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SHRM Urges Employers to Consider Applicants with Criminal Histories

July 15, 2019
Human Resources



The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) together with Koch Industries have recently launched a national initiative called Getting Talent Back to Work.


This initiative calls for business executives, association leaders, HR professionals, hiring managers, and their organ... Continue reading

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KEEPING IN COMPLIANCE

July 01, 2019
Human Resources

The Immigration Reform and Control Act (enacted Nov 6, 1986) requires that employers verify identity and employment eligibility of all employees along with civil and criminal penalties for violations. This is done by having each employee fill out an Employment Eligibility Form I-9 with his\her name, DOB, address and Social Security number. Once this is done then the employer verifies that the employee has presented documentation confirming their right to work in the U.S.

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Understanding and Preventing Workplace Violence

June 17, 2019
Human Resources

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines workplace violence as “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.” Many companies also consider harassment and bullying to be workplace violence and can even include domestic violence that has spilled over into the workplace from outside parties with whom the employee has a relationship.

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SOCIAL SECURITY SCAM: What you need to know

June 03, 2019
General TrendHR

IRS, Government Treasury Department, and now a new Social Security scam are just a few lengths that scam artist will go in order to deceitfully maneuver unsuspecting individuals out of their personal information.

 

These people use several forms of impersonation such as claiming to be from the SSA, the IRS, or other government agencies. They have even gone as far “ID Spoofing” (mirroring the Social Securit... Continue reading

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MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

May 20, 2019
Human Resources

Would it surprise you to know that a minimum-wage worker has significantly less buying power today, than a minimum wage worker in the 1960’s.?

 

 In an effort to improve the economic conditions for minimum-wage workers, House Bill 194 was introduced, which would raise the minimum wage from the current .25 an hour to .00 and if approved would take effect on Sept 1, 2019 and gradually in... Continue reading

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Know Your Numbers

May 06, 2019
Nurse's Corner

As children our focus tends to be geared toward learning and growing both mentally and physically. We go from newborns completely dependent on our parents to toddlers learning the ins and outs of our body, to then children who are always playing, running, moving, and climbing. Then comes the biggest change our bodies go through which is during those crazy teenage / young adult years of freedo... Continue reading

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DW Bobst speaks to Sigma Chi Alumni

April 15, 2019
General TrendHR



Dan Bobst shares how being a member of Sigma Chi has influenced his life.

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Inclement Weather

April 03, 2019
General TrendHR

We all know that here in Texas the weather can change from one minute to the next. With mother nature being unreliable, how do companies handle inclement weather and what policies does your company have in place?  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), pay obligations differ based on employee classifications.  These classifications are as follows:

Exempt Employees: If the company chooses to close or sends... Continue reading

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Service Animals in the Workplace

March 18, 2019
Human Resources

Service Animals in the Workplace


When it comes to Services Animals there has always been controversy. One of the most common questions people normally have are” Can dogs be... Continue reading

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Dan W. Bobst – Featured As Commencement Speaker for Fall 2018 A&M Graduation

December 21, 2018
General TrendHR

Dan W. Bobst featured as the commencement speaker for the Fall 2018 Graduation – Education and Human Services for Texas A&M Commerce.


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Dan W. Bobst (DW Bobst) Interviewed on Being Careful on Social Media

August 30, 2018
Human Resources


Dan W. Bobst video interview on Being Careful on Social Media.



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Dan W. Bobs (DW Bobst)t: Ghosting on Employers

August 16, 2018
Human Resources

Employers across the country are reporting that prospective and newly-hired employees are not

showing up for scheduled interviews or not showing up for work after being hired, in what’s now

being termed as ‘ghosting.’ Dan Bobst recently appeared on Fox News Radio to discuss the

trend.


Is ‘ghosting’ a symptom of a hot job market, or is it more... Continue reading

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Dan Bobst: 10 Things Hiring Managers Look For On Your Resumé.

August 06, 2018
Human Resources

Submitting an impressive resumé is key to landing a job, however many applicants often send

old, outdated, or mistake-riddled resumés without out a second thought. Dan Bobst recently

spoke with Jobhero.com on how to make a good impression on paper. Some basic strategies

include using immaculate spelling and grammar, having clear solid organization, displaying

relevant skills, and... Continue reading

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Dan Bobst: 6 Phrases to Never Tell an Interviewer

July 27, 2018
Human Resources

There are a number of ways to succeed and fail in an interview, things like showing up on time and being dressed appropriately are obvious, but many young people new to the workforce may stumble into unfamiliar interview pitfalls. Dan Bobst recently spoke to Glassdoor with some dos and don’ts for the interview process.

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Dan W. Bobst (DW Bobst) LIVE on the radio on KEXB on Experts in Business

May 25, 2018
Human Resources


Dan W. Bobst (DW Bobst) LIVE on the radio on KEXB on Experts in Business


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TrendHR's Founder and CEO, Dan Bobst, on PlayMakers Talk Show with Steve A. Klein

April 23, 2018
General TrendHR


TrendHR's very own Founder and CEO, Dan Bobst, was recently interviewed on the PlayMakers Talk Show with Steve A. Klein. You can read all about Dan and how TrendHR was started on our website at the About Us page. However, PlayMakers offers a much different view into what made Dan a successful entrepreneur.





To hear Dan's interview, follow the link to the PlayMakers Talk Show website.



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Is Your EEOC Policy Compliant?

July 26, 2017
Human Resources

Maintaining U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) compliance is crucial for any business. A proactive EEOC compliance program can provide you with protection against unanticipated loss or expense.


The EEOC prevents discrimination based on: age, disability, equal pay/compensation, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, retaliation, sex, and sexual harassment.




Below are a few items we recommend having in your EEOC compliance program:


A statement in the handbook.

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Unexpected Heart Attack Triggers

July 18, 2017
Nurse's Corner
Lack of Sleep

You'll feel grumpy and tired if you don't get enough sleep on a regular basis, but it can raise your risk of a heart attack, too. In one study, researchers found that people who usually slept fewer than 6 hours a night were twice as likely to have a heart attack as those who slept 6 to 8. Doctors aren't sure exactly why this is, but they do know that losing sleep can raise your blood pressure and lead to inflammation. Neither of those is good for your heart.

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Trump Signs Executive Order Calling for H-1B Visa Reforms

July 14, 2017
Human Resources

On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the "Buy American and Hire American" executive order directing four department heads to review the H-1B visa program for foreign high-skilled guest workers. In addition, it asked them to propose new rules and guidance for preventing fraud and abuse of work visas.

 

Currently, H-1B visas are distributed in a totally random lottery system. The annual quota of new H-1B visas for the United States is 85,000. Applications opened on April 3 and close... Continue reading

SAFETY ALERT: OSHA Delays Electronic Record-Keeping Compliance Date

June 01, 2017
Safety

Employers will be relieved, at least temporarily, of the requirement to file injury information through an electronic recordkeeping system that was scheduled to take effect this July 1. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which had issued a rule requiring the posting of such information for most employers in May 2016, announced yesterday that the filing deadline will be postponed for an undetermined period of time.


Delay Expected; Details Not Yet Forthcoming

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