Aside from the DOL’s new overtime rule and the presidential election (we won’t beat you over the head with them again here), these were the biggest HR Morning stories of 2016.
Our most-clicked stories appear first:
- The 10 best interview questions you’ll see this year. Throughout the past year, via in-depth research and conversations with HR Morning readers, we discovered a variety of fine-tuned interview questions top employers are relying on to vet their job candidates.
- The 5 biggest reasons employees quit jobs quickly. As you know all too well, it’s hard to hold onto new employees. Thus, onboarding programs were born. The problem is, there are several reasons onboarding may not be working.
- The dreaded termination talk: Helping managers get it right. The termination conversation is the most distasteful part of any manager’s job. Here are some guidelines on how to handle these confrontations in a humane, controlled and legally safe way.
- A template for handling tricky workplace investigation interviews. You may have a lot of experience interviewing candidates for open positions, but interviewing employees as part of a workplace investigation is another animal entirely.
- 7 warning signs a great employee’s about to quit. We all want to hold onto our best, brightest employees. And sometimes, a key component of that retention effort is being able to recognize when they’re trying to locate greener pastures.
- The latest thing you can’t ask employees to do: New ruling. Yet another common employer policy has come under fire from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). It doesn’t matter if your workforce is unionized or not — if you’ve got this policy, it could be deemed illegal.
- Latest FMLA pain: How to handle medical text messages. More employees are communicating with their managers via texts. So what are your managers supposed to do when a text contains possible medical or FMLA-related info?
- 5 adjectives you want to hear job candidates say. It’s difficult to tell what kind of person someone is just by their resume. Heck, it can even be difficult to tell when face to face with the person. But there are some approaches that will do the trick.
- Does your handbook say this … ? If so, it’s time for a rewrite. One federal agency continues to take the shredder to common, and seemingly harmless, employer policies. And this time, it may have made its most head-scratching move of them all.
- Could you legally fire Colin Kaepernick if he worked for you? San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made a lot of waves for not standing during national anthem performances. And it has led a lot of employers to ask: Can workers who engage in such political protests be punished? Here’s the answer.