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Affinity HR Group Resources
Sunday, April 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cool Ideas to Attract and Engage Employees! »
One of the best aspects of my job is that I am asked to speak before audiences of diverse sizes and industries on topics r...
Sunday, April 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Student Loan Debt Repayment as a Benefit »
Question   I have heard you speak about offering Student Loan Repayment as a benefit.  How would this w...
Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Planning to hire? Let’s talk about pay. »
Last month we talked about the tight labor market and some of the difficulties it will present for employers during 2019 a...
Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Creative Benefits »
Question   Do you have any creative benefit ideas for trying to recruit new talent?   Answer...
Thursday, February 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time to talk about pay! »
Recruiting new employees and retaining current employees was a difficult task for many employers during 2018.  And 20...
Thursday, February 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Service Animals »
Question We have an employee who would like to bring a service dog to work with her.  Do we have to allow this...
Monday, February 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Semi-Annual Labor Market Report »
NPTA partnered with the Affinity HR Group to give members access to a unique set of services designed to assist with cha...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alternate Types of Employees in Today’s Workforce »
The composition of the American workforce has been changing and will continue to evolve.  Whereas regular employment...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Hiring Temporary Employees »
Question Is it possible for us to hire an HR generalist on a temporary basis?  We've had mis-hires before and...
Thursday, December 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal and State-Based Changes from 2018 and Coming in 2019 »
In 2018, the federal government had fewer than average laws passed that impact labor and employment law. This was due to f...
Thursday, December 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Dealing with a Difficult Employee »
Question We have a challenging employee.  I've been working with him for two years.  He has lost the confi...
Thursday, November 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recruiting in Today’s Tough Job Market »
“Gone are the days of focusing solely on whether a candidate is good for your organization. It’s important for the candida...
Thursday, November 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Pay Disparity in the Labor Market »
Question We just hired a new inside sales rep with very little experience. It was a hard, long search, and we had to...
Thursday, October 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Holidays »
Now that fall is here, we all know what is next: the holidays.  And while the holidays are supposed to be a time of f...
Thursday, October 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Work from Home During Inclement Weather »
Question In the northern States, this is the time when we get snowstorms.  We have a new office network which enable...
Thursday, September 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employee Handbooks »
Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook.  But why are they...
Thursday, September 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Special Treatment for Sick Employee »
Question We have a valued and cherished employee who has suddenly developed a serious medical condition.  We a...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Workplace Training »
Question We want to maintain a safe workplace, free from discrimination and harassment and free from violence. ...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supervisor Training »
Supervisors and managers serve as a company’s direct connection to their employees.  The larger the company, the more...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trends in State Employment Law »
Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness,...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Interview Tips »
Question: I am new at my company. I have learned that our interview process is very loose – there is very little str...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Unpaid Internships »
Question: We have a new intern – the daughter of one of the owners.  It’s an unpaid internship, but I thought t...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Decision on Arbitration – What It Means For You »
On Monday, May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a split 5-4 decision (along party lines) regarding the enforcement of ar...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
An Exercise in Frustration – Hiring Talent in a Tight Labor Market »
From trucking to construction to car care to print distribution, across all sectors in which we work, there is one common...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A – Arrest for Sexual Molestation »
Question: We have an hourly worker who was arrested for molesting an under-age young woman.  Can we terminate hi...
Friday, April 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lovers at Work – Tips for Managing Complicated Workplace Relationships »
Employers have a responsibility to create and maintain a non-discriminatory and non-harassing workplace where employees ca...
Thursday, April 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A: Love at Work – What’s an Employer to Do? »
Question We’ve just learned that a supervisor and his subordinate are involved in a personal, romantic relationship....
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Violence at Work: How to Keep Your Employees Safe »
Recent events in the world have many employers thinking about gun violence and what appropriate measures to take to ensure...
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A: Guns at Work »
Question With all of the talk about gun violence, do I have the right as an employer to prohibit anyone from bringin...
Sunday, February 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sales vs. Customer Service: Natural Conflicts in the Workplace »
A client called recently with a major worry.  “We have a big problem with our customer service representatives (CSRs)...
Sunday, February 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A: Performance Management Systems »
Question We are rolling out a new performance management program.  Is there one that you prefer?  ...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Asked What Questions in the Candidate Interview? »
Every so often we find the need to revisit a topic of great importance.  This is one of those times.  While most...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A: Pay Equity »
Question We have always verified a candidate’s previous salary history early on in the hiring process.   Usuall...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Q&A: How to Handle Love at Work »
Question With all of the discussion about sexual harassment in the news, I’m wondering how to handle situations where...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Creating a Harassment-Free Workplace »
The cascading allegations against men of power in the arts, entertainment and political realms – and the rise of the #MeTo...

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