a conversation between cedr ceo paul edwards and build my team ceo dr. michael neal

‘Build My Team’ Makes Hiring for Healthcare Easy

December 12, 2019

Experience Hiring Made Easy with ‘Build My Team’ Dr. Micheal Neal is a healthcare professional, practice owner, and CEDR Member. So, when it comes to juggling the responsibilities of owning a business, managing a team, and practicing optometry (his area of specialty), he’s been there. Dr. Neal knows firsthand that hiring for healthcare is tough. And,…

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How to Work with Grieving Employees

December 4, 2019

Good Grief: Dealing with Loss in the Workplace You will hear us talk a lot at CEDR about building a more “human” workplace. Where this phrase might seem synonymous with offering fun activities to increase employee engagement, the concept actually goes much deeper.  Humans are complicated creatures and, in order to “walk the walk” when…

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How Your Company’s Core Values Support Your Business

November 13, 2019

Creating and Living Your Company’s Core Values Pays Off Big. Here’s How: When thinking about strategic HR and team management planning for your business, it’s important to take some time to establish a strong sense of your Company Culture, and that starts with defining your Core Values.  But, What Is Company Culture?  In a 2014…

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When Is the Right Time to Hold a Team Meeting?

October 23, 2019

When (Not) to Hold Team Meetings In the CEDR Solution Center, we help business owners address and solve upwards of 10,000 HR issues every year. Figuring out how to talk to your team about problems is way harder than most imagine, and it tops the list of things that our members ask for help with….

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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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How to Deal With Rumors in the Workplace

August 21, 2019

Don’t Allow Rumors in the Workplace. Here’s Why: Let’s start with a basic rule of thumb: Don’t allow rumors about anyone sleeping with anyone else in your business to go unaddressed.  Though this issue tends to affect one gender more than the other, the problems caused by gossip can certainly cut both ways. In this…

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Preventing Employees From Clocking In Early Can Be Risky

June 5, 2019

If You Prevent Your Employees from Clocking In, You Also Need to Prevent Them from Working. We recently ran a blog post about how automatically clocking your employees out for breaks can leave your business vulnerable to potential employment litigation. But there’s another timekeeping conundrum that affects even more private medical and dental practices across…

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When do you have to pay employees for breaks?

June 3, 2019

Paid vs. Unpaid Breaks: The 20-Minute Rule We know employers across the country are confused about breaks. Maybe an employee has told you that you are required to provide more breaks, or you’ve heard about complicated break laws in the news and are worried one may apply to you. You want to know if you…

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Good-Faith Policy Applications: Building Flexibility into Your Policies

May 29, 2019

Good-Faith Policy Applications: Can Your Policies Cover Last-Minute Needs? You’ve probably heard the phrase, “life is what happens when you’re making other plans”—and sometimes that applies to the workplace, too. But is there a place in your business for “good-faith” policy applications in addition to strict policy enforcement? We think there should be. Of course,…

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Automatically Clocking Your Employees Out Leaves Your Business Vulnerable

May 21, 2019

Surprise! Automatically Clocking Your Employees Out Is Risky Business. Very few employers break employment laws on purpose. That would be crazy. Still, here at CEDR we’ve found that a majority of the business owners we work with have some form of wage and hour violation on their books before they come on board as CEDR…