SHRM Urges Employers to Consider Applicants with Criminal Histories
July 15, 2019
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
KEEPING IN COMPLIANCE
July 01, 2019
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.Continue reading
Understanding and Preventing Workplace Violence
June 17, 2019
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
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
MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE
May 20, 2019
it surprise you to know that a minimum-wage
worker has significantly less buying power today, than a minimum wage worker in
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
Know Your Numbers
May 06, 2019
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
DW Bobst speaks to Sigma Chi Alumni
April 15, 2019
Dan Bobst shares how being a member of Sigma Chi has influenced his life. Continue reading
April 03, 2019
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
Service Animals in the Workplace
March 18, 2019
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
Dan W. Bobst – Featured As Commencement Speaker for Fall 2018 A&M Graduation
December 21, 2018
Dan W. Bobst featured as the commencement speaker for the Fall 2018 Graduation – Education and Human Services for Texas A&M Commerce.
Watch the full ceremony here. Continue reading
Dan W. Bobst (DW Bobst) Interviewed on Being Careful on Social Media
August 30, 2018
Dan W. Bobst video interview on Being Careful on Social Media. Continue reading
Dan W. Bobs (DW Bobst)t: Ghosting on Employers
August 16, 2018
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
Is ‘ghosting’ a symptom of a hot job market, or is it more... Continue reading
Dan Bobst: 10 Things Hiring Managers Look For On Your Resumé.
August 06, 2018
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
Dan Bobst: 6 Phrases to Never Tell an Interviewer
July 27, 2018
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.
Dan W. Bobst (DW Bobst) LIVE on the radio on KEXB on Experts in Business
May 25, 2018
Dan W. Bobst (DW Bobst) LIVE on the radio on KEXB on Experts in Business Continue reading
TrendHR's Founder and CEO, Dan Bobst, on PlayMakers Talk Show with Steve A. Klein
April 23, 2018
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
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.
Your comp... Continue reading
Unexpected Heart Attack Triggers
July 18, 2017
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.
Trump Signs Executive Order Calling for H-1B Visa Reforms
July 14, 2017
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
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
Many had expected the Trump administration to delay i... Continue reading