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How to Write Job Descriptions that Protect Your Business

July 20, 2020

Job Descriptions: What They Are, Why You Need Them, and How to Write Good Ones. Job descriptions are often the last item on your business’ lengthy HR to-do list. However, quality job descriptions are an essential tool when it comes to setting expectations with employees, measuring their performance, and most importantly, managing your employees’ understanding…

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Now’s Your Chance to Hire Your Dream Team

July 17, 2020

Employees Refusing to Return to Work? Now’s Your Chance to Build Your Dream Team. When the coronavirus pandemic crossed the border into the United States, it sent a shock wave through our nation’s business sector. Storefronts and practices were shuttered and employees were sent home to wait out the storm, though nobody knew how long…

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Do I Have to Hire Someone Because They Are Pregnant?

September 4, 2019

She Didn’t Tell Me She Was Pregnant. Do I Still Have to Hire Her? Picture this: You hire an employee who seems to be a perfect fit for your team. You formally offer her the job, train her up, and her first week goes swimmingly. Then, just as she’s starting to gel with you and…

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Do I Have to Hire Someone Because They’re Left-Handed?

August 28, 2019

Can I Refuse to Hire a Candidate Because They’re Left-Handed? “I have been searching for a dental assistant and finally found someone and offered them the job. I just found out that he’s left-handed. I’m right-handed and each of my operatories are set up for right-handed dentistry. Do I still have to hire him?” We have…

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When to Perform Background Checks for New Dental and Medical Employees

August 7, 2019

Do I Need to Do a Background Check When Hiring for My Practice? JoAn Majors — professional speaker, author, and host of the SpouseTales dental podcast — holds Mondays “sacred.”  She says it’s the only day she gets to set aside as free from duties at her husband Chuck’s dental office, where she serves as…

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What To Do When Your New Hire Leaves Without Filling Out Their Paperwork

July 24, 2019

An HR Cinderella Story: What To Do When Your New Hire Leaves Without Filling Out Their Paperwork Unfortunately, this HR Cinderella story isn’t nearly as romantic as the original, though it is a much more common tale: Cinderella left before she filled out her new hire paperwork and you’re not sure how to process her…

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California Wage Notice Guidance for Employers

July 10, 2019

Hire Right: The California Wage Notice You already know that it’s difficult to be an employer in the state of California. In fact, if you’re a California employer, you’re probably sick and tired of people telling you how difficult it is to be an employer in the Golden State.  Let’s flip that soggy old narrative…

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How Employers Can (and Should) Prep for Interviews

July 2, 2019

Employers, Not Just Applicants, Should Prepare for Interviews. Here’s How. Interviewees know that perhaps the most important part of the interview is the prep work they do for beforehand.  What should I wear to give off the right vibe? Don’t slouch, stand tall, shake hands firmly. Smile… but not too much…  With these and so…

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Unpaid Intern or Employee?

May 1, 2019

Should Your Unpaid Intern Be Classified as an Employee? Summertime is approaching fast, and we all know what that means: an influx of bored students with loads of extra free time. And, in proper summer tradition, you can expect that many of those students will be looking to earn a few bucks and/or gain experience…

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How to Eliminate Implicit Bias In Employment Decisions

April 22, 2019

Implicit Bias: Keeping Personal Assumptions out of Important Employment Decisions. Implicit Bias is a hot topic these days, and one that could easily creep into the fabric of your company culture, whether you are aware of it or not (and probably not, hence the descriptor “implicit”). Most of us are aware of the many benefits…