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Why 2017 Will Be the Year of Human Resources

As unemployment rates steadily decline and skilled worker shortages are on the rise, workforce rules and regulations continually are in flux and companies are looking to blend the culture of their shrinking baby-boomer employee base with Generations X-Z and incoming millennials, the vital role played by Human Resources in ensuring a… Read More


Employment Laws

Labor and Employment Law Basics

All employers need to be aware of the labor laws and be in compliance with all payroll, employee time tracking and other labor rules. The cost of non-compliance can be quite steep. The information provided in this article attempts to create awareness of some of the more… Read More


7 Reasons Your Frankenstein HCM System Should Scare You!

Do you currently utilize “an HCM solution” that is actually made up of several separate systems that you or your predecessors have somehow cobbled together to try to make them function as one?  That is what we lovingly like to refer to as a Frankenstein HCM system.  It probably comes… Read More

Employee Termination

Best Practices for Terminating Employees

Sooner or later, every small business manager must face the task of terminating an employee. This is a task that can be unpleasant at a minimum and dangerously expensive if not handled carefully. You must remember that there are laws that provide employees with rights that you must not violate. Read More

Online Recruiting and Applicant Tracking

Don’t Include These 5 Questions on Your Job Applications

by Jennifer Kretovic, SHRM-CP, PHR Like most, I read industry articles related to the work I do. In my case, I read about trends in HR, particularly those directly related to the technology projects I am constructing for clients here at Checkmate Workforce Solutions. Last… Read More