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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…


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…


Writing Great Job Ads to Attract AMAZING Hires

May 23, 2017

Writing Great Job Ads to Attract AMAZING Hires The perfect job candidate is out there somewhere, but how do you find that person and get them to apply for your open position? Better yet, how do you find several seemingly perfect candidates and get them all to apply, so you can select the best of…