Employee Handbook Makeover: Transform it into Something Employees WANT to Read

Quick question for you: Which phrase best describes your Middle Tennessee company’s employee handbook? An informative, engaging and fun-to-read document; A dry, dense manual that’s about as interesting as the Internal Revenue Service’s tax code? If it’s number one, you are WAY ahead of the game. No need to read this post; pick another topic […]

It’s Flu Season in Middle Tennessee: Here’s How to Beat It

It’s that time again. The air is crisp. Jackets are out of storage. Hibernating creatures are snuggled in their dens. And it seems like everyone is getting sick. Yep, it’s that time again. It’s flu season. On the job, all of us are exposed to a host of germs each day. Because they move from […]

Would You Ever Favor a Male Candidate Over a Female?

Of course not. As a responsible employer, you treat each candidate respectfully – and make employment decisions based on fair, legitimate hiring criteria. Still, periodic reminders about fair employment practices with respect to gender are a good idea. After all, even well-intentioned hiring managers can be unintentionally negligent when screening and interviewing. And like it […]

Hire Smarter in Middle TN: HR compliance tips to improve background checks

Background checks used to be so simple. You’d just forward the applicant’s contact information to the background check company, receive a report, and then toss those resumes that came back with felony convictions. How things have changed! New laws and an extremely vigilant Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) have made background checks more complex and […]