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What Should HR Do When a Manager is Dating a Direct Report?

Let’s face it, most of us spend more time with our coworkers than at home. It’s no surprise then that romantic relationships can form beyond 9-5 small talk. While common—41% of respondents in our Love @ Work survey indicated that they have engaged in an intimate relationship with a coworker— these relationships can quickly enter murky territory. Things get particularly sticky when romantic relationships form between a manager and a direct report—which can have an impact on employee morale and put the company at compliance risk.

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An HR professional shares best practices for laying off employees and handling employee terminations

7 HR Tips for Handling Employee Layoffs

HR is all too familiar with the hazards and consequences of company downsizing. Delivering news of layoffs, paycuts, and furloughs is never easy, but unfortunately, it's a responsibility that falls on many HR professionals. 

While delivering difficult news never gets easier, HR can help make the process as painless as possible. While letting employees go is always going to be a difficult conversation, we spoke to seven HR professionals about how to layoff an employee with compassion and grace. Here are some best practices for laying off employees they had to share: 

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The 6 Best Practices That Top-Rated Managers Swear By

Managing a team is no cakewalk. Constantly checking in with your team members to ensure they are engaged and satisfied is a huge responsibility. So what is the key to being a strong team leader? Here are six tips to help you enhance your leadership skills and manage your team effectively: 

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4 Ways to Optimize Your Hiring Strategy

As the end of the year approaches, there are two things on everyone’s mind: making it to the holidays and new year planning. Regardless of what department you’re in, a large part of that planning involves bringing in new talent to get the job done.

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Hiring for High-Growth: 5 Tips For Finding Top Talent

You’re moving at a million miles per hour and you need the right people to help. How do you keep up with your growing company’s talent needs, while still keeping up with your other responsibilities? One of the most common challenges among growth-stage startups is recruitment. Often, organizations at this stage do not have an internal recruiter or team dedicated to hiring. Without a team that knows your business inside and out, the standard recruitment-to-onboarding process can take months. As much as we all wish we could decrease that timeline, speeding up the process and hiring the wrong person can cost you. When it comes to hiring, it’s better to be safe than swift.

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3 Ways to Ease Candidates’ Interview Nerves

Whether it’s your first or final round, job interviews can be very stressful. Candidates who feel comfortable walking into interviews are usually more confident in advocating for themselves. So what is the key to easing candidates’ nerves throughout the interview process? We’ve got you covered with three ways to make the candidate experience as comfortable as possible.

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3 Ways to Hire and Retain The Right Talent, Faster

Employers used to have the upper hand when it came to hiring. But, with unemployment at a record low, there are now more job openings than candidates to fill them. And with employees job-hopping every few years (or not showing up at all), it’s now more important than ever for HR teams to have a strategy for every stage of the employee lifecycle. 

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How to Observe Veterans Day in the Workplace

Every year, we dedicate Veterans Day to honor the men and women who risk their lives to serve our country. Whether you have many employees who served or just a few, Veterans Day is a holiday that everyone should take a moment to recognize. But how can you honor veterans and show gratitude in the office? 

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7 Ways to Lift Spirits This Halloween

Halloween can be a tricky holiday to navigate in the workplace. Not everyone may feel comfortable participating in the festivities so here’s the key—keep it fun and voluntary to ensure that you’re creating a safe space for both those who love the holiday as well as those who may be a bit frightful.