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National Labor Relations Act of 1935

From an HR perspective, unions and labor practices might seem intimidating. If you are part of a unionized organization, your employees are planning to start a union or initiate collective bargaining, or you feel unsure what is considered an unfair labor practice, this is the article for you.

New Hire Orientation

New hire orientation is your first opportunity to welcome a new employee and get them started off on the right foot. Whether you are orienting one person or 50, a lot of coordination and preparation are required–but you needn't be intimidated.

Continue reading to learn what new hire orientation is, the difference between orientation and onboarding, why new hire orientation is important and what to cover in your orientation program.

New Hire Gifts

First impressions are important, especially when you’re hiring new employees. You want to make sure that new hires are walking into their workspace on their first day feeling welcomed, excited, and confident in their new job.

You’ve already vocally shared the company’s values and culture with your new hire, but how can you truly show off these values while they’re first getting started? How can you instill excitement and motivation in your new hires to help them hit the ground running and want to talk about their new job with their friends? Turns out there is one thing you can add to a new employee’s onboarding experience to help in all of these areas: new hire gifts!

New Hire Paperwork

Once you hire a new employee, one of their first tasks is to complete new hire paperwork. This paperwork is essential for enrollment and tracking employee benefits, maintaining payroll, and legal compliance.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Team members with superpowers… Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? According to Harvard Business Review, if you hire within the neurodiverse community, that is exactly what you get!

Negligent Retention

Do you know that your company can be liable for the actions of your employees if they cause harm to other employees or third parties? Find out what negligent retention claims are and how they can be avoided.

Negligent Hiring

When you're trying to fill an essential role quickly, it may be tempting to skip background checks and screenings. Read on to see why this is never a good idea and how to protect your company from charges of negligent hiring.

Networking

Are you a networker? Everyone in the business world has been told networking is important. But many people have no idea when or how they should be doing it, and some think it is pointless (or even borderline unethical.) Let’s talk about some of the keys to effective networking and why you (and your employees) should prioritize it in your career. We’ll also outline the potential value to your company of enabling and empowering employees to network.

New Year’s Eve Company Party

The end of the holiday season and the beginning of the new year is a great time to pull your people together. Would you like to throw a celebration for New Year’s Eve but aren’t sure what to do? Read on for fun ideas and other considerations.

Non-Essential Job Functions

We all know intuitively that there are both essential and non-essential duties in our jobs, but classifying them officially is important. Knowing the difference can be challenging, and getting it wrong can have legal consequences. This article will help you better identify the differences in these types of job functions, as well as understand why it’s significant.

Nepotism

“He only got the job because he is related to the owner.” Nepotism can destroy the motivation and morale of any team. In this section, we will discuss nepotism, its impact in the workplace, examples of nepotism, how HR can respond to nepotism and nepotism policies you can implement in your workplace.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

Everyone at your company puts their skills and talent to work to make the business successful. To stay competitive in your niche, you must often keep ideas, projects and products as carefully guarded secrets. Otherwise, another individual or company might leak, steal, or misuse that valuable information to damage or discredit your company. A Non-Disclosure Agreement can protect your hard-earned edge on the competition.

On the other hand, it may feel awkward to greet new employees or partner with a legal document constraining their behavior and outlining the legal consequences if they violate its tenets. This article helps explain the value of an NDA and how you can start using them to protect your business.

New Hire Questionnaire

Whether you're filling a vacant position or a newly created role, it’s important to help your new employees feel welcome and ready to take on the challenges of their new job. This is where onboarding comes in.

Onboarding helps employees integrate into the company culture, feel supported, and start off strong. If onboarding doesn’t go well, however, you’re much more likely to lose the employee to turnover.

New hire questionnaires can help. In this article, we’ll teach you how to create new hire questionnaires that will improve onboarding and increase retention.

Net Pay

Calculating net pay is the single most time-consuming process in payroll. It’s complicated, unique for each employee, and frankly, easy to get wrong. Here at Eddy, we created a thorough, step-by-step guide to help you calculate net pay accurately.

Noncompete Agreement

If your company has trade secrets or proprietary information that it needs to protect, you might be considering a noncompete agreement. Unfortunately, they’re hard to draft and sometimes even harder to enforce. In this article, we cover what noncompetes are, what’s usually in them, and how to create one that will stand up to the law.
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