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HR Insights

5 Steps to Squelch Sexual Harassment in the Office and Beyond

The Importance of Communication in the Workplace

Although communication skills are often labeled “soft skills,” data suggest that effective communication skills deliver a tangible return on investment, while ineffective communication hurts the bottom line.
Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, December 12, and Thursday, December 14 
at 8:30 am Pacific

Forced Workplace Closures: Preparing for Emergencies

2017 has been a tough year for employers. Fires, storms, and flooding have caused unexpected workplace closures across the country. Join ThinkHR’s chief knowledge officer, Laura Kerekes, as she tackles the tricky issues raised by unexpected office closures.



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There's Room For Everyone on the Nice Party List

Chances are strong that you are good at the fun part of throwing a holiday party. You nail the music, food, decorations and venue, right? But do some of your party decisions land you on the naughty list? Luckily, there is room for everyone on the nice party list and Robin Shea, partner at Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, LLP, and author of the popular blog Employment & Labor Insider, can help you get there. In this one-hour HR-certified webinar, she will share her experiences and provide tips for reducing your risks and keeping your parties merry.

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Connecting Safety to Your Work

Some folks think safety is about OSHA and inspections, but it is about more. It’s about how to take care of your employees so they are safe and productive. Understanding how an accident—or worse a fatality—can affect your business is a critical part of your job. Come to this exciting webinar to learn from a 28-year veteran of the safety industry and the widow of a construction worker who died on the job.

Tricky New I-9 Scam Wreaking Havoc on Employers


If you get a convincing email from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) about information on your employees’ I-9s, don’t follow the instructions. The request is part of a sophisticated new scam that appears to be working. Here is how you can avoid being fooled.

Learn Focus: Hiring Immigration Resources

Behavior Interview Questions

With the detailed information in Comply’s immigration section, you can arm yourself against I-9 scams. Log in to Comply and select Immigration in the Staffing menu.

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

Tricky Workplace Situations

5 Job Benefits that Attract Quality Candidates 

HR department nationwide are struggling to attract top candidates. Studies show that a competitive benefits package can significantly help in employee acquisition and retention. Discover the top five types of benefits that can increase applicants.

Product Spotlight

In the Spotlight: Communication Courses

Strong communication skills lead to a better bottom line. Explore the many communication courses available to you by signing in to Learn and selecting the Professional Development catalog.

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Question: Can we invite temporary workers (those from an outside agency) and contractors to our company holiday party?

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