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[HR roundup] Mental health action plan for employers, changes to H-1B visa process + more HR news

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 12:00:00 PM by John Duval

As we round out the first quarter of the year and head into tax season, there are lots of changes to relevant laws that employers should be aware of to protect company profitability and reputation. With changes to tax benefits for reserved employee parking going into effect as of the end of this month, the resumption of Premium Processing for H-1B visas for 2020, and a variety of other newsworthy developments, there are a lot of updates that company leaders and HR managers should know to stay aware of what’s going on in the world of work. Here’s a rundown of a few important things to keep an eye on this month:

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Should you get an HR certification? Which one?

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

As a busy HR professional, finding time for career development can be challenging. While there are plenty of HR certification programs available, you may find yourself wondering if they’re worth the energy. After all, with so much on your plate, the last thing you want to do is commit yourself to an unnecessary burden.

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Special cases and the ADA: what employers should know

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM by John Duval

For most HR managers and company leaders, staying in compliance with employment law is a high priority. Not only is compliance important in terms of avoiding liability and penalties, it helps the company do the right thing for its employees and create a more fair and equitable workplace.

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Pre-employment tests: when are they useful and when are they a liability?

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 3:15:00 PM by John Duval

The hiring process is crucial to the success of your workforce, especially when you’re filling an essential role. After an extensive search and hours of interviews, nothing could be more discouraging or frustrating than finding that the person you hired is a poor fit. Whether your new employee oversold their abilities, their personality is a poor fit for the culture, or they need more training than you expected, hiring the wrong person raises a whole new set of challenges— including the prospect of starting the hiring process all over again. The frustration is only magnified by the current tight hiring market.

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