:04 Office romance…it’s a story nearly as old as the office itself, and it’s becoming increasingly more common. But whether or not workplace romances lead to wedded bliss, they must be handled with care. 00:52 First and most simply, office romances can become a distraction. They can harm the productivity of both the parties involved […]…

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

2015-04-02 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

1:28: The first step in preventing harassment is establishing a zero tolerance policy. Clearly state that NO form of harassment will be accepted at your workplace, including not only sexual harassment, but also harassment due to race, religion, ethnic background, age or disability. Publish the policy in your handbook and post it prominently on your […]…

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Exit Interviews

2015-03-26 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

1:22: A well-run exit interview can give you a better idea of what’s working well at your company and what needs improvement, including insight on how you might increase productivity in the departing employee’s position. 1:44: Exit interviews can also help you identify problem areas and minimize conflict…all of which should help you better manage […]…

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Updated EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues

2015-03-20 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

1:52: What exactly does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act require? According to the EEOC, the PDA mandates that covered employers treat women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions in the same manner as other applicants or employees who are similar in their ability or inability to work. The PDA covers all aspects of employment, […]…

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Alcohol at Office Parties: 7 Ways to Reduce Your Liability

2015-03-12 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

Whether it’s a holiday gathering or summer picnic…the annual office party is a great way to build morale, foster teamwork in a celebratory setting and reward employees for a job well done. However, if you serve alcohol, these events can result in significant liability for your company. Stay tuned for seven smart tips for reducing […]…

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The Employee Handbook Guide

2015-02-26 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:42 While the policies outlined in your handbook will reflect your company’s own unique culture, it is important to consider federal, state and local laws and regulations that may affect your business when drafting your employee handbook 1:05 Your handbook should first serve as a welcome to employees. Set the tone for your work environment […]…

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Delivering Performance Appraisals – Part 4

2015-02-05 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:07 In this segment, we’ll discuss the performance review meeting itself, and what you can do to make it a success for you and your employee alike. 0:47 First, give the employee plenty of notice, and remember that, with performance reviews, timing is really important. 1:01 Schedule at least an hour for the review, preferably […]…

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Delivering Performance Appraisals – Part 3

2015-01-29 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:04 Today, we’re going to discuss preparing for performance reviews, and offer some simple steps you can take to ensure that your reviews are as successful and stress-free as possible. 0:40 Preparing thoroughly for employee performance reviews is one of the best things you can do to ensure a productive conversation and help strengthen the […]…

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Delivering Performance Appraisals – Part 2

2015-01-22 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 2s

0:02 Today, we’re going to discuss negative feedback and the role that it plays in the performance appraisal. 0:46 Addressing performance issues head-on is important both for helping your employees improve, and for creating records that allow you to track an employee’s progress and support any adverse personnel decisions that may become necessary—such as a […]…

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Delivering Performance Appraisals – Part 1

2015-01-15 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 5s

0:03 Performance reviews benefit both you and your employees. We’ll offer guidelines and tips to keep you on track throughout the review process. 0:48 A careful and thoughtful review can help guide your employees’ performance, compensation, and professional development all year long. 0:59 Reviews help align employees’ individual goals with those of your business, and […]…

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Employee Referral Programs

2015-01-08 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 2s

0:00 Today, we’re going to talk about employee referral programs and why they just may work wonders for your business. 0:31 As a hiring manager, you may think the best way to fill your open positions is by posting job openings online. 0:43 It turns out that employee referrals may be one of your most […]…

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How to Keep Employees Motivated

2014-12-18 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:04 Whether you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the owner of a five-person firm, you know that a motivated team is essential to your success. 0:47 According to a blog on the professional networking site, LinkedIn, there are three key areas to watch out for: workplace atmosphere, job standards, and employee productivity. […]…

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What Makes Employees Leave and What You Can Do About It

2014-12-11 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:14 According to LinkedIn’s findings, 85% of the global workforce is actively looking for a new job, reaching out to personal networks, or remaining open to speak with recruiters. 1:01 Think about it: more than 8 in 10 of your employees are looking for a new job or are open to leaving your company. 1:37 […]…

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Rewarding Employees for a Job Well Done

2014-12-04 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:06 It’s always great when an employer is able to recognize an employee’s contributions. 0:42 While bonuses and raises are certainly popular and well-received, there are many other ways to show your appreciation. 0:50 Be creative and consider options such as a catered lunch, paid time off or an employee party. 0:56 Even the gesture […]…

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The Job Application

2014-11-20 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 1s

0:03 The job application form is important in the recruitment process. 0:31 An application provides important information – such as educational and employment history – that is not always included on a candidate’s resume. 0:39 Requiring all qualified applicants to complete an application form prior to conducting interviews can lead to more productive meetings, since […]…

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COBRA Mistakes – Do’s and Don’ts

2014-11-13 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

0:02 COBRA violations can cost your company big. 0:38 COBRA is an acronym for the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985. 0:46 This law gives certain employees and their family members the right to continue group health benefits provided by an employer when the employee’s job loss, death, or other specified events would […]…

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Employee Name Changes

2014-11-06 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:15 There’s a lot in a name. The reasons Americans change our names are as diverse as our country itself…marriage, divorce, adoption, blending or hyphenating names, immigration or simply the desire for a moniker that seems to fit better. 0:57 As an employer, a name change definitely matters to you. Your responsibilities fall across five […]…

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Paying Employees

2014-10-30 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

0:00 Today we’re discussing a subject that affects every employer: paying your employees and how YOU may be unintentionally breaking the law. 0:40 The basic rules on paying minimum wage and overtime are set by a federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA. 0:50 Some of the most common pay practices can […]…

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Testing During the Employment Process

2014-10-23 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 1s

0:03 We will be discussing testing during the employment process. 0:30 Employers often use tests and other selection procedures to screen applicants for hire and employees for promotion. 0:38 There are many different types of tests and selection procedures, including cognitive tests, personality tests, medical examinations, credit checks, and criminal background checks. 0:49 The use […]…

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Holiday Pay and Time Off

2014-10-16 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:08 Holiday pay and time off. 0:38 If it’s been awhile since you’ve reviewed your company’s policy regarding time off and holiday pay, you should set aside some time to do so to make sure your policy and practices are up-to-date and in compliance with both federal and state law. 0:58 Although not generally required […]…

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Setting Employee Goals

2014-10-09 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

0:02 Every supervisor and employee should set goals. 0:42 Employees who set goals increase both their commitment and motivation, and they become more invested in their jobs and long-term career plans. 0:53 The goal-setting process allows employers to direct employees’ efforts toward maximizing accomplishments and toward supporting the company’s own long-term goals. 1:11 Goal setting […]…

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The Termination Meeting

2014-10-02 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:37 Terminating employees may be a necessary reality of the workplace. 0:47 If possible, schedule the meeting at the end of the workday or prior to a weekend. 0:58 Try to avoid termination during a holiday. 1:13 Generally, a termination meeting should involve two management personnel. 1:19 The witness may take notes if helpful. 1:22 […]…

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Labor Law Posting

2014-09-25 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:00 If your business has at least one employee, you are generally required by federal and state law to post current labor law notifications. 0:57 Common federal posting requirements, which apply to most private businesses. 1:03 Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act, which generally prohibits the use of lie detector tests by employers. 1:10 Federal Equal […]…

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The Importance of Employee Performance Reviews

2014-09-18 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 2s

0:03 We’re going to talk about employee performance reviews and how they play a key role in helping to guide employees’ performance, compensation, and professional development. 0:40 Employers should review the employee’s overall performance based upon specific, job-related criteria and provide concrete examples related to performance issues. 0:51 Be sure that your documentation is direct, […]…

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How to Keep Company Information Confidential

2014-09-11 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:02 Maintaining the confidentiality of valuable company information– such things as customer lists, trade secrets, and other proprietary data– can be a challenge, both during the course of an individual’s employment and after an employee leaves the company. 0:53 As an employer, you may consider requiring that certain employees sign agreements. 1:02 Non-competition agreements, which […]…

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Preparing for a Termination Meeting

2014-09-04 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 2s

0:02 Steps you should take to prepare yourself for a termination meeting. 0:37 The first step in preparing for a termination meeting is to thoroughly review the employee’s personnel file. 0:45 Be sure to familiarize yourself with the employee’s work record and the reason for termination. 0:53 Explain to the employee why the decision to […]…

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Events That Trigger COBRA

2014-08-28 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 2s

0:03 Qualifying events that can trigger COBRA. 0:06 Qualifying events are certain events that cause an individual to lose group health coverage. 0:37 Recognizing when a qualifying event has occurred is essential to complying with COBRA. 0:42 The type of qualifying event determines who the qualified beneficiaries are and the amount of time the plan […]…

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Introduction to Termination

2014-08-21 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 2s

0:03 There are two types of meetings that an employer may have with a departing employee. 0:39 There are two types of termination meetings. 0:54 The termination meeting held in conjunction with an involuntary termination. 1:08 The termination meeting is the employer’s opportunity to explain the reason for termination and provide a termination packet, which […]…

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How to Avoid 5 Performance Review Mistakes

2014-08-14 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 5s

0:02 Performance review mistakes are easy to make. 0:38 A manager’s guide to avoiding 5 performance review mistakes. 0:44 First be a strong communicator. 0:47 You are responsible for your employees. 0:52 Review performance, award pay increases, supporting employee advancement, and providing feedback and constructive criticism. 1:13 Secondly, minimize the stress of the situation. Pick […]…

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5 Tips for Protecting Employees from Heat Stress

2014-08-07 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:02 Heat stress is a real threat to your employees’ health and even lives. 0:35 Did you know that heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S.? 0:45 There are steps you can take to lower the risk of heat-related illness and injury among your employees. 0:52 Provide heat stress training to all […]…

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3 Tax Recordkeeping Tips for Employers

2014-07-31 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

0:02 3 Tax Recordkeeping Tips for Employers. 0:42 Some of the expenses you pay during the year might qualify for money-saving tax credits or deductions come tax time. 0:49 If you organize your tax records now, you’ll make tax filing easier and faster when you do them next year. 1:01 Here are 3 tips from […]…

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Social Media in the Workplace

2014-07-24 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 5s

0:02 We are going to discuss social media in the workplace. 0:34 Internet-related work distractions can present a real problem for companies. 1:11 Top-down approach is to institute policies to curb such behavior. 1:24 One survey revealed that 64% of employees visit non-work related websites every day at work. 2:13 Russ Warner says that it’s […]…

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How to Deliver Negative Feedback Fairly and Effectively

2014-07-17 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

0:02 How to Deliver Negative Feedback Fairly and Effectively. 0:07 As a manager, you may find yourself avoiding these conversations in an effort to spare employees’ feelings. 0:44 You aren’t doing your employee any favors by withholding constructive criticism about where he or she needs to improve. 1:03 Provide constructive feedback regularly, rather than waiting […]…

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Dress for Success: 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Workplace Dress Codes

2014-07-10 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

0:02 Today’s topic is the office dress code. 0:27 Dress for Success: 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Workplace Dress Codes. 0:34 Even “dress-down” Fridays have given way to an era in which “business casual” attire is generally acceptable every day in many offices. 0:50 You can’t always leave it up to your employees’ good judgment. […]…

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Are Unpaid Internships Worth the Hassle?

2014-07-03 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:02 We are going to discuss ‘unpaid internships and whether they’re really worth the hassle.’ 0:33 A fact sheet issued by the U.S Department of Labor outlines internship criteria. 0:45 The internship is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment. 0:55 The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern. […]…

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3 Things Employers Should Know About Payroll Cards

2014-06-26 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 2s

0:02 Payroll cards allow you to load employee pay onto cards rather than deposit it to a bank or issue a check. 0:38 3 Things Employers Should Know About Payroll Cards. 0:43 Payroll cards can be convenient for both you and your employees. 0:54 The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers guidance. 1:00 Under federal […]…

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Planning for Workplace Emergencies

2014-06-19 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:03 Planning for Workplace Emergencies 0:30 A workplace emergency is an unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public. 0:42 An emergency action plan is key to preventing a disorganized emergency response 0:59 An emergency action plan covers designated actions employers and employees must take to ensure employee safety. 1:09 Emergency Action Plan […]…

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Post-Termination Employer Issues and Responsibilities

2014-06-12 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

0:05 Post- Termination Employer Issues and Responsibilities 0:08 Discharge of an employee does not necessarily end the employer’s relationship with the employee 0:40 Former employee may have an ongoing connection to the employer 1:15 Group health plans sponsored by employers with 20 more employees are subject to COBRA 1:45 Group health plans are required to […]…

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The Exit Interview

2014-06-02 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 2s

0:03 How to Conduct an Exit Interview 0:21 an employee leaving your company often has a lot of knowledge about your business and workplace 0:30 A final-sit down may be valuable to your company going forward 0:43 Benefits of an Exit Interview 1:10 A manager, supervisor or HR personnel should conduct the exit interview 1:40 […]…

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Firing a Problem Employee

2014-05-26 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 2s

0:00 Firing a problem employee is never easy 0:24 Firing a Problem Employee: Protecting your Company against Lawsuits 0:33 Employee that is difficult or disgruntled in the workplace is likely to be all the more when confronted with being let go 0:46 Keeping employee records is very important 0:49 Performance reviews, disciplinary notices, and performance […]…

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Employee Disciplining

2014-05-26 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 3s

0:03 Creating an Effective Discipline Program that’s beneficial to the employer and the employee 0:13 Become a valuable, contributing member of the workforce 0:16 Documentation helps protect the employer 0:45 Establish a Workplace Code of Conduct 0:50 Employees must have fair and reasonable notice of what’s expected of them 1:00 Rules should be clearly communicated […]…

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New Employee Orientation or Onboarding

2014-05-15 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 1s

0:02 New Employee Orientations 0:26 Goal — Familiarize the new employee with the company 0:41 Effective Onboarding Program 1:05 Absence of an Effective Onboarding Program New employee orientation, also known as on-boarding…

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How to Conduct an Interview

2014-05-08 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 2s

0:02 important tasks in conducting job interviews are preparing questions and evaluating candidates’ answers 0:43 The Interview Environment 1:05 Meeting the Candidate 1:22 During the Interview 2:00 Closing the Interview 2:30 Learn more at www.hr360.com and click on the products tab “Interviewing and Hiring Kit” How-to Conduct an Interview…

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Secrets to Successful Hiring

2014-05-01 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 2s

0:05 The Secrets to Successful Recruiting 0:40 With smart planning you can effectively recruit employees at all levels 0:55 4 Must Haves for all Recruiting System Processes 1:35 Consider improving employee efficiency 1:55 When ready to hire 2:41 ‘Interviewing and Hiring Kit’ at HR360.com under ‘Products Tab’ Secrets for Successful recruiting.…

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How to Write a Good Job Description

2014-04-24 :: HR 360, Inc.
Length: 4s

0:02 How-to Write a Good Job Description 0:39 Job descriptions are an essential part of hiring and managing employees. 0:48 These written summaries serve as a key basis for outlining employees’ performance expectations, job training, job evaluation, and career advancement. 0:58 What to include in a Job Description 1:16 Good job descriptions typically begin with […]…

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