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HR Insights

The July Hot Topics Issue


4 Ways Smarter Hiring Leads to Strong Retention

When tackling retention, companies often think about the employees they already have and the various paths and perks that would reduce restlessness after a few months or a few years on the job. But the path toward retention begins long before a quarterly or annual review; it even begins before the first day on the job.

Here are several ways that your hiring process today can directly affect your retention rates down the road.

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, August 3 at 8:30 am Pacific

Performance Management Trends in 2017

It’s about time performance management evolves to meet the demands of a younger workforce and more results-oriented workplace. In this webinar, join a noted industry veteran and C-level executive who lives the same woes of performance management and has a strong point of view on what the next-generation solution should look like.



Thursday, August 10, and Tuesday, August 15 at 8:30 am Pacific

Open Enrollment: Start Early, Communicate Often

Your 2017 open enrollment process is likely to have a new complicating layer—uncertainty. Employees and employers have questions about how the proposed changes to healthcare and tax reform that they’re hearing in the news every day will affect them. Join Laura Kerekes, ThinkHR's Chief Knowledge Officer, as she separates fact from fiction and shares best practices for open enrollment. 

Watch On Demand

“I Need the Summer Off”

Summertime is perfect for taking time off. This means that when employees take advantage of their paid sick time, state and federal FMLA, baby bonding, or other benefits, your department must be ready. Are you up to date regarding which types of leave apply in each situation? In this on-demand webinar we share some of the most common situations employers face and equip you with the tools you need this summer and throughout the year.

DOL Tells Fifth Circuit It Will Revise Obama-Era Overtime Rule–But Not Just Yet


Last week, lawyers for the federal government told an appeals court that the Department of Labor plans to revise the currently-blocked overtime rule issued during the Obama administration last year. But it won’t do so, it said, until the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals confirms that it has the right to set that threshold.

USCIS Releases Revised Version of Form I-9

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On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the publication of a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Read more to find out what your company needs to know.

Employment Law Alerts
The following jurisdictions have recently had changes to their employment laws and regulations:

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9 Unmistakable Signs of an Amazing Place to Work

When employment candidates walk into your workplace, chances are strong they’re thinking, “How will I know if this is a good place to work?” Here’s how you can show them that it is.

Product Spotlight

In the Spotlight: Recruiting and Hiring Toolkit

One of the most important stages in the employment lifecycle is the pre-employment stage. Ensure you have all your ducks in a row with the Recruiting and Hiring Toolkit. Log into Comply and find Recruiting and Hiring in the Staffing menu.

Ask the Experts

Question: During interviews, we have candidates complete three forms: an application, a background check authorization, and a drug screen authorization. We keep these three forms and their resumes on file. There is nothing that is done with them unless they receive an offer. If we do not give an offer, is it okay to shred the application, background check authorization, and drug screen authorization? If we keep the resume, how long should we retain it?

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